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Bill Henson, Untitled, #2/75, 1990-91, from the series Paris Opera Project, Archival inkjet pigment print, 142 x 127 cm

Henson’s Fascination with Light & Interiority

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Bill Henson
Selected Works


6 May - 29 May 2022

Portraits and landscapes

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Installation of Clare Brodie's 'Elusive Forms' at Scott Lawrie Gallery.

Treescape Abstractions

SCOTT LAWRIE GALLERY

Auckland


Clare Brodie
Elusive Forms


7 May - 28 May 2022

Brodie’s botanical shapes

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Marie Shannon, Bedroom Window Still Life, 2021, digital inkjet print on Ilford Galerie Prestige 310gsm, 608 x 760 mm unframed. 855 x 995 mm framed.

Light Through and On Surface

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Marie Shannon
Sleeping Near the River + New Works

 

20 April - 11 June 2022

 

Shannon’s Whanganui Project


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Installation of Fu-On Chung's exhibition, Talisman, upstairs at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Fu-On Chung Paintings

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Fu-On Chung
Talisman


22 April - 28 May 2022

Watery, veiled, jewel-like abstractions

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Still from Fiona Amundsen (with Joanna Macy), Life on Earth, 2022, single screen, 13.00 min

Artspace Installation of Videos

ARTSPACE AOTEAROA

Auckland

 

Fiona Amundsen (with Joanna Macy), Susan Schuppli, Chia-Wei Hsu
Ex-Post


4 March — 14 May 2022

A Remco de Blaaij project

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Steve Carr, A Deflated Basketball with Water, 2022, cast bronze and water, 215 x 190 x 170mm.

Carr at Lett

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Steve Carr
Making Time


7 April - 14 May 2022

Contrasting speeds of transmutation


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'He Putunga Taonga / Collections & Connections'. Part of 'Te Whiwhinga the Imaginarium' display on Level 1 of Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Fabulous Museum Sampler

AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Auckland

 

Selection of items from the Collections
He Putunga Taonga / Collections & Connections


Part of Te Whiwhinga the Imaginarium display on Level 1

Visual introduction to the Collections

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'Geoff Thornley: From the Collection of Dame Jenny Gibbs', as installed at Gow Langsford.

Geoff Thornley Mini-Survey

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

Auckland

 

Geoff Thornley
From the Collection of Dame Jenny Gibbs

 

16 March - 2 April 2022

Seventies and eighties period

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Jeena Shin, Time-delay 1, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 1200 x 850 mm

Seven Shin Paintings

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Jeena Shin
Time-Delay


11 March - 14 April 2022

Teasing out the vicissitudes of light


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Yona Lee, An Arrangement For 5 Rooms, 2022. Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Supported by the Contemporary Benefactors of the AAG, Asia NZ Foundation and Chow:Hill. Courtesy of Fine Arts, Sydney. Photo: Jennifer French and Paul Chapman

Almost Strictly Ocular

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Yona Lee
An Arrangement for Five Rooms

 

26 February - 2 October 2022

Not formalist nor interactive

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Andrew Barber: Shipwreck, 2022, resin and oak flooring, dimensions variable; Stiff Blanket (monocultural agriculture), 2022, ink and linen, 2700 x 2700 mm, recto. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Aotearoa’s ‘Raft of the Medusa’

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Andrew Barber
Shipwreck


4 February - 5 March 2022

Andrew Barber’s shipwreck scene

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Installation of Paul Lee's 'Desert Flowers' at Michael Lett.

Paul Lee’s Tactile Erotic Hothouse

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Paul Lee
Desert Flowers


25 February - 2 April 2022

Filmy heads, bouquets or percussive under-garments


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Jim Allen, Horse and Buggy Days 1999, acrylic on canvas, four pieces: 1990 x 1815 mm, 1780 x 1815 mm, 1865 x 1815 mm and 1790 x 1815 mm

Three Jim Allen Works

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Jim Allen
Horse and Buggy Days


21 January -19 February 2022

New resonances together

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Between Freezer and Cloak

Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hansen: editors
Te Manu Huna a Tāne

 

Photographs and essays on the recycling of kiwi feather pelts for use in Māori woven cloakmaking.

Designed by Adrian McLeland
Massey University Press, 2020

Extracting kiwi pelts

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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

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Chantel Matthews and Jacob Hamilton

PONO

Curated by Janet Lilo


24 November 2021 - 6 February 2022

Curated by Janet Lilo


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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

Thin pocket paperback

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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

Authentic anger-driven dissembler

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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

Divinatory pathways?


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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

 

Complex and seductive wall sculpture

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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

Seven paintings downstairs

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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

 

A few thoughts