In the 1930s and 1950s, New Zealand saw an influx of people escaping Nazism in Europe. The creatives among them helped to shape the arts here, as European modernism came through in the work of writers, photographers, artists and architects.
The work of some of these creatives is showing as part of Strangers Arrive and this is your chance to see such important work that made a big impression on our slice of the art world.
Catch work from photographers like Frank Hofmann and Richard Sharell, artists Theo Schoon, Frederick Ost, Kees Hos and Tom Kreisler, and architects Imi Porsolt and Henry Kulka.
Sitting alongside this work is that of New Zealand born artists James Boswell and Douglas MacDiarmid who spent time in Europe that crucially informed their wok.