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John Hurrell on ‘Robert Leonard Looks at the Sixties’

I'm very sorry to hear of the recent passing of Robert Ellis. I've …


John Hurrell on ‘Two Shows at the Brooke Gifford Gallery’

Here is a fascinating article on Judith Gifford, the pioneer Christchurch dealer, by …


John Hurrell on ‘Mathematical Wizardry’

More sad news. Martin Thompson has died. He will be sorely missed. His …


John Hurrell on ‘Finding Billy in “Billy Apple® Life/Work”’

I'm profoundly shocked to hear of the death of Billy Apple early this …

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Installation downstairs at Michael Lett of Simon Denny's Document Relief 30 (Palantir Image Identification patent) 2021

Denny At His Best

Complex and seductive wall sculpture

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Simon Denny and et al.
Simon Denny et al

 

17 November - 18 December 2021

 

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Installation of Maioha Kara's Whakapiri exhibition at Laree Payne Gallery, Hamilton

Maioha Kara at Payne

LAREE PAYNE GALLERY

Hamilton

 

Maioha Kara
Whakapiri


10 November - 4 December 2021

JH
Matt Arbuckle's 'In the Echoes'  as installed at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Matt Arbuckle at Two Rooms

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Matt Arbuckle
In the Echoes


13 August—20 November 2021

 

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Caryline Boreham, Palmolive, single channel video

Hamilton’s National Contemporary Art Award

WAIKATO MUSEUM TE WHARE TAONGA O WAIKATO

Hamilton

 

Selected finalists

National Contemporary Art Award

 

18 September 2021—20 February 2022

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Madeleine Slavick, 'Supermarket and Tree', from the 'Family Tree Whakapapa' series, 2020

Madeleine Slavick’s Art of Looking

EyeContact Essay #44

JH
Brett Graham, Maungārongo ki te Whenua, Maungārongo ki te Tangata, as installed in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Virtual Tai Moana Tai Tangata

Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre virtual (lockdown) presentation

Brett Graham

 

Tai Moana Tai Tangata

 

Curated by Anna-Marie White

 


JH
Imogen Taylor, Homework, 2021, watercolour on paper, 320 x 385mm (framed size)

Sweet Sapphic Eroticubism

Michael Lett Viewing Room

Auckland

 

Imogen Taylor
Watercolours

 

26 July - 7 September 2021 (Prelockdown)

JH
Paul Cullen, Untitled, 2002-2005, ink on paper, 1502 x 1195 mm

Paul Cullen’s Silhouette Drawings

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 


Paul Cullen
Illustrating Reason

 


13 August -11 September 2021 (prelockdown)

JH
Grant Nimmo, Everyday sunshine, 2021, oil on linen, 1300 x 1610mm (framed)

Separating Menace from Innocence

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Grant Nimmo
The Falling Spirit

 

7 August - 31 August 2021 (Prelockdown)


JH
Detail of Jan van der Ploeg's installation, 'Another Window', downstairs at Starkwhite.

A Second Window

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Jan van der Ploeg
The Other Window


17 August - 18 September 2021 (prelockdown)

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Community

MERCY PICTURES

Auckland

 

Inspiration Group
Judah


31 July - 28 August 20021 (pre-lockdown date)

JH
Simon Ogden, The Ivory Hunter and the Elf #2, found linoleum, oil, wood and hessian, 950 x 630 mm.

Simon Ogden’s Lino Collages

FOENANDER GALLERIES

Auckland

 

Simon Ogden
Digging the Dirt for Diamonds


5 August - 28 August 2021

 


JH
Robin Neate, Untitled 7, 2021, oil on canvas, 500 x 400 mm

Robin Neate’s Expressionistic Grisailles

MELANIE ROGER GALLERY

Auckland

 

Robin Neate
Paintings


4 August - 28 August 2021

RP
Ralph Paine, Q. Philosopheme. Filia (After Delacroix), 2004, coloured pencil and watercolour on canvas

Her War Diagram: A Fiction

EyeContact Essay #43

JH
Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993, video, sound, duration: 7:30 minutes, television monitor, shelf. Photo: Kallan MacLeod

Delicious Claustrophobia

GUS FISHER GALLERY

Auckland

 

International group show 
From Our Beautiful Square

 

26 June - 4 September 2021


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Janna van Hasselt, Chromasill, 2021, as installed in Ashburton Art Gallery. Photo: Ashburton Art Gallery and Harley Peddie

Van Hasselt’s Saturated Immersion

ASHBURTON ART GALLERY

Ashburton

 

Janna van Hasselt
Chromasill


6 March - 26 April 2021

JH
Judy Darragh, Choir, 2021, found plastic forms, wood. Detail. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Darragh in Objectspace

OBJECTSPACE

Auckland

 


Judy Darragh
Competitive Plastics


19 June - 5 September 2021

JH
Bill Culbert, Cubic Projections, 1968, fibreglass, light bulb. (Installation photography by Jennifer French.)

Bill Culbert: Photographs, Sculptures and Installations

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Bill Culbert
Slow Wonder


3 July - 21 November 2021

JH
Reuben Paterson, Guide Kaiarahi, 2021, crystal, acrylic, and stainless steel. Courtesy of the artist and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Photo: Hamish Melville

Colourless but Poetic Paterson Masterpiece

Outside the main Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki entrance

 

Auckland

 

Reuben Paterson
Guide Kaiārahi

 


9 July 2021 - 9 July 2026


JH
Shiraz Sadikeen, Of Identity and Diversity, 2021, transfer, acrylic, watercolour, pen, bone-wax on canvas, 130 x 190mm

Sadikeen at Coastal Signs

COASTAL SIGNS

Auckland

 

Shiraz Sadikeen
Securicraft


18 June - 24 July 2021

JH
Bridget Reweti, effortless of wing, 2021, silver gelatin on argillite, commissioned by Te Tuhi. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Weng Curated Exhibition

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 


 Reweti, Cooper, Cheng, Watson
They Covered the House in Stories



30 May - 22 August 2021

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Installation of Yuki Iiyama's Moomin Family goes on a picnic to see Kannon, 2014 at Te Tuhi. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Oceanic Interiority

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Christopher Ulutupu, Emerita Baik, Shireen Seno, Sione Tuivailala Monū, Yuki Iiyama
The Inner Lives of Islands


30 May - 22 August 2021

JH
Bill Riley , 20:13 (2), 2021, mixed medium on canvas, 1195 x 1205 mm

Avoiding Meaning or Waiting for It

ANTOINETTE GODKIN

Auckland

 

Bill Riley
Adrift


28 June - 31 July 2021