Fine Arts


* Art Dictionaries
* Art Galleries
* Art Magazines & News
* Artists
* Awards
* Fine Art Auctions
* Fine Art Surveys, Bienalles etc
* Image Collections


* Fine Arts and Music Collection
The Fine Arts and Music Collection supports students, artists, teachers, art buffs and music lovers to research drama, music, art history and filmmaking.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Oxford Art Online
Comprehensive art research and reference library. Includes the online Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Formerly known as Grove Art.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Art @ Credo referenceplus
A collection of reference books covering Art.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Art and Architecture @ Oxford Reference Online
A collection of reference books covering Art and Architecture.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Handicrafts
Find craft groups around Christchurch on CINCH.
* Art daily
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
* The Art of War
Online exhibition from the National Archives of the United Kingdom
* ArtABase
Enjoy the latest exhibitions from around the world by browsing through our online exhibition calendar, and by subscribing to our email list. You can also use Artabase to find art openings coming up.
* Artexte
Artexte engages in research, interpretation, and dissemination initiatives in order to broaden the influence and appreciation of contemporary visual arts.
* Artfacts.Net
* Association of New Zealand Embroiderers' Guild
The parent organisation for 59 embroiderers' guilds all around New Zealand.
* Australasian Art Obituaries Index
Lists obituaries for Australasian artists and art professionals noted by the Research Library from 1990 to date. From the National Gallery of Australia Research Library
* Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) Adelaide
The Australian Network for Art and Technology brokers the synthesis between art and culture, science and technology. ANAT is Australia's peak network and advocacy body for media artists working in screen, sound, installation, performance, literary and networked arenas; creating opportunities for connection, collaboration, innovation, research and development both nationally and internationally.
* Creative fibre: New Zealand Spinning, Weaving and Woolcrafts Society
* Design and Art Australia Online
Design and Art Australia Online is an open access and dynamic scholarly reference work. You can search 7881 biographies by over 400 biographers, and watch for 467 new biographies currently in progress. You can discover themes and patterns from 45 years of art scholarship.
* DIA Art Foundation New York
A nonprofit institution founded in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is internationally renowned for initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects.
* Dictionary of Art Historians
A biographical and methodological database intended as a beginning point to learning the background of major art historians of western art history. A free, copyrighted scholarly database for the use of researchers, students and the public.
* Felt
New Zealand-based online outlet dedicated to all things handmade.
* Fingers Auckland
Contemporary jewellery gallery.
* Fletcher Trust Collection
* Floral Art Society of New Zealand
Encourages floral design.
* Form Gallery
* Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. The Museum's curatorial, conservation, and education staff research and write the Timeline, which is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects. The Timeline extends from prehistory to the present day.
* Image and text
An independent, non commercial, by-invitation, online gallery dedicated to the internet as an art medium and platform for critical discourse
* Māori weaving and fibre arts
A brief guide to weaving and fibre art resources at the library. Includes guides to making a putiputi (flower) and stars of Matariki / Ngā whetu o Matariki from harakeke.
* National Association of Wood Workers
The National Association of Woodworkers NZ Incorporated brings together both amateur and professional people from all over New Zealand who are skilled in working with wood.
* New Zealand handmade
New Zealand Handmade supports independent craftspeople designing and producing New Zealand made, quality goods.
* New Zealand Spinning Wheels
The aim of this site is to help you, if you have a spinning wheel you believe comes from New Zealand, to identify it and perhaps find out a little about the maker.
* NZ Potters
Aim is to encourage, foster and promote the creativity, excellence and appreciation of ceramics within New Zealand and overseas.
* Prints & Printmaking In Australia & The Australasian Region.
Searchable database of prints from the National Gallery of Australia collection. Includes images of many of the prints in the database.
* Professional Weavers’ Network
A group of weavers who promote excellence in their work. Their work ranges from tapestry through to fabrics.
* Timeline of Art History
Presents artefacts held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. Search the Timeline of Art History by date, maps or a thematic index.
* Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical and Romantic periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 13,500 reproductions.
* World of Playing Cards
Superb artwork and graphic design can be found hidden within packs of playing cards. This website seeks to open up this forgotten art.