This changing display of artwork highlights the gems in the Tauranga Art Gallery Collection. Curated by our Registrar and selected by staff members and people from the community, this project provides an opportunity to see some of the collection and find out a little bit more about individual artworks.
Until May 1, 2016.
Born in Kāwhia, Mrs Ireland moved to Rotorua newly married in the 1940’s and became one of the longest practising artists in the Bay of Plenty region. Her works demonstrate an interest in colour and arrangement, and also Ireland’s love of the New Zealand landscape. The subject of the painting, the Utuhina Stream, runs through Ōhinemutu in Rotorua and is today a popular fishing spot.
This painting was generously donated to the Tauranga Art Gallery by the artist’s son John Ireland in 2005.