Spring 2014

spaces

sketches

News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.

postcards

From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

upcoming

Events and exhibitions to look forward to.

auction scene

John Perry finds paintings of Theo Schoon’s Maori rock art are in demand.

reviews

faces

Letter from somewhere

Judy Millar reflects on how the Internet is shaping our notions of place.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught teases out the conundrum of public art funding.

profile

The interactions between humans and plants interest Zina Swanson.

in residence

In the streets of Bangalore, Ben Buchanan finds vinyl everywhere.

Profile

Gavin Hipkins is flying high with a hypnotic new feature film.

in residence

Brett Graham focuses on the fate of Manhattan’s early inhabitants.

Opening Shots

Around the Galleries.

features

A strategic essentialist in the Manawatu

Artist and educator Robert Jahnke has mentored a generation of Maori artists, creating a structure and environment that is unique amongst indigenous models for art education. Linda Tyler talks to his students.

ARTISTS ON THE EDGE OF AN EPIPHANY

How does the mysterious process of creative thinking happen? Sue Gardiner asks a group of artists about their elusive ‘light bulb’ moments when ideas arrive seemingly out of the blue.

A FEISTY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

A memorable survey exhibition and a new book celebrate PhotoForum’s 40th anniversary. Virginia Were ἀnds out what makes this New Zealand photographic society so special.

GALLERIES IN TRANSITION

New Zealand’s public galleries are in a state of transformation – many with exciting new building developments underway. Art News takes a look behind the hoardings.

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The-Refusal-of-time

William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012 (Installation view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013).
Music and Soundscape Philip Miller.
Video Editing, Catherine Meyburgh – Dramaturg, Peter Galison.
Five-channel video with sound, 28 minutes, with megaphones and breathing machine (‘elephant’). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2013.

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