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Cecil Wood exhibition

25 March 2024

Hawkswood Estate manager's house, 1909, Lyn St John Maingay Architectural Drawings (MB 1424, Ref 80036). Macmillan Brown Library, Ōtautahi, New Zealand.

Drawing Connections - Exlporing the architecture of Cecil Wood

A new exhibition uses the architectural drawings of Cecil Wood to explore the cultural and historical context of Ōtautahi's built environment.

Exploring the architectural legacy of Cecil Wood, this exhibition showcases a selection of superb interwar drawings from the collections of Macmillan Brown Library.

Wood's apprentice, renowned architect Sir Miles Warren, gifted many of the drawings to University of Canterbury's Library Archives. Seldom displayed, these drawings reveal Wood’s artistic skill and architectural evolution.

This exhibition is a partnership between Christchurch City Libraries, University of Canterbury Libraries and the University of Canterbury Art History Department.

At Christchurch's Tūranga from Saturday 9 March to Sunday 19 May.

View some of the drawings via the UC Library Art and Archives database Kā Kohika.

Cecil Wood exhibition poster

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