Kōrero: Sculpture and installation art

Brett Graham

Brett Graham

Brett Graham contemplates small wooden models for his large granite work 'Kaiwhakatere – the navigator' (2000). The winner of a competition by the Wellington Sculpture Trust, 'Kaiwhakatere' was erected on a site in Bowen Street formerly occupied by Broadcasting House. The shapes represent a bird that guides the travellers to their destination, the canoe in which they travel, and the altar they build in the new land as a focus for their future hopes. Like many of Graham's works, the simple forms have surface projections and recesses to create sculptural interest.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/0401
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - Māori sculptors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41985/brett-graham (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Mark Stocker, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014