Tonight at 6pm, come along and listen to curator Peter Vangioni present an illustrated lecture on artist and printmaker Eileen Mayo’s life and work. FREE - Philip Carter Family Auditorium. Then come and get your copy of Eileen Mayo: Nature, Art and Poetry in the Design Store. ______ #latenight #theartgallery #publictalk #eileenmayo #art #exhibition #book #bookstagram
Us v Them: Tony de Lautour
Peter Vangioni with Giovanni Intra, Zara Stanhope, Lara Strongman, Alice Tappenden and Peter Robinson
Soft cover with Japanese-style stab binding
Writer and curator Peter Vangioni provides an entertaining introduction to the low-brow, high-art world of Tony de Lautour, one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading artists.
Described as “a body of work like nothing else this country has seen”, de Lautour’s paintings and sculptures over the past thirty years are brought together, taking the reader on a journey from the chaos of his early paintings inspired by seedy underground street culture to the careful geometric abstracts of his later major canvases.
Includes an interview between de Lautour and fellow artist Peter Robinson.
Author: Peter Vangioni with Giovanni Intra, Zara Stanhope, Lara Strongman, Alice Tappenden and Peter Robinson
Pages: 224 with 2 gatefolds
Dimensions: 270 x 212mm
Imprint: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Phone: +64 3 941 7370
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Only one day left to get a special something for Valentine's Day. May we suggest a delicious bottle of Rosé! This is more than just a bottle of wine – it’s one of four limited edition Art Wines, made with love from @Greystonewines and labelled by New Zealand artist, Judy Miller’s, work. All profits go towards the @chchartgallery Foundation to help keep Ōtautahi, Christchurch booming with creativity. So shower you...
Give your Valentine a laugh this week with one of these humerous cards, or treat them to a reproduction print of Wayne Youle's 'Lovers.' _____ #showthelove #valentinesday #sayitwithart #wayneyoule #print #lovers
For all the writers, Pop Art lovers and unicorn fans, have we got the earrings for you! These great designs come as three different sets and are 22 karat gold gilt. ____ #jewellery #earrings #collect #mixandmatch #writing #notepad #popart #warhol #unicorn #rainbow
Eileen Mayo: Nature, Art and Poetry is now open! Come and see the new exhibition and buy the beautiful publication in store. ____ #eileenmayo #art #artist #exhibition #artgallery #new #book #artbook #publication
This is a must have book for followers of Simon Denny's work. 'The Artists Who Will Change the World is a new global map of art that points to the future. Unlike a traditional atlas, its cartography illustrates a world of international artists who may not yet be household names, but who will undoubtedly shape the art of tomorrow..' - Thames & Hudson ______ #art #book #artbook #bookstagram #exhibition #simondenny...
Friends of the Christchurch Art Gallery are invited to celebrate the exhibition opening and book launch for 'Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coat Photography' and 'Eileen Mayo: Nature, Art and Poetry' coming up on Friday 1st February. Just another great reason to be our Friend! Just a friendly reminder that RSVP is due this Friday - firstname.lastname@example.org _____ #nightatthegallery #new #exhibitions #booklaunch #books
Today is the last day to see Luigi Rossini: Le Antichità Romane. A selection of the beautiful etchings are still available as reproduction digital prints for $40, postcards for $2.50 or $25 for a 10 pack online. ______ #rome #italy #antiquity #etching #architecture #luigirossini #exhibition #art #gallery
For the month of January Friends of the Christchurch Art Gallery received 20% off reproduction stills of Steve Carr's work 'Chasing the Light'. Bring in your friend's membership card to receive this special offer. _____ #fireworks #stevecarr #filmstill #photography #instore #specialdeal #art #gallery #exhibition
Make this year extra special with an art calendar! What could be better than having a different painting on your wall very month, and of course, all your important dates in one place. ______ #art #calendar #2019 #sortyourlife
Last minute Christmas shopping? We’re open till 5pm tonight. Who wants to go to the mall when you can shop Gallery-style? We're stocked up with fabulous gifts just in time for Christmas. Pop in, grab a coffee, enjoy an exhibition or two and get your Christmas shopping sorted all in one spot. _____ #designstore #seasonsgreetings
Our jewellery cabinet is full to the brim with inspiring pieces from New Zealand and international designers. Treat your loved one to something different this Christmas. ____ #jewellery #earrings #necklace #pendant #ring #brooch #pin #pounamu #greenstone #gold #silver #bronze
Looking for the perfect present that is a bit different? Come in store and we can help. We would love to be your personal shopper. This Wednesday is our last late night of the year. Both the Gallery and Design Store are open till 9pm. _____ #latenight #shopping #artgallery #christmas #gifts #presents
The perfect art activity book for young people this Christmas! Bold, bright and a little bit bananas, ART-TASTIC gets into the nitty gritty of how to look at, connect with and make art. Aimed at 8–12 year olds with BIG imaginations. Buy in store or online for $29.99. _______ #art #books #childrensbooks #activitiesforkids #education #drawing #puzzles #games
B.194 is the Gallery's award winning magazine. Available in the Design Store for only $10. This issue features cover artwork by artist Jess Johnson and Simon Ward. _______ #art #gallery #magazine #articles #exhibitions #chchartgallery #summerart
Silk scarves makes the perfect summer accessory, especially this beautiful black and white design inspired by Gordon Walter's paintings. ____ #gordonwalters #exhibiton #scarf #silk #fashion #accesories #handmade #blackandwhite
What could be better than art books for Christmas? Check out our range of New Zealand and international publications. They'll look great on the coffee table. ____ #art #books #bookshelf #bookstagram #gift #presents
