Autumn 2021

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SKETCHES

News from the art front around New Zealand.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

Artists on a winning streak

POSTCARDS

From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

AUCTION SCENE

Briar Williams rounds up the recent sales.

UPCOMING

Events and exhibitions to look forward to.

REVIEWS

Kathryn Webster reviews recent publications.

WHAT’S ON

Your comprehensive guide to gallery exhibitions.

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A LONGER LOOK

Justin Paton finds unexpected glory in a portrait of personal disaster.

PROFILES

Connie Brown speaks to newly returned expatriate artist Martin Basher about the present dislocated moment and the fresh opportunities it presents for art production in Aotearoa.

Robert Leonard writes on photographer Tia Ranginui whose works range from the polemical and political to the enigmatic and poetic.

The world-building strategies of Jess Johnson were tested last year as normal existence was upended by Covid-19. Serena Bentley reports on the changes Johnson made to her art and life.

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CONVERSATIONS

Cora-Allan Wickliffe talks to Lana Lopesi about a recent performance where she painted over a piece of her own hiapo and what it means for her current practice as well as the conversation and perception around tapa cloth.

Visiting expat painter Sam Rountree Williams discusses his recent show, Dreamers, with his gallerist Robert Heald

EXHIBITIONS

Lachlan Taylor assesses Kate Newby’s exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, which is infused with context and rich in collaboration.

Erin Harrington covers the exhibition CREATURE at the City Gallery Wellington, by British-born, Berlin-based artist Marianna Simnett who has gained global attention for her visceral, theatrical works.

Lucy Jackson writes about The Web of Time, a spectacular installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota at Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand.

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FEATURES

Andrew Paul Wood examines the emergence of artistic work responding to the horrific mosque attacks of 2019.

In Memory of Bill Hammond. Lara Strongman, Ian Wedde and Robert Leonard offer perspectives on the work of this revered and influential artist who died earlier this year.

John McCormack sets the scene for the 2021 edition of the Auckland Art Fair, gathers impressions from fair-goers and speaks to co-director Stephanie Post.

Julia Teale rounds up the first all-women lineup of artists shortlisted for this year’s Walters Prize.

Tia Ranginui, Taniwha, from Tua o Tāwauwau/Away with the Fairies, 2020, archival print on Hahnemühle Photo-Rag paper. Courtesy of the artist

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