|Author:||Mary Bell Thornton|
“Hello my dears, I’m writing this in the train which is stopped at the moment at Salzberg for passport examination. So if the writing becomes erratic, you’ll know I’m on the way again … “
The 1958 travel letters an... read more
When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist.
In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins' footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Sp... read more
A vivid and revealing book published alongside a landmark exhibition focused on one of New Zealand’s most internationally recognised artists, Frances Hodgkins.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth
New Zealand-born Frances Hodgkins (... read more
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
Provides comprehensive illustrated explanations of the author's drawing methods and a detailed account of the author's exploration of the spherical perspective structure of observational drawings.
'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
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
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
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
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