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Surrealist Sisters: Writers Respond

We’ve teamed up with VERB Wellington to commission responses to Surrealist Art | He Toi Pohewa – featuring Khadro Mohamed, Rebecca Hawkes, Sarah Scott, Jo Randerson, and more.

  • When | Āhea Sun 31 Oct 2021, 2.00pm–3.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rongomaraeroa | Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

VERB guest curator, poet Rebecca Hawkes has taken a gathering of writers to experience our latest international exhibition, Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Each writer has crafted a written response to the exhibition: what played on their minds? What images and ideas latched on? Find out in this free event in which we’ll hear responses to the stars of surrealism shared for the first time.

Featuring: Khadro Mohamed, Rebecca Hawkes, Sarah Scott, Jo Randerson, and more to be announced. Curated by Rebecca Hawkes. Presented in partnership with VERB Wellington.

Please note: This event does not include entry to Surrealist Art | He Toi Pohewa. If you want to see the exhibition while you are here, purchase tickets to Surrealist Art | He Toi Pohewa

Covid-19 Alert Levels

At Alert Level 2, this event will proceed with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. See our Covid-19 information page for more details on what to expect. 

At Alert Levels 3 & 4, Te Papa will be closed and this event will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.



Unica Zürn, Composition, 1955, gouache on paper. © Verlag Brinkmann & Bose, Berlin, Germany. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Photo: Studio Tromp