Winter 2017



News from the art front around New Zealand.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

auction scene

John Perry reports on the ‘gilt complex’ afflicting recent sales.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.



As the robots come to take our jobs, Judy Millar considers the role of creativity.


Courtney Johnston sees a symbolic resistance occurring in the United States.


Lily Hacking surveys the reconstructed forms of clay-artist Richard Stratton.


Andrew Paul Wood talks to Hannah Beehre about the vast and the small.

flying visit

Parisian art star Jennifer Flay caught up with Linda Tyler on a recent visit home.


Ioana Gordon-Smith flies across the moana to the Honolulu Biennial.

hot topic

Art by women is still not counting for enough, says Jessica Douglas.

opening shots

Around the galleries.


within the ballenesque

The dark and unsettling photographs of Roger Ballen are on show in New Zealand for the first time. Curator Colin Rhodes introduces an artist whose confronting works lay bare that which was previously hidden.

struggle without an end

Tendai John Mutambu explores the varied practices of three postcolonial artists – Cameron Rowland from the United States, Daniel Boyd in Australia and Ngahuia Harrison here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

jewellery artists shine at schmuck

Munich Jewellery Week is a hectic whirl of exhibitions, networking 
and creative exchange, with the Schmuck show taking centre stage. Philip Clarke reports on the excellent reputation New Zealand artists have carved out and how our four selected makers fared this year.

raised with art

While artist-parents do much to shape the future worldview of their children, Sue Gardiner visits a number of artistic families and finds that the currents of influence don’t simply flow in one direction.


Subscribe and win

All new subscribers go in the draw to win a copy of Rogues’ Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers written by Philip Hook, published by Profile Books and valued at $45.

Cover: Richard Stratton, Appendage Unknown, 2016, high-fired agate and stoneware thrown and hand-built with engobes and etched glaze, 315 x 200 x 160mm. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Miles Gallery

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