Summer 2018



News from the art front around New Zealand.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and London.

auction scene

Briar Williams reports the results from the recent season of sales.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.


opening shots

Around the galleries on opening night.


a longer look

Justin Paton experiences an artwork without the filter of pre-emptive hype.


What we leave behind: Courtney Johnston discusses the art of estate planning.


Caroline McQuarrie invites us to imagine many pasts, says Alice Tappenden.


Lily Hacking speaks with Sarah Munro about new directions.

in residence

Mark Surridge spent the winter on Waiheke Island, walking and painting.


Brett Graham reports from an indigenous-led forum in Toronto, Canada.

in residence

Jordana Bragg participates in Whakatāne’s new Volcanic Artist Residency.

in residence

Four artists spend time at Karekare on Auckland’s west coast.



Extending our networks
Luminaries of contemporary Chinese art appear in a new exhibition in 
Dunedin, thanks to prescient collection, curation and network-building 
in Australia and New Zealand. Sian van Dyk explains.


Each seed announces tomorrow
Events caught up with one-time Italian resident Nansi Thompson as she 
visited Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily, where the green spaces, piazzas and palazzos of the city were brimming with art. This year the nomadic biennial explored how we all – migrants and stay-at-homes alike – must coexist in 
our planetary garden.


At Meretoto
With the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s arrival in Aotearoa approaching, issues of how to commemorate such a complicated historic flashpoint arise – 
and nowhere more so than at his favourite anchorage, Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds. A group of artists visiting the site are up to the challenge, says Sarah McClintock.


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