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Issue #2 – July 2013

This is me at Kaitangata

‘If she can do it, so can I’

Jill Trevelyan on Robin White and the legacy of Rita Angus
Article
As Adam and Eve

Bewilderment

An over-the-shoulder view of Michael Illingworth by Megan Dunn
Article
Untitled

The nature of looking

Peter Ireland takes a roving tour through the history of photography and the works in <EM>On Looking</EM>
Article
Bill Culbert, <EM>Daylight flotsam Venice</EM> (reflected) and <EM>Level</EM>, photograph by Jennifer French, 2013

Fluorescence and flotsam

Highlights from Heather Galbraith’s diary of the 55th Venice Biennale
Article
Churchward Ta Tiki 99 Print Negative

A plastic curve wrote ‘possibilities’

David Bennewith reflects on the work of type designer Joseph Churchward
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Waking up the objects

Waking up the objects

Michel Tuffery talks to curator Sean Mallon about his upbringing, artistic beginnings, and his multi-media works.
Video
Art Media

Installing Simon Denny's Secret Power at Te Papa

Time-lapse of Simon Denny’s ground breaking exhibition Secret Power taking over Te Papa’s art gallery.
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Art news from Te Papa's blog

A plastered pastoral for Christmas

Dr Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art, looks at a remarkable print of drunken excess in the collection by 17th century Spanish artist Jusepe de.....

‘It’s the objects that sparkle, not me’: A day in the life of an art collection manager

Museum jobs are hugely varied and there are hundreds of us who work behind the scenes caring for collection objects and getting exhibitions ready. One.....

Movembering Dr Hassell and his magnificent mo

Rebecca Rice, Curator Historical New Zealand Art, explores a mystery behind Dr Gray Hassell’s magnificent moustache. There are two main reasons I feel an affinity.....

Five things you never knew about Rodin

Art curator Mark Stocker highlights five fascinating facts you probably didn’t know about the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) enjoyed a 20-year.....

Rewriting New Zealand art: Francis Pound (1948-2017)

The art team at Te Papa were saddened to hear about the passing of art historian and curator Dr Francis Pound on 15 October 2017......

Double photographs: Your other self?

Curator Photography Athol McCredie takes inspiration from a set of photographs in our collection to explore the idea that there may be another version of.....

Rembrandt comes alive on Collections Online

Dr Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art, discusses his Collections Online summaries of Te Papa’s remarkable Rembrandt holdings. Sharing Rembrandt with the world Digital technology.....

A grisly grizzly bear tale for World Animal Day

On World Animal Day, which aims to bring attention to the plight of animals worldwide, Claire Regnault, Senior Curator History, explores the work of Jane.....

Help us identify some 17th century butterflies, moths, and bugs: Part II

This is the second part to Dr Mark Stocker’s series of blogs asking you to help identify a number of butterflies, moths, and other insects.....

Five artworks for people who should be doing chores instead of looking at art

Do you currently have a long list of things you need to do around the house? Modern art curator Chelsea Nichols helps you procrastinate a.....

Art News from Elsewhere

Holocaust survivors' art on display in Berlin

http://www.nbcnews.com

The 'Art From the Holocaust' exhibit at the German Historical Museum is orrganised by the Holocaust memorial group Yad Vashem, and features 100 paintings, drawings and sketches from 53 Holocaust-era artists

Walters Prize 2016

http://www.aucklandartgallery.com

Four artists have been announced by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki as the finalists in this year’s Walters Prize

Extraordinary Interactive Hi-Res Exhibit of Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’

http://www.thisiscolossal.com

A seductive new multi-media introduction to Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights by Christopher Jacobson

Christchurch Art Gallery reopens 19 December

http://www.radionz.co.nz

After five years of frantic activity, the earthquake damaged Christchurch Art Gallery is about to reopen

The 8th Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Triennial at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (Goma)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz

Includes work by Rosanna Raymond, Len Lye, Angela Tiatia, and Shigeyuki Kihara

The Feminist is in the Room

http://eyecontactsite.com

Sonja van Kerkhoff on Alexis Hunter

New Zealand's rich photographic history

http://www.radionz.co.nz

Athol McCredie interviewed by Lynn Freeman about New Zealand Photography Collected book and exhibition

Converging viewpoints

http://www.odt.co.nz

A joint exhibition of work by photographer Mark Adams and jeweller Areta Wilkinson opens at Dunedin Public Art Gallery