In­dige­nous art day

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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 and search ‘‘Chang­ing the Story’’ to reg­is­ter.

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