Press release from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery
01 May 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Who’s Missing? Tell us who is missing from our national Portrait collection!
For the month of May, the New Zealand Portrait Gallery is looking to the New Zealand public to choose the next portrait we commission for our collection.
“We think the voice of the New Zealand public should play an important part in the development of the gallery and are excited to see who you think should be represented in the national collection; someone whom you believe is expressive of New Zealand’s distinct identity, our culture and traditions” says gallery Director, Gaelen Macdonald.
At the end of the month, guided by the numbers alone a subject will be chosen and we will set about getting a portrait commissioned.
“A subject chosen by the New Zealand public is a great opportunity to see who we as a country see as our leaders, history makers and cultural icons” Macdonald says.
There are several ways to nominate your top three choices:
* EMAIL send your top three to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:%email@example.com?subject=Who’s%20Missing?%20My%20top%20three>
* FACEBOOK leave a comment on our page facebook.com/newzealandportraitgallery<https://www.facebook.com/NewZealandPortraitGallery?ref=hl>
* TWITTER tweet at us @nzportraitgal<https://twitter.com/NZPortraitGal>
* ONSITE fill in an entry form at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront.
“The New Zealand Portrait Gallery is committed to presenting portraits from all cultural and political standpoints, people who have shaped our country and influenced the way we think about ourselves” says Macdonald.
“Our collection is steadily growing as portraits are donated and sponsored.”