An Insight into the Development of the Design Movement in Canterbury and the History of the Ilam School of Fine Arts
This online exhibition is based on a UC Summer Scholarship project co-supervised by the Art History Department and the Macmillan Brown Library, 2011-12.
Postgraduate student Alice Tappenden catalogued and researched a collection of over 200 art works by James Johnstone (1893-1977) and his daughter Ngarita (b. 1928), donated to the library by Ngarita Johnstone. The exhibition is composed of key art works chosen, researched and written about by Alice to provide a visual introduction to this stunning collection.
It presents an overview and history of the collection, as well as providing a visual insight into the development of the Design Movement in Canterbury and the History of the Ilam School of Fine Arts.
The images on this site are provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Macmillan Brown Library (University of Canterbury) and, where applicable, the copyright holder.