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CS Arts issue 24 - July 2006

The sculpture issue. A number of Canterbury sculptors across a spectrum of age, gender and experience talk to us about their practices and some of the issues particular to sculpture.



Sculpting an identity: The place of sculpture and public art
John Stringer considers the role that public art plays in visualising a collective identity. He cites many examples of iconic sculpture - some successful; some less so...
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Southern diary
Don Binney writes from the Dancing Star Island Fest '05 on Steward Island. He reflects on art, conservation and spirituality
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The welding of Yorkshire and Christchurch
Jim Instone talks about the interactions of the old versus new worlds, modernist versus 'folk' art and manufacture versus found objects
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Paul Deans
Lord of the Rings artist, sculpture mentor and half of Deans Art Investments rambles around mentoring, the church, spirituality and art and the state of public sculpture in Canterbury
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Of mentoring, foiled and fragmented women
Emerging sculptor Anna Korver is literally carving out a niche for herself, and people are starting to take notice
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Janet Chambers
A recent sculpture graduate with a background in architecture talks about how her faith, life experience and background feed into her work
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Getting plastered with Llew Summers
The baby-boomer explains the relative merits of clay, plaster, Oamaru stone and marble and the place of faith and nudity in his work
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Peb Simmons
The author of No Ordinary Woman opens a window into the previous generation through the pioneering work of her mother, Ria Bancroft
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Regarding Chalice
Neil Dawson reflects on how people approach his work and the myriad associations and possibilities within this commemorative piece
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Reasons for Voyaging
Graham Bennett. Permanent installation outside the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Merging Traditions
Galina Kim and Sue Spigel at the Christchurch Cathedral

Casting Purls
Katie Thomas at Campbell Grant Galleries (Christchurch)

Alchemy of Daily Life
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

The Land Has Eyes
A film by Te Maka Productions at the Pacific Arts Festival

Vikings of the Sunrise
Pacific Arts Festival at the Salamander Gallery (Christchurch)

Oranga Whenua/The Gondwana Waka
Jo Tito/Sheyne Tuffrey, Our City O Tautahi (Christchurch

Ich Heisse Olga Hedwig Krause: Deutsche Kunstlerin (My name is Olga Hedwig Krause: German Artist)
Leafa/Janice Wilson, in the Pacific Arts Festival at the SoFA Gallery (Christchurch)

Chinese Hubei Calligraphy and Painting
Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch)

Advertising and design enter the 20th Century
Lucian Bernhard at the Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch)


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