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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 …


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John Hurrell on ‘Mathematical Wizardry’

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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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Chantel Matthews, Help yourself to a cuppa tea, 2021, installation view, cup of tea for visitors to take away, commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, photo by Sam Hartnett

PONO at Te Tuhi

Curated by Janet Lilo

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Chantel Matthews and Jacob Hamilton

PONO

Curated by Janet Lilo


24 November 2021 - 6 February 2022

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Lye Poetry Sampler

Len Lye
Poems

Edited with a substantial introduction by Roger Horrocks

Published by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Foundation 2021

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Peter Robinson, Forward Backwards, 2021, installation view: Coastal Signs, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Soul (and Brain) on Ice

COASTAL SIGNS

Auckland

 

Peter Robinson
Forwards Backwards


8 December 2021 - 5 February 2022

 

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Kalisolaite ‘Uhila’s ‘Kalanga /To Shout’ at MEANWHILE in Wellington

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila’s ‘Kalanga /To Shout’

MEANWHILE

Wellington

 

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Kalanga /To Shout

 

11th - 13th of November, 2021, from 3:30pm - 5pm

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Doris Lusk with 'Anna McLeod', Moray Place Studio, 1940, Doris Lusk Foundation

Holderness’ ‘The Studio’ in Ōtepoti Dunedin

DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Dunedin

 

Julia Holderness
The Studio


10 July - 25 October 2021

 

 

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Fiona Pardington, Judgement, 2021, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle paper, 176 x 140 cm

Pardington’s Cartomancy

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Fiona Pardington
Tarota


16 November 2021 - 18 December 2021


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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

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

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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

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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

 


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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)

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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)

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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)


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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)

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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

 

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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


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

Her War Diagram: A Fiction

EyeContact Essay #43

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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

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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