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Familiar landscape for our new director

Familiar landscape for our new director

Blair Jackson has been appointed the new director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

Supporter
Kate Mayo, Singapore Airlines New Zealand

Kate Mayo, Singapore Airlines New Zealand
Gallery partner

I always admired people who were talented at art, who could tell a story, or sculpt something amazing or make you think or aspire to something else. That’s maybe why I like art – it makes me learn, discover and imagine. I visit galleries in NZ and overseas because they’re representative of the culture of that place …

Exhibition
Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads

Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads

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

Collection
Florence And Harbour Cone
Robin White Florence And Harbour Cone

By the 1970s Robin White had resolved her realist style of painting, which followed in the tradition of Rita Angus. Angus’s Portrait of Betty Curnow played an important part in White’s life, as she recalls the impact it had on her as a child when her mother Florence would take her to the Auckland Art Gallery, both for the powerful solidity of its seated figure and for the precedent Angus set as a female New Zealand artist. Florence and Harbour Cone was completed when Florence came to stay with her daughter on the Otago Peninsula for several weeks, to help about the house and look after the artist’s newborn baby, enabling White to continue to spend time in her studio painting. (1969 Comeback Special 27 August – 6 November 2016)

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Underworld 2 by Tony de Lautour

Underworld 2 by Tony de Lautour

This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017. 

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