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May Day by Fred Roe

May Day by Fred Roe

 This article first appeared in The Press as 'The whole is less than the sum of painting's various parts' on 22 September 2016

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Normal service resumes

Normal service resumes

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Chaliapin

Chaliapin

In our leatest exhibition Bad Hair Day there is a caricature of the singer Chaliapin in the role of Don Quixote. Chaliapin visited New Zealand in 1926 but it seems likely that this drawing originates with the film Don Quixote, directed by Georg Pabst, in which Chaliapin starred.

This film opened in Christchurch in September 1934

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Innocence by Evelyn Haig

Innocence by Evelyn Haig

This article first appeared as 'Sweet portrait belies tough protestor's tragic tale' in The Press on 24 May 2016.

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On the level

On the level

A chilly trip to the mountains to identify Ivy Fife's level crossing

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'The Reid Children Aggie, Constance, Stewart, Douglas, Egerton  by John Horsburgh

'The Reid Children Aggie, Constance, Stewart, Douglas, Egerton  by John Horsburgh

This article first appeared as 'Mystery of portrait' in The Press, 9 March 2016.

 

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Martin Creed

Martin Creed

We were delighted to have Martin Creed in town last Sunday - talking, singing, playing the guitar...

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A page from Eunuchi by Badius and Trechsel

A page from Eunuchi by Badius and Trechsel

This article first appeared as 'From scrap to centre stage' in The Press on 8 September 2015.

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Reflections on riches

Reflections on riches

While the Gallery may be closed, our archive collections continue to develop. As I write, three aspects of managing an archive are happening simultaneously. We are adding new material, cataloguing it, and assisting a researcher to use the archive. All the challenges and pleasures of archive management are on the table.

 

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Te Wiki o te reo Māori

Te Wiki o te reo Māori

Curator Nathan Pohio has been asking Māori artists how te reo affects them and their work

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