<p>Chevron Hasset, Surveying the Surveyor, 2022. Installation image, Open Window Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Lucy Scanlan.</p>

Chevron Hasset, Surveying the Surveyor, 2022. Installation image, Open Window Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Lucy Scanlan.

Exhibition

5 Mar — 19 Jun 2022

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."

Watch an Artist Talk by Chevron Hassett below:

 

Watch a Studio Tour with Chevron Hassett below: