Spring 2009



From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Bilbao

auction scene

John Perry anticipates fair weather ahead



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


in residence 1

Julian Hooper revels in Tokyo’s street life

eye on the media

Josie McNaught muses on media jitters

London letter

Matthew Collings wonders where painting is at

in residence 2

Heather Straka ventures from Switzerland to China

dispatch 1

Graham Reid is impressed by our artists in Venice

dispatch 2

Tim Wraight on woodcarving in the Swiss Alps

Opening shots

Around the galleries


An artist of the mirrored world

A spectacular exhibition of work by Yayoi Kusama is soon to reach these shores. Virginia Were reports.

Curatorial climate change

Sue Gardiner talks to the new breed of curators redefining the art of exhibition making

Suburban revival

Virginia Were talks to artists entranced with the photographic possibilities of a place familiar to many

Backyard magician

Paul Judge discusses his passion for the work of Don Driver and how it has inspired a documentary film


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Tertiary Art Course 2010 Supplement

A list of study options for next year

Spring 2009 cover

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