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About

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to EyeContact, a forum built to encourage art reviews and critical discussion about the visual culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. I’m John Hurrell the editor - a New Zealand writer, artist and curator.

You are looking at the website version of what started as the art-forum blog eyeCONTACT. This new variation carries on with the aim of helping generate talk and writing about art - and encouraging the visiting of exhibitions. It also is designed to allow better reader access to our archives of reviews. It now has many more writers, is organised in a compact grid format instead of vertical scrolling, presents more effective methods of searching, has easier means of engaging in discussion about reviewed shows, and possibly most important of all, has some effective ways of presenting advertising - so it can generate revenue to pay its review writers and financially sustain itself as an independent critical force.

There is a lot of promotional writing in Aotearoa New Zealand to help sell art, but not much evaluation or banter over related issues - with participants willing to be identified. That area is admittedly a notoriously difficult undertaking, for reasons both philosophical and social, but it is ultimately at least worth attempting if the intellectual climate of this country’s art community is to become more sophisticated.

John Hurrell
Editor

Contact

Any queries about contributing reviews, especially from cities other than those routinely covered, please contact:

John Hurrell
Editor
john@eyecontactsite.com

John Hurrell

Dip. Fine Art (Painting) 1974, Ilam; Bachelor of Arts (English, Religious Studies) 1975, Canterbury.


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Manager

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Archives

Previous posts from the blog are gradually being moved over to this website. Shortly the entire content of the eyeCONTACT blog (back to late 2007) will be accessible in the Archives. Meanwhile if you can’t find a previous post then click on the link below.

Click here > eyeCONTACTblog


Publisher

EyeContact Limited
P.O Box 2858
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 3033 284
E-mail: john@eyecontactsite.com
Skype: eyecontactsite

Directors
John Hurrell
Christopher Taylor

Website

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EyeContact acknowledges previous support from Creative New Zealand.

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