As the replica ship HMS Endeavour sits in Mercury Bay in the Coromandel to mark the 250th year since Captain James Cook landed there, Whanganui artist Vanessa Edwards is marking the anniversary in her own way.

Social Amnesia – He taonga tonu te wareware ( orgetfulness is to be reckoned with always) is Edward's solo exhibition opening at the Edith Gallery this Saturday and although it is not consciously timed to coincide with the Endeavour visit, it examines the period of New Zealand history that ensued from Cook's landing.

"I started by looking at the introduction of the printing letterpress

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