John Menzies and William Morris

John Menzies and William Morris


Saturday 7 November 2020 / 3pm

Philip Carter Family Auditorium


The Stanford Family Pātaka Cabinet in Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania is a memorable example of the complex cross-cultural legacies of the colonial period. 

Crafted skillfully by John Henry Menzies, it is shows the influence of designer William Morris and the appropriation of Māori art forms by Pākehā. Historian Janet Abbott will discuss Menzies’ work in terms of Arts and Crafts movement principles, and how their application in this country.