The Women of Pumpkin Cottage

Saturday 17 June - Monday 23 October

Celebrate the female artists who painted at Pumpkin Cottage, led by Wellington artist and art teacher James Nairn, in and around the late 1800s. These artists were exploring impressionism, the significant new art movement, which began in Paris in the 1800s.

The women painters were few, and often had to push societal boundaries for the right to have their own practice. Their story is one of strength and determination as they sought the freedom to paint. Featuring the work of Frances Hodgkins, Dorothy Richmond, Mabel Hill, Mary Tripe and Flora Scales, among others.

Image credit: Dorothy Kate Richmond, Still Life With Roses. Watercolour on Paper, Collection of Whirinaki Whare Taonga.

Women of Pumpkin Cottage Talk and Tour

Sunday 20 August | 3.00pm

In conjunction with 'The Women of Pumpkin Cottage,' hear from Te Papa Senior Curator Lizzie Bisley.

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