In this edition of Bulletin Roger Horrocks— writer, film-maker and former assistant to Len Lye— looks at Lye’s wonderful sketchbooks, which are exhibited in Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder. in this show. We also have a wonderful new essay from Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Laurence Simmons, professor of film studies at the University of Auckland, looks at the journey in the context of our new exhibition The Weight of Sunlight, and Rodney Swan, an adjunct academic at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, explores the idea of Matisse’s Jazz as a strategic instrument of cultural resistance in occupied France.
Petrena Fishburn, collection curator at the Aigantighe Art Gallery, profiles the remarkable Barbara Brooke – co-founder of Christchurch’s Brooke Gifford Gallery and editor of the Caxton Press’s short-lived but influential Ascent magazine. And, in support of our Your Hotel Brain exhibition, we examine the nineties arts scene in New Zealand through the eyes of the people who were working at the time. My Favourite is supplied by Rachael King, who finds a family connection in a work by Joanna Margaret Paul. And our Postcard comes from Josephine Rout in London. Pagework is by 2016 Frances Hodgkins Fellow Miranda Parkes. As well as looking forward, in the Year in Review we look back on a range of measures of our success, from books published and attendance at public programmes and events to selected highlights from our new Design Store’s first year of trading.
Oh, and it's got the Ramones on the cover! And Bowie inside, photographed by Laurence Aberhart. Pretty stoked about that really.
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