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For Arts Sake - Parliament Art Television (Excerpts) – 1996 Arts/Culture

For Arts Sake - Parliament Art

Television (Excerpts) – 1996 Arts/Culture

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Parliament’s art collection is showcased in this excerpt from the mid 90s arts series. Curator Jane Vial and Parliamentary Services Deputy Manager Beth Bowen are tour guides to some of the paintings and objects making up a then 1000 strong collection, which began in the 1870s. They include gifted works, like a portrait of the first Northern Māori MP Ihaka Te Tai Hakuene, and commissioned works from artists. Artworks are shown from John Drawbridge, Cliff Whiting, Robin Kahukiwa, and Guy Ngan (whose large-scale hangings adorn The Beehive’s Banquet Hall). 

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Carolyn Weston

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Amanda Evans

Producer

It was customary for politicians and their families or states to gift an image of a politician.
– Curator Jane Vial