Join artist Richard Lewer in his exhibition What they didn’t teach me at school: Richard Lewer - The Waikato Wars at the Gallery. In this artist talk Lewer will discuss his new body of work resulting from his own personal journey as a Pākehā learning about the Waikato Wars.

Lewer began researching and making this body of work because he, like many New Zealanders, wasn’t taught about the New Zealand Wars when he went through school in Hamilton in the 1980s. He feels it’s important for all New Zealanders to acknowledge and digest what happened, to help better understand our complex and disputed colonial history.

This event is free although koha/donation is appreciated.


  • Richard Lewer


  • Free - Koha appreciated


  • Thu 22 Feb


  • 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

New Zealand Portrait Gallery

  • New Zealand Portrait Gallery
  • Shed 11, 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane
  • Wellington 6011