NZ Art Fabulosity
I'M LOVING... New Zealand art. I majored in Art History (& English Lit) at Uni, so in 1996 after cutting my teeth as a Curatorial Assistant at the Southland Museum & Art Gallery, I packed my bags and moved from one end of the country to the other to try and get a job at mecca - The Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. Luckily I managed to get a job on the front desk, then as a Gallery Assistant at both the AAG & the brand new NEW Gallery annex. I got to join the NEW Gallery crew during the…
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
Josua Toganivalu is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a visual paint artist and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a member of the Red Wave Collective based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South