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Australian Series publications from City Gallery

Australian Art Series publications from City Gallery Wgtn

Press release 14 March 2002

Trio of publications released for Australian Art Series

City Gallery Wellington is releasing three new publications to accompany the Australian Art Series exhibitions. The books give engaging and authoritative accounts of the featured artworks currently on show:

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly A co-publication with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, this book features colour images of the 27 paintings in this popular exhibition, along with black and white illustrations of other works by Nolan. With essays by writer Murray Bail and Andrew Sayers (Director, National Portrait Gallery of Australia). 78 pages; $39.95. Available now.

Tracey Moffatt Illustrations of most of the works in the City Gallery Wellington exhibition are featured, with essays by emergent and established art writers from Australasia and the USA, including Lara Strongman (City Gallery Wellington); Cushla Parekowhai; Elizabeth Knox; and Lynne Cooke (Dia Centre for the arts, New York:). Approx. 100 pages; $44.95. Available April 2002.

Mikala Dwyer This illustrated book documents the installation created especially for City Gallery Wellington by the artist, with essays by Martin Popplewell and Amanda Rowell. Cover designed by Mikala Dwyer. 32 pages; $14.95. Available April 2002.

All publications are available from City Gallery Wellington, and can also be ordered from www.city-gallery.org.nz. The Australian Art Series runs until May 2002 (charged admission). Alongside this is an extensive programme of public events. See Gallery website for more information.

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series is presented by Ernst & Young, Russell McVeagh and Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Indemnified by the New Zealand Government. Generously supported by The Breeze. A 2002 New Zealand Festival event. Tracey Moffatt is presented by Saatchi & Saatchi. Mikala Dwyer is a City Gallery Wellington Australian Artist's Project, presented by Silverscreen and Oktobor. Open City public programme Principal Sponsor Montana Wines Ltd. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council. For more information: Anne Irving T: 04 801 3959 / F: 04 801 3096 / E: anne.irving@wcc.govt.nz ENDS

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