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Roger Blackley: What Are These Things Called Lindauers?

When:

Sat 24 Jun 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Aratoi

The Maori portraits painted by Gottfried Lindauer occupy an invincible place in New Zealand's collective consciousness. We gasp when examples are stolen, and when they fetch stratospheric prices in the marketplace. But beyond their status as trophies of art, Lindauer's works are revered as priceless images of ancestors.

Join Roger Blackley from the Art History programme at Victoria University for a discussion of the complex bicultural patronage that brought these works into existence.