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The Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Painting

The Weight of the Captain's Wrist: Peter Ireland History Painting (Paperback)

By Ireland, Peter

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The first monograph of the New Zealand painter Peter Ireland - this book surveys his practice, on the theme of Captain Cook's voyages to the Pacific.

ISBN 9780994130686
Published 19 April 2019 by Rim Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780994130686
ISBN-10 0994130686
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Publisher Rim Books
Imprint Rim Books
Publication Date 19 April 2019
International Publication Date 5 April 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ireland, Peter
Category The Arts
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 300mm
Height: 245mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.993
Catalogue Code 987059

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The first monograph of the New Zealand painter Peter Ireland - this book surveys his practice, on the theme of Captain Cook's voyages to the Pacific. Ireland's exquisite, detailed and enigmatic "history painting" is beautifully reproduced in this 100pp., spot varnished, offset reproduction, to reflect the oil on paper originals.
Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of the first sustained European contact with Aotearoa New Zealand, this book features 69 works from, mostly, Ireland's ongoing James Cook series and the associated Waitangi Wallpaper series, supported by a number of related works from his Curator, Panorama and continuing Sampler series. These series represent about one-third of his total art practice. Together, the images constitute a continuing conversation between historical characters and the events in which they figured, interweaving our national history with European painting traditions.

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Author's Bio

Peter Ireland, of Polish and British ancestry, was born in Hokitika in 1947. He attended St Mary's Primary School there and later boarded at St Bede's College in Christchurch. After brief periods at both Canterbury and Otago Universities, he moved to Wellington towards the end of 1968. For four years he worked at the Parliamentary Library, and for two years in the middle of the 1970s at a timber-yard in Auckland, where in 1976 he decided to forsake the regular workforce to paint full-time. He is entirely self-taught. Based at Paekakariki until 1980, he returned to Christchurch for three years, during which he had his first dealer gallery exhibitions. In 1983 he moved to Gisborne, and from there to Whanganui in 1995 when he secured the Tylee Cottage Residency. He has remained based in Whanganui since. For three years towards the end of the 1990s he tutored in painting at the former Quay School of the Arts. Since the late 1960s he has had a close interest in photography, as a curator and critical writer. In these capacities he worked periodically throughout the 1980s at the former National Art Gallery (now Te Papa). Also during this time he was the inaugural honorary curator of photography at the former Robert McDougall Art Galley (now the Christchurch Art Gallery) in Christchurch. He curated nationally touring exhibitions for both the National Art Gallery and the National Library. His work is held in many private collections around the world and in the following New Zealand public collections: the Alexander Turnbull Library Te Wharepukapuka o Alexander Turnbull, Wellington; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu; Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hakena, Dunedin; Lincoln University Te Whare Wanaka o Aoraki, Canterbury; Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Purehuroa, Palmerston North; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Manatu Aorere, Wellington; Parliamentary Collection, Wellington; Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka; Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui; Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson; Tairawhiti Museum Te Whare Taonga o te Tairawhiti, Gisborne; Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.

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