Art from Te Papa’s collection to feature in Waikato Museum exhibition

20 Novmber 2014

Art from Te Papa’s collection by two of New Zealand’s greatest artists goes on display at Waikato Museum on Saturday.

Collaborative works including Blackwater and five drawings by Bill Culbert and the late Ralph Hotere have been brought together in the exhibition HOTERE CULBERT, developed and toured by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, alongside other important works from a number of collections.

“This exhibition is a terrific opportunity to see Blackwater and other important works by two of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists,” Te Papa’s Acting Senior Curator Art Sarah Farrar says.

“Te Papa’s participation in this exhibition is part of our broader programme to work with regional museums and galleries to extend beyond the walls of our buildings and ensure all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live, can see our national treasures,” Ms Farrar says.
Next month Te Papa will also open its latest instalment of Unpacked: Treasures from Te Papa at Waikato Museum, designed to show more of Te Papa’s collections more often.

The HOTERE CULBERT exhibition runs until 1 March 2015.