Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Tours of Winter Season shows At The City Gallery


Press Release
CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON Wednesday 24 May 2000
Civic Square Contact: Anne Irving
anne.irving@wcc.govt.nz

Speaking of art….
Tours of Winter Season shows
13 May – 13 August 2000

A series of free afternoon guided tours on the Gallery’s Winter Season kicks off this weekend, to inspire and inform visitors about the exciting New Zealand artwork currently on display.

Exhibitions by three prominent New Zealand artists are featured. Experienced guides take visitors around the shows giving an outline of the themes and context of the works. Questions are welcome, with talks lasting around 45 minutes.

Tours begin with Michael Parekowhai’s Ten Guitars installation, a multi-layered work that both celebrates and critiques ideas of racial harmony. New Zealand landscape is a key theme in Bill Hammond’s 23 Pictures. His large-scale paintings and drawings are an often-hallucinatory take on the landscape (interior, exterior and psychological). Upstairs, Stories we tell ourselves - The Paintings of Richard Killeen charts thirty years of Killeen’s work, showcasing his progression from realist paintings of Kiwi ‘types’, to the spectacular ‘cut-out’ works, some of which feature several hundred fragments.

The first tour starts on Saturday 27 May at 2.30pm. Thereafter, the tours will be at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, until Sunday 4 June. The Winter Season of free exhibitions continues with two further exhibitions opening on 1 July 2000. These are Mary Louise Browne’s Out of Character and the Millennium Medallions exhibitions, on display until August 13, 2000. City Gallery Wellington is open 10am-5pm.

Ten Guitars (until 25 June) is An Artspace Touring Exhibition with support from Gow Langsford Gallery. Stories We Tell Ourselves - The Paintings of Richard Killeen is An Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tâmaki Touring Exhibition, curated by Dr Francis Pound. Bill Hammond: 23 Big Pictures is A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Touring Exhibition. These exhibitions are supported by Creative New Zealand.

www.city-gallery.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland