MEANWHILE IS AN ARTIST-RUN INITIATIVE, HOME TO AN EXHIBITION SPACE AND ARTIST STUDIOS.
MEANWHILE WAS ESTABLISHED IN JULY 2016 AND ORIGINALLY LOCATED AT 35 VICTORIA STREET. IN EARLY 2017, WE MOVED TO OUR CURRENT LOCATION, LEVEL 2, 99 WILLIS STREET, TE ARO,
WELLINGTON, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND.
LEVEL 2, 99 WILLIS STREET
TE ARO, TE WHANGANUI-A-TARA
MEANWHILE facilitates and promotes emergent and experimental writing, curation and contemporary art practice. MEANWHILE nurtures, supports and promotes the exceptional work of contemporary Aotearoa and International artists.
VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
MEANWHILE supports emerging and ambitious artistic practices.
MEANWHILE is invested in Te Whanganui-a-Tara - enriching our art community in support of local artists, those from other areas across Aotearoa and abroad.
MEANWHILE strives to be a safe space.
MEANWHILE strives to provide financial support for practitioners.
MEANWHILE acknowledges the unceded sovereignty of the indigenous inhabitants of Te Whanganui-a-Tara and must act in awareness of Te Ao Māori.
MEANWHILE must maintain transparency in relation to its objectives as an operation.
MEANWHILE is not bound to a physical space.
MEANWHILE supports the practices of our studio artists.
MEANWHILE welcomes everyone who respects our Safer Spaces policy.
MISSION AND VISION
JORDANA BRAGG (2016-2019)
SEAN BURN (2017-2018)
JESSE BOWLING (2016-2017)
CALLUM DEVLIN (2016-2017)
SIMON GENNARD (2018-2019)
LAURA DUFFY (2017 - 2019)
DILOHANA LEKAMGE (2017 - 2019)
RUBY MOANA WILKINSON
As a visitor / volunteer / exhibiting artist / studio artist of MEANWHILE we ask that you take responsibility for your behaviour and privilege by understanding the ways it can affect others. MEANWHILE is a place of work and we ask that you respect our studio artists’ space and productivity. We encourage innovative practice, but not at the cost of alienating or harming others. Visitors / volunteers / exhibiting artists / studio artists and facilitators of MEANWHILE must respect the physical, emotional, and mental boundaries and the safety of others. People who are unwilling to discuss and correct their harmful behaviour will be immediately excluded from MEANWHILE events.
Harmful behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
Racist, sexist, classist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, fatphobic or religiously bigoted comments of any kind.
Failure to respect the physical and/or emotional safety of others.
Entering into studio artists space without consent.
Sexual violence (sexual violence is any unwanted physical or sexual behaviour, comments, or harassment, including threats, perpetrated by another person).
As a visitor of MEANWHILE you are able to have your concerns regarding the operations of the space listened to by our facilitators. If you prefer to email us you can contact our facilitators via
This policy should not be used as a tool to address personal grievances that are not associated with MEANWHILE, unless those grievances are connected to harmful behaviours that may affect studio artists, facilitators, volunteers or audience members of MEANWHILE.