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Birthday parties: an artist's impression (2nd of 3)

Birthday parties: an artist's impression

Jacqueline Fahey's 1974 painting 'The birthday party' captures the excitement of a children's party – the colourful balloons, paper hats, wrapping paper, toys, sweets and cake – as well as the exhaustion of the adults who organise it.

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Reference: VUW 1986.2
Oil on board by Jacqueline Fahey, 1974

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Birthday rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/38846/birthday-parties-an-artists-impression (accessed 14 November 2018)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013