This issue of Bulletin is packed! We feature a short photographic essay that documents the work that went into the installation of Te Rā: The Māori Sail, and some of the people that made it happen. Donna Campbell, who is part of the research group that brought Te Rā to Aotearoa, writes movingly about when she first experienced Te Rā in a storeroom at the British Museum in 2014. Karen Stevenson discusses her extraordinary gift of fifty-seven works by thirty-two contemporary Pacific artists with lead curator Felicity Milburn.
We give some hot tips on looking after textile-based artworks in a domestic setting, and hear from artist Maureen Lander, who with her daughter Kerry is working on a project to digitise her archive. Curatorial assistant Jane Wallace talks to five of the artists involved in our forthcoming summer show Spring Time is Heart-break, and curator Ken Hall looks at a previously unpublished folio of delicate watercolours of Indian birds. Our Pagework comes from Fijian-born artist Natasha Ratuva, whose hand-painted masi works celebrate the connections between Pasifika and Māori culture. Lastly, My Favourite is a sweet and moving reminiscence from the Gallery’s longtime cleaner Amanda Gillard.
Dimensions: 265 x 215mm
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