Artist Looks For Reaction To Latest Collection

There’s an artist in town who is looking forward to the reaction he gets from his latest collection which deals with “some contentious issues”.

John Brown’s new exhibition The Great Race explores theories from the controversial book To the End of the Earth which claims that the Greek Egyptian voyagers were the first people to visit Aotearoa.

Brown was inspired by his own history.

“While investigating my own pepeha I discovered that my great-great-grandfather was Greek. He sailed for New Zealand with 10 children and his wife in 1906, however, the ship capsized and he, his wife and a youngster died. This history was never talked about in my family but it got me thinking,” Brown said.

Photo: Artist John Brown with one of the painting in his new exhibition The Great Race  For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 24 May 2019