News from the art front around New Zealand.
awards and residencies
Artists on a winning streak.
From Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington.
Jessica Douglas rounds up some recent single-collection auctions.
Events and exhibitions to look forward to.
Your comprehensive guide to gallery exhibitions and art events.
letter from somewhere
Judy Millar considers the art of the nude in the age of the intimate selfie.
Courtney Johnston compares here and there.
Kriselle Baker surveys the bright neon and pop culture references of Janet Lilo.
Tessa Laird in dialogue with Peter Madden about fields and fragments.
Megan Dunn tracks down New Zealand artist Xin Cheng at her base in Hamburg to talk about the idea of shelter and some very situational artwork – complex, cerebral, embedded and responsive.
Julian McKinnon visits Running Neo-Geo Games Under Mame at City Gallery Wellington and is struck by the physical-digital hybrids of Californian artist Petra Cortright.
A Rarotonga gallery is hosting an exhibition of two art traditions in conversation: customary tivaivai alongside contemporary glitter.
Ben Plumbly spoke at the opening and reports back.
Art crime is a serious issue with complex effects, says Jessica Douglas.
Around the galleries on opening night.
Judy Millar’s spectacular sculpture Rock Drop was recently hoisted into place at Auckland Art Gallery’s South Atrium. Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers visited Millar’s studio and watched it take shape.
La Biennale di Venezia! Sue Gardiner visited Lisa Reihana’s Emissaries and Francis Upritchard’s new figures among an exhaustive array of terrific art and extravagant ambitions at the Biennale Arte 2017.
Alongside an academic career that took him from Albuquerque to San Diego to Wellington, photo-historian Geoffrey Batchen has always had the itch of the collector. He explains how his acquisition of early photographs has informed his research and exhibition work.
Artist Michael Illingworth was well-known through the 1960s, 70s and 80s for his fecund landscapes, iconic figures and weird eco-systems. Gregory O’Brien writes fondly about Illingworth as farmer, painter and early environmentalist.
Whanganui-born, Australia-based Wendy Fairclough is an artist in glass. Returning to her home town recently for a residency, Fairclough drew on local contacts and Maori proverbs to craft some nourishing, sustaining artworks. Grace Cochrane explains.
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Judy Millar, Rock Drop, 2017, mixed media sculpture installation at South Atrium, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki. Photo: Jennifer French