Murals at Port Chalmers Garrison Hall – public viewing Sunday 12 June

The recently uncovered murals painted as back-drops to an 1892 Japanese Festival in the Port Chalmers Garrison Hall can be seen when the Hall is open to the public between 1.00 and 3.00 pm on Sunday 12 June.

This will be the only public opportunity to see them “in-situ” before they are taken down.

11.6.11 ODT Online: Garrison Hall murals open to public

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4.5.11 Mural find at Garrison Hall, Port Chalmers

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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4 responses to “Murals at Port Chalmers Garrison Hall – public viewing Sunday 12 June

  1. Elizabeth

    The Dunedin City Council, New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Otago Settlers Museum are still deciding on the future of the mural, with a meeting scheduled tomorrow to discuss [architectural conservator] Guy Williams’ research.

    ### ODT Online
    Call to preserve ‘amazing’ mural found in hall
    By Ellie Constantine on Mon, 13 Jun 2011
    The doors to Port Chalmers’ Garrison Hall were opened and floodlights shone on its walls yesterday as 270 people took the opportunity to see a 119-year-old mural inside. It was the first time the public had been invited to see the Japanese-themed mural, created in 1892, since it was discovered beneath hardboard lining in April during demolition work.
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    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Sat, 9 Jul 2011
      Mural in limbo
      The fate of a 119-year-old mural in Port Chalmers’ Garrison Hall will not be known until a report from Te Papa is completed.
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      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Thu, 11 Aug 2011
        Mystery mural to be removed from hall
        By Rebecca Fox
        A decision has been made to take down the mystery mural discovered in the Port Chalmers Garrison Hall. The 20.4m by 3.6m mural was found behind hardboard walls in May during demolition of the hall and it was believed it had been created in 1892 for a Japanese-themed festival.
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        • Elizabeth

          ### ODT Online Sat, 3 Sep 2011
          Mural nearly ready to go to museum
          By Nigel Benson
          What is probably the biggest art conservation project undertaken in New Zealand was wrapped up in Dunedin yesterday. The two 20.4m by 3.6m watercolour-on-linen murals were discovered in May during demolition of Garrison Hall in Port Chalmers, where they had been hidden behind the walls for 100 years.

          “We’re drying them out and putting them on rolls, then they’ll be treated and sent to the [Otago]Settlers Museum,” architectural conservator Guy Williams said yesterday. “Some of it might go to the Port Chalmers Museum. But a final decision on what will happen has still to be made.”

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