Desire lines: Finding new paths through the Satellites Archive


WhenSunday, 21 April 2024
From10am – 12pm
WhereUrban Dream Brokerage, Pōneke
Address115 Taranaki St, Te Aro


Help shape the growing Satellites archive of Aotearoa Asian art!

The Satellites digital archive is an ever-evolving resource for students, artists, curators and anyone with an interest in Aotearoa Asian art. It includes artists and artworks dating as far back as the 1880s and spans creative pursuits ranging from food to bonsai to K-pop choreography, celebrating legacy artists such as Guy Ngan alongside new generations of designers, musicians, architects and more.

Come along to learn more about the archive and explore the artists, works and moments featured in it so far. It’s a work in progress — and at this workshop led by Editorial Director, Emma Ng and Archivist Jennifer Cheuk, we’ll be collecting your suggestions for future entries as well as offering opportunities to ‘curate’ different ways to discover what’s in the archive. This might involve pulling together artists and works who explore similar themes or topics, or even archive entries connected by the same events in history (e.g. artists who have created work responding to the sinking of the SS Ventnor).

Please bring a device you can use to explore the Satellites archive — this could be a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop. Morning tea provided.