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Reading Pictures

8 Jun 2022
Wednesday 8 June, 12pm
Mark Amery speaks about Hinemihi, the subject of Mark Adams' photographs in Adam Art Gallery's current exhibition
Event type: 
Art, Public Program, Seminar/Public Lecture
Adam Art Gallery
Victoria University of Wellington Gate 3, Kelburn Parade Wellington


For the fourth lunchtime talk in association with our current exhibition Tēnei Ao Tūroa – This Enduring World: Mark Adams, Natalie Robertson, Chris Corson-Scott, Mark Amery addresses Mark Adams’ photograph 13.11.2000. Hinemihi. Clandon Park. Surrey, England (2000). Amery was born in Guildford, Surrey, not far from Clandon Park where Hinemihi was installed in the 1890s. Reflecting on his serendipitous connection to the carved whare, he uses this fact to consider displacement as a condition for understanding his own and Māori cultural history. Mark Amery is an arts writer, curator, broadcaster, arts manager, and editor. Community involvement and accessibility to contemporary art are key interests, as evidenced in his role as Co-Director of Letting Space, and in other local projects. He currently writes for the Dominion Post and is editor of the arts page Te Hikoi Toi. 

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Adam Art Gallery

2 Jun 2022

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