Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu (28)

Eileen Mayo Nature Art and Poetry

ISBN: 9781877375552

Authors: Peter Vangioni, Jillian Cassidy    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Calling on the natural world around her for inspiration, Eileen Mayo’s extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of Britain’s for...


Calling on the natural world around her for inspiration, Eileen Mayo’s extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of Britain’s foremost print artists in 1930s London, where she exhibited alongside the likes of Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power. Mayo left it all behind when, in 1953, she abandoned London for Sydney then Christchurch, each move generating a new body of work. This is the first substantial publication on Mayo, publishing for the first time many of her exquisite neo-romantic wood engravings, prints, designs and book illustrations that continue to enthral and delight audiences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 205 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2019


$34.99
Everywhere Instantly

ISBN: 9781877375170

Author: Justin Paton    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

At a moment when much has been said about the possibilities of video and new media art, Crooks simultaneously takes us back to cinema's origins in the time-and-...


At a moment when much has been said about the possibilities of video and new media art, Crooks simultaneously takes us back to cinema's origins in the time-and-motion experiments of Marey and the Lumiere brothers, and propels video art forward into exciting new territory. Author Justin paton describes how Crook's works seem to carry us through space and time in multiple directions at once.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 90


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$19.99
Bad Hair Day

ISBN: 9781877357439

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A 'bad hair day' is one when your hair won't behave itself, or when everything seems to go wrong. This eccentric little book of pictures investigates the changi...


A 'bad hair day' is one when your hair won't behave itself, or when everything seems to go wrong. This eccentric little book of pictures investigates the changing expressions of hair, and includes historical paintings and prints, contemporary sculpture, videos, a wig-and Christchurch Art Gallery's oldest treasure, a 2500-year-old Egyptian portrait.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 168 x 220 mm


$14.99
Shane Cotton - The Hanging Sky

ISBN: 9781877375255

Author: Justin Paton    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

For twenty years, Shane Cotton has been one of New Zealand's most acclaimed painters. His works of the 1990s played a pivotal part in that decade's debates abou...


For twenty years, Shane Cotton has been one of New Zealand's most acclaimed painters. His works of the 1990s played a pivotal part in that decade's debates about place, belonging, and bicultural identity. In the 2000s, however, Cotton headed in a spectacular and unexpected new direction: skywards. Employing a sombre new palette of blue and black, he painted the first in what would become a major series of skyscapes vast, nocturnal spaces where birds speed and plummet. New York poet Eliot Weinberger meditates on Cotton's 'ghosts of birds'. Justin Paton plots his own encounters with Cotton's work, across six years in which the artist was 'finding space'. Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow confronts the haunting role of toi moko tattooed Maori heads in the paintings and in her own past. Meanwhile, IMA Director Robert Leonard argues that Cotton is a cultural surrealist exploring 'the treachery of images'.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 300 x 395 mm


$49.99
De-Building

ISBN: 9781877375248

Author: Justin Paton    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

There's a moment in the life of all exibitions that public galleries usually hide from their audiences - when a show ends, the doors close and the 'de-build' be...


There's a moment in the life of all exibitions that public galleries usually hide from their audiences - when a show ends, the doors close and the 'de-build' begins. From award-winning author and curator Justin Paton, this stylish little book features fourteen remarkable artists who draw attention to – and inspiration from – spaces that are usually behind the scenes. Winner of the Judges Special Award at the 2012 Museums Austalia Design and Pubilcation Awards. Higly Commended, PANZ Book Awards 2012 Mary Egan Award for Best Typography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 108


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


$19.99
Van Der Velden: Otira

ISBN: 9781877375231

Authors: Peter Vangioni, Dieuwertje Dekkers    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A sumptuous book on the ground-breaking Otira works by Petrus van der Velden, one of New Zealand's keystone artists. This beautifully presented book features es...


A sumptuous book on the ground-breaking Otira works by Petrus van der Velden, one of New Zealand's keystone artists. This beautifully presented book features essays by Peter Vangioni and Dieuwertje Dekkers, and an introduction by Rodney Wilson, exploring the fascination van der Velden's Otira works continue to exert on art lovers and artists. Designed by award-winning designer Aaron Beehre, this richly illustrated publication is a long overdue addition to the scholarship on a truly international artist.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 245 x 265 mm


$29.99
Andrew Drummond: Observation / Action / Reflection

ISBN: 9781877375194

Authors: Jennifer Hay, John Finlay, Bruce Barber, Peter Leech, Pamela Hansford    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A spectacular book on an exceptional artist whose uncompromising perspective and artistic energy have led him to the forefront of art in New Zealand. Includes e...


A spectacular book on an exceptional artist whose uncompromising perspective and artistic energy have led him to the forefront of art in New Zealand. Includes essays by Jennifer Hay, Peter Leech, Bruce Barber and Pamela Hansford, and an interview with the artist by John Finlay. Designed by award-winning designer Neil Pardington, it features photographs of the most significant works from Drummond's career, including performances and public and private commissions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 225 x 265 mm


$49.99
Seraphine Pick

ISBN: 9781877375187

Authors: Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Séraphine Pick’s original and imaginative practice has made her one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded painters. From the spectral dresses, leaky baths ...


Séraphine Pick’s original and imaginative practice has made her one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded painters. From the spectral dresses, leaky baths and teetering suitcases of the 1990s to the psychologically charged dreamscapes of more recent years, this book brings together more than a hundred works made between 1994 and 2009. This richly illustrated publication features essays by Felicity Milburn and Lara Strongman, an interview by Sally Blundell, a short story by Elizabeth Knox, and texts responding to individual works of art by Jonathan Bywater, Felicity Milburn, Allan Smith and Andrew Paul Wood.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 245 x 285 mm


$49.99
Et Al: that's obvious! that's right! that's true!

ISBN: 9781877375217

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Critical remarks on the National Question, recent events and the state of the world: commentary and movements. The collective et al has exibited widely both he...


Critical remarks on the National Question, recent events and the state of the world: commentary and movements. The collective et al has exibited widely both here in New Zealand and around the world, including representing New Zealand at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This fascinating book is an extension of their work, and explores aspects of superfiction as conceptual and visual artworks.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 140 x 207 mm


$19.48
The Vault: Neil Pardington

ISBN: 9781877375200

Authors: Ken Hall, Lara Strongman, Anna-Marie White    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington bring to light fascinating hidden collec...


Working behind the scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington bring to light fascinating hidden collection storage spaces that are normally closed to the public. Texts by Ken Hall and Anna-Marie White and an interview by Lara Strongman.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


$29.99
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