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, Peter Vangioni

The Sloping Deck

The Sloping Deck

Although one of the smallest oil paintings in the permanent collection William Wyllie's The Sloping Deck is a powerful and terrifying image of a ship being wrecked on rocks.

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, Ken Hall

'Vase maker General to the Universe'

'Vase maker General to the Universe'

Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795) is England's most famous potter, having through his inexhaustible energy and single-minded pursuit of commerce transformed an old-fashioned craft into a major industry, and seeing his productions reach the great mantelpieces and banqueting tables of Europe and far corners of the globe.

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, Shop staff

Posted

Posted

Don't forget to check the cut-off dates for Christmas post.

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, Peter Vangioni

No Less than everything

No Less than everything

The exhibition No Less Than Everything: The Art and Times of Janet Paul is currently on at the National Library's upstairs gallery in Wellington.

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, Peter Vangioni

Holloway Press 1994-2014

Holloway Press 1994-2014

Last chance to view the Holloway Press exhibition at Central Library Peterborough this week so if you are in the neighbourhood and like beautifully printed, designed and hand-crafted books then make sure you head along. 

 

 

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, Lara Strongman

The return of Ice Cream Charlie

The return of Ice Cream Charlie

One of the most cheerful symbols of Christchurch's long slow impetus towards recovery has been, for me, the return of Ice Cream Charlie to Victoria Square last week.

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, Felicity Milburn

Truth in Rock

Truth in Rock

You can always rely on Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora to tell it how it is.

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, Tim Jones

SPR...

SPR...

Assuming we count the start of spring from the September equinox (and we do, don't we?), today means Spring is half over.

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, Lara Strongman

Parihaka Day

Parihaka Day

On 5 November 1881, following more than a decade of dispute over the confiscation of Te Atiawa land in Taranaki for European settlement, 1,600 government troops entered the prosperous settlement of Parihaka which lay on flat land between the mountain and the sea. The troops encountered 2,500 local people led by spiritual leaders Te Whiti-O-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi, who met the military advance with creative acts of passive resistance including singing, skipping, and the offering of food.

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, Felicity Milburn

Spooky

Spooky

Maybe it's just a Halloween hangover, but there's something strange in the neighbourhood.

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, Jenny Harper

Michael Parekowhai, Chapman’s Homer now at Placemakers Riccarton

Michael Parekowhai, Chapman’s Homer  now at  Placemakers Riccarton

We're pleased and proud to announce that – following a three month stint outside City Council's building on Worcester Boulevard – Christchurch's favourite bull can now be found at Placemakers Riccarton! That may sound a bit unusual, but these are strange times.

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, Tim Jones

Victoria Square

Victoria Square

Here's another bit of Christchurch that's in the news.

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, Tim Jones

Burn!

Burn!

You may have seen the story of the Caravaggio and the chap who is sueing Sotheby's

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, Felicity Milburn

Last call

Last call

It's almost time for us to close Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows

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, Peter Vangioni

TWENTY YEARS, FORTY BOOKS - THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLOWAY PRESS

TWENTY YEARS, FORTY BOOKS - THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLOWAY PRESS

There's a great opportunity to hear Peter Simpson talk about his involvement with one of New Zealand's finest private presses, the Holloway Press, tonight. Peter's talk is being held at the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street at 6:00pm.

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