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