Aotearoa/New Zealand artists Rosanna Raymond and Jaimie Waititi present the inaugural Birmingham SaVĀge K'lubroom in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Reclaiming the gentlemen’s clubs of the same name first established in London in the 19th century, SaVĀge Klub poses the question: what might it mean to be a savage today?
Bringing together tāonga (treasures) from SaVĀge K’lub members and Birmingham’s Pacific collection with contemporary art works, installation and spoken word, the Birmingham SaVĀge K’lubroom presents a lush, earthy and playful space to gather and connect in, activated by a series of performances, events and workshops.
The installation forms part of The Healing Gardens of Bab, presented by Fierce as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
Generously supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, National Lottery Community Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, High Commission of Canada and Creative New Zealand.
Lead image credit: SaVĀge Kʻlub installation view, 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) / Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) 2015-16.