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Art inspired by Parihaka - Free afternoon talks

Free afternoon talks - Sunday 5 November

The story of Parihaka and the teachings of its two leaders, Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, have inspired some of this country's most searching artworks. Artists and art historians talk about the influence of this remarkable place, this Sunday.

Sunday 5 November, 1 pm: Art History of Parihaka Some artists in Aotearoa / New Zealand have a personal connection to Parihaka. Others have purposely made a place for Parihaka in their work. Lecturer in Art History at Canterbury, Dr Deidre Brown looks at the different 'ways of seeing' Parihaka, its people, and its events, as presented in recent art, architecture, design and non-fiction writing. In this illustrated lecture, Dr Brown will discuss works in the current exhibition, alongside others.

Sunday 5 November, 3 pm: Artists in Conversation with Jonathan Mane-Wheoki and Roma Potiki Traditions grow and evolve, with artists often interpreting key events, ideas and proposing possible futures. Fred Graham, Natalie Robertson, John Walsh and Darcy Nicholas, whose works are included in the exhibition, discuss their response to Parihaka. There will also be a debate on some of the key issues for contemporary Maori art.

Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance is a partnership project between City Gallery Wellington and Parihaka Pa Trustees. Generously supported by: New Zealand Millennium Office; The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board; Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa; Wellington City Council; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Taranaki Museum. Generously sponsored by: Bell Gully Barristers and Solicitors; Wakatu Incorporation; Tohu Wines; Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation; The Dominion; The Evening Post; Saatchi & Saatchi; City Gallery Wellington Foundation. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council. ENDS.

Anne Irving Publicist T: 04 801 3959 F: 04 801 3950 Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance 26 August - 19 January 2001 Admission Free Check out: http://www.parihaka.city-gallery.org.nz


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