In this issue of Bulletin we celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Te Puna Waiora: The Distinguished Weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi with Patricia Te Arapo Wallace, who writes about the process of Māori weaving; its decline during nineteenth-century colonisation and its eventual recovery leading to the creation of the Kāhui Whiritoi in 2005. Leading New Zealand photographer Mark Adams, local pottery historian Barry Hancox and Gallery curator Ken Hall discuss Christchurch’s industrial past, and in particular the work of local potter Luke Adams. And poet Bernadette Hall shares some of her memories of her friend and collaborator, artist Joanna Margaret Paul, who is the focus of another substantial exhibition on display, Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room.
We pay tribute to Judith MacFarlane (née Gifford), a much loved and respected mainstay of the Ōtautahi Christchurch arts scene. And taking Reuben Paterson’s The Golden Bearing as a starting point, Jasmine Gallagher examines some of the trees from our collection, looking for meaning and context. We ask a number of artists and creatives for their summer reading recommendations; our My Favourite comes from multidisciplinary artist, producer, educator and researcher Juanita Hepi; and our Pagework is supplied by muralist, painter, illustrator and publisher Xoë Hall
Dimensions: 265 x 215mm
Imprint: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
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