Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu (31)

Brent Harris

ISBN: 9781877375576

Authors: Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard, Justin Paton, Brent Harris    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

New Zealand-born artist Brent Harris is a leading, high-profile contemporary artist in Australia. Harris's artworks explore uneasy psychological states and chil...


New Zealand-born artist Brent Harris is a leading, high-profile contemporary artist in Australia. Harris's artworks explore uneasy psychological states and childhood trauma. He uses automatic drawing - a way of working that allows the subconscious to rise to the surface - as his starting point to create grotesque, elegant and immediately engaging works of art. In this beautifully designed catalogue, leading art writers Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard and Justin Paton introduce this remarkable artists to NZ audiences for the first time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 220 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$25.00
14 Blown Kisses

ISBN: 9781877375699

Author: Wayne Youle    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, a...


When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball – and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whakaeke, Ngāti Pākehā) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone. Available in te reo Māori and English.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 125 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2020


$19.90
14 nga tohu aroha ka tukuna (14 Blown Kisses te reo Maori)

ISBN: 9781877375668

Author: Wayne Youle    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, a...


When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball – and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whakaeke, Ngāti Pākehā) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone. Available in te reo Māori and English.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 125 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2020


$19.90
Us V Them Tony de Lautour

ISBN: 9781877375538

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

"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. ...


"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. Writer and curator Peter Vangioni provides and entertaining introduction to the work of one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading artists. Described as "a body of work like nothing else this country has seen", de Lautour's paintings and sculptures over the past thirty years are brought together taking the reader on a journey from the chaos of his early paintings inspired by seedy underground street culture to the careful geometric abstracts of his later major canvases. Includes an interview between de Lautour and fellow artist Peter Robinson.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 212 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2018


$39.99
Little Book of Black

ISBN: 9781877375446

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A beautifully presented little book of artworks that are black in look and sentiment, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Black leather-look cover wi...


A beautifully presented little book of artworks that are black in look and sentiment, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Black leather-look cover with black foil, black page edges and black ribbon


Bind: hardback


Pages: 84


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2017


$19.99
Hellzapoppin'! : The Art of Flying Nun

ISBN: 9781877375705

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork an...


Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from the label’s early years. From rare collectible records and vintage posters to original artworks and paste-up designs, this book explores the art and artists behind some of New Zealand’s favourite bands. Entertaining essays from Peter Vangioni, Kath Webster, Russell Brown and Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd will be interspersed with brief interview-style contributions from some of the people responsible for creating the art of the label. Heavily illustrated, it will feature original artwork for the records and posters, photography from the archives, and rarely seen vinyl releases and posters. The Flying Nun aesthetic was foundational to a generation of impressionable young creators and agitators. By talking to the people responsible, this book will burst a few enduring myths, and maybe start some new ones.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 92


Dimensions: 270 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$39.00
Little Book of The Sea

ISBN: 9781877375453

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A beautifully presented little book of artworks of the sea, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Blue foil, blue page edges and blue ribbon


A beautifully presented little book of artworks of the sea, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Blue foil, blue page edges and blue ribbon


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2017


$19.99
101 Works of Art

ISBN: 9781877375408

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

Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to fee...


Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting, texts are short, personal and insightful. Learn how an artwork was made, what inspired the artist, the secrets behind the frame. See up close the movement of the painter's brushstrokes, the glinting surface of a glass sculpture the almost-hidden detail of a Dutch master. This large, beautifully presented book showcases 101 treasures from its collection – paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Coloured page edges and ribbons match the colours within. And like an origami cherry on top, the patchwork dust jacket opens out then folds back on itself to make a second dust jacket. Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Meehre, 101 was shortlisted for Best Illustrated book and won Best Cover at the 2016 PANZ awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$79.99
Aberhart Starts Here

ISBN: 9781877375491

Authors: Lara Strongman, Laurence Aberhart    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most perceptive artists, Laurence Aberhart is a photographer who makes images of the vanishing past in an accelerating world. It w...


One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most perceptive artists, Laurence Aberhart is a photographer who makes images of the vanishing past in an accelerating world. It was Christchurch where he developed his eye for the scenes that later brought his work to international attention. These early photographs of ordinary suburban houses, abandoned shops, masonic lodges and long-lost fast-food joints - some of them now iconic, others unseen or little know - depict a city and a way of life that no longer exists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 220 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 11-09-2017


$39.99
Meet Me In The Square David Cook

ISBN: 9781877375378

Author: David Cook    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irrepa...


After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding through images the city as he remembered it. The photographs he selected reveal Christchurch in the 1980s - Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns. Meet Me In The Square is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2014


$34.99
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