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CCH Seminar – 7th August – Rachel Buchanan

Join us online or in person for a seminar with Dr Rachel Buchanan.

Rei – a family history of Aotearoa New Zealand art

Rei (pounamu pendant) carved by Steve Myhre and gifted to Rachel Buchanan in November 2022 at the launch of Te Motunui Epa.

What does history look like when it is based around whakapapa (genealogy) and whenua (place) and a conception of time that is circular rather than linear? This seminar offers a history of Aotearoa New Zealand art that is guided by five interconnected 17th century carvings now known as the Motunui Epa. Moving from the earliest days of colonisaiton in the place now known as Wellington to happenings in the present, the seminar explores how art is a magnificent force that unites, connects, comforts and challenges.

11am, 7th August 2024

Burwood: C2.05.01
Waurn Ponds: IC2.108
Zoom: Click here

Dr Rachel Buchanan (Taranaki, Te Ātiawa) is the author of Te Motunui Epa (BWB Books, 2022), a co-winner of the 2023 Ernest Scott Prize and the W.H. Oliver Prize and a finalist in the Māori Literature Trust’s inaugural Keri Hulme Award and the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. She is a long-term manuhiri (guest) based in Naarm/Melbourne.