• Mark Adams

With Auckland moving to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday, 12 August, this exhibition will be closed until further notice.

Mark Adams photographs of Clandon Park in Surrey, featuring New Zealand’s most significant taonga outside of its shores, the whare Hinemihi, have taken on even more importance since the devastating fire of Clandon House in 2015.

His documentation of the Palladian mansion and its New Zealand collections prior to the fire can now be considered taonga also. Adams has editioned his photographs taken in 1999 into a rich and thought provoking series.

The dramatic history of Hinemihi and her place within the narrative of New Zealand is revisited in the new context of the demise and rebuilding of a historic house. Hinemihi not only survived the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera, it’s journey to Surrey, two world wars but also the inferno at Clandon Park. These photographs are of something that has passed away and something that is about to set off on another of its travels.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm


  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021