East and West

10 August – 15 September 1996

During the twentieth century the art of the east and the west has become strongly intertwined.

This exhibition of over 40 prints by European and non-European artists from the Gallery's collection aims to explore and compare these similarities and differences. Works from Japan, USA, Britain, Australia and New Zealand will feature.

The selection will include mostly works made with traditional techniques such as the woodcut, etching, engraving, screen printing and lithography. Although the majority of these works were made during the past three decades, some works from earlier centuries will also be on display, as will some pieces from such well-known artists like James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Arthur Boyd, and Sydney Nolan. East and West will also feature works by leading New Zealand artists.

('East and West', Bulletin, No.103, August/September 1996, p.2)