Kōrero: Exhibitions and world’s fairs

Wallpaper design from the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition, Wellington, 1885

Wallpaper design from the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition, Wellington, 1885

This design won first prize for Isabel Hodgkins (sister of painter Frances Hodgkins) at the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition held in Wellington in 1885. Her design is a fine example of art nouveau style, which was becoming fashionable at this time. The exhibition was held in a large Lambton Quay building from 1 August to 31 October, and attracted 133,000 visitors.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-018-019
Watercolour by Isabel Jane Hodgkins

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Exhibitions and world’s fairs - New Zealand exhibitions, 1865 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/45429/wallpaper-design-from-the-new-zealand-industrial-exhibition-wellington-1885 (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014