• Everything Is Going to be Alright
    Everything Is Going to be Alright
    ISBN: 9781877375415
    Title: Everything Is Going to be Alright
    Author: BEEHRE AARON

    Presents 400 exceptional works of art in a gorgeously designed compact and colourful little book.
    Published on the reopening of Christchurch Art Gallery, this is a great keepsake to remember an important time in Christchurch’s history—and a wonderful selection of some of the most important works of art in a major New Zealand art institution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    ISBN: 9781877375170
    Title: Everywhere Instantly Daniel Crooks
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    This cleverly designed paperback book with an expanding cover accompanies Daniel Crook's fascinating video works exhibition "everywhere instantly". Crooks' works seem to carry us through space and time in multiple directions at once. At a moment when much has been said about the possibilities of video and new media art, Crooks simultaneously takes us back to cinema's origins in the time-and-motion experiments of Marey and the Lumire brothers, and propels video art forward into exciting new territory. Exhibition: 18 July - 9 November 2008

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Ewan Mcdougall: Painter
    Ewan Mcdougall: Painter
    ISBN: 9780956866455
    Title: Ewan Mcdougall: Painter
    Author: MCDOUGALL EWAN, MARKS DAVID F (ED)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $288.00
    $288.00
  • Exquisite Apart: 100 Years of Architecture in Nz
    Exquisite Apart: 100 Years of Architecture in Nz
    ISBN: 9780476013667
    Title: Exquisite Apart: 100 Years of Architecture in Nz
    Author: WALKER CHARLES ED

    Over 100 years New Zealand has grown enormously: our population, our culture and our built environment. This book surveys 100 years of how multi-cultural settlement and our built environment has modified our land.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Faction #2 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Faction #2 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    ISBN: 9780473260910
    Title: Faction #2 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Author: MAXWELL AMIE

    An astronaut awakens on a far off planet, after employing one of the most alarming forms of space travel imaginable. In one fantastical world, a princess is possessed, and in another, a strange ride into a dreamlike landscape begins. These are just some of the curious and imaginative stories that appear in Faction 2 - a high-quality collection of New Zealand's best comic artists. This beautiful paperback anthology showcases the stunning growth of the comic medium in recent years and its flowering in New Zealand. Full colour throughout, it features a collection of the previously unpublished works of ten well-known and up-and-coming artists from across the country and spans genres from fantasy to urban horror. It is a wonderful introduction to the state of comics in New Zealand and a must-have for existing comic fans. Contributing artists include Adrian Kinnaird (author of From Earth's End - The Best Of New Zealand Comics), a cover by Christian Pearce (concept artist for Weta and the blockbuster Elysium) and an introduction by Ant Sang (Dharma Punks, Bro' Town and Shaolin Burning).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Faction #3 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Faction #3 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    ISBN: 9780473287498
    Title: Faction #3 Kiwi Comic Anthology
    Author: MAXWELL AMIE

    Faction is a biannual anthology of New Zealand's best comic artists.

    Faction 3 brings you a big, colourful poke to the eyeballs with stories ranging from the gut wrenching to the bizarre. Featuring Tim Gibson, Toby Morris and a raft of exuberantly creative narratives from some of New Zealand's premier artists.

    Contributing artists include Cory Mathis, Jonathan King, Katie O'Neill, Li Chen, Mat Tait and Michael Brown, Mukpuddy, Tim Gibson, Toby Morris and Tom Williamson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    ISBN: 9781877484230
    Title: Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Author: JENNINGS SHONA

    Fatu Feu’u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art.

    In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world.

