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Auckland Heritage Week - Māori Modernism Talk and Tour

Auckland Heritage Week - Māori Modernism Talk and Tour

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  • Sat 13 Oct ’18, 10:30am – 12:30pm


Ellen Melville Centre, Cnr High St & Freyberg Plce, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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As part of Auckland Heritage Week - The Ellen Melville will host a public talk, and guided walk of Modernist Māori art works in Auckland city centre by leading art historian and curator Linda Tyler.

Māori modernism, a contemporary movement in Māori art, emerged during the 1960’s. Contemporary Māori artists forged a new and modern national identity of fresh art forms imbued with indigeneity. The city Centre has a significant collection of legacy public works made by five Māori artists at the forefront of this movement.

This photographic exhibition celebrates the artists, Ralph Hotere, Fred Graham, Selwyn Muru, Paratene Matchitt and Arnold Manaaki Wilson, and their works that are part of the city center public art collection. Photographs of the five artists and photographic images of their art will be on display at the Ellen Melville Hall for the duration of Heritage Week.

The event will share and teach some interesting stories and imagery on the Modernist Māori artists and their work. Sharing some history of New Zealand's prominant artists.

The talk and tour will allow a public participation with the chance to learn more about other artworks in the Auckland city centre.

The talk is public and free - the tour is free but limited numbers, so please book ahead.

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