Tina Barton

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Tina (Christina Joy) Barton (born 1958) is a New Zealand art historian, curator and gallery director. She is currently director of the Adam Art Gallery.

Education[edit]

Barton completed a Masters of Art in art history at the University of Auckland in 1987. Her thesis topic was the history of post-object art in New Zealand between 1969 and 1979.[1]

Career[edit]

After completing her MA Barton joined the Auckland Art Gallery as a research assistant. She worked as Assistant Curator at Auckland Art Gallery from 1988 to 1992, and as Curator of Contemporary New Zealand Art at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa from 1992 to 1994.[2] During her time at Te Papa Barton curated Art Now, a major survey exhibition of contemporary New Zealand art practice intended to become a biennial event, a hope which did not materialize.[3] She also co-curated, with Deborah Lawlor-Dormer, Alter / Image: Feminism and representation in New Zealand art 1973-1993, a exhibition organised to mark the centennial of women's suffrage in New Zealand.[4]

From 1995 to 2007 Barton lectured in the Art History department at Victoria University of Wellington.[1] During this time she continued to curate exhibitions, including Guests and Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Te Kore), a major installation by Joseph Kosuth at the then-recently opened Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University.[5]

Barton was appointed director of the Adam Art Gallery in April 2007.[1] Significant exhibitions she has curated for the gallery include:

In 2014 Barton co-edited a major anthology of art critic Wystan Curnow's writing with curator Robert Leonard. The Critic's Part: Wystan Curnow Art Writings 1971–2013 was published by Victoria University Press and described by critic Jill Trevelyan as 'more than a collection of essays: it serves as an insight into the development of New Zealand art, illuminating a period of rapid change'.[17][18] In the same year she was a juror for the 2014 Walters Prize.[19]

In 2015 Barton curated Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else, a survey exhibition of Billy Apple's work for Auckland Art Gallery.[20][21] Barton has worked consistently with Apple; previous exhibitions include The Expatriates: Frances Hodgkins and Barrie Bates in 2004 and Billy Apply: New York 1969-1973 in 2009, both at the Adam Art Gallery.[22][23]

Publications[edit]

  • Billy Apple® : a Life in Parts, Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, 2015. ISBN 9780864633002
  • Tina Barton and Robert Leonard, with Thomasin Sleigh, The critic's part : Wystan Curnow art writings 1971-2013, Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2014. ISBN 9780864739322
  • Beautiful Creatures: Jack Smith, Bill Henson, Jacqueline Fraser, Wellington: Adam Art Gallery, 2013.
  • I, here, now / Vivian Lynn, Wellington: Adam Art Gallery, 2010. ISBN 1877309176
  • The expatriates: Frances Hodgkins and Barrie Bates , Wellington: Adam Art Gallery, 2004. ISBN 1877309044
  • Ground/work: The art of Pauline Rhodes, Wellington: Adam Art Gallery & Victoria University Press, 2002. ISBN 0864734336
  • Joseph Kosuth Guests and Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Te Kore), Wellington: Adam Art Gallery, 2000. ISBN 9781877309007
  • Art now : the first biennial review of contemporary art, Wellington: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1994. ISBN 0909010196
  • Tina Barton and Deborah Lawler-Dormer, Alter/image : feminism and representation in New Zealand art, 1973-1993, Wellington: Wellington City Art Gallery, 1993. ISBN 0908818149
  • Surface tension : ten artists in the '90s, Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, 1992. ISBN 9780864631886
  • Louise Henderson : the cubist years, 1946-1958, Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, 1991. ISBN 0864631952
  • After McCahon : some configurations in recent art, Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery 1989. ISBN 0864631715

Articles[edit]

