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Finalist Talk: Jamie Berry on 'Wi Pere, A chief & a champion

When:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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Come hear the kōrero behind Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award Finalist Jamie Berry's mahi toi 'Wi Pere, A chief and a champion for his people', Saturday 24 July 1pm!

Jamie Berry is a multidisciplinary artist who creates large-scale multimedia artworks that explore Aotearoa histories while reflecting on identity and whakapapa.

Berry says of their tupuna Wi Pere: “Wi Pere was a great orator, a Politician. A chief and a champion for his people. I’ve placed my nephew Kruize (6th generation) in front of him, [representing] our future hopes for the next generation.”

See this work in person at the NZ Portrait Gallery as part of the Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award, on until Sunday 15 August!

Jamie Berry, Wi Pere, A chief and a champion for his people, 2021.

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