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Art And The Weather - A New Exhibition Opens

Art And The Weather - A New Exhibition Opens At Te Papa

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Experiencing Turbulence
Art and the weather | Ngä toi o te rangi
open now at Te Papa today


Experiencing Turbulence is a select exhibition offering an insight into how visual artists respond to conditions created by the weather and other natural forces. The works, which include paintings, photographs, and a video installation, span the last 120 years. Artists include Colin McCahon, Petrus van der Velden, Natalie Robertson, and Anne Noble.

Some of the works use weather to directly represent a mood or state, while others convey more subtly the reflection of human experience in natural forces. Other works reflect the spiritual meaning that weather holds for many artists.

Experiencing Turbulence is on now in the Ilott Centre. The exhibition runs until mid August and admission is free.

List of Works Mountain Pass with Rider, 1881, John Gully

Otira Gorge, about 1893, Petrus van der Velden

Storm Brewing, 1905, Raymond McIntyre

The Gorge above Pipiriki, 1982, Anne Noble

Here Me O South Wind, 1977, Colin McCahon

Weatherscape (Mataatua), 2000, Natalie Robertson

Linear Aspect, 1969, Brent Wong

Necessary Protection, 1971, Colin McCahon

Chinese Takeaways, 1979, Laurence Aberhart Contact Vicki Connor Manager, Communications 04 381 7083, 029 601 0180

Vicki Connor Manager, Communications Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa phone 04 381 7083 fax 04 381 7080 029 601 0180 vickic@tepapa.govt.nz


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