Event Details


Writer Helen Beaglehole will be in conversation with Auckland Art Gallery curator Julia Waite at Te Tuhi. They will discuss Beaglehole's book Light and Reflections: the house and the art in our lives.

Light and Reflections is a story of a home filled with contemporary New Zealand art and the family who collected it over two generations and nearly ninety years. It’s a story that is both quietly domestic and culturally significant – for while much has been written about our leading artists, little has been documented of the lives of their work in private collections and the people who live alongside them. Author Helen Beaglehole and photographer Matthew O’Reilly open the red front door of the Beaglehole home in Messines Road, Karori, and invite readers to experience a singular collection, the fall of light in the rooms and the reflections that arise.

Copies of Light and Reflections: the house and the art in our lives will be available for purchase at the event.


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Sat 27 Jul


  • 11:00 am


  • 21 William Roberts Road
  • Pakuranga
  • Auckland 2010