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.

Date: 1877 By: Illustrated Australian news (Newspaper); Ebenezer & David Syme (Firm) Ref: E-927-f-015-1 Description: View from the water shows some sixteen canoes each with a triangular sail, and a sailing ship at the left. In the distance is a hilly landscape. Date and id...
Date: 1931 From: Haylock, Arthur Lagden 1860-1948 :[Sketchbooks] Ref: E-292-q-6-003 Description: Sketch of a group of rocky islands and a larger island on the right. In the foreground seabirds skim over the surface of the water. Other Titles - Burlenga ...
[Moreton, Samuel Horatio] 1845?-1921 :Bowen Falls, head of Milford Sound. [ca 1900].
By: Moreton, Samuel Horatio, 1845?-1921 Ref: B-001-016 Description: Drawing of Bowen Falls Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - S.H.M. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Monotone wash, 220 x 340 mm.
All Blacks will compete against taller Canadian lineout jumpers - News. 15 June, 2007
Date: 2007 Ref: DCDL-0003429 Description: The scene shows an All Black training session. A group of players tosses a team-mate high into the air as they try to prepare for a match against taller Cana...
"It's CHALLENGING" "It's also boring, noisy, ugly and meaningless" 21 July, 2004
Date: 2004 Ref: DCDL-0008217 Description: "Jitterati" cartoon strip. Shows Debbie and Jaimee arguing about the New Zealand art piece commissioned for the Venice Biennale by the artist known as 'Et al...
Liam Messam. 23 November, 2008.
Date: 2008 Ref: DCDL-0008668 Description: Caricature of Liam Messam a rugby union player who plays for Waikato in the Air New Zealand Cup and for the Chiefs in the Super 14. Quantity: 1 digital cart...
Date: 1917 From: Rykers, Leslie Bertram Archibald, 1897-1976 :[Original art works for, and print of, advertisements, greeting cards, and illustrations for Auckland Star and Brett's Christmas annuals, mostly 1920s-1930s. Artwork by Neville L and Trevor Rykers, 1940s and 1950s]. Ref: B-185-022 Description: Watercolour drawing shows a man in a lemon-squeezer hat, waistcoat, shirtsleeves and trousers, with spurs on his boots, riding a horse along a cliff path. In...
"Suck on that, John Key! Geeze, how much longer is this political honeymoon going to last?" 31 July 2009
Ref: DCDL-0011899 Description: In the first of two frames leader of the Labour opposition Phil Goff blows up a bridge over which a National Party train is about to pass. In the second fram...
Date: 1977 By: Boyce, Raymond Stanley (Dr), 1928-2019 Ref: D-025-658/667 Description: Consists of: (658, 662, 664) Working drawings; (659, 665, 667) Ground plans; (663, 666) Main stage flooring / layouts for sign-writing. Quantity: 10 drawing...
Global warming reality... "Goodbye scarves & mittens, hello margaritas..." 2 December 2010
Date: 2010 Ref: DCDL-0016236 Description: A member of the Hot Air Brigade is off to 'more talkfest' saying 'Goodbye scarves & mittens, hello margaritas' as he leaves Copenhagen and heads off to Mexic...