Artists at Work: New Zealand Painters & Sculptors in the Studio (out of print)
This book is a rare and fascinating picture of contemporary New Zealand artists in their studios. It provides new insights into the practical aspects of how artists embark on their creative processes. The 24 painters and sculptors were chosen by well-known writer and art commentator Richard Wolfe and photographer Stephen Robinson. The exciting line-up includes established names like Stanley Palmer, Paul Dibble, Jacqueline Fahey and Dick Frizzell as well as up-and-coming artists such as Tracey Tawhiao, Heather Straka and Andrew McLeod. Collectively, they represent a rich diversity of styles and a broad geographic spread through the country. Artists @ Work makes a unique contribution to our understanding and appreciation of our artists and their work, to be treasured by every New Zealand art lover.
Stephen Robinson has been taking photographs for 30 years, and his subjects have covered New Zealand arts and crafts, cooking, farming and social history. His images have appeared in a wide range of publications and some 12 book projects, including Crafted by Design, The Bach and Heartland. He has two children, and lives in a converted warehouse and photographic studio in Auckland's inner city suburb of Newton.
Richard Wolfe completed a BFA at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 1972. He has worked as a museum display artist and curator, exhibition designer and writer. He has written over 30 books on New Zealand history, art and popular culture, among them New Zealand Portraits and With Honour: Our Army, Our Nation, Our History. He lives in Freemans Bay, Auckland, with his wife, artist Pamela Wolfe.