This issue of Bulletin features cover artwork created specifically for the magazine by artist Tony de Lautour.
We have a focus on some significant but under-exposed works from our collection, selected by our curators to highlight the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of Aotearoa New Zealand’s decision, after years of political struggle, to grant the right to vote to all adults by extending suffrage to women. We also hear from Sara Devine of New York’s Brooklyn Museum, who looks at the museum’s ASK Brooklyn app and the direct changes that an improved understanding of an institution’s audiences can inspire. Gallery curator Peter Vangioni looks at a rarely seen work by one of this country’s best-known artists— Rita Angus. Gasworks is a new loan to the Gallery, generously made by the family who have owned this key work since the early 1940s. And our senior curator Lara Strongman looks at one of the most popular works in our collection— Petrus van der Velden’s melancholy Dutch funeral procession. Lara talks about our decision to return the painting to the original title given to it by the artist.
Also in this issue, we have an extract from Peter Robinson’s interview with Tony de Lautour, whose US V THEM exhibition opened at the Gallery in early May. This interview is taken from our significant new book on de Lautour, which is available to purchase here. Our Pagework is from photographic artist Andrew Beck, My Favourite is from James Dann, who picks Tony de Lautour’s Underworld 2, and our postcard comes from André Hemer in Vienna.
Dimensions: 265 x 215mm
Imprint: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
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