- Thu 27 Jul 2017
- Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
- Entry $15
- Friends $10
- Students with ID free
- All welcome
- Booking essential
We welcome Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MNZM, a distinguished Maori academic and early LGBT activist
Ngahuia Te Awekotuku has served on various governance bodies, including Te Papa Tongarewa, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision and Creative NZ.
Te Awekotuku has worked across the heritage, culture and academic sectors as a curator, lecturer, researcher and activist. Her areas of research interest include gender issues, museums, body modification, power and powerlessness, spirituality and ritual. She has been curator of ethnology at the Waikato Museum; lecturer in art history at Auckland University; professor of Maori studies at Victoria University of Wellington and Professor of Research and Development at Waikato University.
In the 2010 New Year Honours Te Awekotuku was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori culture.
The Monica Brewster Evenings in association with Govett Quilliam – The Lawyers bring an impressive array of national and international artists and cultural thinkers to New Plymouth.