• Frances Hodgkins
  • Dorothy Richmond
  • Mabel Hill
  • Mary Tripe
  • Flora Scales

Celebrate the female artists who painted at Pumpkin Cottage, led by Wellington artist and art teacher James Nairn, in and around the late 1800s. These artists were exploring impressionism, the significant new art movement, which began in Paris in the 1800s.

The women painters were few, and often had to push societal boundaries for the right to have their own practice. Their story is one of strength and determination as they sought the freedom to paint. Featuring the work of Frances Hodgkins, Dorothy Richmond, Mabel Hill, Mary Tripe and Flora Scales, among others.

Opening Hours

  • Open daily, 9am - 4pm


  • 836 Fergusson Drive
  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington, Upper Hutt CBD