News from the art front around New Zealand.
awards and residencies
Artists on a winning streak.
From Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.
Briar Williams rounds up a lively mid-winter auction scene.
Events and exhibitions to look forward to.
Around the galleries on opening night.
a longer look
Justin Paton peers into a bucket and finds a meditation on light.
We need to talk about deaccessioning, suggests Courtney Johnston.
Lucy Jackson explores the work of Emily Hartley-Skudder, who combines sublime painting, funny little objects and sometimes the bathroom basin.
The art of Julia Holderness suggests that approximations of the truth make the best lies. Linda Tyler reports.
Megan Dunn talks to Sriwhana Spong about medieval mysticism, dance, dress, performance.
Artist Shelley Simpson explores the sites of the tin rushes in Stewart Island.
Megan Dunn interviews Chris Sharp on Dane Mitchell, the infra-mince and ‘wacky-mode’.
Berlin-based Antonio Paucar talks to Julian McKinnon about the need for spirtual connection beyond the material world, and the Andean concept of ‘good living’.
Andrew Paul Wood discusses the work of the 2018 Walters Prize finalists, the provocative, the seductive and the deliberately ambiguous.
What does architecture have to do with current environmental, humanitarian and political issues? Claire Ulenberg reports from the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Balamohan Shingade explores the galleries and museums of Mumbai, finding exhibitions about the city’s housing crisis that capture haphazard scenes from the street and challenge notions of belonging.
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