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John Hurrell on ‘Connecting Chernobyl, Mururoa and Rainbow Warrior’

For lovers of Eastern European history, this year's online NZIFF (https://www.nziff.co.nz/2020/at-home-online/films/title/#s) has a …


John Hurrell on ‘Roche’s Silo Installation’

It is terrible to hear of Peter Roche's passing. A great uncompromising artist …


John Hurrell on ‘Humans Will Conceptualise the Future of Their Own Demise’

This great interview with LA based film-maker Sean Grattan is to be found …


John Hurrell on ‘Touring Henderson Survey’

In a recent phone conversation, Julia Morison suggested to me that the installation …

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James R. Ford, An Absurd Hero, 2018, FHD digital video, 8 min 2 sec loop

How About Some Art That’s Serious?

Reaching beyond the political

NEVER PROJECT SPACE

Hamilton

 

James R. Ford
Woke Up Like This

 


31 July - 22 August 2020

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AK
Rebekah Rasmussen and children from Te Aro Kura, Loose Parts and Joyful Mayhem (detail) as installed at Toi Pōneke

An Artist, a Classroom, and Ako Come Together

TOINEKE ART GALLERY

Wellington

 

Rebekah Rasmussen
Loose Parts and Joyful Mayhem

 

27 July - 15 August 2020

JJH
Annie Mackenzie, Saved Message, 2020, fruit loaf and voicemail recording. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown

Tending a Fire

ENJOY CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

Wellington

 

Mackenzie, Taupaki, Brown, Taylor & Hillery, Hu, Tawale
Fire-Lit Kettle


19 June 2020 - 25 July 2920

 

JH
Installation of Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke at Te Uru. Toured by The Japan Foundation. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Intricately Carved Netsuke

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Assorted Japanese artisans and artists
Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke

27 June - 2 August 2020

APW
Installation of Miranda Parkes' Relationship Status at Jonathan Smart Gallery

Miranda Parkes’ Collages

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Miranda Parkes
relationship status

 

July 2 - August 1, 2020

JH
Installation shot (detail) of Shaun Thomas McGill's 'Durham Street West [Men’s Convenience]' 2020 at  Papatūnga. Photo: Courtesy of Papatūnga.

Debut of New Parnell Project Space

PAPATŪNGA

Auckland

 

Shaun Thomas McGill
Durham St West [Men’s Convenience]


18 July - 30 July 2020


JH
An image of Tom and his keeper.

Elephant Empathy

RM

Auckland

 

Matilda Fraser
His trunk for a hand, and his foot for a scythe

 

8 July - 25 July 2020

JH
(UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa, Hair to Stay, 2019, installation view, eight photographs of ulu cavu in British collections. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Fijian Wigs and Masks

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

(UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa (Daren Kamali & Ole Maiava)
Mata Makawa - Mata Vou



23 May - 16 August 2020

JJH
Christian Thompson,  Enchantments: Letter to Bernard Otto Holtermann,  2019, Enchantments: Letter to Ferdinand von Mueller  2018 Enchantments: Letter to Ludwig Leichhardt  2018 from the Equinox series. Photo Harry Culy

Oracles at City Gallery

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

Pati Solomona Tyrell and Christian Thompson
Oracles



4 April - 6 September 2020


JH
Installation of James Cousins' Song Chain at Gow Langsford.

Percussive Cousins

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

Auckland

 

James Cousins
Song Chain


8 July - 1 August 2020

JH
Raul Ortega Ayala, still from The Zone, 2020, from the series From the Pit of Et Cetera, single channel HD video, 5:1 sound, 36 mins 2 secs

Connecting Chernobyl, Mururoa and Rainbow Warrior

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Raúl Ortega Ayala
The Zone

23 May - 16 August 2020

JH
Olivia Webb, still from Anthems of Belonging, 2019 (Tiibin family). Tannin Bwanaan Tebetebeke (Voices from the Pacific Ocean): composed July 2018 – September 2019 for 5-part voice and guitar, 5 mins 40 secs. Courtesy of the artist

Paeans to Diversity

Te Tuhi online digital presentation

Auckland

 

Olivia Webb
Anthems of Belonging


7 July (noon) - 14 July (noon) 2020


JH
Peter Robinson, Preparatory drawing used for promoting Rag Trade.

Robinson’s Carpet of Explosive ‘Tantrums’

23 GORDON ROAD

Auckland

 

Peter Robinson
Rag Trade


25 June - 4 July 2020

JesH
Installation of He Tohu at Jhana Millers

Signs For The Times

JHANA MILLERS

Wellington

 

Ayesha Green, Kauri Hawkins, Maioha Kara, Nikau Hindin
He Tohu

 

18 June - 11 July 2020

SC
 A detail of Sarah Cameron Sunde's installation '36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea' at Te Uru. Photo: Sam Hartnett

The Ocean Spirit Inside: Talking With Sarah Cameron Sunde

EyeContact Interview #3


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Installation of Peter Dornauf's The Barberry Days at Wallace Gallery.

Paradise Lost, Paradise Reframed

WALLACE GALLERY

Morrinsville

 

Peter Dornauf
The Barberry Days

 


6 June - 5 July 2020

JH
Edward Burtynsky, Manufacturing #17, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, China, 2005

Enthralling Global Photography

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Over 100 contributing photographers
Civilisation Photography Now


13 June - 18 October 2020

JH
Frances Stark, Black Flag (Basel), 2018

Truth (For Once) Rules

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Frances Stark, Shahryar Nashat, Sriwhana Spong, Martine Syms.
Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body, and the Internet


13 June — 30 August 2020

APW

Macleod, Jones: Publishing Collaboration

Lloyd Jones and Euan Macleod
High Wire

 

Images: Euan Macleod
Text: Lloyd Jones

Massey University Press 2020


JH
Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Glass-eyed Kiwi, 2018, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Rudneva-Mackay’s Visages of Sliced Fruit

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Layla Rudneva-Mackay
ACC bcc Bananas

 

9 June - 4 July 2020

JH
Michael Morley, Studies for a Revolution (ATB Combo Brown), 2006, watercolour on paper, artist frame, 355 x 435 mm

Michael Morley’s ‘Hinged’ Amps

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Michael Morley
Studies for a Revolution


3 June - 4 July 2020

JH
A view of the Auckland Live Digital screen, though not in the current Aotea Square position.

Interactive Art in Aotea Square

Aotea Square (Auckland Live Digital Stage)

Auckland

 

Shannon Novak and Jeff Nusz
I Extend My Arms


5 June - 19 June 2020

JH
John Nixon, Untitled (Pair), 2019, enamel on canvas with spoon, 230 x 250 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Seventeen John Nixon Diptychs

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

John Nixon
Small Black + White Pairs

 

22 May - 18 July 2020