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Petrus van der Velden - Otira. 

Petrus van der Velden (1837–1913) arrived in Christchurch from The Netherlands in 1890. He had been associated with the Hague School of realist painters who concentrated on portraying modern life, particularly the life of the poor and downtrodden. In New Zealand, van der Velden made his most enduring contribution as a landscape painter. He was particularly taken by the sublime and powerful landscape of Ōtira Gorge and produced a number of works with this as his subject.

Van der Velden portrays the landscape as wild and untamed, stormy and brooding. The powerful torrents of water represent a work of God untouched by man. Van der Velden’s images of Ōtira Gorge epitomise the sublime style in painting. An exhibition was planned for February 2010 in Christchurch but because of the Canterbury earthquake the exhibition was postponed until late 2010.

Echo Radio spoke with the curator of the Art Gallery in this video.  Video here:

Veteran Service - The Gathering Christchurch New Zealand.

A memorial service for veterans who have served in the Netherlands Armed Forces on the 5th of October 2012 at the Dutch Cultural Centre, Marshlands road, Christchurch New Zealand. Present where His Excellency the ambassador of the Netherlands Mr Arie van der Wiel, Lieutenant Colonel Herman Verhoef, defense attache for Australia and New Zealand and Mr Gerald van Looij, honorary consul for the South Island NZ.  Video here:

Vincent van Gogh - Vincent in Brixton - Court Theatre Christhurch. 

Theo Boekel talks to Sue Rider director of the play Vincent in Brixton, aubout the life of the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.


Vijf en twintig jaar, 25 jaar reclames op Echo Radio, presentatie Yoka Saris & Theo Boekel. Luister hier: MP3



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