MAORILAND: ROGER BLACKLEY
‘Maoriland’ evokes New Zealand at the turn of the twentieth century, when Pākehā appropriated Māori history and culture for settler purposes. But, as Roger Blackley argues in Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors and the Māori World, 1880-1910, were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. Drawing on his extensive visual archive of the period, Blackley takes us on a spellbinding journey deep into Maoriland.
Supported by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Roger Blackley is no longer able to attend the Festival due to ill health and this session has been cancelled.