Find New Zealand artists

findnzartistsA new online resource is now available to help you find information about New Zealand artists:-

Find New Zealand Artists combines the artists mentioned in twelve different places into one list. Some of these twelve places are already online in which case you will be steered towards them, some are seriously offline and you will be steered towards some old-fashioned library resources such as books and cabinets of artist files.

Find New Zealand Artists lists every artist with an artist file at these libraries:
*       Auckland Art Gallery
*       Christchurch Art Gallery
*       Hocken Collections
*       Te Papa
*       Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland

every artist who exhibited with these societies:
*       Auckland Society of Arts 1873-1947 – we hope to add 1948 onwards soon
*       Canterbury Society of Arts 1881-1995
*       New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts 1882-1982
*       The Group 1927-1977
*       Rutland Group 1938-1958

and every artist mentioned in
*       ‘Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists’ by Una Platts
*       Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand

So instead of having to look for an artist in each of these twelve places, Find New Zealand Artists works as an index to all of them at once.

On the site you will also find full details about this project, how it came about, who did the work, who supported it, how it’s organised and how it might be developed in the future.

Your feedback and suggestions are welcome. The full press release is available at

Catherine Hammond, Research Library Manager, E. H. McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki +64 (0) 9 307 7714.
Tim Jones, Robert and Barbara Stewart Library and Archives, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu +64 (0) 3 941 7394.


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