Kirk, Graham [ephemera]

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A collection of ephemera relating to the artistic practice of Taranaki artist Graham Kirk. The collection includes newspaper clippings, posters, exhibition invites, exhibition catalogues, and preliminary cartoons.
The collection of ephemera was donated by Graham after he was approached as a part of the established Puke Ariki collecting priority, the Taranaki Artist Ephemera project (2012-2015).
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  Part 1

Folder 1:

1. Invitation. 2XP Fifteenth Anniversary Cabaret. New Plymouth War Memorial Hall. 27 September 1967.

2. Photograph. Graham Kirk ‘Looking at photos. Vermont St – Ponsonby Auck. 1975’.

3. Newspaper. Dick Sargeson, In Search of the Taniwha, Episode One, pp.17. Photo-Form Supplement, Spring 1979.

4. Invitation. Exhibition of Paintings by Graham Kirk. Gallery Seventy Nine (Hāwera), 4 August 1989.

5. Invitation. Graham Kirk August 5th – 17th 1991. Kudos Gallery (Wellington), 5 August 1991.

6. Photograph. Graham Kirk ‘”Superman and the Lion Brewery.” 1993’.

7. Invitation. Graham Kirk, New Work 30 May – 17 June 1994. Oedipus Rex Gallery (Auckland), 30 May 1994.

8. Photograph. Graham Kirk ‘(In studio) “Blue Door, Red Door” 1995 – (1200x 3300)’.

9. Exhibition catalogue. Two Real, Graham Kirk. Robert McDougal Art Gallery and Annex (Christchurch), 25 April – 4 June 1997.

10. Exhibition catalogue. Kirk Work, Paintings by Graham Kirk. Taranaki Museum (New Plymouth), 16 October – 14 November 1999.

11. Invitation. Kirk Works, Paintings by Graham Kirk April 9-23. Portfolio Gallery (Auckland), 9 April 2002.

12. Invitation. graham kirk. Victoria Henwood Gallery (New Plymouth), 26 September 2002.

13. Invitation. Superheroes in Auckland, Graham Kirk. Letham Gallery (Auckland), 26 March 2004.

14. Advertisement. Small Wonders, A group show of small works from a selection of Letham Gallery Artists. Letham Gallery (Auckland), 3-17 December 2004.

15. Invitation. Graham Kirk New Paintings. Walrus Gallery (Wellington), 9 June 2006.

16. Invitation. Graham Kirk new painting. Letham Gallery (Auckland), 10 November 2006.

17. Invitation. Kirk Work, Paintings by Graham Kirk. Kina (New Plymouth), 2 March 2007.

18. Invitation. paintings and prints by Graham Kirk. Letham Gallery (Auckland), 20 November 2007.

19. Invitation. Superheroes in Taranaki and the UK, An exhibition of paintings by Graham Kirk. Kina (New Plymouth), 17 July 2009.

20. Invitation. Kirk Work, Paintings by Graham Kirk Prints by Glenda Kirk. Kina (New Plymouth), 30 September 2011.

21. Poster. FRACKED, an exhibition by Taranaki Artists. The Village Gallery (Eltham), 30 September – 19 October 2012.

22. Artist statement - Superheroes in the UK. 1pp.

23. Personal statement and CV. 3pp.

24. Invitation. Superheroes in the UK exhibition of painting by Graham Kirk. The Wallrus Gallery, Wellington. Undated.

Folder 2:

Newspaper clipping. ‘Real Strange’. The Dominion Post, 10 December 2008.

Newspaper clipping. ‘The heroic hurricane’. The New Zealand Herald, 31 March 2004.

Newspaper clipping. ‘Familiar faces…’. Unknown newspaper, undated.

Newspaper clipping. ‘Mona and the Mountain Huggers’. The Daily News, 6 August 1999.


Bromides and acetates from "The Glottestone" and miscellaneous drawings from 1983.

2 acetate pages.

7 bromide pages.

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