    His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art - how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    ISBN: 9781877484131
    Title: Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Author: JENNINGS SHONA

    Fatu Feu’u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art. In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world. His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art - how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    ISBN: 9781988531083
    Title: Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Author: COOPER ANNABEL

    The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nation’s history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone, and from Pakeha adventurers
    to young Maori songwriters, filmmakers have made and remade the stories of this most troubling past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Finding Frances Hodgkins
    ISBN: 9780995102972
    Title: Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Author: KISLER MARY

    "When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated with more than 70 artworks, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins life, art and social milieu."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    ISBN: 9781877578090
    Title: Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Author: BAKER KRISELLE ED & RANKIN ELIZABETH ED

    European explorers of the Pacific in the 18th and early 19th centuries faced a problem -- how to describe the people they met and report what they had seen and found. From Cook onwards, a serious expedition included artists and scientists in its ship's company. An ambitious journey of the 19th century was the third voyage of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, from 1837 to 1840. It was just before the invention of photography, when phrenology, the study of people's skulls, was the latest thing. D'Urville chose to take on the voyage an eminent phrenologist, Pierre-Marie Dumoutier, to preserve likenesses of people by making life casts. When the expedition returned to France, the casts were displayed, and later stored in the MusÚe de l'Homme in Paris, to be joined eventually by other casts from Dumoutier's collection, including those of the d'Urville and Dumoutier families. All were overtaken by photography and history. Fiona Pardington first learnt of the life casts in 2007, when a chance conversation initiated a four-year project. It took her from Auckland to the MusÚe de l'Homme, as she researched and photographed some of more than fifty casts of Maori, Pacific and European heads, including casts of her Ngai Tahu ancestors. This book publishes these photographs and coincides with the opening of a major travelling exhibition. The photographs are extraordinarily beautiful, evocative and spiritually powerful images. They recover likenesses and revive the life force of Dumoutier's subjects, eliciting our empathy and fascination with a world we can never really know. This is a rich and engaging book. With essays by leading scholars in Pacific history, art and photography, on subjects as diverse as phrenology and cast-making, the voyage, and the identity of the Maori casts, it will appeal to anyone interested in nineteenth-century encounters between voyagers and the peoples of the Pacific, or contemporary art and photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Fix the Art & Life of Felix Kelly
    Fix the Art & Life of Felix Kelly
    ISBN: 9780473111403
    Title: Fix the Art & Life of Felix Kelly
    Author: BASSETT DONALD

    The career of Auckland-born artist Felix Kelly, 1914-1994 ('Fix' to his friends), is a fascinating story of artistic and social transformation - one of the most unusual amongst New Zealand's expatriates. From graphic designer to Surrealist and Neo-romantic; from Lilliput cartoonist to stage designer for John Gielgud; from painter of architecture to revamper of Highgrove for the Prince of Wales, Kelly carefully nurtured his new identity. Like so many 20th-century gay men, Felix Kelly had to leave New Zealand to survive; but increasingly unrecognisable 'memories' of his home country continued to appear for over thirty years after his 1935 departure, intersecting with architectural fantasies on British and American themes. Felix Kelly was much more than the society painter he at first glance seems to have been. Donald Bassett teaches art and architectural history at the University of Auckland.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Foureyes: Nz Street Style
    Foureyes: Nz Street Style
    ISBN: 9780992249373
    Title: Foureyes: Nz Street Style
    Author: BLANCO ALEX ET AL

    Four eyes is a celebration of New Zealand street style with over 600 full colour images. A must-have for any fashionista!
    “FourEyes showcases New Zealand's unique sense of style in this diverse collection of street style portraits” - Elisabeth Findlay, Zambesi “Inspirational, audacious and always polite — these boys are a real catch” – Karen Walker

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    ISBN: 9781869408930
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Author: HAMMOND CATHERINE & KISLER MARY

    A vivid and revealing book published alongside a landmark exhibition focused on one of New Zealand's most internationally recognised artists, Frances Hodgkins.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: Femme Du Monde
    Frances Hodgkins: Femme Du Monde
    ISBN: 9780908910557
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: Femme Du Monde
    Author: JOHNSTON ALEXA

