Albin Martin: Pastoralist

17 May 2019 to 18 Aug 2019
10am-5pm
For more than three decades after emigrating to New Zealand from England in 1851, Albin Martin (b. 1812 d. 1888) was a fixture in the colony’s fledgling art world.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum
Address: 
1 Grantham St., Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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For more than three decades after emigrating to New Zealand from England in 1851, Albin Martin (b. 1812 d. 1888) was a fixture in the colony’s fledgling art world.

Martin achieved renown as both a ‘father of art’ in the greater Auckland region, and as an evocative interpreter of upper North Island landscapes, including Waikato locations. As well as an artist, Martin was also a farmer and briefly a politician. 

This exhibition features a selection of Martin’s oil paintings, watercolours and drawings. It situates his life and art within the context of colonial society and in relation to key contemporaries and mentors.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.

Image: Waikato Landscape, Albin Martin, Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

30 May 2019

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.