Russ Flatt

Arohanui 2021

Arohanui 2021 by Russ Flatt

Artwork Detail

Russ Flatt (Ngāti Kahungunu) makes staged photographs that address cultural identity and contemplate Aotearoa’s political realities and its ethnic diversity. He lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Referring to the words Jacinda Ardern used to galvanise the nation during COVID-19 lockdowns, Team of Five Million asks us to consider whether we are indeed united or whether our political realities and social constructs work to divide us.

Team of Five Million is the artist’s seventh solo exhibition at Tim Melville Gallery. His photographs of staged scenes explore identity and our political realities, often through contemplation of memory and the past. His recent work addresses contemporary cultural and political issues of Māori and members of Aotearoa’s Rainbow community.

Arohanui 2021
Russ Flatt
Production date
inket photograph on ilford cotton rag paper
1000 x 1500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2021
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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