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The Garden Party

1 December 2018 - 3 March 2019

Katherine Mansfield is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers, and 'The Garden Party' is one of her most revered short stories. This exhibition includes botanical studies specific to the story’s flora, the now iconic 'Portrait of Katherine Mansfield' by Anne Estelle Rice, and a selection of editions of 'The Garden Party' book, and coincides with the launch of the Mansfield Garden at the Hamilton Gardens. More

The Life and Times of Scarface Claw

25 January - 12 May 2019

Fierce on the outside and soft underneath, Scarface Claw takes centre stage in his very own exhibition. With more than 40 original watercolour illustrations painted by Dame Lynley Dodd, this exhibition showcases Scarface Claw from his first appearance in 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy' (1983) to his latest, and perhaps greatest, 'Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!', an entire book devoted to one of his misadventures. More

Unassuming Vessels: The Artistry of Yixing Zisha Teapots

29 June - 22 September 2019

Tea has played a significant role in Chinese culture for thousands of years. Not only is it a staple beverage, but the manner and means of how it is served are important rituals carried out across Chinese society. Showcasing the collection of Hamiltonian Andrew Chan, this exhibition presents one aspect of Chinese tea culture; the Yixing Zisha teapots. More