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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...

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...

City Chief

Robert Leonard is the Chief Curator at City Gallery Wellington. He talks freedom, favourites and falling in love. How did you first get into art curation? I ...

Dance cycles

An NYC choreographer uses an evolving dance residency to challenge our notions of stasis. Sophie McKinnon reports. Line Death Dance 2017-2019 New York City O...

Language of light

Bringing together artworks from New Zealand and around the globe, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys explores the artist’s place in the 20th-century. Maeve ...

Great Dane

Former nations…ghost towns…cured diseases…withdrawn drugs…dead words…extinct species…destroyed artworks…lost archives…closed libraries…disbanded political pa...

Time, space, light and sound

The moving image is the medium of the moment, in several senses. Janet Hughes sits, stands and walks her way through Semiconductor: the Technological Sublime...

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’...

Twice as nice

Celebrations around 150 years of Frances Hodgkins continue with two new Frances-focused publications. Dr Joanne Drayton, Ockham Award winner and author of Fr...

Bob's lament

Winners of the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards have been announced. Prizes totalling more than $275,000, were presented by Sir Bob Harvey at the Pah Homestea...

Crime wave

Forged paintings brazenly on display. New Zealand's foremost art forger, Karl Sim, was born in Mangaweka and is celebrated every second year at the Mangaweka...

Face lift

Enjoy Art Gallery has revealed their new space in Wellington’s Left Bank Arcade, with the de-installation of its first exhibition. Jess Scott reports. Until ...

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...

Green fingers

Karl Maughan is an artist represented by Page Blackie Gallery. Karl’s subject matter is the garden. His botanical creations explore everything from overgrown...

A few of my favourite things

On 6 September, it will be exactly 100 years since Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua opened its doors. To celebrate this milestone, we asked past...

Invisible labour

In Carlos Sandoval de León’s exhibition at Cindy Rucker Gallery on the Lower East Side in New York, a conscious system of change is operating in situ. Sophie...

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...