How old is it? Who made it? What does it mean?
Gerard O'Regan (Ngāi Tahu) will provide an outline of what we currently know, and don't know, about Māori rock art. He will also explore contemporary re-use of rock art imagery and how that relates to the places originally marked.
Gordon Walters: New Vision
Remembered especially for his Koru or Pītau series, Gordon Walters’s explorations into modernist abstract painting are invested with a distinctly South Pacific energy.
Bringing the Soul
As an eleven-year-old boy from Whāngarei, sent to live in Yaldhurst with my aunt in the late seventies, Christchurch was a culture shock. Arriving in New Zealand’s quintessential ‘English city’, I remember well the wide landscapes and manicured colonial built environment. It was very pretty but also very monocultural, with no physical evidence of current or former Māori occupation or cultural presence, or at least none that I could appreciate at that time.
The Devil’s Blind Spot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography
Recent photography by an emerging generation of New Zealand artists.
A small but poetic exhibition looking at early European and Māori representations of seafaring vessels, with the Charlotte Jane as a focal point.
Five significant works of art that look to traditional Māori architecture to inform modernist and contemporary Māori art practice.