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    • Guerrilla sculpture in Wellington commemorating NZ WWI conscientious objectors (anonymous); photo courtesy of Peace Action Wellington

Guerrilla sculpture

WWI conscientious objectors remembered

Guerrilla sculptors took to Wellington's waterfront area in April 2016 at the time of the annual ANZAC Day commemorations with an action aimed at commemorating New Zealand's World War I conscientious objectors, including Archie Baxter, who were vilified and brutalised by the New Zealand military.… Read more
    • Entre Islas 2016 Poster (A4_Web_55%)
    • Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Simon Ward, Destination Pioneer City (2012), Video, 6’20”; still image courtesy of the artists
    • Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Simon Ward, Destination Pioneer City (2012), Video, 6’20”; image courtesy of the artists
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NZ at Entre Islas (2016)

"Destination Pioneer City" by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith & Simon Ward selected for International Video Art Festival

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Simon Ward's Destination Pioneer City (2012) selected for 2016 International Video Art Festival Entre Islas / Between Islands Destination Pioneer City (2012) is a video made by New Zealand artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith in collaboration with film-maker Simon Ward and commissioned by CoLab (AUT… Read more
    • 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

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