Hellzapoppin'! - The Art Of Flying Nun

Christchurch Art Gallery


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Want a piece of New Zealand music history in the form of a Ronnie van Hout approved art object that can live on your bookshelf or your wall and will make your friends jealous and will totes be worth a fortune one day but you’d never sell it cos it totally reminds you of that one time you saw the band at the Gladstone and nearly stole a poster but didn’t…

Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! is a new book from Christchurch Art Gallery that brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from some of New Zealand’s favourite bands. From rare collectible records and vintage posters to original artworks and paste-up designs, this book explores the art and artists behind the music.

“The Flying Nun aesthetic was foundational to a generation of impressionable young creators, myself included. By talking to the people responsible, this book will burst a few enduring myths, and maybe start some new ones.”