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CALENDAR 2 - 20 MARCH 2011

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White Night at John Leech Gallery

Curated by John Gow and Georgina Barr, Pākehā is Liam Barr's first exhibition with John Leech Gallery.

Barr's narrative paintings portray early colonial New Zealand, encapsulating the attitudes of the time and highlighting the tension of relationships between different social groups and between New Zealand's social and natural environments. Through his paintings Barr acknowledges cultural displacement in all its forms and provides a refreshing view of the New Zealand experience.

Liam Barr was born in Scotland in 1966 and emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1974. He grew up in Banks Peninsula before travelling and then settling in Western Australia. In 2004 he returned to New Zealand with his family. He currently lives in Wellington with his wife and daughter and paints full time.

12 March, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets (enter gallery from Kitchener Street)

Image credit: Liam Barr, No Mans Land, 2010