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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 13. 1969.

Artist to speak

Artist to speak

Melvin Day

Melvin Day, the Director of the National Art Gallery, who will talk talk on New Zealand landscape painting in the Memorial Theatre on Tuesday of 1 p.m.

He was appointed director at the and of 1968, and has already made a number of changes which should bring the public into the gallery in increasing numbers.

The exhibition of pop art banners mounted thers recently drew record crows, and he is clearly determined to bring art to the people.

As an artist he is already well known in New Zealand, exhibiting in Wellington and Dunedin and in group shows.

While studying at the Coutauld Institute in London he exhibited at the second Biennale of Commonwealth Abtract Art in 1965, and mounted monwealth Institute Gallery in London and later at Edinburgh in 1944.

There is an exhibition of his paintings on show in the University Library from 20 June onward. He graduated from Victoria in 1961.