Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land
28 Mar – 21 Jun 2015
Gallery of Modern Art, Gallery 1.1 (The Fairfax Gallery)
In 'The Promised Land' discover photography and sculpture spanning more than two decades of Michael Parekowhai's expansive practice.
Primarily sculptural, his works often play with scale and space, using humour to comment on the intersections between national narratives, colonial histories and popular culture. Parekowhai is known for bringing together an array of references, sometimes in a single object, with in-jokes and snippets of personal biography sitting side-by-side with art historical playfulness and big-picture cultural critique.
This resouce includes five key artworks with images, information about the artist and questions for self-directed learning.
Teacher notes include information about the exhibition, key concepts, curriculum subjects and classroom activities.
This video includes footage of the exhibition curator discussing selected artworks.