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Framing the View

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Level 5, Te Papa

Current Exhibition


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<P><EM>In which of the colonies is there such diversity of scenery as New Zealand, where there are mountains lofty as the alps of Europe, fiords more impressive than those of Norway, forests statelier than any of the old world, and a volcanic region more weirdly wonderful than the classic one of the Mediterranean.</EM></P> <P align=left><FONT size=2>Catalogue of New Zealand exhibits, <EM>Colonial and Indian Exhibition</EM>, 1886</FONT><BR><BR></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>New Zealand’s spectacular scenery captivated European artists and photographers who came here in the 1800s. With no works by Old Masters to copy, nature was their training ground.</P> <P>To perfect their art, these pioneers braved the elements, producing depictions that ranged from untouched worlds to romantic wonderlands and pictures of domestication.</P>

Read more about this exhibition in 'Artists in Wonderland: New Zealand’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Pink and White Terraces, was buried 130 years ago in the eruption of Mt Tarawera. Rebecca Rice highlights paintings and photographs from Te Papa’s collection that feature this magical ‘wonderland’ and inspire a sense of awe in viewers to this day.' in Off the Wall

Read more about this exhibition in 'Taking root in New Zealand: Rebecca Rice on Framing the View' in Off the Wall

Selected Works

Scene of Kauri Bush, gumdiggers at work

Charles Blomfield

1892

White Terrace

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1885

White Terrace

Burton Brothers studio

Pink Terrace

Charles S. Spencer

circa 1900

The White Terrace, Rotomahana

Charles S. Spencer

1880s

Pink Terrace

Daniel Louis Mundy

1870s

Boars Head, White Terrace

Burton Brothers studio

1870s

Pink Terrace. From the album: New Zealand Through the Camera

Robert Henry Bartlett

Possibly Notolabrus sp (NZ) : Wrasse

Frank Edward Clarke

1872

Merluccius australis (NZ) : Hake

Frank Edward Clarke

1871

Scrimshaw

Unknown

circa 1840

Toast rack

William Nettleship

circa 1890

Settee

Unknown

circa 1830

Send off

Tony de Lautour

1999

Ixerba brexioicles: Tawari

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

[Coprosma acerosa; Coprosma rhamnoides; Coprosma cunninghami; Coprosma rigida.]

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Fire screen, made from a whale scapula.

Unknown

circa 1900

The Terraces

Charles Blomfield

1885

The White Terraces

John B. Hoyte

circa 1875

The Pink Terraces

John B. Hoyte

circa 1875

New Zealand Through the Camera

Unknown

1880-1900

Untitled [fern photogram]

Unknown

circa 1890-1910

Untitled [fern photogram]

Unknown

circa 1890-1910

Untitled [fern photogram]

Unknown

circa 1890-1910

Arothron gillbanksii (Gillbanks Globe fish)

Frank Edward Clarke

1875

Polyprion oxygeneios (Hapuka or Groper)

Frank Edward Clarke

1876

Kororareka in the Bay of Islands

Conrad Martens

1841

Cook Strait, New Zealand

Nicholas Chevalier

circa 1884

Bush scene

Charles Blomfield

1919

Miro / Kawaka

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

The mountain lily

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Orakei Korako on the Waikato

Charles Blomfield

1885

Untitled (Girl in a bush setting)

Unknown

1882

A Bush Settler’s Home in New Zealand

Samuel Stuart

1884

Landscape with settlers

Messenger Sisters

circa 1857

Himantolophus appelii (NZ) - lateral view : Prickly anglerfish

Frank Edward Clarke

1875

Brama brama (NZ) - Ray's Bream

Frank Edward Clarke

1872

Kowhai-ngutu-kaka. Clianthus puniceus

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Karaka

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Burnt Rata

William J. Swainson

1848

The Narrows, North Fjord, Lake Te Anau

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1889

On the Clinton River, Te Anau to Milford Sound

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1889

Head of Lake Te Anau from Nurse Creek

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1889

The Narrows, North Fjord, Lake Te Anau

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1889

The Narrows, Lake Te Anau

Muir & Moodie studio

circa 1904

The Narrow, North Fjord, Lake Te Anau, New Zealand

Muir & Moodie studio

1900-1903

Himantolophus appelii (NZ) - lateral view : Prickly anglerfish

Frank Edward Clarke

circa 1875

Girella tricuspidata (NZ) : Blackfish

Frank Edward Clarke

1896

Titoki

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Bindweed, Pohu

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Wirinaki Station

William J. Swainson

1847

Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae (NZ) : New Zealand sole

Frank Edward Clarke

1875

Pseudolabrus miles (Kelp)

