Mō Te Emepaea - for The Empire

A diary of WW1.

Opening 5:30pm 12 October 2017.

“Mō Te Emepaea” (For The Empire) is a play on Lord Kitchener’s finger pointing to members of the Commonwealth that “Your Country Needs You”.

This is a personal exhibition based in part on the diaries of Tawhai Riri Tamepo which contains the activities of his platoon and his travels in Europe while on convalescent leave.

Tamepo paints a sobering portrayal of the post war struggles that many endured without governmental assistance which was only available to non-Māori returned servicemen.

Contributing to this memorial are artists: June Grant, Jean Stewart, the late Dr Cliff Whiting, Sandy Adsett, Derek Lardelli, Gabrielle Belz, Steve Gibbs, Baye Riddell, Grant Hall, Ruth Cole, Linda Pirimona, Hoana Forrester and Ereatara Tamepo. - Curator Erina Tamepo

Web: http://www.tairawhitimuseum.org.nz/exhibits-galleries/current-calendar/Current-Calender.asp
Restrictions: All Ages

Dates

Thu 12 Oct, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Fri 13 Oct, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 20 Oct, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 27 Oct, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 03 Nov, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 10 Nov, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 17 Nov, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 24 Nov, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 01 Dec, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 08 Dec, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sat 09 Dec, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sun 10 Dec, 1:30pm-4:00pm

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