Blue Planet

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Installation view: Blue Planet, November 2009

Blue Planet

  • Where

    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

  • When

    21 November 2009 - 20 February 2011

Blue Planet used the colour blue as a linking thread to introduce younger audiences to contemporary art, traditional Nigerian sculpture and Japanese prints. Bringing together a variety of cultural and global perspectives, Blue Planet looked at the associations and symbolism which can be drawn from this ever-present colour – the dreamy sky, surrounding ocean and emotive qualities of blue.

This exhibition was supported by the Chartwell Trust. From the Chartwell Collection, William F Robinson’s Puddle Landscape III (1986) melded sky and sea in an ambiguous, dreamy landscape, while Max Gimblett’s Cerulean Blue – To Len Lye (1981) layered shades of blue in an abstract, bold artwork.

Curated by Ken Hall.