Judging Shaw Exhibition


poster.png'Judging Shaw' is a collaboration between the Embassy of Ireland and libraries in Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch & Wellington to mark the 85th Anniversary of the visit by Irish author George Bernard Shaw to New Zealand in 1934.

23 - 29 March @ Rotorua Library

Curated by Irish author Fintan O'Toole, the exhibition contains a unique collection of artefacts, photographs & illustrations. It is a must-see tribute to the Dublin-born recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Learn how Shaw bridges the Victorian era & the contemporary culture of celebrity, and why his carefully cultivated brand, 'GBS', still resonates to this day.

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwrite, author and political activist.  He visited New Zealand for just a month and his visit was closely tracked by the media, so much so that a book was produced afterwards named "What I Said in N.Z. The Newspaper Utterances of Mr. George Bernard Shaw in New Zealand. March 15th to April 15th, 1934."

Rotorua locals may or may not know that George Bernard Shaw was the person who first called the hot springs area at Tikitere, "Hells Gate" and afterwards this is name by which the area became commonly known.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it
than to consume wealth without producing it."

- From the play Candida, written by George Bernard Shaw.

Page reviewed: 03 Apr 2019 3:25pm