4 April – 16 June 1985
The loss of artists from New Zealand shores during this and last century has been considerable. Prominent names like Frances Hodgkins, Owen Merton, Sydney Thompson and Raymond Mclntyre are immediately recognised as expatriates of distinction, but what of Eleanor Hughes, Frederick Porter, Arthur Merric Boyd senior, Kenneth M. Ballantyne and others. These artists have only had limited recognition in their homeland but made their mark in their own unique way. This small exhibition of the work of 15 expatriates drawn from the gallery's painting collection is an attempt to focus on those expatriates whose place in New Zealand art history has been obscured by time.
('Expatriates One and All', Bulletin, No.38, March/April 1985, p.2)
Exhibition number 335
Robert McDougall Art Gallery - main gallery