New Zealand National Airways

Also known as:

  • National Airways Corporation (NAC)

"New Zealand National Airways Corporation, popularly known as NAC, was the national domestic airline of New Zealand from 1947 until 1978 when it amalgamated with New Zealand's international airline, Air New Zealand. The airline was headquartered in Wellington." (wikipedia)

As befitted the aspirational nature of aviation travel in the mid-Twentieth Century, NAC commissioned a number of artworks for their premises throughout Aotearoa. These works often referenced birds, Modernism and progress.

See also:

Patrick Leeming, ‘Flight’ (c.1970), Aurora Centre, CBD, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022