Exhibition Talk | Leo Bensemann & Friends
April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Doris Lusk, Kathleen Davies (1959), oil on board.
Join Curator Peter Simpson in conversation with Michael Dunn, Emeritus Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.
Michael Dunn studied at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts and the University of Melbourne. He was Dean and Head of the Elam School of Fine Arts and has published books on New Zealand painting and sculpture.
Peter Simpson is the author of “Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933–1953”, telling of the remarkable two decades in Christchurch where the works of a group of extraordinary men and women, artists and writers, redefined the New Zealand’s mid-century cultural life. Curated by Simpson for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington, Leo Bensemann & Friends: Portraiture and The Group exhibits how collectively, this group of artists re-invented the art of portraiture for their time and place, and provided images of their contemporaries which are vividly alive and still speak eloquently to us living in another century.