Winter 2018



News from the art front around New Zealand.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

auction scene

Briar Williams rounds up the auction scene, and the effects of the weather.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.


opening shots

Around the galleries on opening night.


a longer look

A sculpture of an upturned house prompts Justin Paton to appreciate the world the right-side up.


Courtney Johnston on the controversial departures of key women in art museums.


Nansi Thompson talks to Veronica Herber about working with tape and time.


Surrounded by unfamiliar beasts and birds, Denis O’Connor returns to clay.

in residence

Deborah Rundle investigates the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci in Rome.


Eloise Callister-Baker reports on a new artists’ residency on Great Barrier Island.


sculpture in space

When the Humanity Star was launched from Mahia Peninsula, it was seen as both a humanitarian gesture and a commercial stunt. Bruce E Phillips explores the vogue for putting art in space.

art galleries go digital

The Sarjeant Gallery’s new award-winning Explore the Collection portal
takes an innovative approach to showcasing its collection online. But what, asks Margo White, is the future of the white box, when so much art can be seen online?

the meaning of molecules

The curatorial theme for the 21st Biennale of Sydney drew on quantum mechanics, but what did it mean? Sue Gardiner explains.

hot topic

Jessica Douglas likes sharing and finding out who’s showing what online, but could smartphones be turning art into a destination?


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Veronica Herber, 816×7=5712 Time Fragments, 2017, handtorn Japanese Foto tape on paper, 1040 x 1520mm. Photo: Meek Zuiderwyk. Courtesy of the artist

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