Manukau 2020, video animation still, 
Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, 
Animation Research Ltd.

Manukau 2020, video animation still,
Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie,
Animation Research Ltd.

Exhibition

26 Apr — 26 Jul 2020

Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata

A cautionary tale about human endeavour in Aotearoa New Zealand.

A solo exhibition by Brett Graham (Ngāti Kōroki Kahukura, Tainui), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's 2019 Artist in Residence.

Curated by Anna-Marie White (Te Ātiawa)

The artist revisits key events in 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.

The accompanying catalogue, led by exhibition curator, Anna-Marie White (Te Ātiawa), contextualises this new body of work in relation to Graham’s practice to produce the most comprehensive resource on this artist along with commissioned responses from Darcy Nicholas (Te Ātiawa), and Dr Nancy Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache).