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    • Juliette Laird, Dreaming of summer 2013, Gdansk; photo by Ewelina Gerke

Pahiatua Children

Documentary on Polish regugees

Documentary "Polish Children of Pahiatua - 70th Reunion" This documentary provides some insights into the background for Juliet Laird's project in Gdańsk in 2013. The artist worked with several members of this Polish community in New Zealand. The film was made during the celebrations of the… Read more
    • Raymond McIntyre, Cityscape with Red Awning, n.d.

Raymond McIntyre (NZ)

Cityscape with Red Awning, n.d.

Once Raymond McIntyre reached London in 1909 and began to immerse himself in the European art world his eyes were opened and his painting took strong and long strides in the direction of the post-impressionist avant-garde. Cityscape with Red Awning has all the confidence and informal… Read more
    • Raymond McIntyre, Asters, n.d.

Raymond McIntyre (NZ)

Asters, n.d. (ca. pre-1909)

Asters is really a study of light. Even though the objects depicted – vase, flowers, table-top and wall – are rendered with a luscious impasto materiality, looking closely it is possible to see that McIntyre’s real love here is for the chromatic quality of light. Notice… Read more
    • Colin McCahon, Urewera no. 8, February 1969 (with verso)

Colin McCahon (NZ)

Uruwera 8 (Urewera), 1969

In 1968 Colin McCahon (1919-1987) and his wife Anne were driving along highway 38 past Lake Waikaremoana and through the Urewera ranges. The small series of Urewera paintings of the following year are the artist’s attempt to analyse the thrill and terror he experienced on that… Read more
    • Bill Hammond, Art Lover 3, 1997
    • Bill Hammond, Waiting for Buller, 1994
    • Bill Hammond, All Along the Heaphy Highway, 1999
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Bill Hammond (NZ)

Art Lover 3, 1997

Since 1991 when Bill Hammond (b.1947) repatriated the bird spirits from the Southern Oceans to the Mainland the ominous nature of an Avian waiting pervades his work. Whether passively as in Waiting for Buller (1994) (see below) where preserved birds are draped across a table; or… Read more
    • Toss Woollaston, The Hohonu 1965

Toss Woollaston (NZ)

The Hohonu, 1965

Woollaston’s path to the vigorously compressed space of The Hohonu is a journey of artistic discovery that begins with his first “excited” childhood glimpse of Paul Cézanne’s post-impressionism. Recalling the importance of this moment in 1988 Toss Woollaston (1910-1998) said “for some reason I couldn’t stop… Read more
    • Garth Tapper, The Racecourse, 1976

Garth Tapper (NZ)

Racecourse, 1976

Languid. An antipodean exhaustion – half pleasure, half resignation. The variety of haptic and emotional sensations conveyed by this painting are exquisitely nuanced given the strident tonal, colour and shape contrasts. Garth Tapper (1927-1999) was a master of the gestures of every part of the body.… Read more

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