Spring 2015



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

auction scene

John Perry notes some momentous changes in Auckland’s auction scene.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.



Letter from somewhere

Judy Millar critiques the central exhibition at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught wonders about the recent proliferation of outdoor ‘art’.


Fiona Amundsen engages with the history of Asia-Pacific conflict.

In Residence

Greg Semu stages a post-colonial love affair between Samoa and Germany.

Flying Visit

Mary Jane Jacob discusses curatorial practice in relation to public art.

In Residence

Kathy Temin comes to Auckland to make her most ambitious project ever.


Scott Gardiner writes from Sri Lanka about his oceanic painting project.

Opening Shots

Around the Galleries.


Driven to collect

Sue Gardiner talks to artists who salvage, hoard and treasure objects overlooked by the wider culture – sometimes to use in their work and sometimes to draw ideas from.

feel the love in venice

Virginia Were talks to Secret Power commissioner, Heather Galbraith, and Secret Power curator, Robert Leonard, about the phenomenal success of Simon Denny’s work at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Agent Jane Blonde Slot is very colorful slot machine.


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Art News cover

COVER: Kathy Temin, My Monument: White Forest, 2008, synthetic fur, synthetic filling, steel, MDF board, paint, 400 x 1373 x 860cm overall installed, variable. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Collection of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Photo: Roslyn Oxley

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