Aboriginal Art: an introduction

Friday 3 March at 2:30pm
Aotearoa Art Fair, Tim Melville 

Tim Melville (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Atiawa) is one of the few gallerists in New Zealand to present the work of Aboriginal artists and he has always found this surprising.

“They’re our cousins across the water, they’re physically close, and we have so many shared attitudes towards what we in Aotearoa know as ‘whenua’ and they in Ahitereiria know as ‘country’ … I’m interested in teasing out our meeting points.”

Join Tim at his stand to hear him speak about his interest in Aboriginal art, where that interest began, and to get an overview of the works he has chosen for this year’s Fair.