Meet Captain Cook at gallery
Visitors can meet the characters involved in Captain James Cook’s discovery of New Zealand nearly 250 years ago in a special programme being run at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.
It features paintings in the gallery’s new exhibition Tranquillity Disturb’d: A contemporary look at historical New Zealand, which Captain Cook’s voyage and arrival in 1769, his cabin boys – including Young Nick, the first person on his ship the Endeavour to sight land.
Activity cards will introduce visitors to works by Lisa Reihana, Gavin Hurley and Nigel Brown and encourage them to draw, write and question their way through.
‘‘ It’s important to engage children in lots of different ways, through talking, moving, questioning, drawing and writing,’’ said the gallery’s education officer, Ruby Eade.
Tranquillity Disturb’d: A contemporary look at historical New Zealand,