News from the art front around New Zealand.
Awards and residencies
Artists on a winning streak.
From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Briar Williams surveys some surprisingly strong recent sales.
Events and exhibitions to look forward to.
Around the galleries on opening night.
A longer look
Justin Paton appreciates an intimate handclasp.
In my opinion
Charles Darwent considers the question of ‘great’ women artists.
An introduction to ceramic artist Jaime Jenkins, and the bells, leaves,
stars and shelves of her imagined worlds, by Lucy Jackson.
Zoe Black traces the conceptual underpinnings and whakapapa of recent work by Kereama Taepa.
Tira Walsh speaks to Danae Ripley about her high-intensity approach
Lucy Jackson steps carefully into the materials-packed workspace of Isabella Loudon.
Complete in things and in the world
Preparing for a summer exhibition in Wellington, Zac Langdon-Pole has been considering systems of classification, ideas of multiplicity, revelations of contradiction. He speaks to Lachlan Taylor about how these pieces of the puzzle fit together.
Private developments can also feature public art. Julian McKinnon visits Commercial Bay in downtown Auckland and examines how its installations, sculptures and wall-works mediate the historic site and the new spaces for those passing through.
A five-year project delving into 18th- and 19th-century Tongan artefacts and their legacies was enhanced by collaboration among art historians, linguists, anthropologists – and artists. An upcoming exhibition will present the artistic findings of this joint effort, Billie Lythberg explains – showcasing Tongan arts past, present and future.
On not going down the garden path
Mark Amery attends an exhibition of photographs and new performance work by Ann Shelton, putting it into the context of Shelton’s previous explorations and other recent art interested in the relational space between plants and society.
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