26 Jan 2020

The Physics Room Comes Home

From Standing Room Only, 2:27 pm on 26 January 2020

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Since 1996  Christchurch's The Physics Room has been one of our most significant incubators for contemporary artists, yet for two years it's been without a secure home. 

In that time it has run a bold itinerant programme, starting with a a commission about New Zealanders in Australian detention centres - '501s' by Cushla Donaldson - at the Melbourne Art Fair, and concluding presently with a group exhibition at the Nelson's Suter Gallery. 

This Tuesday The Physics Room comes home from its travels, opening a new gallery in the Christchurch Arts Centre, with touring exhibition The Shouting Valley featuring that work of Donaldson's. 

And it's a true return home: it's where, director Jamie Hanton tells Mark Amery, The Physics Room started.

The Shouting Valley:Interrogating the Borders Between Us,  touring from Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery, featuring Donaldson, Hoda Afshar, Jun Yang, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Shahriar Asdollah-Zadehruns until 8 March, while itinerant Physics Room show A Response to Sympathetic Resonance runs at Nelson's Suter Gallery until 7 February and features Daniel Shaskey, Luke Shaw, and Phoebe Hinchliff.

The fifth edition of The Physics Room magazine Hamster is out now and the audiobook version can be found here.