In conversation: Chevron Hassett and Brett Graham discuss their work
In the context of Far, far away, join us for an in conversation with Chevron Hassett and Brett Graham where they will discuss their work.
Chevron Hassett, born in Lower Hutt, Aotearoa is an artist of Ngati Porou, Ngati Rongomaiwahine and Pākehā heritage. He graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honours from Massey University in 2017, received the CNZ Nga Manu Pirere award in 2017 and was a recipient of The Arts Foundation Springboard award in 2022. Having exhibited both in Aotearoa and Australia, Hassett’s primarily lens-based practice is led by the essential spirit of whanaungatanga, the concept of connecting, building and maintaining relationships within communities.
Brett Graham, of Ngāti Koroki Kahukura and Tainui, lives in Waiuku. Graham is a sculptor who creates large scale artworks and installations that explore Indigenous histories, politics and philosophies. His work has been included in international contexts including the Honolulu Biennale, the Sydney Biennale, and the Venice Biennale. Most recently, Graham’s body of work Tai Moana Tai Tangata toured Aotearoa with iterations at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, City Gallery Wellington, and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
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