Face Time – Por­traits from the Ara­toi Col­lec­tion

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To 12 Au­gust, Ara­toi – Wairarapa Mu­seum of Art and His­tory, Master­ton From Colin McCa­hon’s char­coal- on-pa­per por­trait (1942- 43) of his wife, the artist Anne McCa­hon to 19th- cen­tury tipuna por­traits by Got­tfried Lin­dauer and a con­tem­po­rary etch­ing by Wairarapa artist Stephen All­wood, 40 por­traits sourced from the Ara­toi Col­lec­tion un­der­pin the premise that por­trai­ture de­liv­ers well be­yond the de­pic­tion of phys­i­cal fea­tures to of­fer a portal into a per­son’s place in the world. The di­verse works (span­ning a pe­riod of 200 years) ref­er­ence the pres­ence, sta­tus, eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion, char­ac­ter and mood of their dis­parate sub­jects. ara­toi.org.nz

Stephen All­wood Gi­ant 1981 etch­ing.

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