Necessary distraction : a painting show / Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Call Number: N 7406.7 .N364 2016
Publication Date: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Auckland Art Gallery (Sat 28 Nov 2015 — Mon 28 Mar 2016) : "Discover a new vigour in recent New Zealand painting in this ambitious multi-artist exhibition. Responding to the question 'What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?', the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended.
Through suggestion and proposition, the artists invite us into conversations that, rather than being constrained by the ties of narrative painting, are speculative and forward-looking. Experience diverse work by 20 established and emerging painters and witness a future for painting that's still in the making.
Artists include: Saskia Leek, Julian Hooper, Nicola Farquhar, Stella Corkery, Kirstin Carlin, James Cousins, at al.