Reuben Paterson <em>When the sun rises and the shadows flee</em> 2005. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (installation view)

Reuben Paterson When the sun rises and the shadows flee 2005. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (installation view)

Exhibition

31 May — 24 Aug 2008

Dateline Return

Dateline Return is the New Zealand response to the exhibition Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, a Govett-Brewster and NBK exhibition that toured Germany 2007-2008.

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.