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Dr Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art, will talk on Shakespeare in art, drawing on the collections of New Zealand’s museums and art galleries. A surprising and exciting array of objects will emerge, testifying to New Zealand’s long-standing love of the Bard.
Although we will be bewitched by the Auckland Art Gallery’s Henry Fuseli representation of three hideous crones in the play you’re not allowed to name, special emphasis will be given to Te Papa’s interesting and diverse holdings. These include a very early Old Master of Cleopatra, George Dawe’s impressive Imogen, and will take up right up to recent history with a more detailed look at Raymond Boyce’s cartoons for the embroidered hangings at Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside.
In the course of his research, Mark was able to interview Raymond Boyce, and anyone involved in making the hangings will be especially welcome. ( Mark’s interview can be found on his blog here)
Feature image: Adonis. One of Raymond Boyce’s cartoons for the embroidered hangings at Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside.
Members $15, non-members $20 (includes a glass of wine and free parking)