Works of art

Works of art in any medium, including performance art. A work of art may exist as a part of a larger object, e.g., a mural painting or a painting on a piece of furniture. When referring to the study or practice of the fine arts or the fine and decorative arts together, use "art." In reference to pieces of fine or decorative arts as collectables rather than museum objects, in English use either "art objects" or the French term "objets d'art," which emphasizes this meaning.

By: Field, Isabel Jane, 1867-1950 Ref: E-030-q-1-011 Description: A long-beaked bird perched on branches This drawing may be the work of Hodgkins' daughter, Isabel Field. She owned her fathers' sketchbooks after his death,...
Evans, Malcolm Paul, 1945- :Jackson Star. 12 December 2014
Date: 2014 Ref: DCDL-0030033 Description: Depicts Prime Minister John Key in his office ruefully reading a newspaper headline about New Zealand film maker Peter Jackson receiving a star on the Hollyw...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :Isis copy. 9 December 2014
Date: 2014 By: Otago daily times (Newspaper) Ref: DCDL-0030029 Description: Depicts three bearded Muslim fighters at 'Isis Command headquarters' sitting on a mat discussing if Australia is now "officially an enemy" , whether they wil...
Doyle, Martin, 1956- :Ex-Tolleying the virtues of the Poor. 9 December 2014
Date: 2014 By: Scoop (Firm) Ref: DCDL-0030036 Description: Commentary from the artist reads 'Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley's reference to the "small lives" of the Poor has been suffocated in its infancy...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :Isis. 6 December 2014
Date: 2014 By: Otago daily times (Newspaper) Ref: DCDL-0030028 Description: Depicts a middle aged couple sitting in their lounge chairs and reading the newspapers. They are discussing when Prime Minister John Key will announce that N...
Date: 1879 - 1972 By: Forster, J, active 1879 Ref: A-466-009 Description: A portrait of the three-masted ship 'Rakaia', sailing towards the coastline. A second sailing ship and a steam ship can also be seen in the distance Extende...
From: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 :[Smaller works on paper. 1920s-1990s] By: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 Ref: B-131-14-004 Description: A tabby cat cleaning itself, seen from five different angles Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil on paper, 200 x 290 mm (irregular) in win...
From: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 :[Smaller works on paper. 1920s-1990s] By: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 Ref: B-131-14-008 Description: Three studies of Greek athletes, two with comparative modern sportsmen, in the style of Greek vase paintings. The sports include long jump, hockey, boxing, ...
From: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 :[Smaller works on paper. 1920s-1990s] By: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 Ref: B-131-14-006 Description: Three designs showing the United Nations symbol over world maps and a tree Quantity: 3 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Gouache, collage, on paper, 17...
Date: 1955 From: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 :[Smaller works on paper. 1920s-1990s] By: Mayo, Eileen Rosemary (Dame), 1906-1994 Ref: B-131-14-009 Description: Primitive living plants and insects before their conversion into coal Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Ink on scraperboard, offset print...