Blog posts tagged with: New Zealand history

Posted Dec 7, 2012
By
Sandy Gibbs
Installation Shot: Murray Hewitt, Untitled (2011). Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hamish McLaren

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981. Documentary photographs show police in full riot gear facing off against helmeted protestors – those divisive battlelines having since been described as the moment when New Zealand lost its innocence; also the moment that the full-face motorbike helmet become forever associated with protest and activism.

Posted Dec 7, 2012
By
Sandy Gibbs
Installation Shot: Murray Hewitt, Untitled (2011). Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hamish McLaren

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981. Documentary photographs show police in full riot gear facing off against helmeted protestors – those divisive battlelines having since been described as the moment when New Zealand lost its innocence; also the moment that the full-face motorbike helmet become forever associated with protest and activism.

Posted Dec 7, 2012
By
Sandy Gibbs
Installation Shot: Murray Hewitt, Untitled (2011). Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hamish McLaren

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981. Documentary photographs show police in full riot gear facing off against helmeted protestors – those divisive battlelines having since been described as the moment when New Zealand lost its innocence; also the moment that the full-face motorbike helmet become forever associated with protest and activism.

Posted Dec 7, 2012
By
Sandy Gibbs
Installation Shot: Murray Hewitt, Untitled (2011). Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hamish McLaren

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981. Documentary photographs show police in full riot gear facing off against helmeted protestors – those divisive battlelines having since been described as the moment when New Zealand lost its innocence; also the moment that the full-face motorbike helmet become forever associated with protest and activism.

Posted Dec 7, 2012
By
Sandy Gibbs
Installation Shot: Murray Hewitt, Untitled (2011). Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hamish McLaren

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981. Documentary photographs show police in full riot gear facing off against helmeted protestors – those divisive battlelines having since been described as the moment when New Zealand lost its innocence; also the moment that the full-face motorbike helmet become forever associated with protest and activism.

Posted Mar 15, 2012
By
Mark Williams
Still from Burnings (2005)

Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand. In the video below, excerpts from his work are interspersed with discussion about his working processes, including his consultation with Māori over the use of the Raukura peace symbol left by the prophets Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi of Parihaka.

Posted Mar 15, 2012
By
Mark Williams
Still from Burnings (2005)

Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand. In the video below, excerpts from his work are interspersed with discussion about his working processes, including his consultation with Māori over the use of the Raukura peace symbol left by the prophets Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi of Parihaka.

Posted Mar 15, 2012
By
Mark Williams
Still from Burnings (2005)

Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand. In the video below, excerpts from his work are interspersed with discussion about his working processes, including his consultation with Māori over the use of the Raukura peace symbol left by the prophets Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi of Parihaka.

Posted Mar 15, 2012
By
Mark Williams
Still from Burnings (2005)

Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand. In the video below, excerpts from his work are interspersed with discussion about his working processes, including his consultation with Māori over the use of the Raukura peace symbol left by the prophets Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi of Parihaka.

Posted Mar 15, 2012
By
Mark Williams
Still from Burnings (2005)

Murray Hewitt's videos mix social commentary with a healthy dose of humour and absurdism. His work reflects on the excesses of late 20th century capitalism, the lingering effects of colonisation and points of conflict in contemporary New Zealand. In the video below, excerpts from his work are interspersed with discussion about his working processes, including his consultation with Māori over the use of the Raukura peace symbol left by the prophets Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi of Parihaka.

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