As it revisits the shifts over the past twenty years in how Māori and Pacific artists have defined and represented themselves, Dateline Return both celebrates and questions the significance of an artist’s cultural affiliations.
Curated by Rhana Devenport and Melanie Oliver
Featuring a diverse range of artists and practices that stretch across performance, photography, video, painting and dance, Dateline Return explores issues of knowledge exchange, relationships within communities and connections to land and sea.
Curated by Govett-Brewster Director Rhana Devenport and Assistant Curator Melanie Oliver, Dateline Return includes Edith Amituanai, Louise Potiki Bryant, Shane Cotton, Lonnie Hutchinson, Shigeyuki Kihara, Andy Leleisi’uao, Li’l Mama’s Art Klub, Janet Lilo, Vea Mafileo, Ani O’Neill, Fiona Pardington, Michael Parekowhai, Reuben Paterson, John Pule, Rachel Rakena, Lisa Reihana, Natalie Robertson, Greg Semu, Filipe Tohi, and Michel Tuffery. Amituanai and Reihana have both been nominated as finalists for the Walters Prize, New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award.