News from Loans: Where to see Te Papa collection items – paintings

  My last few blogs let you know where you will see Te Papa’s collection items on display at other places.  Today I am going to let you know where to see some of our paintings in places you would not necessarily expect to find them.

Next time you are in Wellington, and have the opportunity to visit the following venues, make a point of seeking out our paintings.

Linear aspect (A), 1969, New Zealand. Wong, Brent. Gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1970. © Brent Wong www.brentwong-painter.com. Te Papa

Linear aspect (A), 1969, New Zealand. Wong, Brent. Gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1970. © Brent Wong www.brentwong-painter.com. Te Papa

At Government House we have four paintings on display in the Liverpool Room. This beautiful room is a meeting room before you proceed into the Blundell Room where you will find another painting of ours.  Look out for Fatbird 1964 by Don Binney in the Blundell Room and Hedge (garden painting) 1973 by Philip Trusttum, Suburban inlet 1981 by Peter Siddell, Linear aspect (A) 1969 by Brent Wong and Fourteen days at Paekakariki 1988 by Peter Ireland in the Liverpool Room.

Quatre Bras, 1897. Hamilton, Vereker. Gift of the artist's wife, 1934. Te Papa

Quatre Bras, 1897. Hamilton, Vereker. Gift of the artist’s wife, 1934. Te Papa

If you are visiting The Wellington Club on The Terrace have a look at the painting titled Quatre Bras, painted in 1897 by Vereker Hamilton.  The oil on canvas shows the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815 during the Napoleonic Waterloo campaign.

Portrait of Archbishop Redwood, 1934, Wellington. Ellis, Frederick. Gift of St Patrick's College Old Boys Association, 1935. Te Papa

Portrait of Archbishop Redwood, 1934, Wellington. Ellis, Frederick. Gift of St Patrick’s College Old Boys Association, 1935. Te Papa

If you happen to be at St Patricks College in Kilbirnie check out the painting of Archbishop Redwood painted in 1934 by Frederick Ellis.  This painting was given to Te Papa in 1935 by the St Patricks Old Boys Association but it has been at the College since 1939.

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, 1970. Aris, Joyce, Reynolds, Sir Joshua. Te Papa

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, 1970. Aris, Joyce, Reynolds, Sir Joshua. Te Papa

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks is a 1970 copy by Joyce Aris of the famous Sir Joshua Reynolds painting held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Recognising the importance of Joseph Banks to the history of New Zealand the copy was commissioned in 1969 as part of the Cook Bicentenary celebrations.  The painting is on display at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Thorndon and has been there since 1979.

2 Responses

  1. Jen J

    A nice little collection. Very much a fan of Mr Brent Wong – that piece reminds me the beautiful broad grassy hills at the north end of Bethells Beach! Has anybody else walked up there?

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