Michael O’Leary’s painting for the Alistair Te Ariki Campbell Exhibition

May 4, 2011

Michael O’Leary’s painting ‘The Dark Lords of Pukerua’ depicting Alistair Campbell and Te Rauparaha at Kapiti featured in the recent Alistair Te Ariki Campbell Exhibition at Pataka Museum’s Bottle Creek Community Gallery in Porirua, April 14-May 1, 2011. A stanza from O’Leary’s poem ‘Meeting with Te Rauparaha’ (published in his 2005 HeadworX collection Make Love and War) is also incorporated in the bottom right of the painting.

Michael was invited by co-curators Mary Campbell and Peter Coates to do an artwork specially for the exhibition.

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