6 Mar 2018

Solving an art history mystery

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 6 March 2018

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith has been on the trail of New Zealand artist E. Mervyn Taylor's lost or imperilled modernist murals. Both detective and restorer, based at Massey University's College of Creative Arts, Bronwyn is an investigative artist and researcher, and has edited a beautiful new book Wanted - The Search for the Modernist Murals of E.Mervyn Taylor telling the story of 12 his artworks. There's one in Radio New Zealand House, but like many others this mural was rescued from the brink of oblivion.