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John Hurrell on ‘Art School Sampler’

Here is a link to the website of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna …


Darian Zam on ‘The West Auckland World of Jack Diamond’

A fascinating and well-written article Scott. I have some appreciation of how difficult …


Ralph Paine on ‘‘Debuilding’ Modernist Architecture’

Mr Hurrell, your relentless and at-any-price adherence to a COMPULSORY AFFIRMATION of art …


Ralph Paine on ‘‘Debuilding’ Modernist Architecture’

If literary and artistic creations merely write an account of the current situation, …

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

Flying Out of Lockdown

Visiting the Firth of Thames

MIRANDA FARM GALLERY

Miranda

 

Solo Exhibition
Ercan Cairns

 

29 February - 29 March 2020

 

Recent Posts

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Denise Batchelor, Tai Timu, 2020, HD video, colour, sound, 57 sec loop. Photo: Arekahānara

The Beauties of Jellyfish, Seaweed—and Art

MOKOPŌPAKI

Auckland

 

Maureen Lander and Denise Batchelor
Ebb

 

11 March - 25 April 2020
(*Dates announced before the Covid-19 lockdown)

JH
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerference, 2020, (install view) Aotea Centre Wrap, Aotea Square commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland, and Auckland Live presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival 2020 © Adagp, Paris 2020 photo by Sam Hartnett

Aotea Square Light Show

Aotea Square (Auckland Arts Festival)

Auckland

 

Carlos Cruz-Diez
Chromointerference

 

11 March - 29 March 2020 (sunset to 11 pm)

 

JH
Gretchen Albrecht, Torrent, 1988, gouache and collage on paper, 1520 x 2440 mm

Large Albrecht Collages

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Gretchen Albrecht
Collages 1988-1989

 

6 March - 9 April 2020

APW

Are Parallelograms Gay?

Imogen Taylor:Sapphic Fragments

Essays by Joanne Drayton and Milly Mitchel-Anyon

Hocken Library, Dunedin, 2020.

JH
Ronnie van Hout, Ghosting, 2020,  painted MDF and pvc pipe, painted cast rigid urethane resin, expanded urethane foam, CNC expanded polystyrene, urethane spray, clothing, wigs, glass eyes,  3000 x 3000 x 3000 mm

Thoughtful van Hout

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Ronnie van Hout
Ghosting

 

4 March - 4 April 2020


JH
Louise Henderson, Cubist Still Life, 1954, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019

Touring Henderson Survey

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Louise Henderson
From Life


2 November 2019 - 8 March 2020

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Carl Sydow, Untitled, c. 1975, ink and acrylic on paper, 520 x 635 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Impressive Sydow

BOWERBANK NINOW

Auckland

 

Carl Sydow
Geometries


27 February - 21 March 2020

JH
Installation view of Prelude: 2020 at Gow Langford, Kitchener St.

Art School Sampler

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

Auckland

Art school group exhibition

Prelude 2020


12 February - 7 March 2020


JH

‘Debuilding’ Modernist Architecture

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Sosefina Andy, Matt Coldicutt, Gordon Matt-Clark, Yonel Watene
Rebellious Modernities

 

8 December 2019 - 15 March 2020

JH
Gordon Walters, Untiled, 1974, 430 x 485 mm. Image courtesy of the Walters Estate

Walters Gouaches, Collages and Drawings

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Gordon Walters
From the Archive


5 February - 29 February 2020

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Details of Aaron Smith's Home Pickling installation at the School of Media Arts Gallery

A Lost & Beautiful Past

School of Media Arts Gallery

Hamilton

Aaron Smith
Home Pickling

Ramp

Amanda Watson

Painting Encounters with the Land
11 February - 28 February 2020


NF
As seen in Stowe and Wörlitz: artificial ruins. (Hamilton Gardens, Picturesque Garden, chief planner, director: Peter Sergel). Photo: the author.

Amadeus in Ham East: Hamilton’s Picturesque Garden

EyeContact Essay #37

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Noel Ivanoff, Levigation, 2020; Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2001; Christine Reifenberger, Robe, 2016; David Thomas, From the Impermanances Series "The Movement of Colour / Dark Red", 2018; Christoph Dahlhausen, Bodies, 2018. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Colour vs Paint vs Support

TWO ROOMS

Auckland


International group ‘abstraction’ show of 13 artists
WestFabre: Paint vs. Colour
Curated by Christoph Dahlhausen


31 January - 29 February 2020

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Ophelia King, Bruise (left) + Hickey (right), 2019, archival print on cotton rag, 300 mm x 250 mm x 29 mm each (framed)

Ophelia King’s ‘Diary’?

WEASEL GALLERY

Hamilton

 

Ophelia King
Teething


22 January 2020 - 22 February 2020


JH
Zac Langdon-Pole, Te Whananui-A-Hei / Cooks Beach 12.06.2019, 2019, sand photogram (1000% enlarged), made with sand from Te Whananui-A-Hei / Cooks Beach, Aotearoa New Zealand, archival hahnemühle fineart print, 3012 x 3940 mm

Langdon-Pole’s Celestial Avian Guides

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Zac Langdon-Pole
Interbeing

 

29 January - 29 February 2020

JH

Illuminating Xin Cheng Booklets

Xin Cheng

a seedbag for resourcefulness

 

A set of five illustrated booklets

 

Materialverlag-HFBK Hamburg, 2019

JH
Installation of Julia Morison's Head[case], 2015-2019--detail--in Objectspace. Photo by Sam Hartnett, courtesy of Objectspace and the artist.

Histrionic But Surgically Playful Morison

OBJECTSPACE

Auckland

 

Julia Morison
Head[case]

7 December 2019 - 29 February 2020

JH
Vanessa Crofskey, smoke signals, 2019, (install view) commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Crofskey on Reeves Road

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga


Vanessa Crofskey
smoke signals


8 December 2019 - 16 March 2020


JH
Karen Rubado, under intense scrutiny, 2019, soft plastic weave, commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Image courtesy of Karen Rubado. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Karen Rubado’s Giant ‘Drawn’ Scarf

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Karen Rubado
Under Intense Scrutiny

 

8 December 2019 - 15 March 2020

SH
Angus MacLise, page of calligraphy

Keep It Secret

EyeContact Essay #36

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Colin McCahon, Titirangi, 1956-1957, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, 2002. Courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Options of Interpretation: Was McCahon a Teaser?

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Colin McCahon in Auckland
A Place to Paint

10 August 2019 - 27 January 2010

JH

Exciting Set of 3 Len Lye Publications

Len LyeMotion Composer
Three volume set: Works [illustrations of]; Texts [ten short essays]; Totem & Taboo sketchbook [notebook facsimile]



Exhibition curator and publication editor: Andres Pardey



Museum Tinguely, Basel / Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin, 2019