Winter 2012



News from the art front

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin


Events and exhibitions to look forward to

auction scene

John Perry encounters an electric atmosphere in the auction room



in my opinion…

Josie McNaught asks why the Walters Prize isn’t more exciting


Andrew Blythe’s paintings hover between structure and spontaneity


John Ward Knox reflects on a painting by Monet while in Paris and Berlin

flying visit

London-based artist Brad Lochore’s modern-day vanitas paintings

Opening shots

Around the galleries


the solitary observer

Highly regarded documentary photographer, Ans Westra, talks to
Janet Bayly about her long and distinguished career

lets talk about abstraction

Abstraction is a hot topic for New Zealand artists today. Sue Gardiner compares their experiences with that of pioneers like Gordon Walters

beyond the junkyard scrap

Virginia Were talks to Geoffrey Batchen and other experts about contemporary photography and where it’s headed

new arts centre ignites healing and hope

Artist Fatu Feu’u has established an inspiring new arts centre to help tsunami-battered residents of a small Samoan village


attention budding art writers

In conjunction with Auckland Art Week and Creative Communities, Art News is supporting a new writers’ initiative.

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Art News Cover Winter 12

Miranda Parkes, Pounder, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 960 x 1000 x 290mm. Courtesy of the artist and Antoinette Godkin Gallery

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