May 23, 2022

Reference: New Database Provides Info About More Than 17,000 New Zealand Artists Past and Present


Find New Zealand Artists is a new website that directs people to information sources on exhibiting New Zealand artists past and present.

The Find New Zealand Artists website results from a joint project between Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tâmaki and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, and offers access to the databases of 12 libraries, published sources and art society records. Operating as an information portal, the site allows users to search for and locate information on over 17,000 New Zealand artists in one place. 

Direct to Database

Direct to Alphabetical List of Artists

Direct to List of Data Sources

The data sources used in this project include the five key art library artist file collections that are open to the public and the main art society exhibition histories (with the exception of the Otago Art Society which we hope to add soon, although the catalogues themselves have not yet been digitised). In addition we have included a number of key published sources.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.