11 Sep 2020

Art unearthed from prisoners of war brought to NZ

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 11 September 2020

A colourful byproduct of a dark chapter in New Zealand's wartime history has been unearthed by researchers in the form of hundreds of artworks made by prisoners of war brought here during World War II.

A new study of internment camps across New Zealand and Australia has taken a closer look at art made by Japanese prisoners.

Art historian Richard Bullen of the University of Canterbury led the project in New Zealand.

He speaks to Corin Dann.