Edited by Sarah Farrar, Nina Tonga and Jill Trevelyan
Major survey of the 50-year career of one of New Zealand’s best-loved artists
Robin White: Something is Happening Here is the first book to be devoted to Robin White’s art in 40 years. Its assessment of her remarkable 50 years as an artist includes fresh perspectives by 24 writers and interviewees from Australia, the Pacific and Aotearoa New Zealand and celebrates her status as one of our most important artists.
Including more than 150 of her artworks, from early watercolour and drawings through to the exquisite recent collaborations with Pasifika artists, as well as photographs from throughout Robin White’s career, this book captures the life of a driven, bold, much-loved artist whose practice engages with the world and wrestles with its complexities.
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About the Authors
Dr Sarah Farrar is the Head of Curatorial and Learning at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. She is the former Senior Curator Art at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and has contributed essays and articles to peer-reviewed journals, international art magazines and museum publications.
Dr Nina Tonga is Curator Contemporary Art at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Nina has been involved in a number of writing and curatorial projects in New Zealand and the wider Pacific and was Curator of the Honolulu Biennial 2019.
Jill Trevelyan is a Wellington art historian and curator. She is the editor of Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life (Te Papa Press, 2021), Toss Woollaston: A Life in Letters (Te Papa Press, 2004). Her biography of Peter McLeavey won the Book of the Year award at the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards.
Extent: 304 pages