Fine Arts Lecturer Jill Sorensen curates the One Day Wonder programme at Pearce Gallery again this year. The first of the shows Single brown femalefeatures work by two recent Unitec graduates, Talia Smith and Leilani Heather. This year’s research question plays off the rumor that graduates from a Fine Arts programme have five years in which to stake their claim in the Auckland art world and that after this time their currency as an emerging talent begins to dwindle. One Day Wonder 2014 offers a platform upon which artists in this allegedly fraught developmental phase are invited to strut their stuff and disprove the doubters. To this end ODW 2014 adopts a project-space format to provide physical and conceptual space for emerging artists to develop new research or expand upon work in progress, either individually or as a group.
Single brown female Pearce Gallery – 130 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell. Monday 10th March 4.30-7.30pm
(Right: Installation shot from Single brown female)