Ohawe 2020, video animation still,(detail).
Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, 
Animation Research Ltd.

Ohawe 2020, video animation still,(detail).
Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie,
Animation Research Ltd.

Curator Tour with Anna-Marie White

Opening Event + Curator Tour
  • Sat 5 Dec 2020
  • 2—4PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Curator tour 2 - 3 pm
  • Followed by afternoon tea 3 - 4 pm
  • Free
  • All Welcome

Join exhibition curator Anna-Marie White (Te Ātiawa) on a walking tour of 'Tai Moana Tai Tangata', a solo exhibition of new work by internationally renowned contemporary Māori artist, Brett Graham (Ngāti Kōroki-Kahukura), the 2019 Govett-Brewster Artist in Residence.

Tai Moana Tai Tangata revisits key events of New Zealand history as witnessed by Māori who suffered the most severe penalties of the colonial process.

Engaging the architecture of warfare on the colonial frontier and the language of war memorials in times of peace, the exhibition commemorates historic relationships and political pacts between Tainui and Taranaki iwi in the face of new challenges wrought by European settlement.

Join us for afternoon tea afterwards to celebrate the opening of Tai Moana Tai Tangata with the artist, curators and Govett-Brewster team.

Keep an eye on our events page for more public programmes related to the exhibition including artist talks, panel discussions, workshops and exhibition tours.

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