Author(s): Bill Millbank et al.
This is the accompanying publication for this special collection of Taranaki treasures from the Puke Ariki heritage collection and new artworks that reflect the culture of Taranaki. The exhibition explores the art and literature, lifestyles, value systems, traditions and beliefs that make Taranaki a place like no other. Fifteen artists, each with a link to Taranaki, have responded to specific items from the heritage collection selected by Puke Ariki Senior Researcher Ron Lambert. Ron has carefully and personally selected a variety of unique objects that provide an illustration of what it means to be a 'Taranakian'.Curated by Bill Milbank, Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box features new works from Mark Billinghurst, David Clegg, Ian Clothier, Nicky Foreman, Nicole Freeman, Paul Hartigan, Ngahina Hohaia, Rangi Kipa, Richard Mathieson, John McLean, Leonie Smith, Hemi Sundgren, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, Terry Urbahn and Tim Wigmore. These artists have produced works in a variety of media including paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures, launching Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box into both an art and object realm. Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box is the third in a series of five exhibitions in the Common Ground series, and is proudly supported by the TSB Community Trust. The Common Ground series is designed to encourage better understanding of the history of Taranaki and its significance in the modern history of New Zealand.
Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box ($50)
Edited by Susette Goldsmith
Published by Puke Ariki, 2009
Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box is a publication of the exhibition currently showing at Puke Ariki.
Art and literature, lifestyles, value systems, traditions and beliefs individually and collectively contribute to make Taranaki a place like no other. Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box explores all these as it defines what Taranaki culture might have meant in the past, what it might mean now and in the future.
Through images of intriguing artefacts from Puke Ariki's collection and the creative responses of 15 artists, along with enlightening texts from Elizabeth Smither, Te Miringa Hohaia and Ron Lambert, and comprehensive curator-artist interviews, this book portrays culture ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Taranaki style.
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It is the third exhibition in the Common Ground series designed to encourage better understanding of the history of Taranaki and its significance to the modern history of New Zealand as a whole.
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