Future Islands | The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Saturday October 14 to Sunday December 17 2017
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Future Islands was the New Zealand exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Drawing on narratives of islands as sites of possibility, or of other ways of living, Future Islands presents built, not-yet-built and speculative projects by fifty architectural practices from throughout New Zealand. Reconceived as models that perch on an archipelago of ‘island’ forms suspended to take full advantage of the Adam Art Gallery’s unusual spaces, the exhibition uses sophisticated yacht-building technology, recycled materials, audio-visuals and hand-crafted elements, to offer new, often-unsettling perspectives on architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Public Programmes

Saturday December 2, 2pm
Nick Bevin gives a personal account of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Join architect Nick Bevin (of Bevin & Slessor) as he recounts his experiences as a guide at the Future Islands exhibition during its time in Venice. We’ll hear about the exhibition in the context of the wider Venice Architecture Biennale, who visited, and their impressions of the New Zealand pavilion.

Thursday December 7, 5.30pm
Short stories: featuring Kylee Herbert, Christine Norman, Robin Aitken, Chris Kelly and Jesse Matthews

In our second Architects Talk, we hear stories about Wellington architects and their buildings, several of which are featured in the Future Islands exhibition.

Image courtesy of Adam Art Gallery

Adam Art Gallery

Date(s) - 14/10/2017 - 17/12/2017
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