Berry at Pelorus Sound, circa 1930, Perkins, Christopher (1891–1968), New Zealand. Purchased 1979. Te Papa

Artists go bush 

Friday 15 March 2013,  10.30am–12noon
Te Papa
Friends of Te Papa $15.00, Guests $20.00 (Refreshments and 3-hours free parking included)

Lecturer Jane Vial describes how early Romantic and impressionist artists brought the outdoors into the living rooms and galleries of 19th century New Zealand.

The early Romantic and impressionist artists battled it out in the court of public opinion, but they also went bush from time to time. William Menzies Gibb, Alfred Walsh, Dorothy Kate Richmond, and their like were inspired to establish artists’ camps in beautiful locations such as Kaikoura and the Marlborough Sounds.

Jane Vial  

Jane has a varied background as an art history researcher, lecturer, curator, and gallery manager. She is very well placed to shed light on New Zealand’s art history and heritage.

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