Frank Edward Clarke

1876

Kowhai

Sarah A. Featon

1888

1. White rata. 2.Climbing rata. 3.Southern rata.

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Silver fern, Stokes Valley

William J. Swainson

1847

Tangahoe, Wanganui River

Muir & Moodie studio

circa 1900

Mangapukata, Wanganui River

Muir & Moodie studio

circa 1900

Papakino, Wanganui River

Muir & Moodie studio

circa 1900

Steamer shooting rapids, Wanganui River

Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd

circa 1910

Ngaporo, Wanganui River, New Zealand

Muir & Moodie studio

1904-1915

The House-boat, Wanganui River, New Zealand: moored in a gorge near the junction of the Ohura River

George Rose

circa 1900

Mangapukata, Wanganui River, New Zealand

Muir & Moodie studio

circa 1900

The Drop Scene, Wanganui River

Frank J. Denton

circa 1900

The "Drop Scene" Wanganui River

Frederick George Radcliffe

circa 1910

Scorpaena cardinalis ( Red Scorpion fish)

Frank Edward Clarke

1874

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Frank Edward Clarke

1875

Manuka

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Aka. Rata

Sarah A. Featon

circa 1885

Silver leaved fern, Hutt forest.

William J. Swainson

1848

Waimangu Geyser

Arthur James Iles

circa 1900s

Mount Totoko

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1890s

Preservation Inlet, New Zealand

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1898

Limestone, Whangarei

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1898

Distant View of Masterton, Wairarapa, from the Opaki Plains, N.Z. From the album: New Zealand scenery: Wellington to the Wairarapa.

James Bragge

mid 1870s

Waipoua River and Bannisters Farm, Opaki Plains, Wairarapa, NZ. From the album: New Zealand scenery: Wellington to the Wairarapa.

James Bragge

mid 1870s

Vase

Leonard Bentley

1891-1902

White Terraces

Charles Blomfield

1882

The Terraces

Charles Blomfield

1885

Table centrepiece, in the form of a Mamaku (tree fern)

Frank Grady

circa 1890

Early Spring; or, A Narrow of the Waikato River

Kennett Watkins

1881

Writing Bureau

Anton Seuffert

circa 1875

Ewer and goblet set

B Petersen and Co

1874

At Rotorua

Girolamo P. Nerli

circa 1897

Evans Bay

James M. Nairn

1893

In Quarantine, Wellington

Tom W. Roberts

1900

Wellington Harbour from Muritai

Edward Friström

circa 1910

Mountain Stream, Otira Gorge

Petrus van der Velden

circa 1893

Tree study

Petrus van der Velden

circa 1893-98

Otira Gorge

Petrus van der Velden

circa 1893

Mount De La Beche from the Tasman Glacier

Burton Brothers studio

1893

Lake Ada - Milford Sound

Burton Brothers studio

1887

Kakahi Fall near Tawhata - Wanganui (sic) River

Burton Brothers studio

1885

Pink Terrace

Burton Brothers studio

1885

White Terrace from the top

Burton Brothers studio

1885

Looking down the Mungaroa [Mangaroa] River, Wellington and Masterton Road, NZ. From the album: New Zealand scenery: Wellington to the Wairarapa

James Bragge

mid 1870s

No. 1 Bridge, Abbotts Creek, Remutaka [Rimutaka] Hill, near Featherston, Wairarapa, NZ. From the album: New Zealand scenery: Wellington to the Wairarapa

James Bragge

mid 1870s

Bottom of the Mungaroa [Mangaroa] Hill NZ, looking down towards Wellington. From the album: New Zealand scenery: Wellington to the Wairarapa.

