Exhibition

photos by Neil Pardington (Ngai Tahi, Ngāti Mamoe, Ngāti Waewae)

 

Te Namu (2020), video animation still, Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, Animation Research Ltd.
Te Namu (2020), video animation still, Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, Animation Research Ltd.

Ohawe (2020), video animation still (detail), Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, Animation Research Ltd.
Ohawe (2020), video animation still (detail), Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, Animation Research Ltd.

Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata

5 December 2020 to 2 May 2021

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Curator: Anna-Marie White (Te Ātiawa)

Catalogue: The accompanying catalogue, led by exhibition curator, Anna-Marie White (Te Ātiawa), and designed by Neil Pardington (Ngai Tahi, Ngāti Mamoe, Ngāti Waewae), contextualises this new body of work in relation to Brett Graham's practice, to produce the most comprehensive resource on this artist, along with commissioned responses from Darcy Nicholas (Te Ātiawa) and Dr Nancy Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache)

Events: Opening and curator tour

 

A solo exhibition of new work by Brett Graham, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's 2019 Artist in Residence.

Tai Moana Tai Tangata revisits key events of New Zealand history as witnessed by Māori who suffered the most severe penalties of the colonial process.

Engaging the architecture of warfare on the colonial frontier and the language of war memorials in times of peace, the exhibition commemorates historic relationships and political pacts between Tainui and Taranaki iwi in the face of new challenges wrought by European settlement.

 

Related articles:
Memories carved in relief (Art News New Zealand) – Govett-Brewster Assistant Curator Hanahiva Rose writes about the histories, prophecies and revisitations in the exhibition

Confronting New Plymouth exhibition shows colonisation through eyes of tangata whenua (Stuff New Zealand)