Starts 21st October, 10-12 noon, 2 Fridays, $23
21 October 2022 - 28 October 2022
2 weeks, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This two part art history lecture will use visual examples, in order to recognize what our evolving sense of New Zealand identity looks like. People are often reluctant to break with traditions of the past because they represent a world which was believed to be within our control. More recently, it has become apparent that we need to reappraise our circumstance and come to terms with how each individual can take on some responsibility for the survival of our planet. It starts by looking at colonial perceptions of reality as represented in late Victorian art and art of the earlier part of the twentieth century. Next, it looks at the recognition of the indigenous Maori perspective and the attempt at restorative justice and how this has affected the conscience of many pakeha artists and encouraged Maori artists to search for ways of establishing a post-colonial identity. We will explore how cross pollination between the different cultures in New Zealand may affect our collective perception of race/nation/myth /realty for the future.
Linda is a passionate art historian who invites you to view well known artists in new ways. She has many years of experience in teaching, making and studying art and loves to share her knowledge with others.