Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


University to be new home of large NZ sculpture

University to be new home of large NZ sculpture

August 5, 2014

The University of Canterbury will soon be the new home of a large sculpture of national significance which was once displayed in the centre of Christchurch and then held in Blenheim for more than 15 years.

Andrew Drummond, one of New Zealand’s most important senior artists, created the work which was purchased by the ANZ Bank in May 1995 and was originally displayed in their Hereford Street Branch in Christchurch. It was eventually transferred to Blenheim in January 1999 where it has been ever since.

The ANZ Bank has donated the Drummond piece, Energy Device, to the University of Canterbury which will be displayed on campus in the James Hight building.

Drummond was senior lecturer in sculpture at the university and his works are held in every major public collection in New Zealand. His piece Energy Device was made in 1995 and its main components are two branches of European beech joined in a twisted copper cone filled with wax.

University of Canterbury arts collection curator Jamie Hanton says five Drummond pieces are already held at the university and the latest addition strengthens the collection.

"We're grateful to have been chosen by the ANZ Bank to be the proud new home of this piece. Adding this piece reflects a period of time where Drummond was in a position to greatly influence to a generation of sculpture students as a lecturer at the university’s Ilam School of Fine Arts. This work has value as a teaching resource in relation to New Zealand’s environmental history,’’ Hanton says.

Professor Paul Millar, Head of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, welcomed that latest acquisition to the university’s arts collection.

``It’s great to display this sculpture as a tangible reminder of one of the many great New Zealand artists that have been associated with the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts over the years, on whom the school’s reputation is founded,’’ Professor Millar says.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news