Join New Zealand Portrait Gallery for a kōrero between Liz Stringer Curatorial Intern, Karis Evans, and Otago University Professor of History, Angela Wanhalla.

Karis Evans is the curator of Love and Marriage: Images of Romantic Unions from the 1830s to Present. Love and Marriage is an invitation to explore the myriad ways romantic partnerships are defined, expressed, and felt. Drawing together works from photographic archives and art collections, we are asked to consider the differences that exist between cultural norms and lived experiences, testing our assumptions about what defines love in New Zealand.

Angela Wanhalla (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Pākehā) is a professor in the History Programme at the University of Otago. She researches the histories and legacies of colonialism in New Zealand, including the history of interracial marriage, which was the focus of her award-winning book, Matters of the Heart (Auckland University Press, 2013). She also has an interest in histories of material and visual culture and has written on photography in early New Zealand.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about both the exhibition and Angela Wanhalla’s work.


  • Free - Koha appreciated


  • Sat 02 Mar


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

New Zealand Portrait Gallery

  • New Zealand Portrait Gallery
  • Shed 11, 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane
  • Wellington 6011