Winter 2019




News from the art front around New Zealand.

awards and residencies

Artists on a winning streak.


From Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.

auction scene

Briar Williams rounds up recent news.


Events and exhibitions to look forward to.


opening shots

Around the galleries on opening night.


a longer look

Justin Paton confronts a charged, multitudinous sculpture.


Courtney Johnston on the state of the arts and humanities.


Christina Pataialii speaks truth to Lucy Jackson.


Helen Calder’s ‘painted graveyards’, as explained by Lachlan Taylor.


Billie Lythberg reports from the second Honolulu Biennial.

in residence

Louise Menzies had a fruitful year down south, says Robyn Maree Pickens.

flying visit

Critic Charles Darwent has been in the country to promote a new
biography of Josef Albers. Linda Tyler caught up with him.


A constructed landscape

Bold in form and colour, Irish sculptor Eva Rothschild’s walls and hangings, columns and constructs are being exhibited in Australasia for the first time. Laura Couttie surveys the artist’s interest in materiality, interactivity and the socio-spatial role of sculpture.

Speaking of human things

From the mid-1960s a new wave of New Zealand photographers – urgent, opinionated and expressive – came to prominence as photography took its rightful place in the country’s galleries. Curator Athol McCredie explains to Lucy Jackson how this group and its work became the focus of an upcoming Te Papa exhibition and book.

Resonant absence

Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz has just brought the haunting sound and film work White Flood to Wellington. Emil McAvoy explores the way Philipsz deploys sound and voice in her practice, stretching and unsettling our understandings of architectural space.

Sculpture ahoy

Aotearoa New Zealand is well covered for outdoor sculpture, with many permanent installations, sculpture trails and pop-up events now a fixture
of the summer calendar. We showcase some of the highlights from the season past.


Reader Giveaway

We have two copies to give away of Charles Darwent’s biography Josef Albers: Life and Works (Thames & Hudson), valued at $55. See page 106 for more on the chance to win.

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All new subscribers go in the draw to win a copy of Finding Frances Hodgkins by Mary Kisler (Massey University Press), valued at $45.

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