Summer 2016



News from the art front.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

auction scene

John Perry reports there has been some serious moving and shaking in the Auckland art auction scene recently.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.



Judy Millar wonders why we don’t value our architectural heritage more.


Courtney Johnston watches as big corporates co-opt the museum brand.


Megan Dunn talks to Kushana Bush about divine influence and a certain nun.


Balamohan Shingade considers art and capital in China and South Korea.


Peter Waddell scrutinises Washington DC’s fascinating architecture and history.

in residence

Scott Eady on his Martin Tate Wallace Arts Trust Residency in Vladivostok.

opening shots

Around the galleries.


Morphing Changeling

Martin Patrick considers the recent works of Cindy Sherman, who has been reinventing the way we understand photographic practice since the 1970s.

Recognition at last

Jessica Douglas introduces the overlooked female artist, Anne McCahon (née Hamblett), who was a leading New Zealand modernist.

The importance of fellowship

Linda Tyler reflects on the colourful history of the influential Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

From dusk till dawn

Public sculpture in Auckland is humming with the addition of several new commissions, including a light work by Leo Villareal. Virginia Were reports.


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Cindy Sherman, Untitled #423, 2004. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. © The artist

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #423, 2004. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. © The artist

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