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Addington railway workshops (1st of 3)

Addington railway workshops

Louise Henderson’s 1930 painting of the Addington railway workshops was in the social realist art tradition, which often had progressive themes and celebrated working people. Here industrious workers construct heavy machinery in a brightly lit and (remarkably) clean shop floor.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Oil painting by Louise Henderson

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - The city in art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010