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New Publications For Four Faces Of NZ Art

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Four Faces Of New Zealand Art

Three new publications will soon join the City Gallery’s growing list of high quality visual arts publications: Rita Angus - ‘live to paint and paint to live’; A Tourist in Paradise Lost: The Art of Michael Illingworth; and Gavin Hipkins: The Homely. They accompany the three exhibitions of the same name, and will be launched at the formal opening of the Four Faces of New Zealand Art series on 13 July.

City Gallery Wellington is New Zealand’s leading publisher in the visual arts, and has produced a number of award-winning catalogues and books. The three new publications follow the recent shortlisting of the book Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance, in the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

Rita Angus: ‘live to paint and paint to live’
Rita Angus is one of New Zealand’s best known artists, yet the only publication on her work - a 1983 exhibition publication - is long out of print. This new book offers a fresh insight into the artist’s working life, and explores recurrent themes and ideas in her painting. Rita Angus features 24 full colour plates and essays by Jill Trevelyan and curator Vita Cochran. Jointly published by City Gallery Wellington, the Hocken Library, University of Otago, and award-winning book publisher Godwit / Random House. Also available from all good bookshops. RRP $29.95.

A Tourist in Paradise Lost: The Art of Michael Illingworth
Accompanying the major survey exhibition of the same name, this publication provides important new research and commentary on a previously little-documented artist, and positions him as a major figure in New Zealand’s art history. It features essays by exhibition curators Damian Skinner and Aaron Lister; and poet Kevin Ireland, a long-standing friend of Illingworth, along with 16 colour plates, colour and black and white photographs of the artist, and a chronology. Published by City Gallery Wellington. $24.95.

Gavin Hipkins: The Homely
Gavin Hipkins emerged in the 1990s as one of New Zealand’s foremost young photographers. This 48-page illustrated publication follows the artist’s concept of the project as a ‘post-colonial Gothic novel’. It contains 16 colour plates of artworks, along with several black and white images, and three essays exploring the New Zealand and international contexts of his work. With generous support from Creative New Zealand. $14.95.


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