Winter 2013



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 reports on the the year’s first auctions.



letter from somewhere

Judy Millar reflects on the need for feminism in our times.

in my opinion…

Josie McNaught is incensed that arts funding is being eroded.


Hye Rim Lee returns to Auckland after a successful stint in New York.

flying visit

Maya Lin’s serene, beautiful artwork emerges from a flat plane of land.


Noel Ivanoff exhibits his non-objective paintings in Antwerp.

opening shots

Around the galleries.


Arresting moments of encounter

The Sydney exhibition 13 Rooms blurred the boundaries between art and life in fascinating ways. Virginia Were reports.

Luminosity in Venice

On the eve of the 55th Venice Biennale, Bill Culbert prepares to install the most important exhibition of his life.

confessions of a mid-career art dealer

Megan Dunn speaks to art dealer Hamish McKay about his decision to close his Wellington gallery and change his business model.

keeping art alive in unpredictable times

Sally Blundell finds out about future plans for Christchurch Art Gallery, which recently celebrated its tenth birthday.

Emotions in the workplace

Peter Robinson’s new participatory sculpture is one of many exciting local and international works in the 5th Auckland Triennial.



More fabulous contemporary art than you can shake a stick at.

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Graham Fletcher, Untitled (Sugar Loaf Waka), 2013, oil on canvas, 1500 x 1200 mm. Courtesy of Melanie Roger Gallery