The Gallery has an ambitious publishing programme, producing an award-winning range of excellent quality books as well as Bulletin, our quarterly magazine.
Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky
Due for release in mid 2013, The Hanging Sky is a spectacular new publication on the recent work of acclaimed New Zealand artist Shane Cotton. This much-anticipated book features contributions by Justin Paton, Eliot Weinberger, Geraldine Barlow and Robert Leonard, and accompanies a major touring exhibition that has been seen at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane and Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW. Later this year it will be seen at City Gallery Wellington.
Shortlisted at the Publishers Association of New Zealand 2012 Book Awards, the judges said of this stylish little book: "It’s great to see such typographic brio, not to mention the ingenious use of paper stocks and exposed, stitched spine. The exhibition theme ‘De-building’ is perfectly expressed in this exquisite use of materials."
From award-winning author and curator Justin Paton, the De-Building handbook features 14 remarkable artists who draw attention to – and inspiration from – spaces that are usually behind the scenes. Designed by Peter Bray to accompany the exhibition of the same name, which opened on 5 February 2011, just weeks before the Gallery closed due to the major earthquake on 22 February. You can buy it online here.
• $20 • 108 pages • hardcover • installation photographs of the exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery
Van der Velden: Otira
Petrus van der Velden is one of New Zealand's keystone artists, and this sumptuous publication brings together his ground-breaking Otira series. It features essays by Peter Vangioni and Dieuwertje Dekkers, and an introduction by Rodney Wilson, exploring the fascination his 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. Available now at the Gallery Shop.
• $49.99 • 96 pages • hardcover with dust jacket
Andrew Drummond: Observation / Action / Reflection
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. Buy it here.
• $89.99 • 208 pages • hardcover
Bulletin is an award winning, image-rich publication with an in-depth focus on current issues in art. Keep up to date with the Gallery's exhibitions and events. Buy it online at the Gallery Shop, or read back issues here.
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