• Margot Philips

Fleeing her birthplace, German Jewish artist Margot Philips (1902 –1988) found refuge in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1938. Through lush Waikato farmland and parched South Island hills, Margot discovered the means to express her distinctive post-war vision: plateau jut upwards while fields ripple like water, creating an expansive landwithout end.

This survey exhibition includes landscapes from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Chartwell Collection at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and the Fletcher Trust Collection, Tāmaki Makaurau, alongside works from Waikato Museum’s own extensive collection.‘Of This Place’ offers a rare opportunity to see the breadth of this exceptional Waikato artist’s career, and through her works, to experience this place which she came to call home.

Opening Hours

  • Open 7 Days
  • Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
  • New Zealand