Devonport Library Associates
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 29th May 2018, 7.00 – 7.30pm, Devonport Library
Book Launch: Tuesday 29th May 2018, 7.30pm onwards, Devonport Library
The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith is an investigative artist and researcher based at the Massey University’s College of Creative Arts.
“Wanted” illuminates the artistic practice of a celebrated Pakeha artist who belonged to a post-war generation focused on establishing a national identity for New Zealand through the creative arts.
The intriguing detective hunt for some of New Zealand’s most significant and evocative public art murals.
Taylor was noted for his engravings and woodcuts. Less well known are his murals. Late in his career, Taylor created twelve of these arresting and beautiful public artworks. Tragically, some have been destroyed, and others presumed lost – until now.
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith is an investigative artist and researcher based at the Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. The search for the murals was spearheaded by her and this has led to the establishment of the New Zealand Mural Heritage website and register, to protect other vulnerable public artworks.
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