James Bragge

mid 1870s

Township of Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand. From the album: New Zealand scenery: Wellington to the Wairarapa

James Bragge

mid 1870s

Paradise Ducks

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1880-1898

Group of Kiwis, Canterbury Museum

Unknown

1880

Kauri Forest, Waimauku

Josiah Martin

1880s-1890s

New Zealand Hawk

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1880-1898

Unknown

1880s

Other Exhibitions
Bottle - goldfish on vortex plinth

John Parker: Handmade Precision

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Dish

European Splendour 1500-1800

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The Clown from Fulham Road

Inspired: Ceramics and jewellery shaped by the past

18 Mar 2016 - Sep 2016

Whakapakoko Tutei

Nga Kaihanga Uku

20 Jan 2016 - 13 Mar 2016

Modded Server-Rack Display with Some Interpretations of Imagery from NSA MYSTIC, FOXACID, QUANTUMTHEORY, and Other SSO/TAO Slides

Simon Denny: Secret Power

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Untitled. From &#39;The object series&#39;

Alexis Hunter: The model’s revenge

09 Sep 2016 -

Max Gimblett, &lt;EM&gt;Remembrance&lt;/EM&gt;, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and The Friends of St David’s Trust

The Art of Remembrance

16 Mar 2016 - 07 Aug 2016

Untitled #6. From the portfolio: 10 Screenprints

Maori minimalism and international influence - Te Ao Hou | Modern Maori Art

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Knowledge on a beam of starlight (panel 1)

Kerry Ann Lee: Knowledge on a beam of starlight

22 Aug 2014 - Mar 2016

Untitled

The Anzac print portfolio

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 Flower dish

Walter Cook: A collector's quest

21 Jul 2012 - 06 Mar 2016

Portrait taken amongst kauri gum diggers, Te Papa

Adorned | Whakarakei

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Milford Sound, cascade from Mitre

New Zealand Photography Collected

06 Nov 2015 - 07 Aug 2016

Bluescape

John Drawbridge: Oceanscapes

02 Jul 2015 - 02 Nov 2015

View of Mt Egmont, Taranaki, New Zealand, taken from New Plymouth, with Maoris driving off settlers’ cattle

Unsettling

06 Nov 2015 - 17 Jan 2016

Matt Pine, &lt;em&gt;Placement Projects: revisited&lt;/em&gt;, 2016. Photograph by Mike O&#39;Neill. Te Papa

Matt Pine: Placement Projects revisited

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Up in the sky #11

Filmic imaginaries: Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt

16 Aug 2016 -

Sataua, Savai&#39;i, Western Samoa, 1982. From the series: Polynesia here and there

Glenn Jowitt: Photographing the Pacific

02 Apr 2015 - 02 Nov 2015

Elongation. From the series: House Alterations

Open Home: Contemporary New Zealand artists explore home life

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Wanker

Splash! Four contemporary New Zealand paintings

02 Apr 2015 - 26 Oct 2015

The first view of the valley, Yosemite, from the Mariposa Trail

Carleton Watkins

06 Nov 2015 - 28 Aug 2016

Fay and Jane Birkinshaw

New Visions, New Zealand

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The painted dream garden

Two Artists: Emily Karaka & Shona Rapira Davies

02 Apr 2015 - 18 Oct 2015

The Terraces

Framing the View

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T&#239;vaevae ta’&#246;rei pepe e pua kaute (quilt with butterfly and hibiscus pattern)

Tivaevae: Out of the glory box

02 Apr 2015 - 11 Oct 2015

Santo Stefano, Capri

Louis Rosenberg: Etched into memory

02 Apr 2015 - 18 Oct 2015

Nopera Te Ngiha

Ngati Toa Rangatira: He iti whetu | Ngati Toa portraits

02 Apr 2015 - 31 Jul 2016

Helen Hitchings holding a carved wooden cat

The Gallery of Helen Hitchings

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T&#228; Moko panel

Kanohi Kitea | Maori & Pacific Encounters

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river

Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai

22 Mar 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Figures in landscape

Emblems of Identity

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

Charger

Being Modern

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

Te Kooti at Ruatahuna

Te Ao Hou | Modern Maori Art

02 Apr 2015 - 31 Jul 2016

Winter in Quebec

Collecting Modern

22 Aug 2014 - 18 Oct 2015

Boy Am I Scarred Eh

Peter Robinson: Retorts & comebacks

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

The dinner party

Framing the Museum

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Waharoa (gateway)

