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John Hurrell on ‘Christchurch's Bill Hammond Survey’

Sad indeed to hear of Bill Hammond's passing. He has left so many …


John Hurrell on ‘Hoist That Rag ’

In my discussion of the show’s title I ruminate on possible interpretations and, …


John Hurrell on ‘Hoist That Rag ’

Of course it is true things have changed significantly globally since the contaminating …


John Hurrell on ‘Hoist That Rag ’

Here is a letter I wrote privately to a local artist who asked …

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Is There a Need for More Humour in New Zealand Art?

Do our artists need to ‘lighten up’?

the stories of five to ten people: comedy in art
Edited (with an essay for this curated show of 12 artists) by Bryce Galloway


The Engine Room (Massey University) Wellington, February 2021

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Luca Nicholas, Grindr Study #12, 2017, intaglio on Fabriano Artistico paper, 765 x 560 mm; image 395 x 395 mm.

Grindr goes Intaglio

VISIONS

Auckland

 

Luca Nicholas
Studies 2017 - 18

 


11 February - 20 March 2021

JH
Paul Johns, BEEN HERE LONG? 2020, rocks, neon, transformers, wood, acrylic and stainless steel, 905 x 1455 x 1085 mm

Paul Johns Exhibition

VISIONS

Auckland

 

Paul Johns
Been Here Long?



11 February - 20 March 2021

 

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Installation of Denis O'Connor's 'Double Kiss' at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

O’Connor, Theatre and Beckett

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Denis O’Connor
Double Kiss


5 February - 6 March 2021

JH
Gideon Rubin, Untitled, 2020, detail, oil on linen, 51 x 46 cm

Gideon Rubin Paintings

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Gideon Rubin
We Thought It Was Heaven Tomorrow


4 February - 13 March 2021

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Bruce Connew, A Vocabulary as installed at Te Uru. Detail. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Creating a Common Vocabulary

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Bruce Connew photographs
A Vocabulary


5 December 2020 - 14 February 2021


JH

Christina Barton’s Billy Apple® Bio

Christina Barton
Billy Apple® Life / Work
Biographical text: Christina Barton


Auckland University Press, 2020

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Theatrical & Spectacular Māori Art Survey

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

112 indigenous artists from Aotearoa
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art


4 December, 2020 - 9 May, 2021

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Julian McKinnon, Apogee, 2020, aluminium, resin, acrylic paint, 800 x 600 mm

Julian McKinnon’s ‘Art Deco’ hybrids

SCOTT LAWRIE GALLERY

Auckland

 

Julian McKinnon
Elysium Mons


16 January - 6 February 2021


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Will Cooke, Every Wall Is A Door (Gate), 2020, primer and acrylic on aluminium, 1216 x 1016 mm

Slyly Complex Cooke Paintings

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Will Cooke
Every Wall is a Door

 


15 January 2021 - 9 February 2021

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Claudia Kogach,i Obaachan during the lockdown, Wahiawā, Hawaiʻi, 2020 (installation view) tufted rugs commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Tufted Rugs Present Domestic Narrative

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Claudia Kogachi
Obaachan during the lockdown, Wahiawā, Hawai’i



5 December 2020 - 7 February 2021

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Darcell Apelu, A Death of Prosperity, 2020 (installation view) Perspex, timber, water--commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Darcell Apelu’s Satirical Fountain

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Darcell Apelu
A Death of Prosperity


5 December 2020 - 7 February 2021


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Finn Ferrier, Soft Garniture, 2020, detail, knitted cord

Finn Ferrier’s Knitted Goblets

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Finn Ferrier
Soft Garniture


5 December 2020 - 14 February 2021

JH
Still from Angelica Mesiti, Mother Tongue, 2017, 2 channel video installation. Duration: 18 minutes.

Angelica Mesiti Video Installation

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Angelica Mesiti
Mother Tongue

 

19 December 2020 - 7 February 2021

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Songsataya’s Fishy ‘Murmurations’

The Lightship (Bledisloe Wharf)

Auckland

 

Sorawit Songsataya
Come Up For Air

 

10 December 2020 - 4 February 2021.


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An Email to a Friend: Notes from the Fallout

EyeContact Essay #42

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In the centre: Rawiri Ma, George Floyd (Hamiltonians marching for Hope and Justice), photographs on canvas, readymades, mixed media

Xmas Arbor Art at Kirikiriroa

Meteor Theatre

Hamilton

 

Community project

Trees at the Meteor

 

13 December- 18 December, 2020

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Cheryl Lucas, White Maze, ceramic, 240 x 170 x 170 mm. Photo: Sarah Rolands

Cheryl Lucas Ceramics

THE NATIONAL

Christchurch

 

Cheryl Lucas
Sod Off

 

17 November - 5 December 2020

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James Ross, Vista (2), 2020, oil on 3 panels, 47.5 x 55 cm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Ross Gives Thanks

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

James Ross
Constructed Forms - After Mondrian

 

27 November - 23 December 2020


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Jonny Niesche, Poikilos, installtion view, Starkwhite, November 2020. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Jonny Niesche Installation

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Jonny Niesche
Poikilos


17 November - 15 December 2020

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Roger Boyce, In My Tiny Village, 2020, oil on board, 300 x 350 mm

Peopleless Spaces; In Forum about Meaning

{Suite} AUCKLAND

Auckland

 

Roger Boyce
Arena


18 November -  12 December 2020

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What Went Down at Mercy Pictures.

EyeContact Essay #41

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Kimsooja, A Needle Woman, 2009, video performance, 25 mins, loop. Still. Courtesy of FMAC, Axel Vervoordt Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

Foot on the Brake

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

International group show of sixteen artists
DE-celerate



5 September - 29 November 2020