Set against the park-like garden of Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House in Spring, 'Margaret Stoddart, Garden Scene' reveals a small yet important collection of Stoddart paintings from the University of Canterbury art collection.

A collaboration between Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown Library and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, 'Margaret Stoddart, Garden Scene' highlights the connection between Margaret Stoddart and Kate Sheppard. 

Kate Sheppard briefly attended Canterbury College School of Fine Arts as a day student. Her name appears beneath that of Margaret Stoddart in the Canterbury College School of Art Register in 1882 and 1883. This rarely-seen Roll Book will be displayed alongside the watercolours in the former home of Kate Sheppard.

No charge for exhibition attendance (normal admission charges apply for Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House).

Open hours: Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm.

Photo: Margaret Stoddart, Garden Scene, c. 1890, Watercolour, UC-MacG-121, University of Canterbury Art Collection, Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown Library