Autumn 2019




News from the art front around New Zealand.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch.

auction scene

Briar Williams discusses the highlights from a year of sales.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.


opening shots

Around the galleries on opening night.


a longer look

It’s alive! Justin Paton on a painting that exudes life.


Courtney Johnston on things the museum world could do better.


In memory of Peter Peryer, we showcase some of his best-loved photographs.


Painter John Walsh began his career in drawing and portraiture, he tells
Andrew Paul Wood.


On a trip to China, Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua visits new theme parks and millennia-old hutongs.

flying visit

Peter Bauhuis speaks to Sian van Dyk speaks about his jewellery practice.

in residence

Arielle Walker writes from an Icelandic landscape brimming with sheep, sagas and golden light.


Closer artistic relations

Women in numbers! New Zealanders aplenty! Textile arts abound!
Linda Tyler visits Brisbane for APT9 and reports on the subtle geopolitical shifts and sumptuous site-specific works of this longstanding triennial.

Haegue Yang’s labour of loneliness

South Korean artist Haegue Yang is known for multimedia installations that combine commonplace objects with sensory experiences. Visiting her first New Zealand show, Bruce E. Phillips finds works that walk a fruitful line between community and the itinerant condition, the ordinary and the speculative.

Sharing the love

An upcoming exhibition in Howick combines lovingly collected Pacific quilts and tivaevae with new artworks and activations. Billie Lythberg talks with its enthusiatic curator, Giles Peterson.

An art of “life itself”

Travelling last year in Brazil, Sue Gardiner visited artists’ studios, modernist buildings, a renowned sculpture park and the Bienal de São Paulo. Some aspects of Brazilian art and history resonate from a New Zealand perspective, she says – but the country also has a distinct, energetic character all its own.


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