    FRANCES HODGKINS: FEMME DU MONDE celebrates the life and work of one of New Zealand's favourite artistic talents and brings together the wonderful body of her works held in Dunedin's public collections. The works are chronologically organised and span the 55 year period from 1890 to 1945. The book is a coffee-table style and features large colour reproductions of every work by Hodgkins in a Dunedin public collection with accompanying text written by Alexa Johnston; author of the very popular 'Ladies a Plate' and 'Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life'.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
  • Freedom Song
    Freedom Song
    ISBN: 9780473410131
    Title: Freedom Song
    Author: FARRY E

    Freedom Song challenges our belief systems, examines the juxtaposition between darkness and light and shows us a way through the madness building in our world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • From Grafton to the Guggenheim: Max Gimblett
    From Grafton to the Guggenheim: Max Gimblett
    ISBN: 9780994127600
    Title: From Grafton to the Guggenheim: Max Gimblett
    Author: GIMBLETT MAX

    Max Gimblett is one of New Zealand's most treasured and noted artists. He's celebrating his 80th birthday this summer and is reminiscing about his journey From Grafton to the Guggenheim. That's the title of a new book about his life and work. The book celebrates Max's work in the mediums of painting, sculpture, ink drawings and artist's books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • From the Aether: Courtenay Place Park Light Box Exhibition
    From the Aether: Courtenay Place Park Light Box Exhibition
    ISBN: 9780473354695
    Title: From the Aether: Courtenay Place Park Light Box Exhibition
    Author: MCQUARRIE CAROLINE & NG K EMMA

    From the Aether has been published alongside the exhibition of the same title in the Wellington City Council run Courtenay Place Park light boxes, which runs from April-August 2016. Showcasing Wellington artists whose interest in amateur science has been brought together into a contemporary cabinet of curiosities, From the Aether celebrates scientific categorisation, but also questions it, suggesting that we might lose perspective if we look too close.
    A5, 22 page, offset print, perfect bound. Limited edition – 150 copies.

    Caroline McQuarrie is a Wellington-based artist and Lecturer in Photography in Whiti o Rehua School of Art at Massey University Wellington. K. Emma Ng is a Wellington-based writer and curator at Enjoy Gallery Wellington.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780143009931
    Title: Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Author: PENDERGRAST MICK

    These 50 interesting and entertaining projects are designed to teach beginners the basic skills of the Maori craft of plaiting. Fun with Flax shows how to make items ranging from a simple windmill, a dart and a whistle to more complex puzzles, balls, birds, fish and even a caterpillar. Each project is described one step at a time with easy-to-follow line drawings and instructions. All are fun and will delight children and adults with their ingenuity, their beauty and the amusement they provide. This book is ideal for kohanga reo, playcentres, kindergartens, Maori crafts groups and New Zealand homes. It aims not only to teach the skills of plaiting to young New Zealanders but also to nurture a new generation of flaxworkers. Mick Pendergrast first became interested in plaiting and other Maori crafts while teaching in small communities in the East Cape area. He has spent time as a VSA teacher in the Solomon Islands and on the remote Polynesian outlier of Tikopia, and has worked in a number of New Zealand's major museums. He is the author of Te Mahi Kete: Maori Basketry for Beginners, Feathers and Fibre, a catalogue of the first major exhibition of Maori flaxcrafts, of which he was the curator, and Raranga Whakairo, a collection of plaiting patterns.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Futuna: Life of a Building
    Futuna: Life of a Building
    ISBN: 9781776560523
    Title: Futuna: Life of a Building
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY & BEVIN NICK

    As a humane expression of architecture Futuna is perfectly adaptable to interdenominational use, and it embodies in three-dimensional form the values of the Treaty of Waitangi – perhaps the only building in our culture to do so. To experience it on a fine summer’s day, when light intensities move the building, is to sense the rhythm of our homecoming, the where and what of our turangawaewae as New Zealanders.
    —Russell Walden

    Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington's Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand's cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel's inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O’Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania.

