James Brittenden

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1914, d.1977

The Kilns, Cashmere

Beyond the outskirts of early Ōtautahi Christchurch, James Brittenden’s The Kilns, Cashmere captures a curving Centaurus Road and the landmark Murphy Brothers brickworks at right. Brittenden studied at the Canterbury College School of Art in the 1930s while also working part-time as a commercial artist. He is said to have shared a studio in Kilmore Street with Sydney Lough Thompson, whose influence is perhaps visible in this work.

(From Here on the Ground, 18 May – 17 November 2024)

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