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(16-Apr-2012, 0900 +1200)

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Local Time – Horotiu 
(16-Apr-2012, 0900 +1200)

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Local Time – Horotiu 
(16-Apr-2012, 0900 +1200)


Year: 2012


Medium: Situations, actions and activities



Local Time hosted a programme of public events during their four-week inhabitation of Gallery Two at ST PAUL St (16th April -11th May 2012) – a daily reading group on Gayatri Spivak’s “An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization”; screenings documenting occupations at Bastion Point and Hornsey College of Arts; and discussions by local practitioners and teachers, including Carin Wilson, Desna Whaanga-Schollum, and Layne Waerea. A selection of further actions and activities illustrated below:



A 1994 Toyota Hilux Ute was re-registered as “ARTUTE” the day before the Local Time project commenced.



The ARTUTE enabled the relocation of the Suite Seven Collective’s 14 custom-covered mattresses and floor mats from Artspace to St Paul St Gallery No.2 for use during screenings, panels and workshops.



Local Time collected natural spring water from the Waiariki Spring near the University of Auckland School of Law, to share with reading group participants and guests.



Cora-allan Wickliffe and Morgan Tahapehi served over 100 guests in the gallery atrium in their ‘fry for kai’ project supporting Maori and Pasifika students on campus.



Local Time performed a boat action on the Waitemata Harbour, flying banners and flags from the Mahi Kai thundercat in support of the Aotearoa Is Not For Sale hikoi. (credit: Melissa Laing)



Two Hour Opening: AUT Facilities were commissioned to uncover three manhole covers on the concourse directly in front of the Gallery Two window, providing a view of some of the waters underneath. The ARTUTE tray was filled with ice and cooled the beer in Gallery One while a BBQ was served.


Local Time are now at work on a publication in collaboration with AUT design lecturer Jonty Valentine and Taarati Taiaroa. The publication will document Local Time’s many-stranded investigation into the St Paul Street’s physical and cultural location through the question of how and why it has been named as it is. 


St Paul St Gallery #2



April-May 2012

Curated by Charlotte Huddleston and Vera May


Local Time

Jon Bywater, Danny Butt, Alex Monteith, and Natalie Robertson


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