Summer 2015



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

auction scene

John Perry reports on the discovery of hidden treasures.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.



in residence

Gill Gatfield’s two sculptural projects in Denmark engage with history.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught eports on New Zealand’s first Art Crime Symposium.


Imogen Taylor’s latest show explores the sculptural potential of painting.


Judy Millar talks about politics, philosophy and her own studio practice.


Bruce Connew’s dark photographs of horses are the subject of a photobook.


Misal Adnan Yildiz returns to Turkey for the 2015 Istanbul Biennial.

in residence

Brit Bunkley chases dust devils and pumpjacks in Los Angeles.

Opening Shots

Around the Galleries.


a growing concern:planting art in gardens

Why do people love the experience of encountering art in a garden environment? Linda Tyler previews Sculpture in the Gardens 2015, which is New Zealand’s most popular art event.

the cult of the accessible

Wallace Chapman enthuses about editions and multiples, which are readily available and ideal for those who are worried that starting an art collection will break the bank.


big book box giveaway

Win a big book box for Christmas. This gift pack of books, valued at $500, will be given away to one lucky reader.

subscribe and win

All new subscribers go in the draw to win a copy of New Zealand Photography Collected published by Te Papa Press and valued at $99.99.

Imogen Taylor, Beast with Two Backs, 2015

Imogen Taylor, Beast with Two Backs, 2015 (detail), acrylic on hessian, 2300 x 1900mm, in the artist’s studio. Photo: Leah Mulgrew, courtesy of the artist and Artscape

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