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Bill Hammond: Across the evening sky

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Bill Hammond: Across the evening sky

Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. 

This book shows the artist at his finest. 


  • Huge images and details of some of Hammond’s finest paintings
  • An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour 
  • Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni
  • Responses to Hammond’s practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others.
Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.

Author: Peter Vangioni
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

 Bind: Hardback
Pages: 240
Dimensions 240 x 290 mm