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Emblems of Identity

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‘As a painter you don't want to get yourself into a corner. You always want to have options to move out into different directions. I was using the masking tape all the time, and I thought ... what happens if I pick up a tiny little brush and start hand painting again?’

— Darryn George

Artist Darryn George interviewed by Lara Strongman

Events at Te Papa

Sat 3 May
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
10.30am–12noon
Free entry, materials supplied

Join Artsight Educator Krystee Craig for a drawing workshop in Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa. Suitable for adults of all levels of experience.

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Sun 8 Jun
City Gallery Wellington
2pm–3pm
Free entry

Join Curator Aaron Lister and Sarah Farrar for a talk about the changing painting and installation practice of New York based artist Martin Basher.

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Colin McCahon, The Angel of the Annunciation, 1947, oil on cardboard. Purchased 1980 with Special Projects in the Arts funds.