The Women of Pumpkin Cottage. Maude Burge. Mabel Hill. Dorothy Richmond. Flora Scales. Mary Tripe. Drawing by Curator Chriss McGregor.

The Women of Pumpkin Cottage

Celebrate the female artists who painted at Pumpkin Cottage in and around the late 1800s.

Led by Wellington artist and art teacher James Nairn, these artists were exploring impressionism, the significant new art movement that began in Paris in the 1800s. The women painters were few, and often had to push societal boundaries for the right to have their own practice. Their story is one of strength and determination as they sought the freedom to paint. Featuring the work of Frances Hodgkins, Dorothy Richmond, Mabel Hill, Mary Tripe and Flora Scales, among others.

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836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt


Upper Hutt



Event times

9am-4pm Mon 23 Oct


Whirinaki Whare Taonga

Whirinaki Whare Taonga is a vibrant arts centre where you can to enjoy art, culture, history and entertainment. Five fabulous galleries have a constantly changing programme of exhibitions ranging from the very best New Zealand and international art, to local arts and craft and historical exhibitions, with a special focus on interactive experiences and family friendly activities. It’s the hub for audience engagement and participation in the arts for Upper Hutt with a varied programme of special events, workshops for children, artist talks, and education classes for schools and community activities which vary throughout year.


Phone: 04 527 2168