A Friendly Twilight: Ted Bracey
Visual Art Exhibition
OPEN 16 Mar - 18 May 2020
Mon-Fri, 9.00AM – 4.00PM
Closed Public Holidays
In 1966 Bracey took up the role of senior lecturer a Hamilton Teachers’ College, based at Hillcrest. He and his young family lived in Cambridge. As a painter he continually drew on the lush landscape of the Waikato. Over several decades he reinterpreted and revisited this subject numerous times.
In 2003, having held roles at universities in Australia and New Zealand, Bracey retired to the Waikato region, settling in Cambridge. He suggested the Waikato town had a ‘friendly twilight’ feel about it. Happy to be back in familiar territory, Bracey continued on his painting journey, once again exploring the immediate, and by now very familiar surrounds. Though Bracey’s oeuvre is broader than his Waikato works; this exhibition’s focus is on the works he made of this region. Penelope Jackson Curator
With thanks to the lenders for making this exhibition possible: Fletcher Trust Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Tauranga Art Gallery Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato