Bruce Barber Archive


Bruce Barber (b.1950) is an artist, critical writer and educator who studied and lectured at Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland.  He has been based in Halifax, Nova Scotia since the mid-1970s.  Much of the archive covers the years 1968-75, during which time Barber was a performance artist whose works often took place in outdoor sites such as Whatipu Beach (1973) and Mt Eden Crater (1973).  Since the 1980s, Barber has been involved in two major series, Reading Rooms and Squat Projects. This archive consists of works on paper, exhibition catalogues, photographs, correspondence, notes, musical scores and ephemera.

Online Catalogue

Search the E. H. McCormick Research Library through the Auckland City Libraries online catalogue. Simply choose Auckland Art Gallery Research Library from the location field.

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Reading Room Issue 6

Issue 6 (2013) Elective Proximities
Reading Room is a journal of art and culture published annually by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's E.H. McCormick Research Library.

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Lindauer Online

Explore this website created by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, highlighting the significance of the portraits of Māori painted by Gottfried Lindauer.

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