Above the Long White Cloud : Whites Aviation Ltd

Above the Long White Cloud : Whites Aviation Ltd

In 1945 Leo White combined his love of photography and flying to establish Whites Aviation, a company that went on to change the way many New Zealanders saw the land in which they lived. Through publications, and most importantly, the hand-coloured photographs that hung in homes and businesses around the country, Whites Aviation helped to shape the look of postwar New Zealand. This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the New Zealand Museum of the Everyday, explores the commercial success, technological innovation and photographic artistry of Whites Aviation, and considers its impact on the New Zealand home of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Join us for a talk from co-curator and collector Christine Fernyhough, New Zealand Museum of the Everyday. Christine will talk about her collection, acquired over thirty years of collecting as well as the legacy of the iconic Whites Aviation Ltd.


Developed by the New Zealand Museum of the Everyday and toured by the Millennium Public Art Gallery.
Image credit: The Living Room, installation view, Millenium Art Gallery 2018

9 June 2018 to 22 July 2018
Forrester Gallery