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To 15 July, City Gallery, Welling­ton Bor­row­ing its ti­tle from the spec­tac­u­lar doc­u­men­tary film show­cas­ing New Zealand scenery pro­duced for Expo’70 in Osaka, This Is New Zealand ques­tions the no­tion of art in Aotearoa’s na­tional iden­tity and seeks to un­der­stand how the na­tion has rep­re­sented it­self, what those rep­re­sen­ta­tions have com­prised and what sto­ries New Zealan­ders have told them­selves and oth­ers about who they are. Cov­er­ing ad­ver­tis­ing, early tourism cam­paigns, in­stal­la­tions cre­ated for the Venice Bi­en­nale as well as ex­pos and diplo­matic set­tings, the hefty line-up of artists in­cludes Michael Steven­son, Michael Parekowhai, Si­mon Denny, John Draw­bridge, Inia Te Wi­ata and Fiona Pard­ing­ton. city­

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