According to film director Shirley Horrocks, “[Tom] wanted to reach people in a different way. It was quite different to the heaviness and darkness of the New Zealand art at the time. But there was seriousness beneath the humour.”
The Open Collection series extends the Govett-Brewster’s Ministry of Education funded Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programming. Taranaki art and art history educators are invited to reach into the Govett-Brewster Collection to develop an exhibition that enables teaching and learning for secondary school students within a gallery context. Students can have close encounters with artworks important for the understanding of New Zealand contemporary art.
Curated by Carolyn Matuku and Mary Porteous, art teachers at New Plymouth Boys' High School
Ka tītokona e Open Collections te hōtaka takiwā wheako i waho o te akomanga (LEOTC) a Govett-Brewster, nā Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga i utu. Ko te whakaaro ia kia toro mai ngā hītōria me ngā kaiwhakairi toi o Taranaki ki te kohinga taonga o Govett-Brewster, ā, ka tāreia tētehi whakaaturanga e āhei ai ngā wānanga te tū ki te whakaako i ngā tauira o ngā kura tuarua, ki rō whare whakairi toi. Ka piripono ake te tauira ki ngā mahi toi matua e mārama ai rātou ki ngā toi o muri nei o Aotearoa.
I whakaritea e Carolyn Matuku rāua ko Mary Porteous, nō Te Kura Tamatāne o Ngāmotu.