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Past event

Opening Day Responses to Ayesha Green: Folk Nationalism

Sunday 2 July, 2pm

Come together and celebrate the opening of our winter exhibition season. Join us for an afternoon programme of events that will offer you a deeper understanding of the exhibitions Nova Paul: Ngā Pūrākau Nō Ngā Rākau, Ayesha Green: Folk Nationalism, and George Watson: Beauty Incarnate.

In Folk Nationalism, Ayesha Green (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Kāi Tahu)  interrogates the way power is upheld by images. Thinking through the histories, myths and ‘truths’ of this country that Green’s work examines, our invited speakers will offer insights from their own perspectives and expertise.  Our speakers are curators Moya Lawson, Hanahiva Rose, and Ashwinee Pendharkar.

Learn more about our afternoon of Opening Day events:

1pm Nova Paul in conversation with Karl Chitham.
3pm Screening: George Watson They are cruel.

Drop in for one or stay for the whole afternoon as these floor talks are sure to offer new and thought-provoking perspectives. All exhibitions will be open from 10am on Saturday 1 July. Visit early to view the exhibitions before the afternoon’s programmes.

Moya Lawson (she/her) is a curator and writer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She is curator at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, and a facilitator at the artist-run initiative play_station. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Art History at Victoria University Te Herenga Waka. 

Hanahiva Rose is the assistant curator of art at Te Papa and a PhD student in art history at Te Herenga Waka. 

Ashwinee Pendharkar is the inaugural Curator Contemporary Voices and Archives at the Alexander Turnbull Library where they work to develop community centred, diverse and inclusive collections focused on contemporary history and formats of expression.   

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