In this issue of the magazine, we hear from Lara Strongman about the work of Melbourne-based, New Zealand- born artist Brent Harris, who talks about spirituality, good taste, and the appalling moments that result when you accidentally draw an elephant.
We also hear from associate professor of art history at Victoria University Wellington, Peter Brunt, who looks at the process of curating Oceania – the first major exhibition of Oceanic art in the northern hemisphere since 1979. In ‘Caveat Collectors’ Christchurch-based palaeobiologist Richard Holdaway looks at birds, extinction and Bill Hammond. And James Hope, assistant curator at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, looks at Dane Mitchell’s project for the 58th Venice Biennale, Post hoc.
Our pagework comes from Christchurch-based artist Tyne Gordon; Berlin-based dancer and choreographer Lisa Densem supplies our postcard; and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bic Runga selects her favourite work from our collection, choosing a piece by her former art teacher, who she credits with introducing her to a solid creative work ethic.
Dimensions: 265 x 215mm
Imprint: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
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