Kōrero: Public and street art

James Turkington's 'Wahine' mural, 1966

James Turkington's 'Wahine' mural, 1966

James Turkington was the most prominent mid-20th-century muralist in New Zealand, but very few of his works survive in the 21st century. His mural 'Wahine' (1966) nearly met a watery end when it sank with the passenger ship of the same name off the Wellington coast in 1968. it was salvaged from the wreck.

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Museum of Wellington City and Sea
Reference: 1972.3.1
Artwork by James Turkington

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public and street art - Murals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/44473/james-turkingtons-wahine-mural-1966 (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014