Two Exhibitions at Madras Campus

Arty things to see…be quick or you may miss them! On display until 11th May 2015


As you enter the Library there is a small display of 3D work from the CPIT Artwork Collection. They are part of a larger CPIT Artwork Collection which can be found on display around the campuses. These artworks have been created by graduates from Art and Design at CPIT. You might like to take a moment to contemplate the different media and techniques used in the five works. CPIT’s Art & Design Department offers students the opportunity to explore and express their ideas in a myriad of ways utilising a variety of media.

Make sure you also pop into the foyer of D Block to see another exhibition – Afterhours, but this time the work is by staff from Art & Design. It’s an excellent opportunity to view work from renowned New Zealand artists at your leisure.

Artist Sandra Thomson - image courtesy of the artist
Artist Sandra Thomson – image courtesy of the artist


It’s all happening at the Library early tomorrow

library entranceway 048  Tomorrow at 8.30am there will be an unveiling ceremony for the new artwork at the entranceway to the Library. The artwork has been created by Dallas Matoe, a graduate from CPIT’s Bachelor of Design in Visual Art (2012). The commission for the artwork was a combined project from the Library, Te Puna Wānaka and Art and Design Departments.

 The design is based on a traditional Māori entranceway. Come and see for yourself and take part in the ceremony. It would be great to see you there.

 Heoi anō tāku mō nāianei

Last chance to see Shane Cotton and Ralph Hotere in Library

The library’s display of Artworks by Maori Artists from the CPIT Artworks Collection will be coming down on Friday (13th August).   Amongst them are an oil painting by Shane Cotton called Taiamai (1997). Taiamai is the ancient name of the central Taitokerau (Northland) region that is Shane Cotton’s turangawaewae (ancestral home) and features in many of Cotton’s more recent works. 

There is also Blue” (1997) and “Round Midnight” (2000) lithographs by Ralph Hotere one of New Zealand’s best known and respected contemporary artists. 

In addition to Cotton and Hotere there is a photograph by the multi-award winning Fiona Pardington, Ketes made from screen printed paper and lined with fabric by Venessa Edwards, and a work that combines ceramics and weaving by Catherine Brown.  There are also works by Kiri Te Wake and Rhys Tairi, both graduates of CPIT’s Bachelor of Design programme.

So come down to the library to have a look before these works are disbursed back to thier various homes around campus. 

Works by Maori Artists from CPIT Artworks Collection

Works by Maori Artists are currently on display in the entrance to the CPIT Library.  Across multiple mediums they are all from the CPIT Artworks Collection and will be in place for the next 3 weeks.

The display includes “Blue” (1997) and “Round Midnight” (2000), lithographs by Ralph Hotere, one of New Zealand’s most  highly regarded living artists.  Although more recent they are reminiscent of his “Black Paintings” of the late 1960’s.

There is an oil painting,   “Taiamai” (1997) by Shane Cotton“Te Huia Tu Rae/The Huia that sits on my brow” (2002) is a photograph by the multi-award winning Fiona Pardington.  There are some Ketes made from screen printed paper and lined with fabric entitled “Kete Korero I; Kete Korero II; Kete Korero III” (2002) by Venessa Edwards, and a work “Te Karano III” by Catherine Brown which was created by combining ceramics and weaving.

We are also proud to have two works by CPIT graduates on display.  Kiri Te Wake graduated with a Bachelor of Design in 2007, her work “Moko I/II” (2009) is a mezzotint on paper.  “Karapiro” 2005 is a collograph using silks on paper is by Rhys Tairi, who completed a Bachelor of Design at CPIT in 2005.