- Fri 13 May 2022
- Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
- Second Friday of the month
- Free entry
- Meet at Monica's Eatery 9.30 am ready for a 10 am start
Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.
May's session will explore and discuss our current Open Window Exhibition, Surveying the Surveyor by Chevron Hassett.
Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art inside the current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed!
Surveying the Surveyor, Chevron Hassett (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine).
Chevron Hassett’s artwork in the Open Window is a new addition to his on-going project interacting with colonial narratives, specifically histories that have shaped the identity of communities and their landscape.
Chevron states: "Land and connection to land is essential for the identity and belonging of a people. This exhibition Surveying the Surveyor situates a young male in the forefront of the composition, as a physical and symbolic response to colonial statues".
"This installation in the front window of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery intends to interweave the tensions of land, history and culture and acts as a means to opening dialogue about memorialisation, the values of representation and whose narratives exist in the public space."