Exhibition Talk - World Builder

Exhibition Talk - World Builder: The Bob Gerrard Story

An Auckland Heritage Festival event

Sunday 30 September

Bob Gerrard’s daughter, Faye Johnson, speaks about his life and art and unpacks some ideas in this curious and charming exhibition at the Maritime Museum. 

Free to attend, but spaces limited

BOOK now to reserve your spot

For the final weekend of this exhibition, the Maritime Museum hosts a special public programme about the artist Bob Gerrard, with a public talk by his daughter, Faye Johnson.

Learn about the life and work of this extraordinary self-taught artist, whose work has rarely been seen outside of Wellington. Strange, mysterious and deeply inventive, Bob Gerrard’s artwork gives a view into another world.

In this exhibition talk, Faye will speak about her father’s life and art, and unpack some of the ideas in this curious and charming show.

Gerrard’s large wooden Noah’s arks are decorated with intricate tableaux, crafted with skill and humour. The paintings are from a series called El Bib, or Bible spelt backwards, and the dramatic action is cuttingly hilarious. 

Includes light refreshments.


  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email info@maritimemuseum.co.nz to reserve your place.