Summer 2014



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 sees work flying out the auction house door.



Letter from somewhere

Judy Millar wonders if art can counter our addiction to speedy change.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught ponders the change of guard in the Arts Portfolio.


Tim Melville meets highly regarded Gija artists in Western Australia.

in residence

Working at Vermont Studio Centre ignites Marita Hewitt’s practice.

making it

Artist Evelyn Dunstan teaches lost-wax glass casting in Istanbul.


Aaron Kreisler on the New Zealand exhibition at Edinburgh Art Festival.

Opening Shots

Around the Galleries.


Champion of architecture and art

Architect, publisher and art collector extraordinaire, Ron Sang, talks to Dan Chappell about his cunning strategy to introduce contemporary New Zealand art into the buildings he designed.

Portrait of the artist as an invented identity

Emma Jameson reports on Billy Apple’s upcoming survey exhibition, which demonstrates how Apple’s art pinpoints the dilemmas of existence in our capitalist and techno-centric society.

sculpture en plein air

With the arrival of longer days and warmer weather comes a swag of outdoor sculpture events and exhibitions. Art News previews what’s on offer this summer.

a New Zealand feeling for modern jewellery

Fingers began as an ambitious co-operative of jewellers dreaming of making a living from craft. Forty years later, Damian Skinner maps out its legendary position in the New Zealand jewellery scene.

All visitors ashore

Virginia Were reports on Massey University Wellington’s ambitious new international artist residency, Te Whare Hera, whose inaugural visitor is Australian artist Christian Thompson.


Big Box Giveaway

Win a Big Book Box for Christmas. There are two gift packs of books, worth over $750 each, which will be given away to two lucky readers.

Subscribe and Win

All new subscribers go in the draw to win a copy of Robert Ellis, published by Ron Sang Publications and valued at $135.

Kerry Ann Lee, Sincere Gifts, 2014,digital lamda print, 77 x 64cm. Courtesy of the artist and Whitespace

Kerry Ann Lee, Sincere Gifts, 2014, digital lambda print, 77 x 64cm. Courtesy of the artist and Whitespace

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