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John Hurrell on ‘Touring Henderson Survey’

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


John Hurrell on ‘Flying Out of Lockdown’

Here is a poem Kayoi Kusama has written about the COVID catastrophe (on …


John Hurrell on ‘Thoughtful van Hout’

Here's some nice writing on Ronnie's show from Lance Pearce: https://www.circuit.org.nz/blog/on-the-verge-ronnie-van-hout%E2%80%99s-ghosting-ivan-anthony-4-march-4-april-2020


Ralph Paine on ‘Hineraukatauri and that Red Piano.’

II. Thus, and in brief, although the Pakeha world was the historical conduit …

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Peter Robinson, Preparatory drawing used for promoting Rag Trade.

Robinson’s Carpet of Explosive 'Tantrums'

Smashing and ‘reaching up’ as ideational content

23 GORDON ROAD

Auckland

 

Peter Robinson
Rag Trade


25 June - 4 July 2020

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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

JH
Matt Arbuckle's 'Reading Hands' as installed at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Arbuckle Abstractions

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Matt Arbuckle
Reading Hands


22 May -18 July 2020


APW
Sue Tennent, Act 1 - Scene 1, 'The Long Farewell' (2020)

Researching Pākehā identity

AIGANTIGHE ART GALLERY

Timaru

 

Sue Tennent,
Distant Lands

 

Mid May — 26 July 2020

JH
Jon Tootill's 'Harakeke' exhibition as installed at Sanderson Contemporary Art.

Tootill’s Interwoven Painting References

SANDERSON CONTEMPORARY ART

Auckland

 

Jon Tootill
Harakeke


24 March—temporarily shut over lockdown—13 June 2020

LJ
Still from Natasha Matila-Smith, If I die, please delete my Soundcloud (2019). Digital video, 7 min. 35 secs, sound.

Autobiographies of Home

RAMP

Hamilton

 

Atem, Gago, Lilo, Matila-Smith, and Patterson
Personal Space
An online project, curated by Serena Bentley.

30 April - 30 May 2020


APW

Simpson’s Second Volume of McCahon Bio

Peter Simpson

Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987


Auckland University Press, April 2020

JH
Theo Schoon: One Man's Picture is Another Man's Rorschach Test, 1964, pva and paint on board; Split Level View Finder, 1965, pva on board. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Theo Schoon ((and his Milieu))

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Theo Schoon
Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art


7 March - 31 May 2020 (prelockdown dates)

RP
Ralph Paine, Chengdu Notebook 1

In Chengdu

EyeContact Essay #38

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Michael Parekowhai, He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river, 2011, wood, ivory, brass, lacquer, steel, ebony, paua shell, resin, mother of pearl,  1670 mm x 2130 mm, Collection of Te Papa Tongarewa

Hineraukatauri and that Red Piano.

EyeContact Essay #37


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Marie Harnett, Read, 2019, graphite on paper, 5.75 x 10.3 cm (unframed)

Remembering Analogue

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

McMillan, Malloy, Metlikovec, Seyhan, Muller, Harnett, Cleland, White
Analogue


5 March - 11 April 2020
(*Dates announced before the Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown)

APW

Valuable Museological Analysis

Alice Procter

 

The Whole Picture: The Colonial Story of the Art in our Museums and Why We Need to Talk About it.

 

Cassell/Hachette 2020

JH
Amanda Gruenwald, Violet, Pink, Golden Ochre, 2019-20; Eemyun Kang, Faccia di Pancia, 2016; Eemyun Kang, Floating With its Wings, 2019.

Trish Clark’s New Venue

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Amanda Gruenwald, Eemyun Kang, Brendon Leung, Chris Corson-Scott
Future: 4 x 3


March - April 2020

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Annie Wilson with a painting by Ercan Cairns, Miranda Farm Gallery.

Flying Out of Lockdown

MIRANDA FARM GALLERY

Miranda

 

Solo Exhibition
Ercan Cairns

 

29 February - 29 March 2020