Celebrating Katherine MansfieldE whakanui ana i a Katherine Mansfield

January 2023 marks 100 years since the death of Wellington-born writer Katherine Mansfield, whose stories are celebrated the world over.


E tohu ana te Kohitātea o 2023 i te kotahi rautau atu i te matenga o te kaituhi i whānau mai i Te Whanganui-a-Tara, arā, ko Katherine Mansfield, nāna ngā pūrākau e whakanuitia ana puta noa i te ao.

When | Āhea

6 Dec 2022 – 13 March 2023

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 5

Please note: this is a single painting, Portrait of Katherine Mansfield.

This portrait was painted by Mansfield’s friend, American artist Anne Estelle Rice, while Mansfield was staying in Cornwall, England. Mansfield wrote to her husband:

“[Anne] came early and began the great painting — me in that red, brick red frock with flowers everywhere … I painted her in my way as she painted me in hers: her eyes … little blue flowers plucked this morning.”

In the five years that followed, Mansfield wrote many of her most loved stories.

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