The Whangarei Art Museum and The Northern Advocate presents Early Northland a selection of paintings from the Arboretum Trust, and photographs from the Drummond Collection, dating from as early as 1840, the year the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
This exhibition explores the developments in both art and industry heralded by colonialists from European origin through a chronological progression of artworks. Some artistic impressions of Northland landscape vistas are still recognizable today. The comparison and contrast between there and then, here and now, enlivens response toward a history that is still alive, and locations that are still accessible in present day Northland, New Zealand.
This exhibition is proudly supported by The Northern Advocate