Afternoon Tea with Special Guests

Sunday March 2:00pm
Aotearoa Art Fair, mothermother

Join mothermother and special guests Nina Dyer and Fiona Jack in conversation at 2:00pm.

This year mothermother is hauling in a long-table titled simply ‘The Table’, where you are invited to pull up a chair and take in the works as you would at a friend’s dining room table. Just as mothermother was founded on an ethos of manaakitanga, The Table conjures images of community, home, sharing of kai, connection, ritual, and belonging.

Nina Dyer is a curator and art writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She is currently Exhibition Curator and Manager at Depot Artspace and a collective member of artist-run space RM Gallery. Independent of these roles, Dyer has curated for Ilam Campus Gallery and MEANWHILE, with writing published by The Art Paper, Aotearoa Digital Arts Network and local galleries.

Fiona Jack is an atist, designer, teacher, social activist, and Head of School Te Waka Tūhura Elam School of Fine Arts and Design, Fiona’s practice spans both a widely collaborative, public space and a quiet, intimate relationship with domestic clayware. “I enjoy the details of how these vessels function – how the rim of a cup is shaped for the lip to rest on, their engagement with the body. Shaping clay and vitrifying it through the heat of a wood-fueled fire is a process rooted in community, social history, and the earth.”