Portrait Gallery Exhibition

Portrait Gallery Exhibition


Saturday 11 May / 10.30am

$25 [Friends Only Event]

Join the Friends for a talk and viewing of an exhibition, a tour of Kate Sheppard House and morning tea.

Love and Marriage: Images of Romantic Unions is an exhibition which seeks to explore how romantic love is defined, expressed, and recorded in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Drawing together works from photographic archives and art collections, it provides an insight into the differences that exist between cultural norms and lived experiences, testing our assumptions about what defines love in New Zealand. The exhibition showcases artworks and wedding photographs from national and regional collections which provide an overview of how marital traditions have been conducted, recorded, and repeated in New Zealand over the last 150 years. Artists include Mark Braunias, Jacqueline Fahey, Marti Friedlander and photographs from early New Zealand studios.

After viewing the exhibition we will have a tour of the Kate Sheppard House followed by morning tea.

The exhibition Love and Marriage is presented by The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata in partnership with Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House.

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