Many New Zealand artists have worked on book covers and dust jackets. This exhibition brings together a small selection of covers created by some of New Zealand's most respected professional artists, whose work also appears in our art collection: Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Raymond McIntyre, Don Peebles, Dick Frizzell and many others. From traditional representations that suggest a book's contents, to quirky abstract designs that provide no such clues, all the covers chosen are exercises in design, done to the exacting, miniature requirements of the book cover.
Included Colin McCahon's covers for The Inland Eye by E.H. McCormick, A Pound of Saffron by M.K. Joseph, Ice Cold River by Ruth France and Coal Flat by Bill Pearson.
Text taken from Christchurch Art Gallery website.