  • 'Image/World : recent work by Andrew Beck', Art New Zealand, no. 156, Summer 2015/2016, pp. 68–71 [24]
  • 'Round table : the state of art and discourse in New Zealand', Reading Room, Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, 2009 [25]
  • 'Not getting it', New Zealand Books, vol. 18, no. 3, Spring 2008, p. 7[26]
  • 'New horizons : New Zealand in Venice', Art New Zealand, no. 101, Summer 2001/2002, pp. 41–44,90-91[27]
  • 'Hammond's place', Art New Zealand, no. 97, Summer 2000/2001, pp. 66–69[28]
  • 'Joseph Kosuth in New Zealand', Art New Zealand, no. 96, Spring 2000, pp. 60–64[29]
  • 'Slipping through the net of art history', New Zealand Books, vol. 8, no. 4, October 1998, pp. 8–9[30]
  • 'Pushing the envelope : developments at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery', Art New Zealand, no. 87, Winter 1998, pp. 56–59[31]
  • 'Vivian Lynn's Semi(r)otics', Art New Zealand, no. 79, Winter 1996, pp. 54–57 [32]
  • 'Uncanny spaces : recent paintings by Caroline Williams', Art New Zealand, no. 75, Winter 1995, pp. 57–59 [33]
  • 'Ten years on : reviewing the terrain for women in art in New Zealand', Art New Zealand, no. 68, Spring 1993, pp. 50–52 [34]
  • 'David Tremlett at Artspace : a model for cultural exchange', Art New Zealand, no. 65, Summer 1992/1993, pp. 60–63 [35]
  • 'Pleasures and dangers', Stamp, no. 29, March 1992, p. 30[36]
  • 'The last small world : Jim Allen's NZ environment No. 5', Midwest, no. 1,1992, pp. 29–31 [37]
  • Christina Barton and Priscilla Pitts, 'Unearthing nature : land projects by 4 artists, 1969-1980', Antic, no. 5, June 1989, pp. 75–96[38]

Further information[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Staff profile - Christina Barton". Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Staff and Advisory Board". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Sayles, Jane (1994). "In Search of Wonderland: Art Now at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa". Art New Zealand. 73: 62–65. 
  4. ^ "Alter/Image". City Gallery Wellington. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Guests and Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Te Kore)". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "I, HERE, NOW: Vivian Lynn". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Hurrell, John (15 October 2010). "Vivian Lynn Publication". EyeContact. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Anthony McCall: Drawing with Light". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Hurrell, John (2 March 2010). "Anthony McCall: Drawing With Light". EyeContact. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Dark Sky". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Beautiful Creatures". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  12. ^ Amery, Mark (5 June 2013). "Nuances at surface depth". Dominion Post. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  13. ^ Ashworth, Morgan (13 June 2013). "Beautiful Creatures and Fantasic Fantasies". Salient. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  15. ^ Tappenden, Alice (7 November 2014). "Battle of the Brands: Simon Denny vs Kim Dotcom". EyeContact. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  16. ^ Oliver, Henry (11 December 2014). "0 Simon Denny: The Fine Art of Success". Metro. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  17. ^ Trevelyan, Jill (22 January 2015). "Multiplying the angles". NZ Listener. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  18. ^ Daly-Peoples, John (28 February 2015). "The critic's role in the art scene explored". NBR. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  19. ^ "2014 Walters Prize". Auckland Art Gallery. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  20. ^ "Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else". Auckland Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  21. ^ John, Hurrell (1 April 2015). "Billy Apple® Retrospective". EyeContact. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  22. ^ "The Expatriates". Adam Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  23. ^ "Billy Apple: New York 1969-1973". Adam Art Gallery. 
  24. ^ "Image/World : recent work by Andrew Beck". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  25. ^ "Round table : the state of art and discourse in New Zealand". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  26. ^ "Not getting it". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  27. ^ "New horizons : New Zealand in Venice". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  28. ^ "Hammond's place". Index New Zealand. 
  29. ^ "Joseph Kosuth in New Zealand". Index New Zealand. 
  30. ^ "Slipping through the net of art history". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  31. ^ "Pushing the envelope : developments at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  32. ^ "Vivian Lynn's Semi(r)otics". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  33. ^ "Uncanny spaces : recent paintings by Caroline Williams". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  34. ^ "Ten years on : reviewing the terrain for women in art in New Zealand". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  35. ^ "David Tremlett at Artspace : a model for cultural exchange". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  36. ^ "Pleasures and Dangers". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  37. ^ "The last small world : Jim Allen's NZ environment No. 5". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  38. ^ "Unearthing nature : land projects by 4 artists, 1969-1980". Index New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2015.