Thursday, February 07, 2008

Gallery Guide

Guess we all know what we think of the public art galleries, but what do they think of themselves? This from their home pages.

The Braggarts
"Auckland Art Gallery has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. Exhibiting work from its collection along with a programme of national and international touring exhibitions."

Dunedin Public Art Gallery: "One of New Zealand’s finest art museums, showcasing the best of local, national and international art."

The Zealots

"The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a museum that fosters the development and interpretation of contemporary art."

TheNewDowse: "This is a place that inspires creativity - from multi-media to ceramics, jewellery to sculpture, painting to furniture design and beyond. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, TheNewDowse will stimulate your creativity and make you see the world in a whole new way!"

The Adam Art Gallery: "To lead critical debate in visual art."

The Homebodies

"City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence in the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand."

"Te Manawa is a regional cultural centre where art, heritage and science themes dominate."

Christchurch Art Gallery: "Specializes in New Zealand art with an emphasis on work from the Canterbury region."