Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as art.
03 August 2014
Could this be the most classical view ever of New Plymouth architecture? The lofty peak of Mount Taranaki is perfectly framed through a grand portico of columns and arches in this pencil sketch made by artist Edwin Harris. The Harris family arrived...
07 April 2014
When most people think of collage they picture small pieces of paper and other materials that are overlapped and pasted together to create an image. However in Cutbacks New Zealand artist Steve Lovett has done just the opposite. Instead of building...
07 April 2014
Marianne Muggeridge's Nina and Ruby with Marianne reflected (1996) is a portrait within a portrait that raises questions about who the work is really about. Is it Nina and her daughter Ruby, resting on the bed? Is it the artist herself, poised at her...
24 June 2013
They say lightning never strikes twice. But inspiration does – at least in artist Rae van’t Hof’s case. While putting images of some early works onto a memory stick for Puke Ariki’s ‘Taranaki Artist Ephemera’ project, Rae was drawn to a painting...
21 June 2013
A successful career in the art world is not often expected of a qualified mathematician but Dale Copeland is not one for stereotypes. Copeland was born in Taranaki and completed an MA with first class Honours in Mathematics. While teaching maths and...
13 May 2013
John Bevan Ford (1930-2005) was inspired by the belief that land gives life, that it carries a spiritual essence and that it connects people. As a painter, carver, and sculptor his art drew inspiration and strength from his Maori heritage. This...