FREE | Bookings recommended
21 OCT, 2023, 2-4PM

Join the Always Song in the Water artists including John Pule, Robin White and Gregory O'Brien for an afternoon within the exhibition as they share the stories and art connecting them to Moana Oceania. 

Artist Talk Timetable

2pm - 2.45pm – The Kermadec Connection
Artists Elizabeth Thomson, John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson and John Reynolds will talk with curator Gregory O'Brien about the life-changing experience of sailing to Rangitāhua Raoul Island in May 2011. The artists will discuss the relationship between Moana Oceania and their ongoing creative lives, and celebrate the cultural and artistic influences which bring together  peoples from across the Pacific.

3pm - 3.30pm – In the Offing
Join artists Robin White, Ebonie Fifita and friends as they share stories about their collaborative art practice and the creation of ‘In the Offing’, a stunning masi currently on display in Always Song in the Water.

3.30pm - 4pm – An ode to Moana Oceania
The ocean is our shared inheritance, our great future. Share the voyage of dreams, myths and cultural memory through the words and poetry of John Pule, Gregory O’Brien and friends.

Afterwards, the artists will sign copies of the book, 'Always song in the water' in the museum store.

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Last updated: 13 October 2023