Who's who, where's where and what's what in the arts in Nelson.
Description: The imaginary interior monologue of artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), addressing herself as 'you', as she recollects and goes over her life and work. In a fragmented narrative progressing by image and word associations, Jean Fremon gives the reader a sense of fascina... read more
Whose is this voice, addressing the artist Louise Bourgeois as ‘you’? It is the voice of Louise Bourgeois as written by Jean Frémon, a gallerist and writer who knew her and has written this insightful, beautifully written little book, which could be classified as a 'second-person ventril... read more
This Art-tastic activity book has some of the best art you'll ever see in Aotearoa New Zealand. And don't freak out, but you'll probably learn stuff too. By the time you've finished, you'll have your own artists workbook full of artworks that will possibly make you famous at home (if not aro... read more
In SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.
This book documents 50 years of Leo Bensemann's landscape paintings - the first time such a collection has been compiled. It is the culmination of many years spent by Caroline Otto, Leo's daughter, gathering photographs of her father's art and collecting information on... read more
|Reading Level:||Near Fine|
|Awards:||Longlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018 |
New China Eyewitness is the fascinating account of the 1956 visit to the People's Republic of China by a group of prominent New Zealanders - including Roger Duff, James Bertram, Evelyn Page, Angus Ross and Ormond Wilson - and of ho... read more
'Standing among Tony's installation of paintings and painted Coca Cola bottles precariously balanced on a shelf held up by a stick, I was a little freaked out. Tony, the art provocateur, had succeeded in provoking me.' Welcome to the low-brow, high-art world of Tony de Lautour. W... read more
Across millennia, dissent has been an essential ingredient in the development of human civilization, acting as a driving force behind social and political change. In I object, satirist Ian Hislop, along with co-writer Tom Hockenhull, gathers together some 180 objects that peo... read more
Early in his career, New Zealand artist Gavin Hipkins was described by fellow artist Giovanni Intra as a ‘tourist of photography’. This epithet has been used repeatedly by commentators on Hipkins’ work to describe two intertwined aspects of his practice. As art h... read more
The face is not only central to identity, but is also the primary vehicle for human expression, emotion, and character. It signifies intellect and power, is often regarded as a window into the soul, and is the focus of attention when individuals meet. How have different cultures d... read more
Born in Christchurch in 1901, Len Lye was driven by a lifelong passion for motion and energy, and how to represent them in art. He moved to London, where he exhibited with Frances Hodgkins and Henry Moore, and then to New York, where he became renowned as a film-maker and kinet... read more
|Author:||Kushana Bush; Cam McCracken; Lauren Gutsell; Justin Paton; Heather Galbraith; Dunedin Public Art Gallery Staff (Contribution by)|
Kushana Bush inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Her meticulously detailed compositions, multi-ethnic characters and open-ended narratives combine to create a unique visual language. It is an approach that has attracted significant attention for... read more