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The power of portraiture : representing leadership in New Zealand from 1840 to the present / Erin Griffey ; with contributions from Brad Jackson and Paul Tapsell.

By: Griffey, Erin.
Contributor(s): Jackson, Brad, 1960- | Tapsell, Paul | Gus Fisher Gallery | New Zealand Portrait Gallery | University of Auckland. Business School.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : University of Auckland Business School : David Ling Pub., 2008Description: 140 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877378287; 1877378283.Subject(s): Portrait painting, New Zealand | Portraits, New Zealand -- Exhibitions | Painting, New Zealand -- Exhibitions | Leadership -- New Zealand | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Portraits -- Exhibitions | Leadership | Maori (New Zealand people) | Painting, New Zealand | Portrait painting, New Zealand | Portraits, New Zealand | New Zealand -- Biography -- Portraits -- Exhibitions | New ZealandGenre/Form: Exhibition catalogs. | Mahi toi.DDC classification: 757.0993
Contents:
Acknowledgements / Erin Griffey -- Portraying leadership in New Zealand : From modest recognition to contemplative action / Brad Jackson -- Service after death : The art of M�aori leadership in marae contexts / Paul Tapsell -- The sitter and the setting : Surveying official portraiture in New Zealand / Erin Giffey -- Catalogue of works / Erin Giffey with contributions from Sandra Gilliam and Linda Yang.
Summary: Historically, portraiture has been integral to showcasing power, and power has been intrinsic in the portrait. "The Power of Portraiture" examines this in a specifically New Zealand context. The aim is to fertilise the current renaissance of portraiture as a genre in this country, to foster critical dialogue about leadership and its representations in the visual arts and to inspire the public with the stories of its leaders and the beauty of its portraiture. Published to coincide with an exhibition of portraits in Auckland and Wellington, "The Power of Portraiture" comprises 40 portraits of major public figures, male and female, Maori and Pakeha, conservative and liberal, from a number of different professional backgrounds. The accompanying text provides a wealth of art historical, cultural and historical insight and invites critical reflection on New Zealand's ideals of leadership.
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Historically, portraiture has been integral to showcasing power, and power has been intrinsic in the portrait. THE POWER OF PORTRAITURE examines this in a specifically New Zealand context. The aim is to fertilise the current renaissance of portraiture as a genre in this country, to foster critical dialogue about leadership and its representations in the visual arts and to inspire the public with the stories of its leaders and the beauty of its portraiture. Published to coincide with an exhibition of portraits in Auckland and Wellington, THE POWER OF PORTRAITURE comprises 40 portraits of major public figures, male and female, Maori and Pakeha, conservative and liberal, from a number of different professional backgrounds. The accompanying text provides a wealth of art historical, cultural and historical insight and invites critical reflection on New Zealand's ideals of leadership.

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, 28 November 2008-24 January 2009 and New Zealand Portrait Gallery at Shed 11, Wellington, 26 February-3 April 2009.

Errata slip inserted.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140).

Acknowledgements / Erin Griffey -- Portraying leadership in New Zealand : From modest recognition to contemplative action / Brad Jackson -- Service after death : The art of M�aori leadership in marae contexts / Paul Tapsell -- The sitter and the setting : Surveying official portraiture in New Zealand / Erin Giffey -- Catalogue of works / Erin Giffey with contributions from Sandra Gilliam and Linda Yang.

Historically, portraiture has been integral to showcasing power, and power has been intrinsic in the portrait. "The Power of Portraiture" examines this in a specifically New Zealand context. The aim is to fertilise the current renaissance of portraiture as a genre in this country, to foster critical dialogue about leadership and its representations in the visual arts and to inspire the public with the stories of its leaders and the beauty of its portraiture. Published to coincide with an exhibition of portraits in Auckland and Wellington, "The Power of Portraiture" comprises 40 portraits of major public figures, male and female, Maori and Pakeha, conservative and liberal, from a number of different professional backgrounds. The accompanying text provides a wealth of art historical, cultural and historical insight and invites critical reflection on New Zealand's ideals of leadership.