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.