'Two mermaids on bow ark' 1993 wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum. Gift of the Gerrard family

Exhibition talk - World Builder: The Bob Gerrard story

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Sunday 30 September, 11am-12 noon


New Zealand Maritime Museum

Cnr Quay and Hobson Sts, Viaduct Harbour

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Bookings are preferred

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09 373 0800 ext. 828





Event details

For the final weekend of this exhibition, the Maritime Museum hosts a special public programme about the artist Bob Gerrard, with a special public talk by his daughter, Faye Johnson.

Learn about the life and work of this extraordinary self-taught artist, whose work has rarely been seen outside of Wellington. Strange, mysterious and deeply inventive, Bob Gerrard's artwork gives a view into another world.

In this exhibition talk, Faye will speak about her father's life and art, and unpack some of the ideas in this curious and charming show.

Gerrard's large wooden Noah's arks are decorated with intricate tableaux, crafted with skill and humour. The paintings are from a series called El Bib, or Bible spelt backwards, and the dramatic action is cuttingly hilarious.

Includes light refreshments.

Brought to you by New Zealand Maritime Museum

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