Summer 2012



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Cairns, Kassel.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.

auction scene

John Perry reports on the thrilling Les and Milly Paris Collection auction.



in my opinion…

Josie McNaught on overpriced publicly funded art projects.

letter from somewhere

Judy Millar visits the Frankfurt Book Fair and ponders the art.

profile 2

Matthew Couper’s irreverent paintings reflect on modern themes.


Gregory O’Brien on the Kermadec exhibition’s inspiring travels abroad.

flying visit

Toronto-based filmmaker and artist Srinivas Krishna visits Auckland.

opening shots

Around the galleries.


Gardens, boats and protests

Gil Hanly talks to Art News about husband Pat’s love of sailing,
kite-flying and involvement in the protest movements of the 1980s.

Revisiting the Summer of Love

Just like their contemporaries in the 1960s, artists today are still critiquing the status quo and dreaming of a utopian world. Sue Gardiner reports.

opening a post-colonial Pandora’s Box

In a strange twist of fate, an important Shane Cotton survey exhibition, pencilled in for Christchurch Art Gallery, will instead open at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art. Robert Leonard tells the story.

sculpture reinvigorated

A prestigious international sculpture symposium is just one of a host of exciting outdoor sculpture events this summer.


christmas reader giveaway

Win a Big Book Box for Christmas. There are two prize packs of nine books, each pack valued at over $500.

Auckland Artweek’s Artzine competition

Mikayla Fairweather’s winning exhibition review.

Subscribe and Win

Behind the Canvas, by Warwick Henderson, valued at $45.


Pat Hanly, Aldebaran Vacation, 1987, screenprint, watercolour, ink and brush, collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Photo Jennifer French

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