Art throughout Te Papa

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&quot;Un Grime&quot; Musique de Ravel (An Actor)

Natalia Goncharova: A visual radical

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Daylight flotsam Venice

Bill Culbert in Venice

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

Martha Graham - &#39;Ekstasis&#39;

Anonymous Bodies

22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

I was born in the Pacific Equinox

Contemporary Pacific Art

Nov 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

A grain of wheat

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943–2014)

19 Oct 2014 - 23 Nov 2014

The giant stride

Speed and Colour: British linocuts of the 1930s

01 Feb 2014 - 15 Jun 2014

Land List

Meridian Lines: Contemporary art from New Zealand

21 Sep 2013 - 25 May 2014

The marriage at Cana

Winifred Knights: The Marriage at Cana

12 May 2014 - 20 Jul 2014

The living room (The &#39;great living room&#39; with open timber roof. The dining room to left. The great table 5&#39; 6 x 9&#39; with top cut from a single rimu log originally 6&#39; through. The bay window looks across the Bight to Egmont in the distance - A view seldom equalled)

Letting Us In

18 Jan 2014 - 20 Jul 2014

Marken funeral barge

Petrus van der Velden: Art of two halves

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

This is the Trekka

Michael Stevenson: This is the Trekka

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Poster for &#39;James K. Baxter Festival 1973: Four Plays&#39;

Walk with Me

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Bangle

Bone Stone Shell

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Autumn mist

Art of the 20th Century

29 Mar 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Light Fall

Bill Culbert's Light Fall

22 Aug 2014 - 19 Oct 2014

Lake Matheson, Westland

Brian Brake: Lens on the World

14 Dec 2011 - 20 Jul 2014

Te Papa poster no. 22

Artist Project: Andrew McLeod

29 Mar 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Shi Lu Painting a lotus flower

Shi Lu: A revolution in paint

21 Mar 2014 - 22 Jun 2014

Water lilies in painted pond. From the series: Lower Hutt: two public places

Slight Arrangements

04 Feb 2014 - 12 May 2014

Atua #4

Darryn George: Maori abstraction

Dec 2013 - 03 Feb 2014

Untitled (Textile design no III)

Frances Hodgkins: Textile designs

19 Oct 2013 - 16 Jan 2014

Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan

Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America

13 Jul 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

The girl with flaxen hair

Figures in Light

19 Oct 2013 - 02 Dec 2013

Chester Karnofsky

Warhol Aotearoa

06 Aug 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Blue and green Pacific

Kainga, Whenua, Moana | Home, Land, & Sea

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Orange on black

Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Tawa. From the portfolio: Barry Lett Multiples

Gordon Walters

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Life at Yuwa Dreaming

Gifted: Aboriginal art 1971–2011

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Shadow, New York City. From the portfolio: 15 Photographs by Lee Friedlander

On Looking: International photographs

29 Mar 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

Warhol: Immortal banner image

Warhol: Immortal

01 Jun 2013 - 25 Aug 2013

Churchward Design Bold Print Negative

Joseph Churchward

31 May 2013 - 05 Aug 2013

Emerey Weschlette

Yvonne Todd

29 Mar 2013 - 30 May 2013

Bill Culbert, &lt;EM&gt;Daylight flotsam Venice&lt;/EM&gt; and &lt;EM&gt;Level&lt;/EM&gt;, photograph by Jennifer French, 2013

New Zealand at Venice 2013: Front Door Out Back

29 May 2013 - 24 Nov 2013

Amiens. From the series: The consolation of philosophy: Piko nei te matenga

Remembering the Maori Battalion: Michael Parekowhai

16 Mar 2015 - Jul 2015