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Felicity Milburn

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Hand-washing

Hand-washing

As we all know, one of the best ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is washing our hands. For the last week or so, our wonderful librarian Tim Jones supplied all the bathrooms at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū with poems by New Zealand poets to make the recommended 2-minute handwashing sessions pass a little more bearably.

Now we are all working from home, we'll try to keep this going, starting with a reading of On First Looking into Chapman's Homer by John Keats, the poem behind Michael Parekowhai's sculpture. Tim himself is the reader.

Press play and start washing.

Exhibition

Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania

Experience the Gallery’s collection from the perspective of our place in Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean.

Commentary
Power and Possibility

Power and Possibility

Jonathan Jones, art critic for the Guardian newspaper, described it as “a spectacle that displays the power and mystery of our planet”. Made more than forty years ago, Walter De Maria’s 1977 sculpture The Lightning Field remains one of the world’s most ambitious manifestations of light-based art.

Exhibition

Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art

Crisp autumns, icy winters, blossom-filled springs and scorching summers.

Commentary
Her Own London

Her Own London

I laughed at your note. Our packing was not done until the last minute of the 11th hour, and when we at last got onto the train we could only think how lovely it was to do nothing and think about nothing. However, by now we realise we are really going to England. After 17 days at sea, out of sight of land, N.Z. seems as if it was in another universe.

Exhibition

Wheriko - Brilliant!

Artists play with shadow and light, transforming the familiar into the extraordinary.

Exhibition

We Do This

A recharged contemporary hang to mark 125 years of women’s suffrage.

Notes
Portobello Settee by Jacqueline Fahey

Portobello Settee by Jacqueline Fahey

This article first appeared in The Press on 19 January 2018 as 'A settee with hidden depths'.

Exhibition

Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads

Delightful observations of character and place, from rural Canterbury to bustling 1950s London.

Notes
Continuous positive I by Shannon Williamson

Continuous positive I by Shannon Williamson

This article first appeared as 'A delicate look at how the body works' in The Press on 27 November 2017.

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