The National Basement
Emil McAvoy
Old Government House
University of Auckland
27 July – 22 September 2020

Visiting the exhibition:

The exhibition is staged across the foyer and member’s lounge of Old Government House at the University of Auckland’s city campus. These rooms on the ground floor are for staff, PhD students and visitors to eat, drink and converse. They are open to the public 8am – 7pm Monday – Friday, and there is also a cafe onsite.

The exhibition opening celebration is 5-7pm Wednesday 5 August. All welcome.


This exhibition is an outcome of the Archives New Zealand 50th Anniversary Scholarship and further developed by a University of Auckland Postgraduate Summer Research Scholarship. The artist acknowledges the support of Archives New Zealand, University of Auckland, City Gallery Wellington, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, and all the individuals who have contributed to its realisation.

Image above:

AAQT6401-A51176, published with permission, Archives New Zealand, The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua.