Autumn 2015



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Hastings, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Sydney, Bondi.

auction scene

John Perry looks into his crystal ball.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.



Letter from somewhere

Judy Millar contemplates the formidable power of images.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught finds that Tokyo has culture coursing through its veins.

Flying Visit

Visiting artist David Shrigley is deadly serious yet manages to make us laugh.

in residence

Engaging with McCahon’s work is a rich experience for Daniel Malone.


Belinda Griffiths thinks about the big challenges facing women artists.

Opening Shots

Around the Galleries.


prepare to be uplifted

Simon Rees, Director of the Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre, talks to Virginia Were about what’s ahead for the dramatically transformed gallery.

visiting the ghosts of the past

Michael Shepherd, Stanley Palmer and John Walsh tell Dan Chappell about their productive artists’ trip to Gallipoli.

art in the age of ecological emergency

Sue Gardiner talks to artists who’re working hard to find innovative solutions and responses to the dire threat of climate change.

chinese treasure boxes

Sophia McKinnon examines the surprising phenomenon of lavish, private museums being built by wealthy art lovers all over China.


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