'Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover; it may take you on another journey'

Date & Time: 10:00 am May 5, 2023
- 3:00 pm June 23, 2023

'Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover; it may take you on another journey'

Curated by Laura Campbell and Justin Jade Morgan.


Bringing together a diverse selection of artworks from The Arts House Trust - New Zealand’s largest private art collection - ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover; it may take you on another journey’ aims to lure the viewer beyond the cover of a book to reveal new pictorial narratives.

Drawing inspiration from the four book-based works: Earth Book 2 by Len Castle, Models, Methods and Assumptions by Paul Cullen, In Search for an Invisible Rose by Peter Madden and Art book and sound by Leon van den Eijkel.

Each of the selected artworks within this exhibition provides a new layer of interpretation and new spaces of discourse through the artistic realm of text, image, and form.

Conceptual thought, possible decay of the written word and visual trickery may be at play here, but where will these new opportunities for interpretation and artistic engagement take you?

 “We are proud to present an exhibition from this prestigious private collection at Percy Thomson Gallery, which will then tour to other locations on its way back to Pah Homestead in Auckland.” - Gallery Director and Co-Curator, Laura Campbell.

LIST OF ARTISTS                                                         

Andrew BLYTHE    |    Mark BRAUNIAS    |    Matthew BROWNE      |      Len CASTLE     | Elliot COLLINS    |   Paul CULLEN      |      Johl DWYER     |     James R FORD      |              Peter GIBSON SMITH     |      Roy GOOD     |     Bill HAMMOND    |   Will HANDLEY    |  Yolunda HICKMAN     |       Ralph HOTERE     |    Virginia KING    |    Vanessa KONG   |         Peter MADDEN   |     Brendan MORAN     |   Milan MRKUSICH     |    Shannon NOVAK   |  Paul RAYNER    |    John REYNOLDS   |    Michael SMITHER    |    Bruce STEWART   |     Andre TJABERINGS     |   Philip TRUSTTUM    |    Leon VAN DEN EIJKEL   |


With a total of 9750 artworks held in the collection, the mission of The Arts House Trust is to support, promote and give exposure to local contemporary artists. In addition to housing a regular rotation of contemporary art exhibitions at Auckland's Pah Homestead and loaning to gallery spaces across the country, the work of the trust extends to supporting artists through the Gallery Shop, Art Awards and the Art Loans Programme.

Visit https://www.artshousetrust.co.nz/

Exhibition will run 5 May - 23 June 2023. Opening event will be 6PM, Friday 5 May. All welcome to attend.

Go to Percy Thomson Gallery | Events to see more event details about Author/Artist Talks during this exhibition.


Event Details
Date & Time: 10:00 am May 5, 2023 - 3:00 pm June 23, 2023
This is a free event.
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