A MAGICAL COUNTRY, WHERE NATURE MELTING WITH HUMAN CREATIVITY – From Auckland until Dunedin, the creative astonishment in your steps

Golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and world-famous creative people

Among its prominent places, the Abel Tasman National Park, http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/nelson-tasman/places/abel-tasman-national-park/ an unforgettable place that includes several kilometers of golden beaches. One of the most technologically developed countries in the world, New Zealand, is a land rich in natural wonders, long remained unknown to the West. Not only. Here you can also find some magnificent fruits of human creativity. Starting from an art gallery in Auckland, you will learn about a painter’s paintings and the Te Awamutu museum (birthplace of Neil Finn, co-founder of the band Crowded House). You’ll learn about the creative nuances of Rita Angus (a native painter from Hastings), but to see the fruits of her work you’ll have to get to the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington, the city where the poetess Katherine Mansfield was born. Arriving in Dunedin, where the painter Frances Hodgkins and the writer Janet Frame were born, here you can visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Blue Oyster Gallery.

From 1895-96, FRANCES HODHKINS attended Dunedin School of Art. In Europe, she held her first solo show at the Paterson’s Gallery in London in 1907, then moved to Paris in 1908. She spent the rest of her life in Britain, because of World War II, continuing to paint into her seventies. She died in Dorchester, on a May day. Into the Auckland Art Gallery https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/page/the-paintings-and-drawings-by-frances-hodgkins you can discover paintings and drawings by Frances Hodgkins.

Its Te Awamutu Museum has a number of permanent exhibitions, focusing on the history of Te Awamutu. There is also an exhibition focusing on Tim and Neil Finn, brothers of the band Crowded House. Neil Finn was born in Te Awamutu. The town is located 30 km south, south from Auckland and Hamilton, in the North Island of New Zealand. Its main thoroughfare is Alexandra Street. Special restaurants? Located in the heart of Te Awamutu, Fahrenheit Restaurant & Bar http://www.fahrenheitrestaurant.co.nz/Menus you offers a la carte dining for lunch and dinner. The bar also offers a tapas menu to, while the outdoor balcony allows for dining overlooking the main street of Te Awamutu.

Crowded House https://www.crowdedhouse.com/store/ are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn and Australians Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. Later band members included Neil Finn’s brother, Tim Finn, and Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod. As of 2010, the group has sold 10 million albums.

Her paintings are clear and sharply-defined. RITA ANGUS was influenced by Byzantine and cubism art, and also by the English painter Christopher Perkins. One of the most famous of 1936′ paintings is “Cass”, in which she portrayed the bare emptiness of the Canterbury landscape, using forms and unblended colours in a style remiscent of poster art. She was born in Hastings. In the early 1950s she spent time travelling around New Zealand, where she painted her “Central Otago”. During the 1930s and 1940s, RITA ANGUS began exhibiting with the Canterbury Society of Arts. Due in part to her inclusion in national touring exhibitions organised by the Auckland City Art Gallery), interest in her work grew from the late 1950s. After a short period teaching art in Napier, she lived in Christchurch. She entered Sunnyside Mental Hospital and she moved to Wellington in 1955. She continued painting until shortly before her death. In Wellington, at the Museum Te Papa Tongarewa http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/party.aspx?irn=74 you can find works, overview and related information about Rita Angus.

Its oldest building is the 1858 Colonial Cottage in Mount Cook, while the tallest building is the Majestic Centre (on Willis Street at 116 metres high). Wellington it is at the south-western tip of the North Island (between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range). You can discover that this town it is the world’s windiest city. On Cable Street, a modernist building housing the Museum of New Zealand, the Te Papa Tongarewa. The annual children’s Artsplash Festival, here brings together of students from across the region, with music and dance performances and the presentation of visual arts. Among its notable people, you will have the opportunity to discover the poet Katherine Mansfield. KATHERINE MANSFIELD was born in a October day 1888, in Wellington (New Zealand). She moved to Europe as a young woman, where married John Middleton Murry. Later she joined the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man (south of Paris, France). For her, regret was an appalling waste of energy, because can’t build on it, it’s only good for wallowing in. She had much influence on the development of the short story as a form of literature. New Zealand master of the short story, with delicate stories focused upon psychological conflicts that have an obliqueness of narration.

This town is home to Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. Archaeological evidence, points to the area having been inhabited by Māori, prior to the European arrival. Its urban area lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, and Its name comes from Dùn Èideann (the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh). The harbour and hills around Dunedin represent the remnants of an extinct volcano. Dunedin has a public art gallery, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. If you like, there are also several more experimental art spaces (such as the Blue Oyster Gallery, in Dowling Street. On the Writers’ Walk (on the Octagon), you can discover the memorial plaque dedicated to Janet Frame. FRANCES HODGKINS was born in Dunedin, the daughter of a lawyer and amateur painter. As a girl, she and her sister attended a private girls’ secondary school, demonstrating artistic talent early. After attended the Dunedin School, she became an art teacher, earning money to study in England. Between 1908 and about 1928, her subject changed, also continuing to paint people, street and harbour scenes.

Her celebrity derived from her dramatic personal history (as well as her literary career). NENE JANET PATERSON CLUTHA was born in a August day, 1924 in Dunedin (in the south-east of New Zealand’s South Island). She was a New Zealand author (under the name Janet Frame), that wrote novels and poetry. She left New Zealand in late 1956, lived and worked in Europe, with brief sojourns to Ibiza. In an effort to alleviate the ill effects of her years spent in psychiatric hospitals, she began therapy sessions. She died in Dunedin in 2004, shortly after becoming one of the first recipients of the New Zealand “Icon” award.

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