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Wed 27 Jan 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Thu 28 Jan 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Fri 29 Jan 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sat 30 Jan 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 31 Jan 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr of Wharf and Willow Streets, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Listed by: MCH Admin

In 1769 Lieutenant James Cook, captain of the Endeavour, (re)discovered, circumnavigated and mapped the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand. This exhibition has been developed by Tauranga Art Gallery to commemorate the 240th anniversary of his arrival and to celebrate and explore the way in which we as a nation have memorialised, and continue to remember, James Cook.

Please note the gallery is closed on Christmas Day.

The exhibition draws on historical and contemporary art plus images of Cook in stamps, coins and kiwiana. Statues and early paintings of Cook position him as the ‘hero explorer in the Age of Discovery’. More recent depictions in a variety of media, explore Cook the man, and some of the difficulties encountered in his journeys to the Southern Hemisphere.

Cook is remembered through parts of the landscape he named, statues and memorials in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific and Britain.

Includes historical work by John Webber, Francis Bacon, Kennet Watkins and Lewis Pingo. Also, contemporary work by Nigel Brown, Harry Watson, Marian Maguire, Paul Dibble, Gavin Hurley, Octavia Cook, Peter Ireland, Matthew Couper, William Dunning, Sally Burton, Wayne Youle, Tatzu Oozu, Michel Tuffery, Stuart Shepherd, Alan Pearson and Mary McIntyre.

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