A Guide to our Artists

' artists of canterbury'

72 page full colour DLE sized booklet

For your free copy please email:




Attention Artists.

The 'artists of canterbury is a full-colour brochure produced annually that features over a hundred artists, galleries and arts-related businesses in the Canterbury region.

 A few facts of interest about this issue; 

  Inclusion in the artists of canterbury is open to members of Arts Canterbury Inc.

  Your entry in the artists of  canterbury will be based on your entry on the Arts Canterbury website
  Once you are a member, and on the website, there is no further cost for inclusion in the artists of canterbury.      

  The printing, by Caxton Press, will be distributed free throughout the Canterbury region and beyond.
  It is financed by the contributing members of Arts Canterbury Inc, assisted by donations and grants


Membership of Arts Canterbury

·        Our mission is to promote the arts and artists of Canterbury.

·        We are a charitable organisation, run by a voluntary elected executive committee.

·        Membership is open to all.

The annual base membership fee is $35, which gives you a simple listing in the

directory of Members on Arts Canterbury's web page.

You have all the normal benefits of membership, such as voting rights and the right to stand for election to the executive,
The right to participate in Arts Canterbury exhibitions and include information in our section on exhibitions about any other exhibitions that you are involved in.


A highlighted website membership, $60  which includes the basic membership fee, adds your own portrait image or gallery logo on the website, one image of your artwork, up to 25 words, a place on an Art Trail map, plus a quarter page feature in the artists of Canterbury guide book.

A profiled website membership,  $110 which includes the basic membership fee,  adds your own portrait image or gallery logo on the website, up to 5 images of your artwork, 100 words, a place on an Art Trail map, plus a half page feature in

the artists of Canterbury guide book.


Reports from our members tell of sales and commissions, even from abroad, resulting from their website and arts guide entries.


Contact us

Phone or email the administrator if you have any questions.



Bill Hainstock, Administrator     
ph (03) 352 8568




                     by MELINDA JOHNSTON


Published by Canterbury University Press


Featuring essays by Melinda Johnston and Rodney Wilson this lavish 288 page hardback includes over 120 colour plates of Cleavin's work dating from 1966 through until 2012.


Available from PaperGraphica for $55

(plus p+p within NZ = $62)

You can find it on our website  on the New Work page where you are also able to view some of Barry's fine etchings.


For more about 'LATERAL INVERSIONS':


The Artists - 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art C. 2013-2015
Sanderson Contemporary Art  
August 2013

The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013–2015 provides a unique insight into the richness and diversity of New Zealand contemporary art through the work of emerging and established artists represented by a single gallery.
Essays have been contributed by 21 of New Zealand's leading art writers, historians, and curators, each offering their own distinctive insights. 
Featuring over 100 full-colour images of sculpture, video, photography, installation and painting, this book is an enlightening and entertaining snapshot of New Zealand art at this moment in time.



       a brochure by
      with essay by
Elizabeth Rankin

'Southern Myths' was the first series of prints in which Marian Maguire imagined the Ancient Greeks in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Extracted from decorated Greek vaseware her stylised figures play out a small drama in a land seemingly unpopulated by any other group.

 'Southern Myths' was the first series of prints in which Marian Maguire imagined the Ancient Greeks in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Extracted from decorated Greek vaseware her stylised figures play out a small drama in a land seemingly unpopulated by any other group.

 First exhibited in 2002 'Southern Myths' is the precursor to 'The Odyssey of Captain Cook' (2005), 'The Labours of Herakles' (2008) and 'Titokowaru's Dilemma' (2011). In these later series the Ancient Greeks confront, and are confronted by, resident Maori.

 Accompanying the nine etchings is an essay by Professor Elizabeth Rankin, who explains the relationship between this narrative sequence and the storyline of Homer's 'Iliad', and describes how Maguire has incorporated both her Greek and New Zealand source material through the medium of etching.

TO ORDER your copy either email or place an order on the PaperGraphica website. Click the 'Catalogue' button then search under 'BOOKS etc.' or 'Marian Maguire'.

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Christchurch 8013

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Christchurch - an artists' tribute - book by Denis Robinson

Denis Robinson has compiled a moving tribute to Christchurch with a collection of paintings of the city as it was before the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. With 120 paintings by 19 artists, this book captures beautiful and evocative views of the city and its character buildings.

All of the artists have submitted personal introductions to their works, which range in place from the central city to the outlying coastal suburbs, including Banks Peninsula and the port of Lyttelton. Many artists returned to old sketchbooks to discover drawings still waiting to be painted, and new artworks sit alongside paintings completed in earlier days, while others have been sourced especially for this book.

Together they form a stunning and poignant collection of New Zealand art and a warm and positive tribute to Christchurch, helping to preserve the past of the beautiful garden city for generations to come.

Destined to become a collector's item, this is a book that will be treasured by Cantabrians and visitors to Christchurch alike.



Contributing artists in this publication;
Philip Beadle, Kees Bruin, Sean Chen, Sue Currie, Austen Deans, Don Donovan, Julia Drake, Paul Hanrahan, Galina Kim, Don McAra, Rob McDowell, Kelvin McMillan, William Moore, Jackie Pearson, Sue Spigel, Nancy Tichbourne, Simon Williams, Ben Woolcombe, John Young
Published by New Holland Publishers.

Publication date February 2012.
ISBN 978-1-86966-344-5. 112 pages, softcover with flaps
Price: $49.99 (plus packing and postage for overseas orders).

You can purchase this book at most booksellers or online at

A historic Art Book - Dr. Warren Feeney 
A book has been released that will be of interest to those who follow the art of Canterbury. There is much in Warren Feeney's book to think about - and react to. As the author, who advised and assisted with Arts Canterbury's inc. recent exhibition, ArtOpportunity, says - "It is still assumed in most histories of the arts in New Zealand that the Canterbury Society of Arts, alongside other art societies, hindered the growth of the arts in this country. This book seeks to correct that impression."
 CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880-1996, by Warren Feeney, published by Canterbury University Press, October 2011, RRP$49.95, hardback, 224pp, ISBN 978-1-877257-94-0
If you have difficulty locating a copy, contact:  
Stacey Doornenbal
Canterbury University Press
Ph: (03) 364 2984   

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