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Tim Walker, renowned curator and champion of the arts, first met Margot Philips in 1986 when as a curator at Waikato Museum, he was developing a small exhibition of her work.

“I was really just seeking information and quotes to accompany each painting. In the end she agreed,” he says. “Quite quickly a beautiful friendship developed – between an elderly artist who had by then stopped painting, and a young curator at the beginning of his career.”

The recordings of these conversations eventually became the book Margot Philips – Her Own World which accompanied the exhibition of the same name at Waikato Museum in 1987 - 1988.

In this public talk, Walker will reflect on Philips’ life and personal journey, as well as the current exhibition of her work, Of This Place: Margot Philips’ Landscapes.

Please note that bookings are encouraged as spaces are limited. Book now.


  • Free - Booking Recommended


  • Sat 16 Sep


  • 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm


  • 1 Grantham Street
  • Kirikiriroa Hamilton
  • Aotearoa New Zealand