Resources - Ralph Hotere

Our Ralph Hotere Gallery is home to one of the largest collections of New Zealand's leading contemporary artists.

The collection comprises more than 80 graphic works and paintings by Ralph Hotere.  36 lithographs, gifted to the Gallery by the artist in 2001, form the nucleus of the collection, which as since been augmented with further gifts from the Minsitry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and private donors.  Included are paintings from the Sangro and Song Cycle series, monoprints from the Pine Series, lithographs from the Round Midnight, Window in Spain and Black Window series and a number of works based on the poems of Bill Manhire.  With this large collection, the Gallery offers a programme of rotational exhibitions.

The following resources will help to enrich your visit to us:

A short film was made on Ralph Hotere in 1974. Click here to see clip one and follow NZ On Screen's instructions to see the other two: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/ralph-hotere-1974

Follow this link to a more recent documentary 'Hotere' produced in 2001. There are nine parts, so keep on following NZ On Screen's links to see the whole documentary: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/hotere-2001

A brief biography of Hotere from the NZ Arts Foundation website.

A Listener article published following Hotere's appointment to the order of New Zealand: http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary/cultural-curmudgeon/ralph-hotere-deserves-order-of-new-zealand/

New Zealander's paying tribute to and sharing their memories of Ralph Hotere: http://www.listener.co.nz/culture/art/remembering-ralph-hotere/