Whakatata mai ki te kanohi kaumatua e tau nei, e titiro mai ano
Draw closer to ancient faces portrayed, looking at you.
For the first time in 36 years, the works of New Zealand's most famous portrait painters Charles Goldie and Gottfried Lindauer are being shown together for this comparative exhibition. The individual portraits are of Maori and Pakeha identities; invested with cultural history, mana and authority. Goldie's approach to portraiture was technical excellence and impressive drawing skills while Lindauer's approach to portraiture was to capture the very presence of the subject. Both artists works are felt by many to be true and faithful portraits of Maori. They provide insights and information for a history of Aotearoa, making them destination paintings for both local and international visitors.
- Curated by
- Ngahiraka Mason
- Free entry