TXT: The written word in New Zealand art


Fiona Pardington, Taniwha, 1995.

TXT: The written word in New Zealand art

  • Where

    Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History

  • When

    8 December 2010 - 30 January 2011

TXT explored the written word as a medium in art practice. Fifty artworks by significant New Zealand artists were brought together, with words appearing from multiple sources including advertising, song lyrics, books, poetry and signposts. By bringing together language ranging from weird and wonderful to serious and significant, TXT highlighted the importance of language to not only our everyday lives but also our national identity and legacy as New Zealanders.