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Elisabeth Pointon is an artist who works at a car dealership. She tells of flatmates thinking her art is rubbish, being the favourite child, and really big w...

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Elisabeth Pointon is an artist who works at a car dealership. She tells of flatmates thinking her art is rubbish, being the favourite child, and really big w...

From one end to the other

Prakash Patel’s warehouse studio is situated by the Whanganui River. Francesca Emms visited the painter and came away a little starstruck. Prakash Patel is a...

Multi McCahon

It’s 100 years since the birth of Colin McCahon and along with all the exhibitions and celebrations, two new books about the artist have been released: Justi...

Power objects

Josephine Cachemaille says motherhood is a deeply unfashionable thing to make commentary upon, ‘mainly because society is critical and suspicious of women wh...

Bubble wrap

Ioana Gordon-Smith is Curator Māori Pacific / Pou-ruruku Whakaaturanga Iwi Taketake o te Moana at Pātaka Art + Museum. Here she talks community, curating, a...

Sick art

Creamy Psychology Yvonne Todd Published by Victoria University Press, 2015 Reviewed by Anna Jackson-Scott 'I don't know if I could say that I like it,' my co...

Leader of the pack

American artist, Bill Viola has led video art and installation for more than 40 years. His video The Messenger was shown here at the Dowse Art Museum in 2010...

Wā kainga

Professor Huhana Smith (Ngāti Tukorehe and Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga) is Head of Whiti o Rehua School of Art at Massey University and a visual artist with a ...

Heavy luggage

Deb Fleming’s relationship with clay is ‘lifelong and committed.’ Deb spent 25 years running a business manufacturing her own designs, a range of painted ter...

Quite a site

With much delight, the Dunedin School of Art opens its doors to the public for their annual SITE exhibition. Spanning the entire area of the School, SITE tra...

Art attack

Frances Bennington lives surrounded by the art, furniture and objects she has collected for more than four decades. Sarah Lang had a look. The open-plan livi...

Plastic surgery

In Shelley Norton's hands, a controversial material is transformed into intricate works of art. Sarah Catherall talks to the jewellery maker about her plasti...

Winners wow

Rinaldy Yunardi from Jakarta, Indonesia has been named the Supreme WOW Award Winner for The Lady Warrior, a garment inspired by ‘the toughest warrior of all....

Beaut toot

When the toilet in Campbell Patterson’s flat began leaking, the bathroom was described as having a ‘toot floor’. This became the title of the exhibition of w...

Bitter sweet

Joon-Hee Park says her paintings are like baking cakes. ‘Layers of childhood memories and dreams, filled with fluffy cream of imagination with drops of love,...

Minkie

Mata Aho Collective’s first work, Te Whare Pora (2012), is on display at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi until 22 March. Established in 2012, the Mata Aho Col...

Blackbird

Moses Viliamu, Zac Mateo, and Jack Kirifi will represent Tokelau at The Festival of Pacific Art & Culture in Hawaii in June 2020. Viliamu, Mateo, and Kirifi w...

Go big

At 85 years old Louise Henderson completed her series The Twelve Months. These 12 large canvases are described by art writer and biographer Elizabeth M. Grie...

All the same

Multimedia artist and activist Yoko Ono presents new and recreated works in her exhibition Golden Ladders in Beijing. Avenal McKinnon considers the poetic an...

Hockney in China

British artist David Hockney is proving as innovative and open to new technologies as ever. Former director of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Avenal McKinn...

Temporal landscapes

Two Wanaka-based artists want to draw attention to environmental degradation in isolated landscapes. Avernal McKinnon looked at their work, on show in Beijin...

Genuine reproduction

A year ago Emily Hartley-Skudder had just arrived in Xiamen, South China for a three month artist residency. She was dealing with language barriers, culture ...

Surprise

When Solomon Mortimer missed a call from Garth Gallaway, he jumped online and discovered that a partner at Chapman Tripp wanted to talk to him. ‘I was thinki...

Exposed

Climate change and how the people of Tokelau are working to preserve their islands is the subject of Vaka, creative media production student Ben Dickens’ doc...

Poetry commotion

A poem in 41 verses across 41 works sounds suspiciously like a curatorial contrivance to shoehorn an odd number of pieces into one place, but in the case of ...

New tools, same battle

Metiria Turei is finding her voice, again. She spoke with Hanahiva Rose. ‘Ko Metiria Turei ahau. No Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa me R...

House paint

The McCahon House Artists' Residency was set up in honour of Colin McCahon. The inaugural Artist in Residence, painter Judy Millar, spoke to Francesca Emms a...

Red light district

Kansetsusai Tsukimaro’s Five Beauties is one of 70 pieces that make up Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan, a new exhibition at Auc...

Close encounter

An astronaut and a mini security guard face each other. Maeve Hughes reviews Encounter 1 , the first in a series of exhibitions juxtaposing artists exploring...

Homecoming

Twenty years ago Pātaka hosted a young Porirua artist for his first-ever group exhibition. Now Wayne Youle (Ngāti Whakaeke, Ngapuhi, Pākehā) is back for a ma...

Face off

Sam Mitchell’s portrait, Rose Catherine Lettitia Matefeo, is one of 51 finalists (from 373 entries) for the 2020 Adam Portraiture Award – the biennial compet...

Photographer as alchemist

A Beautiful Hesitation Fiona Pardington Victoria University Press, 2016 Reviewed by David Eggleton Fiona Pardington is one of those rare artists who can crea...

In the world of nincompoops

Francis Upritchard has long since earned her stripes as a leading New Zealand contemporary artist. Based in England almost since graduation from the Universi...

Self ashore

Always Song In the Water By Gregory O’Brien Auckland University Press (September 2019) Reviewed by Catharina van Bohemen Always Song In the Water is Gregory ...

Smash

Gill Gatfield has received Merit Honours in the Public Spaces category at the Collaboration of Design and Art Awards for her installation Glass Ceiling (NZ A...

Light touch

Kohai Grace has created a kahu toroa (albatross cape) for Tākiri: An Unfurling, an exhibition responding to one of the most significant maritime events in Ao...

Small but mighty

Iwi Le Comte has won this year’s $10,000 Rotorua Museum Supreme Art Award with his work Te Ipukarea. Leafa Wilson, who chose the winners of the Rotorua Museu...

Rock 'n' roll

With seismic and volcanic activity, our landscapes are constantly in motion. And motion has inspired ceramicist Rebecca Steedman. Rebecca Steedman produced t...

Ice issue

Photographer Jonathan Kay creates icy art. Madeleine Boles de Boer asked him about his process. Between 1977 and 2016 New Zealand glaciers lost enough ice to...

Bright young things

Winners of the 8th Annual Wallace Secondary Schools Awards have been announced. First prize went to Clarisse Esguerra, a Year 13 student from Westlake Girls’...