News from the art front.
awards and residencies
Artists on a winning streak.
From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin
Events and exhibitions to look forward to.
John Perry sees work flying out the auction house door.
Letter from somewhere
Judy Millar wonders if art can counter our addiction to speedy change.
in my opinion…
Josie McNaught ponders the change of guard in the Arts Portfolio.
Tim Melville meets highly regarded Gija artists in Western Australia.
Working at Vermont Studio Centre ignites Marita Hewitt’s practice.
Artist Evelyn Dunstan teaches lost-wax glass casting in Istanbul.
Aaron Kreisler on the New Zealand exhibition at Edinburgh Art Festival.
Around the Galleries.
Champion of architecture and art
Architect, publisher and art collector extraordinaire, Ron Sang, talks to Dan Chappell about his cunning strategy to introduce contemporary New Zealand art into the buildings he designed.
Portrait of the artist as an invented identity
Emma Jameson reports on Billy Apple’s upcoming survey exhibition, which demonstrates how Apple’s art pinpoints the dilemmas of existence in our capitalist and techno-centric society.
sculpture en plein air
With the arrival of longer days and warmer weather comes a swag of outdoor sculpture events and exhibitions. Art News previews what’s on offer this summer.
a New Zealand feeling for modern jewellery
Fingers began as an ambitious co-operative of jewellers dreaming of making a living from craft. Forty years later, Damian Skinner maps out its legendary position in the New Zealand jewellery scene.
All visitors ashore
Virginia Were reports on Massey University Wellington’s ambitious new international artist residency, Te Whare Hera, whose inaugural visitor is Australian artist Christian Thompson.
Big Box Giveaway
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All new subscribers go in the draw to win a copy of Robert Ellis, published by Ron Sang Publications and valued at $135.