City Gallery City Gallery Wellington


In Conversation with Theo Schoon: A Weekend of Talks: Sunday

11am–4:30pm, Sun 18 August

General entry


Join us for a weekend of short talks, lectures, and conversations unpacking Schoon’s controversial work from a range of perspectives. Come for a session or two, or stay for the day.

MC: Hamish Coney.

All talks are free. No bookings necessary.

Day 2: Sunday 18 August 

11am: Mark Williams considers Theo Schoon, historian Michael King and the origins of modern biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand

12pm: Megan Tamati-Quennell and Mark Adams discuss Schoon's photographic legacy, and the cross-cultural intersections within both his and Adams’s work.

12.30pm: Break

2pm: Nathan Pohio shares a Ngāi Tahu perspective on Te Wai Pounamu rock drawings

2.30pm: John Perry on Schoon and the Rotorua chapters: Waipa, Whakarewarewa, Waiotapu and the Astral Buildings

3pm: Break

3.30pm: Anthony Byrt, Hamish Coney and Aaron Lister reflect on the weekend’s dialogue

Day 1 schedule: Saturday 17 August