Farewell to Ātete...

23 February 2021

Last chance to catch Ātete in Ōtepoti…

If you still haven’t made it into the Gallery to check out Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist), or you want to come back for a second, third or even tenth visit, you better be quick – the exhibition closes at 5pm on Sunday 28 February. Visitors have been spending a lot of time with the 70+ works that are included in the exhibition and we have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received. Here is a small selection of some of our favourite visitor comments:
“The incredible compositions were breath taking, Hotere is amazing”
“Thank you for the Ralph Hotere exhibit. It is marvellous and illuminating”
“Loved the Hotere exhibition – super comprehensive + stunning work”
“Ātete – there are no words. How lucky are we to call Ralph Hotere ours? Ka nui te aroha kia kōrua”

AND for the final day of Ātete, curators Lucy Hammonds and Lauren Gutsell are hosting a day of lectures called Art + Politics on Sunday 28 February —
here is the programme:

10.30am Environmental Theatre: Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), Frances Hodgkins Fellow and Guest. Reweti’s photography/moving image work centres on Māori perspectives of whenua.

11:15am Documenting Protest: John Miller, photographer, discusses the documentation of protest in his work over time, including the Vietnam War, Māori Land March Hikoi, Anti-Nuclear Movement, and the Springbok tour.

1.30pm The Women’s Gallery: Bridie Lonie co-founder of The Women’s Gallery (1980–1984) in Wellington, discusses the establishment of the gallery in the context of feminism and art in Aotearoa.  

2:15pm Protest and Resistance in a Contemporary Moment: Matariki Williams (Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue) explores the material culture of protest as a co-author of the publication Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence & Defiance (an illustrated history of protest and activism in Aotearoa)

While we farewell Ātete in Ōtepoti this weekend, the exhibition will open at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū on 27 March 2021.

Noho ora mai, Cam McCracken
Director, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

[above: MARTI FRIEDLANDER Ralph Hotere (detail). Photograph. Courtesy the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust]

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