An exhibition of old and new acquisitions from the Whangārei Art Museum collection.
The Whangārei Arts & Literary Society signalled its intent to establish a public art gallery in the 1920s by gifting two works – The Dell, Hornchurch by George Woolley and On Lake Lugano by Robert Proctor – to the Whangārei Borough Council.
These two paintings, along with an earlier gift of a portrait of Sir George Grey and a landscape featuring A bush stream, Wainuiomata, to the Council by Captain Gilbert Mair in memory of his wife Kate [neé Sperrey], paved the way for what is now the Whangārei Art Museum’s collection.
The more recent works featured here have been acquired largely through gifts and bequests, with purchases only if or when funds have been made available.
19 March – 23 May