Meet Cap­tain Cook at gallery

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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,

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