Posts tagged with New Zealand at the Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale Twilight Art Talk for Teachers

Teachers at the twilight art talk Photographer: Sarah Pitman © Te Papa

Could you name 5 artists who have shown at New Zealand’s National Pavilions in the Venice Biennale or recollect the year that New Zealand first had a National Pavilion? Do you know when the Venice Biennale first started or how many people are expected to visit this year? Teachers from the lower north island answered… 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 »

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 »