acrylic on pine 74x68cm
acrylic on pine and canvas mixed dimensions
acrylic on pine 42x32cm
acrylic on pine 14 x 240cm each
acrylic on canvas 190x62cm
acrylic on pine 190x62cm
The Meetinghouse series
Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University 2005
The Meeting House series was my final exhibition after finishing a Masters in Visual Art at Sydney College of The Arts.
My research paper Pakeha's Whare, (meaning white NZ'ers house) describes my exploration around the concept of cultural exchange through my own experience of growing up in New Zealand / Aotearoa alongside Maori culture. By examining the period referred to as Maori Reaissance I have linked my own life experiences to coming to understand Maori culture alongside twentieth century concepts of modernism. These conflicting cultural frameworks have challenged the way I think about identity today. This exhibition plays with these ideas.