    NICK BEVIN is a director of Wellington-based Bevin + Slessor Architects, whose contemporary buildings in urban, coastal and rural spaces across New Zealand have won numerous awards. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and Chair of the Friends of the Futuna Charitable Trust, and he currently sits on Heritage New Zealand’s Heritage List/Rarangi Korero Committee. Prior to pursuing architecture Nick worked as a chainman, farmhand, alteration tailor, childcare assistant and zookeeper.

    GREGORY O'BRIEN is the Stout Memorial Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015–16. Between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington, where his projects included exhibitions by Ralph Hotere, Rosalie Gascoigne, Laurence Aberhart and emigre architect Ernst Plischke. His most recent publications are the poetry collection Whale Years (AUP, 2015) and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (AUP, 2015). In 2012 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement (Nonfiction) and also received a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. In 2013–14, he was awarded an MNZM for services to the arts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Futuna: Life of a Building Deluxe Ed
    Futuna: Life of a Building Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9781776560912
    Title: Futuna: Life of a Building Deluxe Ed
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY & BEVIN NICK

    As a humane expression of architecture Futuna is perfectly adaptable to interdenominational use, and it embodies in three-dimensional form the values of the Treaty of Waitangi – perhaps the only building in our culture to do so. To experience it on a fine summer’s day, when light intensities move the building, is to sense the rhythm of our homecoming, the where and what of our turangawaewae as New Zealanders.
    —Russell Walden

    Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington's Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand's cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel's inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O’Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania.

    NICK BEVIN is a director of Wellington-based Bevin + Slessor Architects, whose contemporary buildings in urban, coastal and rural spaces across New Zealand have won numerous awards. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and Chair of the Friends of the Futuna Charitable Trust, and he currently sits on Heritage New Zealand’s Heritage List/Rarangi Korero Committee. Prior to pursuing architecture Nick worked as a chainman, farmhand, alteration tailor, childcare assistant and zookeeper.

    GREGORY O'BRIEN is the Stout Memorial Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015–16. Between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington, where his projects included exhibitions by Ralph Hotere, Rosalie Gascoigne, Laurence Aberhart and emigre architect Ernst Plischke. His most recent publications are the poetry collection Whale Years (AUP, 2015) and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (AUP, 2015). In 2012 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement (Nonfiction) and also received a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. In 2013–14, he was awarded an MNZM for services to the arts.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 978099518409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: PETERSON GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 9780995118409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: PETERSON GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    ISBN: 9781775540793
    Title: Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Author: MURPHY GEOFF

    The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure -with a healthy does of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on his wild times in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself no-budget shoots in the 1960s to bigger-than-Ben-Hur second unit epics on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Go the Art of Change
    Go the Art of Change
    ISBN: 9781877448300
    Title: Go the Art of Change
    Author: MILNE JONATHAN

    A whole-brain guide to nurturing the creative person who resides in all of us. The stunning examples and surprising lessons provide an inspired roadmap for anyone ready to explore new territories of the imagination, whether in work, play or life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Goldie: Art of Charles F Goldie
    Goldie: Art of Charles F Goldie
    ISBN: 9781869533403
    Title: Goldie: Art of Charles F Goldie
    Author: BLACKLEY ROGER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Good Joke: The Life & Crimes of Notorious NZ Art Forger Karl Sim
    Good Joke: The Life & Crimes of Notorious NZ Art Forger Karl Sim
    ISBN: 9780473480929
    Title: Good Joke: The Life & Crimes of Notorious NZ Art Forger Karl Sim
    Author: DOUGHERTY IAN

    A Good Joke tells the story of New Zealand's only convicted art forger, Karl Fedor Sim (aka Carl Fedor Goldie) and his associates, and provides an insight into the shady side of art dealing and the incompetent side of art expertise in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom over the past five decades.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Gordon Crook a Life of Art
    Gordon Crook a Life of Art
    ISBN: 9781612201047
    Title: Gordon Crook a Life of Art
    Author: OLEARY CLARE

    This documentary by Clare O'Leary explores the life and work of one of New Zealand's leading contemporary artists, Gordon Crook.

