For a Fair and Equal New Zealand

It’s one of the most famous paintings of the Taranaki land wars but a New Plymouth gallery has been told exhibiting the piece would perpetuate propaganda that encouraged racism against Māori. The prominent oil painting, View of Mt Egmont, Taranaki, New Zealand, taken from New Plymouth, with Maoris (sic) driving off settlers’ cattle, was painted in 1861 by Englishman, William Strutt. It is understood New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is currently in talks with Wellington’s Te Papa, which bought  [ Read More ]

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