Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Longisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards - Illustrated Non-Fiction Award 2020

100 years after the birth of New Zealands leading artist, Peter Simpson has produced the first major book on McCahon in years.

Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction: Vol. 1 1919-1959

Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Longlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018  

From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants - refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries - arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were an ext... read more

Strangers Arrive: Emigres and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980

Category:

 NZ Art History

From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - commissioned by Maori and Pakeha - captured in paint the images of key Maori figures. For Maori then and n... read more

Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand

Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

In April 2011, Anthony Byrt was living in Berlin and building a career as a critic, writing about contemporary art for magazines like frieze and Artforum International. Then one day his world turned upside down. A baby boy, two weeks in intensive care, and Byrt, his wife and ne... read more

This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art

Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:New

Marcus King's artistic achievements, spanning fine and commercial art over 50 years, are without New Zealand parallel. Arguably New Zealand's most viewed artist - his work was exhibited to a multimillion global audience - King was trusted for decad... read more

Marcus King: Painting New Zealand for the World
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Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:very good

The New Zealand Literary Fund was a small amount of public money skilfully dispensed over forty years to hundreds of writers and publishers. Unobtrusively but persistently, the fund and the dedicated men and women who allotted its largesse laid the foundations of the literary culture we enjoy today. F... read more

The Deepening Stream: A History of the New Zealand Literary Fund

It is entirely possible to immerse oneself in the glories of European art without having to travel to the Louvre, the Uffizzi, the Tate or the Frick. That's because New Zealand's public art galleries are richly studded with works collected by benefactors over the last 150 years and generously gifted t... read more

Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections

Look to the past in order to forge the future – according to Maori proverb – hoki whakamuri, kia anga whakamua. Promoting Prosperity is a book about the art of early New Zealand advertising, before colour photography and TV changed the media landscape forever. It is written by the same aut... read more

Promoting Prosperity: The Art of Early New Zealand Advertising

Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:near fine

One of the most remarkable cultural success stories over the past 25 years in New Zealand has been the spectacular growth of the World of WearableArt, an annual competition and award show that explores the intersection of fashion and art. This unique event, which draws an audience in Wellington of ove... read more

Wearable Art

Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:very good

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 established artists repr... read more

The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art: c. 2013-2015

Category:

 NZ Art History

Reading Level:Very Good

Art Toi is a wide-ranging review of New Zealand's art from the 1600s to the present day, edited by senior curator Ron Brownson. Art Toi contains over 300 finely detailed illustrations from 181 artists. Engaging essays written by the G... read more

Art Toi: New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Denis Robinson's latest offering is something of an artist's road trip - a journey from the top to the bottom of New Zealand through the paintings of nearly 60 artists. The tour begins with Northland and runs cross-country to the south of the South Island. Wor... read more

Artists' Impressions of New Zealand