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This guide is a pathfinder to Fine Arts and Art History resources at UC. To navigate, use the tabs above. Scroll down to browse new titles.

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Recommended databases

These indexing databases are recommended for Fine Arts, Art History & Theory - see also: Databases for Art.

Art news

New Francis Hodgkins online catalogue - The Complete Francis Hodgkins

A new online catalogue dedicated to Frances Hodgkins is now available. The catalogue includes information on Frances Hidgkins' paintings, watercolours and drawings, ranging from 1886 to 1946. You can search across artworks, and relates exhibitions, people and locations. The site also includes digitised and transcribed letters written by Hodgkins, her family and friends, as well as a wide range of related photographs and documents. The catalogue will continue to be updated as new material becomes available.

To search of browse the catalogue, click here or go to

PressReader extending backfile
PressReader has announced they are extending the backfile coverage for newspapers and magazines.
Where previously the Library only had access to the latest 90 days, for some titles we now have coverage back to 2007.
There are over 7000 titles in PressReader. you can browse the database here.

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What's on - Summer 2019/2020

From Art News New Zealand

  • Arts Centre of Christchurch Fantastic Feasts to Feb 23
  • Christchurch Art Gallery Backstory: Women’s Suffrage Embroidery to Dec 1 Bill Hammond, Playing the Drums Jan 19 Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive Jan 26 Wheriko – Brilliant! to Feb 16 Brent Harris, Towards the Swamp to Feb 23 Now, Then, Next: Time and the Contemporary to Mar 8 Turn Turn Turn, A Year in Art to Mar 8 
Marie Shannon: The Aachen Faxes, Christchurch remix ongoing
  • CoCA – Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch Kate Scardifield, The lighter a thought the more it rises to Nov 24 Conor Clarke, Unchained Melody to Nov 24 Tyne Gordon, Visitor to Dec 1 Jessie Rawcliffe, Close the door when you go to Dec 1
  • Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden Annual Autumn Exhibition Mar 7–8, 14–15 , 21–22
  • The Physics Room, Christchurch Casey Carsel to Nov 16 Daniel Shaskey, Luke Shaw, Phoebe Hinchcliff, A response to Sympathetic Resonance to Feb 9