In 1931 Napier experienced a devastating earthquake and fire that destroyed the central city. Roland Hipkins' work 'Renaissance' (1932) depicts the aftermath: the sprouting tree fern by the ruined cathedral and the new art deco buildings symbolise renewal.
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Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery, Hawke's Bay Museums Trust/Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi collection
Oil on canvas by Roland Hipkins
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