Story: New Zealand culture overseas

Expo 70: Roy Cowan mural (2nd of 2)

Expo 70: Roy Cowan mural

Potter, printmaker and artist Roy Cowan created a massive ceramic mural for Expo 70 in Osaka, depicting New Zealand's place in the world and its links with Japan. The ambitious work was made up of 8,000 individual tiles.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1969/4846

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'New Zealand culture overseas - Art, craft and design', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014