Painting Mauao: Painted images of Mount Maunganui 

 

Mount Maunganui - a tombolo; a rounded landform attached to the mainland by a narrow piece of land - has been portrayed in paint since the earliest Europeans arrived. Its unique form continues to be a source of inspiration for today's artists.

The works selected for this exhibition, including paintings and works on paper, show how the landform has changed over time, especially the amount of vegetation.

 

Works ranging from Brigadier General Robert Carey's 1863 Tauranga Harbour and camp at 64th and 43rd regiments to John McLean's Springheel Jack at Mount Maunganui Trilogy from this year, will be on display.

Sponsors K. D. Kirkby Trust and Guardian Trust, as well as individual and institutional donors have made this exhibition possible.