Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait

Curator: 

Penny Jackson

Location: 

Main Gallery

Start date: 

2 August 2018

End date: 

22 October 2018

Cost of admission: 

Free entry

The avant-garde creativity, innovation, lifestyle, physical appearance, and ambition of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is a continuing source of inspiration for artists. Beginning with Anne Estelle Rice’s now famous 1918 portrait, this exhibition tracks a century of artistic renderings and re-imagining of one of New Zealand's greatest writers. Artworks ranging from the representational to the abstract, as well as new commissions by contemporary New Zealand artists, show the many ways a portrait can capture a legacy in different guises.