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New Zealand Portrait Gallery Reception

This evening, Dame Patsy and Sir David hosted a reception for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. The Gallery, which has its permanent home at Shed 11 on Wellington’s Waterfront, tells the story of New Zealanders through portraiture. The charitable trust has a collection of portraits on display, and is currently hosting The Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award. Dame Patsy and Sir David had the chance to visit this exhibition earlier in the week; the new Award encourages emerging Māori artists to create a portrait of their tūpuna. From the 128 entries, 40 finalists were displayed at the Portrait Gallery, with the winners selected by prominent artists Sir Derek Lardelli, Lisa Reihana and Kura Te Waru Rewiri.

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Sir David Gascoigne with guests

Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne visit the New Zealand Portrait Gallery

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