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John Hurrell on ‘Flying Out of Lockdown’

As we nervously approach the end of Level Two, here is a fascinating …


jim barr on ‘Hineraukatauri and that Red Piano.’

Handscomb claims Parekowhai’s piano He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: …


John Hurrell on ‘Simpson's Second Volume of McCahon Bio’

Andrew, this book is such an exciting project—to cover the creative endeavours within …


Ralph Paine on ‘Hineraukatauri and that Red Piano.’

Regarding the technical plane, why is it that neither muskets nor smart phones, …

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

Arbuckle Abstractions

Dyeing’ with folded fabric

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Matt Arbuckle
Reading Hands


22 May -18 July 2020

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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

JH
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

 


JH
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

JH
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