    "O'Leary's film provides a highly entertaining and informative personal encounter with the frank and charmingly idiosyncratic Crook.
    "The film abounds with drawings, collage, photography, painting and the tapestries that he is best known for, and will most likely leave you hankering for one of your own."
    - Bill Gosden, Director, New Zealand International Film Festival




    Format: DVD
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926: Life of the Artist & His Works
    Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926: Life of the Artist & His Works
    ISBN: 9780473413668
    Title: Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926: Life of the Artist & His Works
    Author: MCINTYRE KEVIN & JOAN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $186.00
    $186.00
  • Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    ISBN: 9781869408565
    Title: Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    Author: MASON NGAHIRAKA & STANHOPE ZARA EDS

    From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - commissioned by Maori and Pakeha - captured in paint the images of key Maori figures. For Maori then and now, the faces of t?puna are full of mana and life. Now this definitive work collects those portraits for New Zealanders. The book presents 67 major portraits and 8 genre paintings alongside detailed accounts of the subject and work, with essays by leading scholars that take us inside Lindauer and his world: from his artistic training in Bohemia to his travels around New Zealand as Maori and Pakeha commissioned him to paint portraits; his artistic techniques and deep relationship with photography; Henry Partridge's gallery on Auckland's Queen Street where Maori visited to see their ancestors; and the afterlife of the paintings in marae and memory.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    ISBN: 9780473221225
    Title: Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    Author: MUNRO FRASER

    graf/AK contains over 350 full colour photographs by New Zealand photographer Fraser Munro. Munro's captivating photography documents the constant evolution of Auckland's world-renowned graffiti walls and our city's internationally-admired innovative graf style.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Greer Twiss
    Greer Twiss
    ISBN: 9780473258764
    Title: Greer Twiss
    Author: WILSON DR RODNEY (FOREWORD)

    Greer Twiss is one of the longest working postwar sculptors and still a productive, inventive and innovative figure in contemporary art today. Greer was recognized by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as one of twenty living icons. "Twiss" is richly illustrated throughout its 396 pages with a foreword by Dr Rodney Wilson alongside an in-depth essay from Dr Robin Woodward. Extensive artist’s notes and chronology provide a unique and personal perspective on a practice spanning six decades. This major monograph is a definitive record of an extraordinary body of work and has been supported by Creative NZ

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $135.00
    $135.00
  • Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    ISBN: 9780995109513
    Title: Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    Author: SMYTHE LUKE

    Gretchen Albrecht CNZM is one of New Zealands most influential painters. Over the course of her long career, her work has continued to surprise and delight, and her paintings feature in many important collections both in New Zealand and overseas. This comprehensive survey of her much-admired work reveals a painter steeped in art history, drawing freely from a range of sources to create vivid, intellectually persuasive and deeply affecting work, and determined to push her work in new directions. With a text by leading art writer Luke Smythe, plus a preface by art curator Mary Kisler, this magnificent book both interrogates Albrechts work and celebrates her accomplishments.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Handshake
    Handshake
    ISBN: 9780473227012
    Title: Handshake
    Author: JEM BOOKS

    This book documents Handshake, a mentoring project unique in the contemporary art world. Twelve jewellery graduates were given the opportunity to make work alongside their jewellery heroes from around the globe without having to leave their workshops. Handshake takes advantage of new technologies that enable the graduate to develop and refine work alongside their mentors in a virtual studio space. This project is the brainchild of Peter Deckers. At the beginning of 2011, Deckers selected graduate jewellers and asked them to name the artists who most inspired them. He then approached these distinguished, internationally established jewellers and art icons, offering them the opportunity to act as mentors in a collaborative two-year project.
    The response was an enthusiastic ‘yes’ from the artists. The result? A lively website, touring exhibitions, an exceptional learning experience for all involved and , now, this book.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Healy's View 2014
    Healy's View 2014
    ISBN: 9780473277611
    Title: Healy's View 2014
    Author: HEALY DAVID


    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms & the Kitchen Table
    Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms & the Kitchen Table
    ISBN: 9781869539443
    Title: Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms & the Kitchen Table
    Author: JESSEN MARILYN

    Her Space steps into the creative spaces used by more than fifty artistic and inspirational women, who are following their passions. Among them are women who knit, sew, paint and build things.

