A Portrait Exhibition by Denise Baynham
This photographic exhibition is the work of artist – Denise Baynham.
The exhibition tells the story of Operation Grapple through the words of the veterans who were there.
Operation Grapple was a series of nuclear tests conducted in the mid-Pacific by the British Government from May 1957 – September 1958.
The New Zealand Government provided assistance by sending a Royal New Zealand Navy survey ship HMNZS Lachlan to survey the two islands that were chosen as the sites for testing, and two frigates: HMNZS Rotoiti and Pukaki to assist during the tests.
The portraits are to honour and recognise the veterans – this is their story.
Opens in the Temporary Gallery Saturday 19th September until mid-January, 2021.
10am – 5pm – 7 days a week.
Please note: The exhibition includes sensitive themes and may not be suitable for young children.