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Art Collection

The artworks on display in The Robertson Library are part of the University of Otago College of Education Art Collection.

A highlight of The Robertson Library is the collection of work by New Zealand children's book illustrators, which is housed in the Children's section on the ground floor of the Library. Many of the artists featured in the collection are from the Otago region and a number are former Writers in Residence at the University of Otago College of Education.

Recent acquisitions for this collection include a double spread page from The Immigrants, published by Malinson Rendell, written by Alan Bagnall and illustrated by Sarah Wilkins. Sarah was a finalist, with this her first book, in the New Zealand Post Book Awards, 2003.

In addition, the collection now has two technically superb pen and ink illustrations by Russell Clark entitled "Maori legend" and "Don Quixote". Russell Clark was one of the two big names in book illustration from the late 1920s till his death in 1965. The collection now has over twenty works by New Zealand's best. Check it out, along with the rest of the collection in the Children's section of the Library.

Illustration from One Lonely Kakapo Illustration The Christmas Caravan Illustration Paikea

Artist: Sandra Morris

Artist: Robyn Belton

Artist: Robyn Kahukiwa

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Illustration Kakapo Feathers Illustration Te Mihini Mon Deborah Bay Seal

Artist: Jo Ogier

Artist: Joanna Tokona

Artist: David Elliot

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Illustration The Bantam and the Soldier Illustration The Optimist Etching, Woodcut, Embroidery Nature Blanket II

Artist: Robyn Belton

Artist: Bob Kerr

Artist: Jo Ogier

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Illustration Maui and the Sun Photograph Kea  

Artist: Gavin Bishop

Artist: Andrew MacKay

 
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