Join Jhana Millers Gallery on Saturday, 18 July, 11am, for a conversation with Lucy Jackson, regarding Will Bennett's current exhibition of paintings, Polyester Soldiers Stitch Witches.

Polyester Soldiers Stitch Witches emerged from an innocent interest in the history of the colour purple, its ties to royalty and how Romans acquired purple pigment. From his research, Bennett stumbled upon Imperium Romana, a Roman reenactment group. The group reenacts displays of the Roman Empire within the New Zealand landscape. This rich online archive, combined with Bennett’s interest in UFOs, was a gateway into ideas he was already grappling with, such as memory, occupancy, and a disconnection with the land.


  • Free


  • Sat 18 Jul


  • 11:00 am


  • Level 1 Mibar Building
  • 85 Victoria Street
  • Te Aro, Wellington 6011