Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealand's national muse..
In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altoget..
Art at Te Papa reveals and illuminates New Zealand's vast national art collection. Reproductions of more than 400 individual artworks, personally selected by curators, are accompanied by brief essays ..
Grahame Sydney is regarded as one of New Zealand's major artists. He is best known for his magnificent landscapes of Central Otago, many of which hang in public and private collections throughout New ..
In the first book of its kind, author Jenny Haworth shows World War II through the eyes of five of New Zealand's commissioned war artists - Peter McIntyre, Austen Deans, Russell Clark, Allan Barns-Gra..
The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013-2015 provides a unique insight into the richness and diversity of New Zealand contemporary art through the work of emerging and es..
The Polynesian concept of atua-of gods, figurative objects and associated beliefs-developed over thousands of years and spread throughout the region. The superb examples of sculpture illustrated in th..
Timed to coincide with the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's 125th anniversary celebrations, Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery offers an introduction to the Gallery's magnificent collectio..
Bone Carving describes and illustrates the materials, tools and techniques, explaining every stage from roughing out to final polishing and mounting, in a clear, strongly personalised style. The autho..
This exciting book by a leading younger art historian charts the growth and development of the Maori modernist art that emerged from the rapid urbanisation of Maori in the midtwentieth century and the..
"An artist has an obligation to the art of his or her people. It's the people's art. It doesn't belong to you. It must identify Maori to Maori if it is going to remain relevant about our tribal belief..
Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943-2014) was a much loved and respected academic and curator of broad and varied interests, who made an immense contribution to New Zealand art history over almost half a centu..
Twelve years ago, a young Auckland photographer, Yvonne Todd, became the surprise winner of the first Walters Award. Judge Harald Szeemann confessed that Todd's was 'the work that irritated me the mos..
Creativity isn't all about individual inspiration and work. It sparks from the cross-fertilisation of energy and imaginations and ideas, and thrives in institutional, social and cultural places that r..
Wystan Curnow is New Zealand's longest-serving and, arguably, most important art critic. This edited collection brings together a selection of his art writings from 1971 to 2013 to provide the first c..
New Zealand's birds as you have never seen them before. World renowned artist Ray Ching has created a truly unique celebration of New Zealand's birds and landscapes. Magical, humorous and beautiful, t..
Elizabeth Lissaman: New Zealand's Pioneer Studio Potter traces the life and works of New Zealand's pioneering woman studio potter. It is fully illustrated with over 100 images, especially photographed..
A memoir told in the painter's own words selected from her private journals and letters Emily Jackson: A Painter's Landscape reveals the inner life of a passionate and driven artist as well as giving ..
On 22 November 1974, five jewellers opened Aotearoa's first contemporary jewellery gallery in a narrow shop at 6 Lorne Street, in the centre of Auckland. Fingers jewellery cooperative was an answer to..
Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which Pakeha discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century - in the paintings of Lindauer and Gol..
From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - comissioned by M?ori and P?keh?- captured in..
Dunedin-born artist Grace Joel (1864-1924) exhibited to acclaim in London and Paris, yet she and her art are relatively unknown today. Joel excelled at portraiture and mother and child studies, and wa..
The work of potter, artist, craftsperson, railway enthusiast and iconoclast Barry Brickell. In essays by David Craig and Gregory O'Brien and with both newly commissioned photographs by Haru Sameshima ..
Acclaimed art writer Justin Paton takes us on a journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world - from the luscious fruit of Italy's Caravaggio to the lonely landscapes of Ne..
What is a life? is the first monograph on the work of Dunedin-based artist Kim Pieters. Documenting her 2014 solo exhibition at Adam Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, the publication features ne..
This book is published to mark the opening of the Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow exhibition at Te Papa, which represents the culmination and breadth of Rongowhakaata history and whaka..