"From Lindauer to Rinitana: A Bohemian artist in New Zealand," Guest Lecture by Nigel Borell
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Samuel Carnell, Gottfried Lindauer sitting in the mahau (porch), Heretaunga meetinghouse at Taradale, c.1880-1900. Private Collection
Gottfried Lindauer painted within a fascinating time of cultural change in Aotearoa New Zealand. From 1874-1920 Lindauer's commissioned portraiture was simply unequalled in this country. The prolific nature of his painting practice was remarkable and the sheer number of portraits that continue to surface from private collections today have prompted a timely revaluation of just how extensive his painting production may have actually been. However, some of the lesser-known features of his work are told through his extensive use of source photography and in the longstanding relationships he shared with both Maori and Pakeha clients. An artist who could connect across a cultural divide. This talk will discuss some of these intriguing elements that informed Lindauer's portraiture practice.
Nigel Borell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea) is Curator, Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. His interests centre on researching Māori visual arts and cultural expression in both a customary and contemporary context. A writer and commentator of Māori visual arts, Borell holds a Masters of Fine Arts (with Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please arrive early to guarantee seating.
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