Visited the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki and viewed several of the exhibitions but found the artworks of Rita Angus the most memorable. Colin McCahon’s large pieces also worth a long look but the more contemporary works don’t hold my interest personally. The Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand is an amazing collection of detailed portraits.
And take time to visit the interactive…….
“From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country is the latest participatory artwork commissioned for the Gallery’s Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre.
Dreamed up by artists and husband-and-wife team Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, the installation explores community, family, relocation and homemaking, and is part of an ongoing series of site-specific projects by the artists that use art making to prompt conversations about what makes a home.
Using recycled cardboard boxes to create a model city, the artists invite collaboration by providing materials for Gallery visitors to produce their own small cardboard houses, which will be amassed into the installation.”