Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land

Elmer Keith Parekowhai

Elmer Keith by Michael Parekowhai, (2000), Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000

Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land

  • Where

    Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

  • When

    28 March 2015 - 21 June 2015

The Promised Land spanned over two decades of lauded contemporary New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai’s art career, from 1989 – 2015.

New site-specific works were paired with loans from New Zealand and Australian collections to showcase Parekowhai’s playful and quirky style which comments on popular culture blended with colonial history. A mixture of art-historical humour, colonial narratives and New Zealand cultural references were brought together to create an exciting foray into the artist’s practice.

The Chartwell Trust was a proud sponsor of this landmark exhibition. Works from the Chartwell Collection made an important contribution to the show.

Curated by Maud Page.