Untitled (Mother, Child & Feather Temple)

Artist: Graham Fletcher
Year: 2018
Materials: Acrylic on canvas


Graham Fletcher's Samoan and European genealogy provides a constant interplay of disparities in his overall artistic practice. In this new body of work, Fletcher uses a selection of ethnographic objects collected throughout many of Captain James Cook’s voyages and re-imagines these objects within ‘tasteful’ modern interiors in his continuing examination of the complex and dynamic relationship between the civilised and ‘primitive’, colonial and colonised, and the observers and the observed.