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Body, Mind, Somehow: The Text Art of Catherine Griffiths
by Gregory O’Brien


Art New Zealand, May 2014, issue #150

The 150th aniversary issue of Art New Zealand features a ‘lovely meditation’ (to quote Carole Anne Meehan, manager of Auckland City Council’s Public Art Team) by Gregory O’Brien, poet, writer and artist, with photographs by Bruce Connew, Simon Devitt, Paul McCredie, and David Read. Projects include public and private text-based installations from the Wellington Writers Walk to AEIOU, A Hillside Intervention to memento :: motif, and the fine books of Bruce Connew.

Available only in hard-copy, Art New Zealand can be purchased from bookshops, found in galleries and on friends’s coffee tables or bookshelves, or online via Zinio.



Edward Hanfling; Malcolm Burgess; Sophie Davis; David Eggleton

Elizabeth Eastmond Alexis Hunter (1948-2014)

Edward Hanfling Creating a Language: A Conversation with Peter Robinson

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku Traditions Endure: Five Maori Painters at Auckland Art Gallery

David Eggleton The Bio-Engineering Unit: Burster, Flipper at Christchurch’s Artbox

Cathy Tuato’o Ross Circling Myths: The Art of Liyen Chong

Matt Plummer Weighing Time: The Waiting Room in Wellington

Nina Seja Refuge & Ritual Trust: Christine Webster’s Therapies

Mark Williams Play On: Towards an Interface of the Visual and Sonic

Gregory O’Brien Body, Mind, Somehow: The Text Art of Catherine Griffiths

Anthony Byrt Fool’s Gold: The Recent Films of Steve Carr

Bronwyn Lloyd Beyond the Narrow Door: Inside the Mysterious World of Bronwynne Cornish

Riemke Ensing Frances Hodgkins in Kapiti: The Field Collection at Mahara Gallery

Kriselle Baker Co-Orbital: New Photographs by Becky Nunes

Don Abbott Class & Portraiture: Two Auckland Studio Photographers

Richard Wolfe Antipodean Bohemian: Reacting to Impressionism in New Zealand



04 writing & critique


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Porto Design Summer School 2017
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Notes from ‘Designing the perfect photobook’
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March 2016

A meditation
Sir Ian Athfield, 1940 — 2015
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Architectural Centre, NZ
April 2015

The Design Kids interview
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A Playlist : CG >> CG
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DPAG Late Breakfast Show, NZ, Aug 2014

Body, Mind, Somehow: The Text Art of Catherine Griffiths
by Gregory O’Brien
Art New Zealand #150, NZ, 2014

Nothing in Mind
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typ gr ph c, Aug 2014

typ gr ph c in Strips Club
by Catherine Griffiths
Strips Club journal, Mar 2014

In the Neighbourhood
by Catherine Griffiths
Desktop #294, Australia, 2013

Interview by Heath Killen
Desktop #294, Australia, 2013

FF ThreeSix
by Catherine Griffiths
Typographica, Mar 2013

A note on the D-card
by Catherine Griffiths
Apr 2013

Shes Got Legs
by Lee Suckling
Urbis, NZ, Jan 2013

Truly, No Idea
by Catherine Griffiths
for Flash Forward, Desktop, Australia, Nov 2012

Look for the purple lining
by Catherine Griffiths
Eye Blog, UK, Mar 2012

The Big Idea, NZ, Jun 2011

Shots in the air
by Catherine Griffiths
Eye Blog, UK, Jan 2011

John & Eye
by Catherine Griffiths
ProDesign 110, NZ, Jan 2011

Quite a Blast
by Catherine Griffiths
ProDesign, NZ, Jan 2011

Inner-City Modality
by Mercedes Vicente
ProDesign, NZ, Aug 2010

Beautiful World of Typography
by Catherine Griffiths
excerpt from a talk, Govett-Brewster Gallery, NZ, Jun 2009

For the record
by Catherine Griffiths
Introduction to TypeSHED11, NZ, Feb 2009

Locating Our Feet
by Catherine Griffiths
Threaded, NZ, Oct 2008

Notes on Feijoa
by Catherine Griffiths
ProDesign, NZ, Apr 2007

Life in Italics
by Helen Walters
Print, New York, Sep-Oct 2006

Writing by Types
by Justine Clark
Artichoke, Australia, Apr 2003

Body, Mind, Somehow: The Text Art of Catherine Griffiths

by Gregory O’Brien

Art New Zealand, issue #150, May 2014

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