Peter Vangioni

Artist Profile
Don Peebles: A Free Sense of Order

Don Peebles: A Free Sense of Order

There’s a wonderful film on Don Peebles in the Gallery’s archive that provides a fascinating insight into the artist’s practice. Produced around 1980, it shows Peebles working in his studio and walking through his garden, past the fruit trees to his shed down the back, with an audio interview overdubbed. My favourite scene shows the artist in the shed with a box full of various wooden shapes that he has collected over the years, which he takes out and loosely assembles on a small sheet of plywood – a free sense of order created out of these seemingly random pieces.

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Kauri Landscape by Colin McCahon

Kauri Landscape by Colin McCahon

This article was first published as 'McCahon's brilliant prismatic dance' in The Press, 15 November 2016

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Head of the Waimakariri by Charles Blomfield

Head of the Waimakariri by Charles Blomfield

This article first appeared as 'Mainland inspiration for Blomfield' in The Press on 12 September 2016

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Abstract design by Frank Weitzel

Abstract design by Frank Weitzel

This article first appeared in The Press as A lesser-known Kiwi talent on 22 June 2016.

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The sloping deck by William Wyllie

The sloping deck by William Wyllie

This article first appeared as 'Painting makes up for size in drama' in The Press on 4 April 2016.

Artist interview
Unsung

Unsung

Curator Peter Vangioni talks with Malcolm Riddoch, founder of the Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery in New Regent Street, and artist Bruce Russell.

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Mountains, Cass by Rita Angus

Mountains, Cass by Rita Angus

This article first appeared as 'The wonders of waterolours' in The Press on 11 August 2015.

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Rita Angus by Leo Bensemann

Rita Angus by Leo Bensemann

This article first appeared in The Press as 'Viewing Rita Angus with Leo's eyes' on 26 May 2015

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Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere

Hard to believe two years have already gone by since the passing of Ralph Hotere on 24th February 2013. Unlike many public galleries around the country at the time of his passing Christchurch Art Gallery was frustratingly unable to display any works by Ralph from the collection due to our ongoing closure. 

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Kauri tree landscape by Colin McCahon

Kauri tree landscape by Colin McCahon

This article first appeared as 'Mighty kauris inspired McCahon' in The Press on 10 February 2015.

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