Te Huringa / Turning Points features work from the Fletcher Trust and the Sarjeant Gallery's collections, curated by Peter Shaw, manager of the Fletcher Trust Collection, and Dr Jo Diamond, Nga Puhi-nui-tonu, lecturer in art history at University of Canterbury.
The exhibtion presents a diverse range of works devoted to the representation of Maori and Maori subject matter by Pakeha, and as the turning point, the way in which Maori as art practitioners have reflected their own ideas and concerns. Each work or group of works has a label with two viewpoints; one by each curator, Maori and Pakeha.
Te Huringa / Turning Points charts a visual record of New Zealand's history from early contact and colonisation, through to contemporary 20th and 21st century artists. It includes works by Augustus Earle, Nicholas Chevalier, Charles Goldie, Colin McCahon, Horatio Robley, Gordon Walters, Sandy Adsett, Robyn Kahukiwa, Emare Karaka, Shane Cotton and Peter Robinson.
In association with the Fletcher Trust and Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui.