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Benjamin Work: Whenua Fonua ‘Enua

04 Nov 2017 - 02 Dec 2017

From Motutapu proceed with caution (detail), 2017 Acrylic on canvas

Saturday 4 November 2017, 2.30pm - Saturday 4 November 2017, 4.00pm

Monday 6 November 2017, 10.00am - Saturday 2 December 2017, 4.00pm

  • Opening event: Sat 4 Nov, 2.30pm
  • Exhibition open: 6 Nov - 2 Dec
  • Artist talk: Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm
  • Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Thu 10am-8pm, closed Sun

UXBRIDGE Arts and Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland

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Malcolm Smith Gallery


Malcolm Smith Gallery

09 535 6467


Early Polynesian navigators gave names to the places they encountered as a reminder of the spiritual threshold between creation and reality.

This was because they regarded the ideas of geographic and spiritual origin as mutually similar.

In Whenua Fonua ‘Enua, Auckland-based artist Benjamin Work explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present.

Work hopes to draw the viewer into a conversation about the way in which history is written onto a landscape, as people remember and retell stories of what has taken place and imagine what could be.

Join Benjamin Work for a discussion of this exhibition on Saturday 18 November at 2.30pm.

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