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John Scott’s Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre and Colin McCahon’s Urewera Mural: Gregory O’Brien, Jacob Scott and Peter Simpson

3 July 2017

Some saw the Department of Conservation’s recent demolition of Māori architect John Scott’s Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre as the destruction of an important part of New Zealand’s architectural history. Scott’s son, designer/carver Jacob Scott, and writers and curators Gregory O’Brien and Peter Simpson discuss the controversial origins and history of the Visitor Centre and its relationship with McCahon’s 1975 Urewera Mural.

Part of the Deane Lectures series, presented in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.

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