Summer 2013



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.

auction scene

John Perry reports on the latest round of auctions.



in my opinion…

Josie McNaught on art, identity and our shaky national persona.

letter from somewhere

Judy Millar discusses the current love affair with mystical art practices.

flying visit

Naomi Milgrom’s outstanding contemporary art collection visits Auckland.


Painter Peter James Smith voyages to the Great Southern Ocean.

in residence

Chris Pole’s latest paintings celebrate Kuala Lumpur’s architectural diversity.


Josephine Cachemaille’s Nelson exhibition created a vexatious hex.


Artspace director Caterina Riva checks out the vigorous Chinese art scene.

opening shots


women take the top jobs

Four inspirational gallery directors are helping redefine the arts in
New Zealand – and defying the odds against women in the workplace.
Sue Gardiner listens in.

dancing with sacred cows

Having just turned 70, Dick Frizzell reflects on career highlights and
talks about his latest exhibition.

twelve at bondi

This year, twelve New Zealand artists have works in Sculpture by
the Sea – Bondi
, the world’s largest outdoor sculpture event.
Dan Chappell checks out the progress.


christmas reader giveaway

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Francis Upritchard, Jockey

Francis Upritchard, Jockey, 2012, modelling material, foil, wire, paint, 49 x 30 x 39cm. Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2013.