Author(s): Athol McCredie
Published to coincide with the imminent opening of the beautiful new art galleries at Te Papa, this book takes an intimate yet expert look at the national art collection. Ten art curators each pick ten art works and tell us why they love/admire/revere/are moved by them. It's an entirely fresh way to approach art, through the eyes of those who work with these paintings, prints, photographs, applied art objects and sculptures every day and who know them better than most.
Longlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018
Athol McCredie is Curator Photography at Te Papa, where he has worked since 2001. Prior to that he was curator and acting director at Manawatu Art Gallery (now Te Manawa), and he has been involved with photography as an author, researcher, curator and photographer since the 1970s. His most recent book is New Zealand Photography Collected (Te Papa Press) which was shortlisted for the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Introduction: Curators' choices 6 Ten/01 Head of Art - Charlotte Davy 18 Ten/02 Historical International Art - Mark Stocker 44 Ten/03 Historical New Zealand Art - Rebecca Rice 68 Ten/04 Historical Photography - Lissa Mitchell 92 Ten/05 Modern Art - Chelsea Nichols 118 Ten/06 Decorative Art & Design - Justine Olsen 140 Ten/07 Modern & Contemporary Maori & Indigenous Art Megan Tamati-Quennell 164 Ten/08 Photography - Athol McCredie 186 Ten/09 Pacific Art - Nina Tonga 212 Ten/10 Contemporary Art - Sarah Farrar 234 The curators The artists Image credits Index