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Featon’s Flowers Ngā puāwai a Featon

A showcase of Sarah Featon’s exquisite 19th century watercolours of New Zealand’s native flowering plants.


He whakakitenga o ngā kōwaiwai waikano ātaahua o te rautau 19 o te puāwaitanga o ngāi tipu o Aotearoa.

  • When | Āhea 19 Oct 2019 – 10 Feb 2020
  • Where | Ki hea Level 5, Toi Art
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 10 minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki

In 1889, botanical artist Sarah Featon and her surveyor husband, Edward Featon, published The Art Album of New Zealand Flora (Art Album). Forty of Sarah’s exquisite paintings of New Zealand’s native flowering plants were transformed into colour prints to accompany Edward’s lively and occasionally verbose text. Together, they sought to disprove the ‘mistaken notion that New Zealand is particularly destitute of native flowers’.

The book was the first full-colour art book published in New Zealand, and was praised as a ‘colonial work of...

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I te tau 1889, ka whakaputaina ai te pukapuka ko The Art Album of New Zealand Flora (Art Album), nā Sarah Featon, he ringatoi mātai tipu, rāua ko tana hoa tāne a Edward Featon. He mea hoa haere ngā kōwaiwai waikano ātaahua whā tekau a Sarah o te puāwaitanga o ngā tipu o Aotearoa me ngā tuhinga pūkare, autaki anō a Edward. I kaha tonu rāua ki te whakaparau i ‘te hē o ngā whakaaro, arā, he whenua tipu māori-korekore a Aotearoa’.

Koia tēnei ko te pukapuka toi whai kano katoa tuatahi o Aotearoa, hua ake ana he whakaputanga hei...

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