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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 32, No. 18. July 30, 1969


There is a limit to how useful art criticism of individual exhibitions is, if it is not put within a wider framework To evaluate the position of New Zealand art in regional and international terms and to draw some over-all conclusions from the development of New Zealand art and from the work of individual artists can be of utmost importance. No aspect of culture, such as visual arts,

should be considered in isolation, since culture is an inevitable process of human living and man as such the product of his culture. Nonetheless expertise in specialist fields should throw more light on selected aspects. The following are a series of questions I put to three educationalists/artists of the main centres in an attempt to evaluate the present and make a prediction as to the future, of New Zealand art.