Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert presents the premiere of photographic works derived from Nomads of the Sea by internationally acclaimed artist, Lisa Reihana. Nomads of the Sea weaves historical fact with fiction to explore the social tension between cultural leadership, spiritual custom and egotistical desire in the face of foreign political challenge in the 1800’s New Zealand.
The film/stills tell a story of two protagonists, Charlotte Badger, a pakeha (Western) female mutineer, and Puhi, a proud woman of Ngā Puhi descent who becomes increasingly jealous of Charlotte’s rising status. The 3D immersive film, of the same title, is screening on Cockatoo Island during the Biennale of Sydney 2020.
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 5 March 2020