Art at Te Papa - coming soon.
Hi there, I’m William McAloon, Curator of Historical New Zealand Art here at Te Papa. Over the last couple of years I’ve been working on a big book on Te Papa’s art collection. Art at Te Papa features over 400 works, from the 15th century to the present day. The cover star is Michael Illingworth’s painting Untitled, 1971.
The book is due out in
With an estimated quarter of a million negatives, the Spencer Digby / Ronald D. Woolf Collection is a treasure trove of images of faces and moments from Wellington’s past. The collection ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s and includes studio portraits, wedding photographs, and shots from community events like wrestling tournaments and cat shows among many other things.
An emotional immersive storytelling experience using live electronic music, song and poetry performance to share the history of the Girmit people who were taken from India to Fiji for indentured servitude.