Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The Real Art Trust has just published the touring exhibition Real Art Roadshow, in a sumptuously impressive, high quality book. Full colour plates of each of the 126 New Zealand works in the collection, accompanied by accessible, insightful essays, are now available for all to absorb and treasure.

Why did we take the Real Art Roadshow collection to print? We spent much time, effort and money on preparing resources for the schools. Designers, Mission Hall, in conjunction with the essayists, had done such a brilliant job with The Big Book of Essays - the end result looked stunning and is a compelling read, we thought the resource should have a life outside schools. We hope everyone will have a chance to share in the joy of our unique collection of art,” says Fiona Campbell, Real Art Trust.

Real Art Roadshow: The Book contains the story of how and why the Real Art Roadshow came about as a free resource for secondary school students who do not have easy access to real New Zealand art, with a lovely, personal foreword written by art commentator and collector, Hamish Keith.

Contributors are:
Gerald Barnett, Sally Blundell, Mary-Jane Duffy, David Eggleton, John Hurrell Courtney, Tessa Laird, David Langman, Aaron Lister, Anna Miles, Gregory O’Brien, Cushla Parekowhai, Andrew Paul Wood, Robyn Pickens, Damian Skinner, Jill Trevelyan and Christine Whybrew

REAL ART ROADSHOW : THE BOOK is distributed by Craig Potton http://www.craigpotton.co.nz/
ISBN: 978-0-473-15294-9
Pages: 280
Description: 126 colour plates
Size: 236.5 x 322 x 28 mm
Format: Hard cover
RRP $ 80.00

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