Kōrero: English language in New Zealand

New Zealand language in art

Artist John Reynolds mined Harry's Orsman's Dictionary of New Zealand English for his 2007 artwork 'Looking west, late afternoon, low water', which is named after a poem by Allen Curnow. The piece comprises 1,175 small canvases inscribed with Māori words recorded in the dictionary.

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Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Reference: VUW.2007.3
Acrylic on canvas by John Reynolds

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'English language in New Zealand - Words from the Māori language', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/40327/new-zealand-language-in-art (accessed 30 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013