Spring 2012



News from the art front

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Brisbane, Samoa.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to

auction scene

John Perry spends a quiet winter in the auction rooms.



in my opinion…

Josie McNaught on the art world’s dubious love affair with glamour and fame.


Photographer Anne Noble concludes her extraordinary polar project

dispatch 1

Independence Day prompts Martin Basher to muse on the New York art scene

dispatch 2

Paul Cullen visits site-specific works, such as Spiral Jetty, in the United States.

dispatch 3

Sam Foley paints the fjords and waterways of Norway’s lofty landscape.

making it

Artist John Edgar contributes a sculpture to The Savill Garden near London.


welcome to the soft parade

At the 18th Biennale of Sydney the emphasis is on collaboration and cooperation rather than alienation, with New Zealand artists to the fore.

twenty-five years and counting

Auckland dealers, John Gow and Gary Langsford, reflect on 25 years as pioneers in Auckland’s dynamic gallery scene.

closer artistic relations

Sue Gardiner finds out why New Zealand artists are hot stuff in Australia where their work is increasingly sought after by public institutions and private collectors.

master of metal

When he emigrated to New Zealand in 1961, Swiss jeweller Kobi Bosshard brought with him his European modernist aesthetics. Since then he has been a key influence on New Zealand jewellery.


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Peter Robinson, Gravitas Lite, 2012, polystyrene, dimensions variable. Installation view at the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012) at Cockatoo Island. Courtesy the artist; Sutton Gallery,Melbourne; Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland; and Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington. Photo: Dan Chappell

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