Spring 2013



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.

auction scene

John Perry notes the growing interest in Asian art.



letter from somewhere

Judy Millar looks at the rapid changes affecting the ways we consume art.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught reflects on how artists are chosen for the Venice Biennale.


Janet Lilo’s multimedia practice interweaves the personal with the political.


Sean Chen’s major exhibition at the China National Museum turns heads.


Ann Shelton’s work explores the contested terrain between reality and fiction.

making it

Darryn George recalls his trip to Venice to install The Folder Room.

opening shots

Around the galleries.


Enlightening encounters in Venice

At the Venice Biennale as deputy commissioner for Bill Culbert’s exhibition, Heather Galbraith found plenty of art that excited her.

documentary in an expanded field

Sue Gardiner discovers contemporary artists are re-engaging with the tradition of documentary photography and pushing it in new directions.

Sea of tranquility

Lois Perry visits the island of Naoshima, a spellbinding art destination in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

Twelve go to Bondi

This year’s Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach has more New Zealanders participating in it than ever before. Dan Chappell finds out why.


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AN cover Spring 2013

Richard Lewer, Frank Ansell – Nungkari and rain maker” oil on canvas 2013 1120mm x 1120mm

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