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Thank You Melvin Day

Thank You Melvin Day

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  • Wed 13 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 15 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 16 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 17 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Waikato Museum

This exhibition acknowledges the enormous legacy of Melvin (Pat) Day to the art history of Aotearoa New Zealand.

His long painting career began at the tender age of 11. He went on to become a prolific painter and alongside his peers, Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon and Barry Bates (better known as Billy Apple) featured in the 1961 landmark exhibition of Commonwealth artists at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Day went on to become an educator, inaugural Director of the National Art Gallery in 1968 and then concluded his working life as the Governmental Art Historian.

This exhibition celebrates the life and art of Melvin Day and the gifting of a significant body of his work to the Waikato Museum permanent collection.

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