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.
"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."