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Above the Long White Cloud: Whites Aviation


Wed 3 May 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Thu 4 May 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Fri 5 May 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sat 6 May 2017, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 7 May 2017, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Millennium Public Art Gallery, Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: marlpublicart

In 1945 Leo White combined his love of photography and flying to establish Whites Aviation, a company that went on to change the way many New Zealanders saw the land in which they lived.

Through publications, and most importantly, the hand-coloured photographs that hung in homes and businesses around the country, Whites Aviation helped to shape the look of postwar New Zealand.

This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the New Zealand Museum of the Everyday, explores the commercial success, technological innovation and photographic artistry of Whites Aviation, and considers its impact on the New Zealand home of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

The New Zealand Museum of the everyday explores and celebrates the crafted and manufactured history of the New Zealand domestic interior.

You can find out more about the collection at

Floor talk with curators Christine Fernyhough and Damian Skinner - 2pm, Saturday 25 March.