Spring 2008



From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, California, Brisbane

auction scene

John Perry takes stock of the recent auctions



News from the art front

awards, prizes and residencies

Artists on a winning streak


Future exhibitions and events


what’s on

Your comprehensive guide to gallery exhibitions and art events


eye on the media

Josie McNaught on sensationalist arts coverage

London letter

Matthew Collings delves into the deeply superficial

flying visit 1

Gregory O’Brien on Australian artist Fiona Hall


Paul Baragwamath – spellbound at the Basel art fair

in residence 1

Jeff Thomson in a hayfield in southern France

dispatch 2

Santa Fe – an unexpected hub of international art

in residence 2

Paul Maseyk’s ceramic works cut it in Montana

flying visit 2

An interview with Dutch artist Joep Van Lieshout

opening shots

Around the galleries


Mad, bad and… often anxious

Sue Gardiner on artists whose work reflects the profound sense of uncertainty in the world today

In the realm of small things

Artists working on an intimate, miniature scale are having a big impact. Sally Blundell reports.

In the midst of a whiteout

John Hurrell talks to Walters Prize shortlisted artist, Peter Robinson, about his outstanding new work

Revolution now!

Virginia Were visits the 16th Biennale of Sydney where art history infuses the present moment


Reader giveaway with a difference

We have four prize packs for lucky readers this issue – win two tickets and programme packs for Auckland and Wellington opening night performances of the NBR NZ Opera Jenůfa, each valued at $260

Tertiary Art Course 2009 Supplement

A list of study options for next year

Going west

The programme for this year’s Books and Writers Weekend

Subscribe and win

All new subscribers go in the draw to win one of three copies of Rita Angus – Life and Vision, valued at $75

Spring 2008 cover

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