The Maritime Museum Foundation Gift

Friday, June 8, 2018

World Oceans Day 2018

The Maritime Museum Foundation recently enabled the acquisition of a selection of works for the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s collection to commemorate Marleene Boyd. Marleene worked as the Museum’s librarian and archivist from 2003 until her passing in 2017. Interested in science, art, conservation and all things maritime, it is fitting that the acquisitioned works were created by artists, who in 2011, travelled to the Kermadec Islands as part of a project supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, an organisation aiming to raise awareness about this area of the South Pacific. Works created from the trip were exhibited in a touring exhibition staged at the Maritime Museum and other venues around the country. The exhibition inspired Marleene to visit the Kermadec Islands on a science expedition in 2016. To support the acquisition, several artists also agreed to kindly gift works.

To acknowledge the acquisition and make a connection back to the earlier exhibition we held a small informal reception at the Martime Museum with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts. It was held on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2018.

List of Artworks

Navigation, Kermadec 2011, Bruce Foster 
John Pule on Raoul Island 2011, Bruce Foster 
Star Navigators 2011, John Pule and Gregory O’Brien
A Crown for the Kermadec King 2011, Gregory O’Brien
A Sextant for the Renavigation of the Kermadec Ridge 2011, Gregory O’Brien
Orange orchard, Raoul Island 2011, Gregory O’Brien
Seismic 1 & 2 2011, Jason O’Hara
The Pacific 2013, John Reynolds
Denham Bay Takeaways 2011, Robin White
PAX 2011, Phil Dadson
Lying in the Dark 2011, Fiona Hall


The Maritime Museum Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts