Thursday, 04 June
Art & Object
The Collection of Dame Judith Te Tomairangi O Te Aroha Binney & Sebastian Black
Auction: Thursday 4 June 6.30
ART+OBJECT is proud to be presenting the collection and estate of prominent Auckland couple Dame Judith Te Tomairangi o Te Aroha Binney and Sebastian Black. Binney and Black were both greatly respected academics who had long relationships with The University of Auckland. Black was Deputy Head of the English Department for a number of years whilst Binney was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006 and in 2010 won the NZ Post Book of the Year for Encircled Lands: Te Urewera 1820–1921, a landmark volume considered by many to be the most important book on Maori–Pakeha relations to be published. Tuhoe bestowed upon her the name Te Tomairangi o Te Aroha ( ‘the little rain of love’) in 2009. Binney also served on the boards of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, the Historic Places Trust and Creative New Zealand.