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Save Yourself and Giraffe-Bottle-Gun

  • Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall
  • Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall
  • Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation view. Image Michael Hall.
  • Judy Millar, Giraffe-Bottle-Gun, 2009. Installation detail. Image: Michael Hall

My last post was about the installation of Judy Millar’s 2009 Venice Biennale project Giraffe-Bottle-Gun. This and Francis Upritchard’s Save Yourself are now open here at Te Papa, so as promised this post features images of the completed installations. Save Yourself A long view of the three works that make up Save Yourself. In the… Read more »

Installation in progress

  • The team beginning to roll the vinyl around the cylinder
  • The team beginning to roll the vinyl around the cylinder
  • The team preparing to roll out the vinyl around the cylinder.
  • The cylinder almost completely assembled.

Early last week we began the installation of Judy Millar’s Giraffe-Bottle-Gun.Giraffe-Bottle-Gun was Judy’s project for the last Venice Biennale and was on show in Venice, Italy from June to November 2009. The works are scaled up versions of her paintings – scanned and enlarged by computer, then printed onto the same vinyl used for billboards…. Read more »

A Garden forms on the Sculpture Terrace

  • A Garden
  • Contemplation on the Terrace
  • Observing the harbour city
  • A Garden, completed

A Garden by Paul Cullen has recently opened on the Sculpture Terrace’s Outer Terrace. The project draws on Paul’s interest in the history and practice of garden design and also his ongoing interest in the methods and models of science. The work was installed over a two week period beginning with some skilled help from… Read more »

Art on TV

  • Lisa Reihana, Mai i te aroha, ko te aroha, Te Ara a Hine, Te Papa, Level 2
  • Lisa Reihana, Mai i te aroha, ko te aroha, Te Ara a Hine, Te Papa, Level 2
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  • Paul Cullen, artist's model for A Garden

Fans of art and TV on demand may already know about the great series New Artland hosted by musician Chris Knox on freeview TVNZ 7, and available online. The programme invites artists to make a new work involving a community. Series two has recently been uploaded, and they are already up to Episode 7. If… Read more »

You be the judge

Collateral, Dane Mitchell

  Last Friday I was in Hamilton for the opening of the 2009 Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards at the Waikato Museum. I was there as this year’s judge of the awards and the winner was announced at the opening on Friday night. The winning entry was a work by Dane Mitchell titled Collateral,… Read more »

The art life in Venice

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  • Giraffe-Bottle-Gun
  • Giraffe-Bottle-Gun
  • Giraffe-Bottle-Gun

Avid art blog followers will now be familiar with Creative New Zealand’s NZ at Venice blog site. The project curators of Judy Millar’s Giraffe-Bottle-Gun and Francis Upritchard’s Save Yourself, and the venue attendants have been blogging regularly since the beginning of the installation period. Posts are coming in thick and fast and it’s great to be… Read more »

James Luna Urban (Almost) Rituals

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 JAMES LUNA URBAN (ALMOST) RITUALS  Thursday 14 May 2009, 8am – 4pm Te Papa Amphitheatre, Wellington. (Soundings Theatre if weather bad) Commissioned by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. www.tepapa.govt.nz   

Update to the update

James Luna, Pink Russian, 2007   from a series on an ageing artist

We are really pleased to announce that James Luna is up and about again after illness and we have rescheduled his One Day Sculpture project Urban (Almost) Rituals for 14 May 2009, 8am – 4pm. Put it in your diary now. To recap with a bit from my last post on James: Urban (Almost) Rituals… Read more »

One week to go….

James Luna, 2 /Worlds-War Dance Technology, 1989

UPDATE: Due to unforseen circumstances James Luna’s project Urban (Almost) Rituals has been postponed. James is unable to make it to New Zealand at this time. We are planning to reschedule the project. Check the Te Papa website and/or the One Day Sculpture website for updates. Sorry for any inconvenience.   James Luna’s project for One… Read more »