In this issue of the magazine Hamish Win looks at the tricky subject of anthropomorphism – the attribution of human behaviour onto non-humans – within the context of Wegman’s work. Also in this issue, curator Ken Hall looks at the life and work of two supporting characters from his Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography exhibition – Hokitika photographers John and Alexander Tait. Head curator Lara Strongman talks with artist Julia Morison about the creation of the works for her new exhibition Headcase, and we look at the recent generous gift made to the Gallery by former head of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury, Professor John Simpson.
We also pay tribute to Julie King, who died in December 2018. Julie was well known by many at this Gallery and throughout the art world. Here, she is remembered by many of her former students and colleagues.
Our pagework comes from young local photographer Mitchell Bright, and our Postcard is from our former director Jenny Harper, free-range in Riga. And our My Favourite is from Gallery visitor host supervisor Janet Abbott, who recalls an encounter with the eponymous sitter of Elizabeth Kelly’s Margaret.
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