Indigenous art day
A free event to discuss the meaning and relevance of contemporary indigenous art will take place at Auckland Art Gallery on April 12. Changing The Story: How Do We Understand Contemporary Indigenous Art Today? runs from 10am till 6pm. It begins with a keynote lecture by the gallery’s Maori art indigenous curator Ngahiraka Mason and includes presentations and discussions throughout the day. Contributors include artists Kura Te Waru Rewiri and Fiona Foley, as well as Massey University professor of Maori Visual Arts Robert Jahnke, and Toi Maori Aotearoa general manager Garry Nicholas. It coincides with the launch of the companion publication to the exhibition, Five Maori Painters. The book covers Maori painting from pre-European times. It contains in-depth analysis of the artists and essays on paint materials and techniques. Go to eventfinda.co.nz and search ‘‘Changing the Story’’ to register.