A rocky start to New Zealand's National Art Gallery
The post Second World War art scene is the canvas for Wellington writer and arts commentator Thomasin Sleigh's new novel, Women in the Field, One and Two. It's set in the London and Wellington of the early 1950s, where we meet London art curator Ruth Bishops. She's been invited to recommend European art for New Zealand's fledgling National Art Gallery to buy. But everything changes is when Ruth meets a woman Russian painter whose work has been overlooked.