Autumn 2018



News from the art front around New Zealand.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

auction scene

Jessica Douglas looks back on the past year in art sales.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.



a longer look

In a new column, Justin Paton revisits artworks that made an impression.

in my opinion

Courtney Johnston reflects on a year of challenges to art-world power structures.


Jae Kang’s exhibition-packed past three years, explained by Nansi Thompson.


Lily Hacking considers the constructed worlds of sculptor Ben Pearce.


Aiko Robinson has been in Tokyo, exploring the traditional art of shunga prints.

flying visit

Yuka Oyama discusses her recent Wellington project with Sian van Dyk.

in residence

Kate Newby reports on the weather and art-making conditions in Marfa, Texas. Around the galleries on opening night.

opening shots

Around the galleries on opening night.


the aspirations of
citizen thiel

Julia Teale examines how the ideas of a larger-than-life tech capitalist – among other knotty issues of our time – were explored in two recent shows by Michael Stevenson and Simon Denny.

letter from copenhagen

Megan Dunn goes looking for mermaids in Denmark – and finds statues, jellyfish and the resonant work of Alexis Hunter.

reincarnation of
from scratch

Clap, chirp, dweep and tish! Balamohan Shingade attends rehearsals by a new line-up of From Scratch, Phil Dadson’s experimental music-and-arts group first established in 1974, ahead of a new exhibition about the band’s musical history.

must, shall and will

Julian Rosefeldt’s filmic interpetation of influential art manifestos, starring Cate Blanchett in 13 different guises, is at Auckland Art Gallery this autumn. Linda Tyler marvels at this multi-part installation.


reader giveaway

A double ticket to the gala opening night of the Auckland Art Fair 2018 on 23 May is up for grabs – see page 47 for details on how to enter.

subscribe and win

All new subscribers go in the draw to win a copy of The Art of the Erotic, published by Phaidon and valued at $140.

Brydee Rood, Solar Nap Coal Rest, 2017, performance, Island Bay, Wellington, part of Performance Art Week Aotearoa. Photo: Sara Cowdell, courtesy of the artist

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