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Katherine Mansfield Birth Place summer exhibition

Katherine Mansfield Birth Place to showcase summer exhibition
Press release

14 November 2012

An exhibition featuring artworks from 20 contemporary New Zealand artists will be on show at Katherine Mansfield Birth Place in Wellington from 16 November 2012 to 16 February 2013.

The exhibition Her Painted Words is an exhilarating exploration of Katherine Mansfield’s descriptions of her love of flowers, the natural world and the artists’ responses to those words. Participating artists include the likes of Gretchen Abrecht, Joanna Braithwaite, Séraphine Pick, Sam Duckor-Jones, Lynn Kelly, Melvin Day and Gavin Chilcott.

“Mansfield is frequently portrayed as a tragic consumptive,” says curator Nicola Saker, “but right up to the end of her life, she delighted in the natural world, particularly flowers. We (Saker and co-curators, KMB Deputy Chair Laurel Harris and Caryl McKirdy) wanted to convey that delight.”

A selection of Mansfield’s notebooks, containing doodles of flowers will also be included in the exhibition. These have never been displayed in public and they add a whimsical, personal note to the show.

All the works are for sale and a percentage of any purchase will go towards the ongoing preservation of Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.

The Victorian house, where the writer was born, is fully restored to its 1888 state. It is the only institution in the world dedicated to collecting and preserving Mansfield’s legacy.

The exhibition will be officially launched by New Zealand author Lloyd Jones and art collector Dame Jenny Gibbs on Thursday 15 November.

It will run from 10-4pm Tuesday to Sunday at Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington. Entry fees are $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens/students and $2.00 for children


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