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Thu 20 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 21 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 22 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 23 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: temanawa09

'Reflections' is the final national exhibition of the New Zealand Porcelain Artists Association, which for the past 28 years has represented the interests of its members and supported the art of porcelain painting.

Historically known as ‘white gold’, porcelain was so desirable that spies were sent to factories to discover the secret of making it. Once the secret was out, all factories made their own and had specialist artists who were assigned to different techniques or subjects, such as fruit, birds, flowers, landscapes, or gilding. Many had to serve an apprenticeship, some as long as eight years. In 1856 transfers came into popular use, and very little hand painting is done today in the factories. The art of hand painting porcelain is often now only practiced by local artisans.

Featuring 190 pieces from artists across the country and including plates, bowls, urns, eggs and tiles, this exhibition consists of three categories: Nostalgia (pieces created during the Association’s past 28 years); Reflections; and In Modern Style.

Some pieces in the exhibition are for sale, the price is on the application.

Image: The Pieta (detail), by Val Kenward-Harrison.

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