Reflections on the Self

Curator: 

Robert Laking

Artist: 

various

Location: 

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Start date: 

21 December 2018

End date: 

17 February 2019

Hours of admission: 

10.30-4.30

Cost of admission: 

Free

Melvin Day, "Self-portrait with beard and pipe" c. 1959-50. Oil on board, New Zealand Portrait Gallery collection

Self-portraits allow great freedom for artists to express their current moods, thoughts, feeling, and style. The images are like diary entries, as they reflect the artist's present state of mind.