Stuck with what to get the kids for Christmas? Every child should have a copy of 'Oh Boy' by Stuart Lipshaw and 'Go Girl' by Barbara Else on their bookcase. What could be better than learning about amazing New Zealanders? Featured background is new wrapping paper. _____ #books #childrensbooks #bookish #puffinbooks #ohboy #gogirl #famouswomen #famousmen #christmas #presents
We now have five colours of branded Gallery tote bags, and we’re giving away one with each purchase over $100. Fill them with as much as you can! Otherwise available to purchase for $10. _____ #totebag #shoppingbag #giveaway #bright #accessory #designstore
Throwback to the other week when Jess Johnston paid us a visit. Have you got your hands on the new stickers yet? _____ #jessjohnson #stickers #art #artist #artworks #chchartgallery
Gordon Walters: New Vision has opened! We have everything from silk scarves, cushions, tea towels, tote bags and reproduction prints; as well as the New Vision publication, published by Auckland Art Gallery Toi Tamaki and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. #gordonwalters #newvision #exhibition #chchartgallery #artgallery #art #painting
Jess Johnston sticker are brand new to the Design Store! Mix and match to create your own artwork, decorate your phone, diary, or scooter. They are perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Head over to @chchartgallery to see 'Genetekker Archaic', her new work with Simon Ward on the gallery's bunker and foyer screens. _____ #jessjohnson #simonward #art #nzart #chchartgallery #exhibition #stickers #figures #symbols
The Christchurch Art Gallery's brand new publication has just hit the shelves! ART-TASTIC is an activity book for young people with minty-fresh imaginations. Inside this book you'll find pictures of some of the best you'll ever see in Aotearoa New Zealand. There are activities to do and questions to answer - and by the time you've finished, you'll have your own artist's workbook full of masterpieces that will make you...
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All welcome to the launch of Colours of a Life: The life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid by Anna Cahill, a richly edited biography of one of New Zealand's most accomplished expatriate painters. Signed editions also available! ____ Come along tonight 7.30pm Meet under the stairs Free #douglasmacdiarmid #books #booklaunch #art #painting
Take home a memory from 'Philip Trusttum: Just a Glimpse'. We have a new reproduction print and cards from the works he generously presented to the Gallery. ____ Philip Trusttum Amer, 2006 Acrylic on canvas 2520 x 4820mm Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, presented by the artist, 2009 _____ #philiptrusttum #painting #exhibition #chchartgallery #prints #cards
Free Tee! We've said goodbye to Tony de Lautour's Us V Them and shortly it's farewell to his Silent Patterns on our bunker. In support of these, our Tony de Lautour t-shirts have been a Design Store favourite - even getting national TV coverage! Their numbers are now becoming limited, but while they last, we're offering our Friends if the Art Gallery a FREE t-shirt with every one purchased over...
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Fresh into the Design Store and soon to be the hottest accessory in town (ok, we might be a little biased). We’re giving away a branded Gallery tote with each purchase over $100 until the end of November, or until they are gone. Show your Gallery pride and get one now! Otherwise available to purchase for $10. #totebag #shoppingbag #giveaway #bright #accessory #designstore
Underworld 2 was painted in Tony de Lautour’s central city studio, a converted office building in pre-quake Christchurch. It was very nearly the same size as the wall on which he painted it. “It was the weirdest and most uncomfortable studio I’ve worked in, all brand new carpet and white walls that I had to cover with plastic, and surrounded by people paying huge rent to sit in those doomed-to-fail small businesses.”
De Lautour started painting in the top left corner of the canvas, and worked from left to right, down and along, gradually filling in the canvas with what looks like a mind map or a complex diagram of related forms. A giant flickering screen of digital code, perhaps, in which every line is of equal importance. He used a similar approach for several works of the time: “It seemed more factual to do it like handwriting. It also took away some of the compositional decision-making that can hinder a work.”
One of the largest paintings in the Gallery’s collection, Underworld 2 is a vast lexicon—a visual index—of the forms that have populated de Lautour’s works over the past twenty-five years. Lightning bolts, human heads, lions, empty speech bubbles, trees, mountain ranges, cobwebs, stars, smoke plumes, letters, numbers, crucifixes and dollar signs float freely in black space, a universe of symbols drawn from both ends of the visual register—from home-made tattoos to modernist abstraction by way of colonial landscapes.
De Lautour’s work has never been linear in its development, instead looping and swirling back and forth, picking up old ideas and deploying them in new contexts, reworking recent concepts in the light of earlier enquiries. Underworld 2 is like a stocktake of his pictorial inventory, humming with the energies of an immense cultural network. (Your Hotel Brain 13 May 2017 - 8 July 2018)
US V THEM: Tony de Lautour
Welcome to the low brow, high art world of Tony de Lautour’s paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Tony de Lautour's Underworld 2
Underworld 2 is a must-see. I know, I know. Everything is a must-see or a must-read or a must-do in this society of superlatives and imperatives. But you really do need to be in the same room as this work. Underworld 2 is immense. You need to be in front of it—to be immersed, to be overwhelmed, to be confronted. I start at the left-hand side and plot my journey as if I am planning a road trip and this is my map; first south around the mountains, turn left, then keep going until you pass a lion on the right-hand side. Stop and take in the scenery, go down a dead-end road or two. There’s no rush. You’ll know when you’re there.