Indepth Arts News: |
"Experiencing Turbulence: Art and The Weather"
2003-02-28 until 2003-08-15
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Experiencing Turbulence is a select exhibition offering an insight
into how visual artists respond to conditions created by the weather
and other natural forces.
The works, which include paintings, photographs, and a video installation,
span the last 120 years. Artists include Colin McCahon, Petrus van der
Velden, Natalie Robertson, and Anne Noble.
Some of the works use weather to directly represent a mood or state, while
others convey more subtly the reflection of human experience in natural
forces. Other works reflect the spiritual meaning that weather holds for
Experiencing Turbulence is on now in the Ilott Centre. The exhibition runs
until mid August and admission is free.
List of Works
Mountain Pass with Rider, 1881, John Gully
Otira Gorge, about 1893, Petrus van der Velden
Storm Brewing, 1905, Raymond McIntyre
The Gorge above Pipiriki, 1982, Anne Noble
Here Me O South Wind, 1977, Colin McCahon
Weatherscape (Mataatua), 2000, Natalie Robertson
Linear Aspect, 1969, Brent Wong
Necessary Protection, 1971, Colin McCahon
Chinese Takeaways, 1979, Laurence Aberhart
Petrus van der Velden 1837-1913
Otira Gorge c. 1893
Oil on canvas 945 x 1190mm
Presented by Mrs Menlove, 1943