Chevron Hassett (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu) is developing work under the sponsorship of the Papatūnga programme at Te Tuhi.  

Hassett works in sculpture, installation and photography to explore urban indigeneity, colonisation, and the politics of public space. In 2017, he was awarded the CNZ Ngā Manu Pīrere Prize, In 2022, was an Arts Foundation Springboard recipient, and, in 2023 received a grant from the Jan Warburton Charitable Trust. His recent projects include Far, Far Away, a solo exhibition at Artspace Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, in 2023, and Te Kupenga at Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke, in 2024. 

On joining the Papatūnga Project Development programme, Hassett said “With this opportunity I intend to primarily focus on my sculptural skills, concepts and production. Over the recent year I presented a new sculpture work called Far, Far Away at Artspace Aotearoa and Te Kupenga at Sculpture on the Gulf. I aim to maintain the momentum of the back of these ideas and develop new relative works on smaller scale in my studio with Papatūnga. For example, small Pare (Door lintels) and Tekoteko.”

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