Bill Culbert: Front Door Out Back

This book documents Culbert’s Venice installation at the New Zealand Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibition, 1 June – 24 November 2013

Commissioned by Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery and Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Massey University and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

Working with editor and Deputy Commissioner Heather Galbraith, the design offers the reader a photographic walk-through of the exhibition wrapped amongst four critical essays and an interview with the artist. 

Essays by: Justin Paton, Ian Wedde, Yves Abrioux, Andrew Wilson and Bill Culbert

‘What a triumph… I’ve always found BIll’s work both inspiring and great to experience and your elegant and spare design parallels his own work beautifully.’ 
— Peter Ireland

‘The scale is perfect, the orange pops subtly, the textless cover is staunch and intriguing, and the long walk through the spaces is expansive and uplifting.’ 
— Justin Paton, Curator, New Zealand Pavilion, Venice

Published by Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu