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Art From the Archives


Wed 8 May 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 9 May 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 10 May 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 11 May 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12 May 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: allief

Join us this summer to admire local scenes and be inspired to create your own artworks…

For the first time, Whangarei Museum will be exhibiting painted works from their Archives. Various mediums will be displayed including watercolour and oil paintings, miniatures and jewellery. Several New Zealand artists are featured, with paintings of Northland scenes and people by the likes of Kitty Vane and George Woolley.

Notable pieces on display include an antique autograph book with painted scenes of England and Wales by Lady Elizabeth Seaton (nee Drake), descendent of Sir Francis Drake, and a beautiful mourning brooch originally belonging to Whangarei’s own Mary Mair, widow of Robert Mair.

One or two of these treasures do not catalogue under ‘Illustrating’ but are traditionally housed with other personal items such as jewellery and autograph books. Their artistic qualities can be appreciated when viewed as part of this wider exhibition.

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