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Think pink

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

An optical ode to 'Millennial Pink'.

The colour palette, which includes a range of pink shades from beige to salmon, has been in the top five trending colours on instagram for two years and counting.

While some say millennial pink is here to stay, others are claiming hot pink is about to knock it off its perch. Either way, we're channeling Funny Face, so 'think pink!'


Project Native Informant: Harumi Yamaguchi. Installation view, courtesy of CONDO NY

Bridget Donahue hosted Project Native Informant: Harumi Yamaguchi at the first CONDO in 2017, featured in ArtZone #71.


Onga Onga Tearooms, Harry Culy, archival pigment print on Ilford photographic paper

Photographer Harry Culy's exhibition Rose Hill was at Parlour Projects in Hawkes Bay in December 2017. See more about Harry in ArtZone #72.


Miranda Parkes: the merrier. Courtesy Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena. Photo Iain Frengley.

Installation view of Miranda Parkes: the merrier - Frances Hodgkins Fellowship exhibition, 2017. The accompanying book, published by University of Otago, reviewed in ArtZone #72.


Guardian angel, Maddie Tait-Jamieson.

Image and text artist Maddie Tait-Jamieson featured in ArtZone #75. Later this year her exhibition Art Talk with Art Friends will be at Bartley + Co Art Gallery.


Did you know?

The word 'pink' was first used to refer to a color in the 17th century. It's named after the flower dianthus plumarius which is known as the common pink, garden pink, or wild pink.


Grooming, Catherine Clayton-Smith

Catherine Clayton-Smith's upcoming exhibition, Root Channel, is at Bartley + Co Art Gallery from 15 August - 8 September, 2018.


Paige Jarman, Pink and White Terraces collection. Photo by Bonny Beattie.

Dry ice was used in the Pink and White Terraces photoshoot to replicate the geothermal steam of the location that inspired the ceramic collection. Paige Jarman featured in ArtZone #73.


Rebecca Harris, Harvest of All (detail), 2017, oil on board

Rebecca Harris won the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award in 2017 with Harvest of All. The annual award exhibition is presented by The Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery. It showcases the works of emerging and mid-career female artists based in Canterbury.


Paper by artist Yuko Oyama + photographer Kerstin Zu Pan

Japanese artist Yuko Oyama was the 2017 Te Whare Hera Artist in Residence at Massey University. Her work was exhibited in The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery at The Dowse Art Museum in 2018.


The Meaning of Ethics, Kim Pieters. Mixed media on board

Kim Pieters won Waikato Museum’s National Contemporary Art Award 2017 with The Meaning of Ethics. The 2018 National Contemporary Art Award exhibition is on from 4 August - 28 October.


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