Story: Perceptions of the landscape

Kelliher Art Show

Kelliher Art Show

These men are standing in the National Art Gallery with entries in the 1957 Kelliher Art Competition. The competition had been set up the previous year ‘to encourage artists to paint the essential character of the New Zealand scene’. It emphasised realistic portrayals of the landscape, and was popular with the public.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Hill Collection (PAColl-4814)
Reference: 1/2-177283; F
Photograph by Morrie Hill

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - Landscape and identity: 1930s–1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007