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Special tribute issue – October 2014

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943-2014). 2009. Photographer unknown.

Tributes to Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943–2014)

Friends, colleagues and students of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki remember him and reflect on his legacy.
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Art news from Te Papa's blog

Colin McCahon’s Northland Panels travels north to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Earlier this year I travelled to Auckland Art Gallery with one of Te Papa’s masterpieces, Colin McCahon’s Northland Panels, 1958, which is the centrepiece of.....

Recent acquisition – ambrotype of a couple in front of a wall

  There is so much to admire about this beautiful ambrotype recently acquired for Te Papa’s photography collection – look at the couple’s cheeks touched.....

Gordon Walters: Koru in Stratford

Recently I travelled to Stratford to attend the opening of Te Papa’s touring art exhibition Gordon Walters: Koru which is currently on show at the.....

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943-2014): An Appreciation

By the Art Curators at Te Papa: Sarah Farrar, Athol McCredie, Lissa Mitchell, Chelsea Nichols, Justine Olsen, Rebecca Rice, Mark Stocker and Megan Tamati-Quennell The.....

Whale tooth graffiti – Fiji language week 2014 (slideshow)

This is our last blogpost for Fiji Language Week 2014 where the theme has been ‘Noqu vosa, noqu iyau talei’ – My language, my treasure’......

Exhibiting – ‘Being modern’

As a curator, when you develop an exhibition large or small, your heart and mind travels into this particular zone for quite some time. As.....

Young children respond to China: Throne of Emperors and Shi Lu: A revolution in paint

Tai Tamariki Kindergaten have written this great article for the forthcoming ecARTnz magazine about their creative response to the two China exhibitions held recently at.....

Made by kids for kids – the new kids audio guide for Ngā Toi / Arts Te Papa

  On Sunday 24th August we celebrated the launch of our kids audio guide for visitors to the Ngā Toi / Arts Te Papa exhibition......

Where in Whanganui or thereabouts? A curator’s plea for help!

I need your help to identify the buildings and locations in a small selection of early cartes-de-visite photographs which are mostly of Whanganui. These photographs.....

Helen Mason (1915-2014)

It is with sadness that we farewell Helen Mason, potter, first editor of the New Zealand Potter and great friend and mentor of the craft/arts.....

Art Media

How to talk about art with kids

Tips from Helen Lloyd, a Senior Education Programmer at Te Papa
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Art News from Elsewhere

What is art for?

http://www.theguardian.com

Alain de Botton's animated guide – video

Exhibit B blockaded

http://www.theguardian.com

Slavery exhibition featuring black actors chained in cages shut down in London

Illegal art trafficking

http://www.radionz.co.nz

A specialist in helping to protect museum and art gallery treasures from natural disasters and illegal art trafficking, Dr Hans-Martin Hinz, has some cautionary tales and lots of good advice for our cultural institutions (9:38)

Arts with Courtney Johnston 24 September

http://www.radionz.co.nz

Dunedin is awash in ceramics, and a strange art law case in Texas sees a famous work turned into a one-item museum (11:46)

Beijing's mega-museum

http://www.theartnewspaper.com

Jean Nouvel’s designs for the new National Art Museum of China revealed

Immersed

http://www.theguardian.com

Does 'immersive theatre' mean anything these days when the term has become so ubiquitous?

The slow rise of black cinema

http://www.theguardian.com

A fascinating new book charts not only the increasing presence and importance of African Americans in film, but also how they have been portrayed on posters by artists in Hollywood and beyond

Vogue's Wellington

http://www.vogue.com

Vogue’s Guide to the Coolest Little City in the World: Wellington, including Te Papa

Positively provincial

http://www.thebigidea.co.nz

As Mark Amery's visual arts column for the Dominion Post ends he considers the current position of art criticism and commentary in the mainstream media

Te Papa's leading art scholar receives royal recognition

https://www.youtube.com

Te Papa wholeheartedly congratulates Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Head of Arts & Visual Culture, who received the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) during an investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland on the 20 August 2014. A

Living rough for art's sake

http://www.3news.co.nz

Walters Prize 2014 finalist Kalisolaite 'Uhila says he turned his life around after starting a family and getting into art

Peter Peryer on a lifetime of looking through a lens

http://www.radionz.co.nz

In 1977 the Dowse Art Gallery in Lower Hutt hosted Peter Peryer’s first solo show, just a couple of years after he took up photography. Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye has opened at The Dowse marking the four decades of work since that first exhibition. (12'