Author(s): Ron Brownson
John Kinder was New Zealand's only 19th century artist who worked with both painting and photography. His achievement in both mediums is considered to be of national significance. With ninety important paintings and photographs by one of the preeminent colonial artists gathered from the key New Zealand collections, John Kinder's New Zealand will be released to coincide with an exhibition (of the same title) at the Auckland Art Gallary. This will be the first exhibition of Kinder's work to comprehensively unite all of his finest watercolours and photographs. It will cover every period of his activity as an artist and will reveal how much of New Zealand he was familiar with. The exhibition will travel to Wellington, Dunedin and Hamilton in 2004, and to Christchurch in 2005.