Curator Tour + Exhibition Opening

Join exhibition curator Anna-Marie White (Te Ātiawa) on a walking tour of Tai Moana Tai Tangata, a solo exhibition of new work by internationally renowned contemporary Māori artist, Brett Graham (Ngāti Kōroki-Kahukura), the 2019 Govett-Brewster Artist in Residence.

Tai Moana Tai Tangata revisits key events of New Zealand history as witnessed by Māori who suffered the most severe penalties of the colonial process.

Engaging the architecture of warfare on the colonial frontier and the language of war memorials in times of peace, the exhibition commemorates historic relationships and political pacts between Tainui and Taranaki iwi in the face of new challenges wrought by European settlement.

Join us for afternoon tea afterwards to celebrate the opening of Tai Moana Tai Tangata with the artist, curators and Govett-Brewster team.


  • Free


  • Sat 05 Dec


  • 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm


  • 42 Queen Street
  • New Plymouth