Ephemera, James Walker Archive


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Archival material compiled by James Walker:

a) Extract from a newspaper, titled: Craft International. Volume VI, number 4, pages 7 – 38. Articles featured include: Australian Crafts Today, written by Robert Bell; Woodcraft Down Under, written by Anna Griffiths; Jewelry’s Search for Identity, written by Robyn Tudor; The Fibre Experience, written by Elsje King; A Sense of Place, written by Nola Anderson; Do-It-Yourself New Zealand, written by Jenny Pattrick; Tapping the Springs of Creativity: New Maori Arts, written by Ross Hemera; New Zealand Woodcraft: A Drama in Three Scenes, written by Carin Wilson; Jewelry Pacific Style, written by Elena Gee; and Artisan to Artist: New Zealand Ceramics, written by Peter Gibbs.

b) Copy of a newspaper cutting mounted on card. Written by Robyn Clarke, the article is titled: Craft, and is sourced from The Age, 26 November 1981, page 10. The article regards an exhibition of German and Australian flat glass in Melbourne.

c) Newspaper cutting mounted on card. Compiled by Liz Swanton, the article is titled: A Medieval Art Has Made a Big Return to Favour, and is sourced from The Weekend Australian, 10-11 October 1981, page 17. The article regards an exhibition of contemporary German stained glass.

d) Newspaper cutting mounted on card. Written by Michael Smith, the article is titled: Hushmoney Payout Leaves Stain on Contest, and is sourced from the Sunday News, 17 October 1982, page 1. The article regards a stained glass design award competition.

e) Newspaper cutting mounted on card. The article is titled: Beauty in a Pane of Glass, and is sourced from the New Zealand Herald, 15 August 1983, section 4, page 2. The article regards glass art.

f) Magazine article written by Peter Shaw, titled: The Glory of Glass, sourced from Better Business, July 1984, pages 56 – 57. The article regards glass artists Peter Viesnik and Peter Raos.

g) Newspaper cutting mounted on card. Written by Christine Rodwell, the article is titled: Living Glass, and is sourced from the New Zealand Listener, 3 November 1984, page 61. The article regards glass artist Ann Robinson.

h) Copy of a magazine article written by Fiona Ciaran, titled: Inspired Reflections, sourced from the New Zealand Listener, 19 September 1987. The article regards ecclesiastical stained glass.

i) Newspaper cutting written by Maggie Blake, titled: Performance, Glass Spectacle. Sourced from the Listener and TV Times, 26 March 1990, page 102. The article regards a hot glass workshop.

j) Newspaper cutting, titled: Rite of Passage. Sourced from the Sunday Star Times, 5 May 2002, section C, page 5. The article regards a tramp undertaken by Geoff Chapple in the South Island.

k) Newspaper cutting, titled: Dream Walk. Sourced from The Southland Times, 4 May 2002. The article regards a tramp undertaken by Geoff Chapple in the South Island.

l) Newspaper cutting, titled: Adventure Every Step of the Way. Sourced from the Sunday Star Times, 17 November 2002, section C, page 9. The article regards a tramp undertaken by Geoff Chapple in the South Island.

m) Newspaper cutting written by Caroline Winter, titled: With a Hammer, Finding Ghosts in the Glass. Sourced from The New York Times, 5 August 2007, page 28. The article regards a work by Seth Wulsin at the Cárcel de Caseros in Buenos Aires. On the back is an article written by Nicolai Ouroussoff, titled: Modernist Master’s Deceptively Simple World. The article regards Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza.

n) Newspaper cutting written by Tom Cardy, titled: Speaking Art is a First Language For Tuffery. Sourced from The Southland Times, 24 August 2007, page 5. The article regards a retrospective exhibition of the work of Michel Tuffery held at Pataka in Porirua.

o) Magazine article written by Peter Shaw, titled: Visual Arts, The Devonport Hot Glass Works: An Essential Pleasure of Auckland Weekend Life. Sourced from Metro, date unknown, page 204. The article regards glass artists Peter Viesnik and Peter Raos.

p) Advertisement for The Mighty Civic, a film by Peter Wells and Stewart Main. Undated, possibly 1988.

q) Advertisement for the Kosta Boda Artist Collection of glass art. Published by Kosta Boda. Undated.

r) Magazine article mounted on card. The untitled article regards the winner of the AHI Prize in Glass Design, Ann Robinson. Undated, possibly 1980.

s) Leaflet advertising the Blenko Glass Visitor Centre, Milton, West Virginia. Undated.

t) Postcard, printed with a colour photograph of a glass sculpture by Harvey Littleton titled: Crested Schizoid Form, 1978. A handwritten note addressed to James Walker, Herne Bay, Auckland, is located on the back of the postcard. The note is signed: Mother, and dated 9 June 1979. It regards exhibitions of glass art and the Walker family. The postcard is postmarked Atlanta, 11 June 1979. A USAirmail 31 cent stamp is located on the verso in the top right hand corner.

u) Postcard, printed with three colour photographs: Tony Kuepfer at work; Mount Egmont near Inglewood; and Glassplant, private glassmaking studio. A handwritten note addressed to James Walker, Devonport, Auckland, is located on the back of the postcard. The note is signed: Tony Kuepfer. It expresses regret for missing a meeting. The postcard is postmarked Inglewood, 17 November 1983. A New Zealand 30 cent stamp printed with an illustration or photograph of a toheroa shell is located on the verso in the top right hand corner.

v) Postcard, printed with a black and white photograph of leaded glass by David Clegg, titled: Signature, 1983. Collection of the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt. Undated.

w) Black and white photograph of a piece of leaded glass. A handwritten note on the reverse states that the work is titled: I Saw Him, 1982. Photographer, unknown. Undated.

x) Sticker, reading: A Celebration of Architecture / New Zealand Institute of Architects Conference 1983 / Auckland, New Zealand, June 3 – 6.

y) Manuscript, reading: Don’t let sales tax cripple N.Z.’s craftspeople.

z) Photocopy of a book illustration showing a stained glass window. A handwritten note at the top of the page reads: Opal Dance after the Earthquake. Regards John L.

aa) Photocopy of a book illustration, possibly showing a mosaic.

ab) Poster advertising a talk by German glass artist Joachim Klos, held at Auckland City Art Gallery, 3 August [unknown year].
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Printed and handwritten in ink on paper, card and newsprint. Mounted on card.
Measurements
Largest item: Height x Width: 420 x 297mm
Subject date
1978-2007
Credit line
from the estate of James Walker
Other number(s)
2011/14/18/33, 88795
Accession number
2011/14/18/33

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