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March 13, 2008 12:00AM

The Stations of the Cross

Exhibition or installation

The final hours in the life of Jesus have inspired the creation of some of history's most enduring art. For this unique exhibition over Easter, fifteen contemporary New Zealand artists and fifteen New Zealand composers have been invited to create a new, original work in response to one of the Stations of the Cross.

Those involved hold a range of religious beliefs and have been asked to respond from whichever point of view, and in whatever form, they choose. The result will be an unconventional and non-denominational series of works and compositions. Performances of the compositions written to reflect each Station of the Cross will be given on 13th, 19th, 21st and 23rd March by top student performers from the School of Music.

The composers and works involved in the project include:
"David Hamilton":/contributor/composer/1048 : Canticle 5’ for soprano, oboe and piano (premiere) with Helen Acheson (soprano), Victoria Churchill (oboe), Flora Lee, (piano)
"John Rimmer":/contributor/composer/1081 : Ubi Eum Crucifixerunt for soprano and oboe (premiere) with Helen Acheson, Victoria Churchill
Alex Taylor: i am dead but i know/the dead are not like this for violin and cello (premiere) with Jenny Chen (violin), Cameron Stuart (cello)
"Jack Body":/contributor/composer/1013 : "Stations of the Cross, No 14":/works/show/15764 for piano with Charlotte Rose
"Eve de Castro-Robinson":/contributor/composer/1001 : "small blue":/works/show/15242 for piano with Charlotte Rose
"Helen Bowater":/contributor/composer/1014 : "Swansong":/works/show/11254 for cello with Cameron Stuart
"Leonie Holmes":/contributor/composer/1052 : "Fourth Station":/works/show/18507 (premiere) with Cameron Stuart (cello)
"Gillian Whitehead":/contributor/composer/1099 : Jesus falls for the third time for bass clarinet (premiere) with Anna McGregor
Alex Bennett: a new electroacoustic work (premiere)
"John Elmsly":/contributor/composer/1036 : a new work for baroque flute and electronics (premiere)

The artists involved in this collaborative exhibition/installation are: Octavia Cook, Darryn George, Niki Hastings-McFall, Tony Lane, Jae Hoon Lee, Peter Madden, Ani O'Neill, James Ormsby, Peter Peryer, John Pule, John Reynolds, Natalie Robertson, Hamish Tocher, Philip Trusttum, John Walsh.

Eve de Castro-Robinson will also curate the exhibition/performance.

Start time

March 13, 2008 12:00AM


New Zealand


Admission free
Venue: The Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 12-4pm
Phone: 9 373 7599 ext 86646
14 - 24 March 2008 with a Preview: Thursday 13 March from 5.30pm and a Panel Discussion: Wednesday 19 March from 6pm

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