Spring 2009 : Contents



...from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Bilbao

Auction scene

John Perry anticipates fair weather ahead


In Residence #1

Julian Hooper revels in Tokyo’s street life

Mark Braunias’ exuberant paintings talk back

Eye on the media

Josie McNaught muses on media jitters

Fiona Connor transforms everyday spaces

London letter

Matthew Collings wonders where painting is at

In Residence #2

Heather Straka ventures from Switzerland to China

Dispatch #1

Graham Reid is impressed by our artists in Venice

Dispatch #2

Tim Wraight on woodcarving in the Swiss Alps

Opening shots



News from the art front

Awards, prizes and residencies

Artists on a winning streak


Events and exhibitions to look forward to


What's On


An artist of the mirrored world

A spectacular exhibiton of work by Yayoi Kusama is soon to reach these shores. Virginia Were reports.

Curatorial climate change

Sue Gardiner talks to the new breed of curators redefining the art of exhibition making

Suburban revival

Virginia Were talks to artists entranced with the photographic possibilities of a place familiar to many

Backyard magician

Paul Judge discusses his passion for the work of Don Driver and how it has inspired a documentary film


Reader giveaway

Enter the draw to win three books that won Montana Book Awards, valued at $250

Subscribe and win!

All new subscribers go into the draw to win East – Stanley Palmer, valued at $120

Tertiary Art Course 2010 Supplement

A list of study options for next year


Sam Hartnett, Black Light Mini Golf, (detail), 2009, C-type print. Courtesy of the artist and City Art Rooms