News from the art front around New Zealand.
awards and residencies
Artists on a winning streak.
From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.
Jessica Douglas appraises ideas of value and importance at recent sales.
Events and exhibitions to look forward to.
letter from somewhere
Judy Millar considers the intersection of landscape, craft and tradition.
Courtney Johnston reports from the London design world.
Marie Le Lievre’s works have a psychological edge, says Andrew Paul Wood.
Bruce E Phillips writes up his highlights from two big European art events.
Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers meets Taro Shinoda, newly arrived in Titirangi.
A floating residency sees Claire Ulenberg pondering the Summer of Love.
Around the galleries on opening night.
endlessly resonant, endlessly resilient
The abstract paintings of Gordon Walters dropped fully polished into an amazed New Zealand art scene in 1966 – true evidence of a ‘new vision’. David Eggleton previews and reviews a major new show and accompanying book about Walters’ work and legacy.
time to shine
Julian McKinnon meets up with Andy Leleisi‘uao, still fizzing over his win at the 26th Wallace Art Awards, and discusses projects and influences with the Samoan-Kiwi painter.
colour and scale, early and late
South Island painter of abstract landscapes JS Parker passed away recently, after years of lyrically recurring sequences and rhythmic colour work. Peter Simpson remembers an old friend and flatmate.
Reflective dinosaurs on the streets of Christchurch and Resene colour charts in the skies above: the SCAPE Public Art Season 2017 has been under way in the city for the past month. Warren Feeney surveys the offerings on display.
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