Graham, Brett
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Screenprint and inscribed ink on paper. One of four works from Brett Graham’s exhibition titled Properties of Peace and Evil, in which he looks to both historic and contemporary correspondence to give insight into the 1866 Battle of Ōmarunui, the construction of the dominant historical narrative of this event, and the resulting ongoing issues.

The four works represent Archangels Michael Riki (Ariki) and Gabriel Rura (Ruler) as punisher and pacifier. In the Pai Mārire faith (held by the Ngāti Hineuru people who were attacked at Ōmarunui), Riki and Rura were often carved on the cross arms of niu poles or represented by flags as the deities of peace and war.
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Screen-printed and inscribed UV lightfast ink on archival 300gsm paper
Framed measurement: Height x Width: 490 x 2150mm
print size: Height x Width: 300 x 2000mm
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gifted by the MTG Foundation
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2017/19/2, 94903
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