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Art Collection Tour: Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington

Saturday 12 November, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Join Kaiwhakarākei Curator Collections Sophie Thorn from Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery on an afterhours tour of the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection. The Art Collection is a nationally significant repository of more than 600 art works by modern and contemporary New Zealand artists. This unique collection has been built since 1947 and is now cared for by Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery on behalf of the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection Trust.

Come along to find out interesting titbits from deep in the collection files and think through why particular works hang where they do.

Sophie Thorn has been with the Gallery since 2014. She holds a Master of Arts in Art History and Theory from the University of Canterbury and a Diploma in Law and Collections Management through the London Institute of Art Law. She studied Heritage Materials Science through the Physical Sciences department at Te Herenga Waka-–Victoria University of Wellington and at the Chemical Institute of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic. She has held positions at the Canterbury Museum, Experience Wellington, and Te Manawa Museums Trust. She recently co-curated the exhibition Listening Stone Jumping Rocks with Associate Professor of Art History Tāhuhu Kōrero Toi Su Ballard.

Please meet in the Hunter Courtyard of the Kelburn Campus by 9.50am.


Street parking is available (parking fees may apply); bus stops are directly outside, and it is a short walk from the Cable Car.

Image Credit: All images provided and reproduced courtesy of Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery



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Vic Art Tour: Member
$ 25.00
20 available


Saturday 12 November
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hunter Courtyard, Kelburn Campus
Kelburn Parade
Wellington, 6012 New Zealand
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