The seven metre high 'Waharoa' gateway in Aotea Square, created by Selwyn Muru
Selwyn Muru, 'Waharoa' - Image provided by Marlaina Key, 2018

Modernist Māori art: Talk and tour

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Saturday 6 October, 10.30am-12 noon


Helen Clark Room, Ellen Melville Centre

1 Freyberg Pl, Auckland Central

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Bookings are required

Open to the public at 10am; the tour is limited to 15 people.

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09 379 2030

Event details

The Māori modernist movement emerged in 1960s, with Māori artists forging a new 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. Their works are part of the city centre public art collection.

Join leading art historian and curator Linda Tyler for a public talk and a guided walk of the artworks.

Also: Photographs of the artists and their art will be on display at the Ellen Melville Centre.

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