Bunker Notes is the Gallery's blog, written by some curators, a librarian, an editor, an administrator and anyone else who wants to get involved.
Closed but still on Sale
This week, more great product has been added to our online, pre-Christmas Sale.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Assuming we count the start of spring from the September equinox (and we do, don't we?), today means Spring is half over.
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.
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.
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.