Portrait of Fran Wilde, Mayor

Artist
Frizzell, Dick
Date
1997
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Description
Fran Wilde was elected Wellington's first female mayor after resigning from Parliament, where she had been the MP for Wellington Central.

Wilde was responsible for having the 'Absolutely Positively Wellington' slogan adopted as the Council's logo after Wellington newspapers had used it in a successful promotional campaign.

Her mayoralty also saw the completion of the iconic city-to-sea bridge, the first discussion of a new multi-purpose stadium for the city, and more controversially, initial planning for an inner-city bypass.
Media
Oil on oil-compacted chipboard
Measurements
hxw 995 x 795 mm (sight)
Frame: 1220 x 1020 x 50 mm.
Registration number
ART00558

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