Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection videos
Victoria University has a New Zealand art collection of more than 500 items. The artworks are on display around all the University campuses for staff, students and visitors to enjoy. Find out more in this introductory video.
Learn more about artworks in the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection.
by Frances Hodgkins
Christina Barton, Director, Adam Art Gallery, talks about Kimmeridge Foreshore by Frances Hodgkins, including the history behind its acquisition for the collection.
Christ driving the money changers from the temple
by Michael Smither
Professor Brad Jackson, Head of the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, explains his personal connection to Michael Smither’s painting Christ driving the money changers from the temple.
Inner Raoul, Tui Lake
by Elizabeth Thomson
In 2011, Wellington artist Elizabeth Thomson was one of nine artists to be invited on a voyage to the Kermadec region—an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trust’s Kermadec campaign. Elizabeth’s 2012 work Inner Raoul, Tui Lake, now installed on the wall outside Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn Library on Level 2, was inspired by this trip.
by Colin McCahon
Gate III by Colin McCahon is one of the largest and most important artworks in the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection. Hear Emeritus Professor Tim Beaglehole talk about his purchase of this painting, which is currently situated in the foyer of Rutherford House.