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Jesus Nike

ArtistGina Matchitt
Production Date1999
Mediumcard, silver, stainless steel and wire
Size105 x 40 mm
DepartmentNew Zealand Art
SubjectsChristianity, religious art, symbolism, symbols, logos, brands, humor, satire, faith, worship
Accession Date10 Aug 2000
Accession NoC2000/1/19
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000


Gina Matchitt’s Jesus Nike brooch debates the degrees of religious imposition that impact indigenous Māori spirituality. Of Te Arawa and Whakatohea descent, Matchitt eloquently comments on the way that cool labels drive local economies, from holistic communities to global commercial ones. (Ngahiraka Mason, Hei Konei Mai, 2006)

Exhibition History

Auckland Art Gallery
Hei konei mai: We'll meet again
28 January - 30 May 2006

Curated by Ron Brownson

Auckland Art Gallery
Sea Knowing and Island Looking
29 June 2002 - 6 April 2003
Curated by Ron Brownson

Auckland Art Gallery
Purangiaho Seeing Clearly
15 September - 25 November 2001


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