Posts tagged with New Zealand art

Vivian Lynn talks about her work Guarden gates, 1982

Senior artist Vivian Lynn has for over sixty years been making critical and enquiring work. The recent selective survey I, HERE, NOW Vivian Lynn at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington (25 October 2008-15 March 2009) curated by Christina Barton, offered a rich selection of over seventy works dating from… Read more »

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 »

Framing McCahon on Steinbach

Installation in Toi Te Papa after reframing. © courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust

This is my opening post in a series to discuss approaches to the framing of paintings. This first one is a response to William McAloon’s post: Freedom to act and takes his blog post as a point of departure. I look at some of the issues involving the sympathetic framing of modernist paintings, and what… Read more »