120 Anniversary


Happy birthday: Wellington Art Club president Olympia Osborne with club patron Celia Wade-Brown
at the 120th anniversary celebrations.

The Wellington Art Club moved into rare territory last weekend when it celebrated its 120th birthday.
The club celebrated the anniversary as part of its autumn exhibition at its Miramar clubrooms.
As well as showcasing new work from current members, the exhibition displayed historical artwork and scrapbooks that dated back to when the club was started in 1892 by James Nairn.

Club president Olympia Osborne said members were proud of the club's history.

"Its committees and members have worked hard to keep it going and they can be very proud that we're in a financial state that we can keep going. Hopefully it can carry on that way."

Patron and Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown opened the exhibition. She said very few clubs in Wellington had lasted as long.

Ms Wade-Brown was impressed with the autumn exhibition. "It's a showcase of talent. It shows the inspiration that the capital provides," she said.

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