Artist Talk Timetable
2pm - 2.45pm – The Kermadec Connection
Artists Elizabeth Thomson, John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson and John Reynolds will talk with curator Gregory O'Brien about the life-changing experience of sailing to Rangitāhua Raoul Island in May 2011. The artists will discuss the relationship between Moana Oceania and their ongoing creative lives, and celebrate the cultural and artistic influences which bring together peoples from across the Pacific.
3pm - 3.30pm – In the Offing
Join artists Robin White, Ebonie Fifita and friends as they share stories about their collaborative art practice and the creation of ‘In the Offing’, a stunning masi currently on display in Always Song in the Water.
3.30pm - 4pm – An ode to Moana Oceania
The ocean is our shared inheritance, our great future. Share the voyage of dreams, myths and cultural memory through the words and poetry of John Pule, Gregory O’Brien and friends.
Afterwards, the artists will sign copies of the book, 'Always song in the water' in the museum store.
Location Te wāhi
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Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
The Museum is a short walk from the centre of town and Britomart station. There are also parking buildings nearby on Pakenham St East and Market Lane.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
If you don’t mind loud noises, turn up to see (and hear) the museum’s replica cannon being fired - it happens at 12pm each day.