2 May, 1919
Wellington, New Zealand
This was the second iteration of the annual New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Sketch Exhibition. They did not have catalogues until 1932 so no information is recorded as to the entries Flora Scales produced to exhibit. Two artworks are specifically mentioned in reviews, Emery’s Favourite and The Head of a Woman.
One reviewer notes, “This evening at 9.30 o'clock will mark the close of the most successful sketch exhibition, not only artistically but financially, that the Academy of Fine Arts has ever held. Sales of pictures are said to exceed those of the sketch exhibition of 1918, and a substantial increase in the number of visitors has been recorded.” The same article goes on to say, "It may be a fortunate circumstance for the art of this country that our workers and students are so remote from the influence of the Bolshevists in paint—the art anarchists whose defecations are labelled cubism, futurism, vorticism, and synchronism.” – ‘Sketch Exhibition’, Evening Post, 10 May 1919, pg 9