    Also featured are jewellers, milliners, sculptors and quilters. Women of all walks of life will find someone they can identify with, something new to try, or someone to be inspired by.

    Includes special sections on:

    Getting started creatively
    Staying passionate about being creative
    Creating your very own ‘Her Space’
    The M words – marketing and money

    Artists included in this book:

    Jo Dixey, Traditional hand embroiderer
    Julie Jensen, Knitted chairs
    Dhyana Muir & Reina Cottier, Photographer/writer, painter
    Helen Hagan, Patchwork quilter
    Susan Flight, Potter
    Jill Mathews, Glass artist
    Nynke Piebenga, Weaver
    Sue Lund, Painter
    Jan Kerr, Wearable art and sculptor
    Kristy Wilson, Jade carver
    Hannah Kidd, Metal sculptor

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, Printmaker
    Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, Printmaker
    ISBN: 9781927242209
    Title: Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, Printmaker
    Author: ROSS GAIL MACDONALD

    Hinehauone Coralie Cameron (1904-1993) was a Wairarapa-born artist, whose most outstanding works were wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts. Her subjects were diverse but included Wairarapa landscapes and farming scenes, Maori people and scenes from Te Ore Ore marae, and Pacific scenes

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell
    His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell
    ISBN: 9781869407636
    Title: His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell
    Author: CRAIG DAVID & O'BRIEN GREGORY

    Potter, conservationist, railway enthusiast and iconoclast Barry Brickell is one of New Zealand's most important ceramicists. His exuberant, warts-and-all sculptures pulse with a humour and sexuality rare in New Zealand craft or art. From the 1950s, he led the development of a distinctive indigenous ceramic style, becoming well-known for unusual sculptural forms and his use of coarse local clays and salt glazes. Illustrated with commissioned and historic photographs, His Own Steam charts Brickell's entire career in the context of his life and times in essays by David Craig and Gregory O'Brien, a foreword by Hamish Keith and extracts from Brickell's own writings, supported by a comprehensive chronology. The book is published in association with the Dowse Museum and accompanies a major exhibition which opens at the Dowse in May 2013 and later tours to Rotorua, Auckland and other areas to be confirmed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • History of the Nz Fiction Feature Film
    History of the Nz Fiction Feature Film
    ISBN: 9780719075421
    Title: History of the Nz Fiction Feature Film
    Author: BABINGTON BRUCE

    Investigates the history of film in New Zealand. This volume looks at the

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Holy Ghost Among the Fantails
    Holy Ghost Among the Fantails
    ISBN: 9781877577895
    Title: Holy Ghost Among the Fantails
    Author: MCARTHUR PIERA

    The Holy Ghost Among the Fantails: Being the Rendering of certain painterly situations in the Missionary Life of Jean Baptiste Francois Pompallier who laboured in New Zealand from 1838 to 1868 and witnessed many of the events of those turbulent years. Piera McArthur is one of New Zealand's foremost contemporary artists. Her work is known for its 'joie-de-vivre' and for its optimistic energy. "It was from my musings about the readjustments necessary for a deeply European person to live happily in New Zealand, even today, that came the idea of using the Bishop as the subject of a series of paintings -- to be taken on any level from comic strip to profound -- purple is his colour, regal his stance, touching his struggles (almost submerged as he was by difficulties administrative and financial) to cope with the wear and tear of life so far from home. Piera McArthur

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
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