Back of House Tour (ii): Le Ministère de la Marine 

Thu 13 Mar 2014,  6.45pm - 7.30pm
Te Papa
Talk; Film; Special; Friends 

See the print that inspired the play!  Go back of house with Rebecca Rice, Curator Historical NZ Art and David Maskill, Senior Lecturer in art history to talk about the artist Charles Meryon, and in particular his work Le Ministère de la Marine which inspired the current play at Circa Pasefika by Stuart Hoar.

Pasefika is a dazzlingly theatrical re-imagining of French artist Charles Meryon’s life in 1860’s Paris – an existence that is firmly interwoven with his experiences in New Zealand’s French colony of Akaroa.  Haunted by his time spent in the South Pacific, Meryon’s startling visions compel him to depict whales and waka over the skies of Paris in his famous and remarkable etchings.

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