http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76930124/Early-photos-of-Maori-for-sale-taken-by-one-of-NZs-first-women-photographers Advertisements Continue reading A BBC TV presenter is selling her 19th century photographs of Maori taken by Elizabeth Pulman, possibly this country’s first professional female photographer.
The Christchurch Art Gallery has reopened after 5 years of closure. http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/christchurch-art-gallery-reopens-its-doors-2015121908#axzz3uumBQ4XM Continue reading Christchurch Art Gallery reopens
Banksy created a series of new works at “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, France in an effort to remind nations to be more accepting of refugees. In one piece, the street artist depicted Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as a Syrian refugee Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/banksy-depicts-steve-jobs-as-syrian-refugee-in-new-work-20151212#ixzz3uuepMixn Continue reading Banksy makes a point about the value of refugees
Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work. Continue reading And more Van Gogh
This video is from the Lebanese University Fine Arts Institute – Golden Spiral Festival 2015. It has quite remarkably captured the impressionist painting style in a video Continue reading Double (V) – Van Gogh and Vermeer
American Artist Chad Wys plays with our perception of art with his revisitation of classic masters paintings. He creates a new aesthetic-emotional experience with a careful new composition of colour and seemingly destructive strokes. Whether you see it as vandalism or an loveable new way of blending past and present, it asks the question ‘what … Continue reading but is it art?
Friends events are generally on hold until the Gallery launches its membership programme in February 2016. Other Friends benefits, such as discounts at the Gallery shop and access to the Members’ Lounge, will continue to be available in the interim. However, we are hoping to have a 2015 end-of-year function for Friends … Continue reading Will any Friends events be held between now and when the Gallery’s membership programme is launched?