Join us for an intimate kōrero between Robin White and Dr Sarah Farrar, one of the curators of Robin White: Te Whanaketanga | Something is Happening Here. In this special conversation, White will share insights into her remarkable 50-year career and the people and places that have shaped her art. This talk is free, but numbers are limited. Book your spot quickly avoid disappointment.

Dame Robin White is widely recognised as one of the most important figures in contemporary New Zealand art. Across a remarkable 50-year career, her painting and printmaking has helped to shape a visual language for life in Aotearoa. White has exhibited widely in local and international exhibitions including the Sydney Biennale and the Asia-Pacific Triennial. In the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to painting and printmaking, and in 2009 she accepted redesignation as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Dr Sarah Farrar is head of curatorial and learning at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. In addition to leading the curatorial team, she is responsible for the research library and learning and public programming teams. She is a curator and art writer whose doctoral research focused on contemporary art, curatorial activism and the complexities of cross-cultural exchange. These research interests, along with a motivation to see senior women artists duly acknowledged, have drawn Farrar to Robin White’s work.


  • 29 Oct, 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • 29 Oct, 1.30 – 2.30pm


  • Free


  • Sat 29 Oct


  • 11:30 am — 2:30 pm


  • Wellesley Street East
  • Auckland CBD
  • Auckland 1010