A BBC TV presenter is selling her 19th century photographs of Maori taken by Elizabeth Pulman, possibly this country’s first professional female photographer.

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Banksy makes a point about the value of refugees

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

but is it art?

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?

Will any Friends events be held between now and when the Gallery’s membership programme is launched?

    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?