Southern Myths


exhibition Details

Marian Maguire's suite of etchings recasts the story of Ajax and Achilles from Homer's Iliad, in the New Zealand landscape. She reflects that Greek myths are part of the cultural 'baggage' European colonisers brought to this country. By imagining the scenes in our hills and by our lakesides she demonstrates the universal relevance of the story which is ultimately about friendship, loyalty, death, isolation and despair.

Curated by
Jane Davidson
Main Gallery
Free entry

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