Below you'll find some recommended websites (NZ and international) on the subject of art...
New Zealand Galleries & Museums:
- Auckland Art Gallery
- Christchurch Art Gallery
- Dunedin Public Art Gallery
- Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
- Suter Art Gallery
- Wellington City Gallery
Overseas Galleries & Museums:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)
- Museum of Modern Art
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Portrait Gallery (UK)
- Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (NPG)
Try out the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's new search interface which allows searching across over 80,000 portrait records.
- Tate Britain
- Tate Modern
- Web Gallery of Art
"The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 13,900 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available. Guided tours, free postcard and other services are provided for the visitors."
Web directories & search engines:
A kind of specialist search engine which has links to sites featuring over 7500 artists.
A large interactive database of contemporary British art funded by the Arts Councils of England, Wales and Scotland and seven regional arts boards. Currently has over 12,500 images from 3,300 artists and makers.
- New Zealand art and culture links
A comprehensive web directory.
- NZ arts resources website
A collection of links to arts resources in New Zealand. The visual arts section includes galleries as well as individual artists' sites.
Keep abreast of breaking news in the international arts world here. This site offers daily links to current news items related to dance, music, visual arts, theater, publishing, and more from more than 200 English-language publications.
Discover is a database of resources selected for use by New Zealand schools., but is also very useful for everyone interested in NZ arts images, since over 2,500 multimedia items are available. Almost all are from National Library of New Zealand collections. Access to Discover is free. Currently Discover supports the Visual Arts and Music disciplines of the Arts/Nga Toi curriculum by providing a rich selection of works by some of New Zealand's musicians, artists, photographers, designers and architects both historic and contemporary, Maori and Pakeha.
- New Zealand art monthly
A contributor-driven forum for the arts in New Zealand.
- New Zealand design review
The full-text of New Zealand Design Review (1948-1954) available online through The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC). The Wellington Architectural Centre began the two-monthly publication of Design Review in 1948. The Design Review addressed design topics as broad as furniture, town planning, theatre and stage design, packaging, church design, book-binding, poster design, industrial design and of course architecture. For forties and fifties design, enjoy!
- Colin McCahon Database & Image Library
This database and image library was compiled by the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust. It is published by The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The research project has been supported by the McCahon family, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Rutherford Trust, Creative New Zealand: Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Jenny Gibbs, Alan Gibbs. See also the McCahon French Bay house site
- Taranaki Artists
A site which aims to showcase the work of Taranaki artists, set up by assemblage artist Dale Copeland. A variety of work in different mediums is displayed here, the images are good and can be enlarged for better viewing.
- Tom Kreisler website
A website devoted to the work of Argentinian-born NZ artist Tom Kreisler (1938-2002) - a searchable database for students, academics and the general public.
A search facility designed to introduce the user to a range of NZ artists and galleries. You can search by artist or gallery, or browse on type of art. The site is not in competition with galleries but works for them.
An online art gallery specializing in paintings and poetry from the art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on "forgotten and neglected" artists. Over 1000 paintings are included which can be sent as free email postcards.
- New Zealand Craft Resources
- NZLive.com : New Zealand Culture Online
What's on in New Zealand - an online calendar of events including the arts.