The Art of the Dust Jacket

The Art of the Dust Jacket

This exhibition brings together a selection of book covers created by some of New Zealand’s most respected artists: Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Don Peebles and many others.

Many New Zealand artists have worked on book covers and dust jackets. This exhibition brings together a small selection of covers created by some of New Zealand’s most respected professional artists, whose work also appears in our art collection: Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Raymond McIntyre, Don Peebles, Dick Frizzell and many others. From traditional representations that suggest a book’s contents, to quirky abstract designs that provide no such clues, all the covers chosen are exercises in design, done to the exacting, miniature requirements of the book cover.

Christchurch Art Gallery, Outer Spaces exhibition opens this Friday at Central Library Peterborough.

Runs 30 May 2014 – 14 Jul 2014

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