Accompanying the portrait wall in ‘Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand’ are digital interactives that allow you to dive deeper into the conservation efforts that prepared the paintings for exhibition, and reveal hidden histories.
Stories behind the portraits – in New Zealand Sign Language
Curator Historical New Zealand Art Rebecca Rice and Curator Mātauranga Māori Matariki Williams tell NZSL Presenter Theresa Cooper about four of the artworks on the portrait wall in Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand.
‘I’ve never seen the gallery like this before’: Experiencing Toi Art through dance
Transfixed by BodyCartography Project’s ‘Walk with me’ tour of Toi Art, Head of Exhibition Renewal Frith Williams wrote down her thoughts in the middle of the night, “so I could remember it later.” Here’s what she wrote.
‘A mix of control and accident’ – Helen Calder in her own words
Helen Calder’s Everything in its right place (Arrangement for seventeen colour groups 17/51) is currently on display in Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa | Anō he kōpere: Te reo tohu. Here, the artist talks about what drew her to paint, the role accidents play in her work, and taking inspiration from Radiohead.
This portrait wall forms part of the Toi Art exhibition ‘Tūrangawaewae: Art & New Zealand’, which spans historical portraiture to contemporary practice, with art works that inspire and provoke, question and console.
Watch: Bill Culbert installing 'Daylight flotsam Venice' (2013) and 'Drop' (2013)
Artist Bill Culbert created 'Daylight flotsam Venice' (2013) and 'Drop' (2013) as part of his exhibition at the Venice Biennale, where he represented New Zealand in 2013. Here, he installs the work for their first exhibition in New Zealand at Te Papa.
Watch the making of the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio
The Australian War Memorial invited five New Zealand and five Australian artists to each create an artistic response to World War I (1914–19). These videos record the responses, thoughts, working processes, and printmaking techniques of the artists.
Watch: Designing wedding garments for 'Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion'
Watch interviews with New Zealand designers including Francis Hooper, Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, and Benny Castles, whose designs were exhibited in 'Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion' during the summer of 2011–2012.