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APW

Reddaway Boxed Set

ARATOI: WAIRARAPA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY

Richard Reddaway
It does no harm to wonder / The Body of the Work

 

Contributions from assorted essayists and designers

 

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, and Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts, Massey University, 2020.

JH
Installation of Oliver Perkins' 'Casting a crisis; painting a cat; looking out a window,' at Michael Lett

Perkins’ Wizardry

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Oliver Perkins
Casting a crisis; painting a cat; looking out a window.


27 August - 26 September 2020

JH
Phil Dadson, June Music, 2019, 30 acrylic painted weathers roots and branches, suspended from ceiling. Plus 10 drawings (300 x 410 mm each).

Dadson Drawings, Installation and Videos

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Phil Dadson
RRR

 

8 August - 3 October 2020


MP
John Brown's 'The Seven Voyages' as installed at SPA_CE in Napier

John Brown’s ‘Voyages’.

SPA_CE

Napier

 

John Brown
The Seven Voyages

 

7 August - 5 September 2020.

 

GB
Installation of Joanna Braithwaite's Hullaballoo at Martin Browne Contemporary

Joanna Braithwaite: Noisier Than Ever

MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY

Sydney

 

Joanna Braithwaite
Hullabaloo

 

20 August - 13 September 2020

JH
Xin Cheng & Eleanor Cooper Unison of Opposites, 2020 Found plastic pipes, plastic bracket, tyre, rope, inner tubing, plastic strapping, lamp, fixings. Photo: Arekahānara

Cheng / Cooper Exhibition

MOKOPŌPAKI

Auckland

 

Xin Cheng and Eleanor Cooper
Greywater

 

16 July 2020 -  12 September 2020


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Harry McAlpine, Recommended Context, 2020, Charcoal on 600gsm cotton (rag) paper, custom framed, 565 mm  x 565 mm x 32 mm. Images, courtesy of Weasel Gallery, by Mark Hamilton.

Photograph or Drawing?

WEASEL GALLERY

Hamilton

 

Harry McAlpine
Siloed


5 August - 29 August 2020 (prelockdown dates)

JH
Alberto Garcia-Alvarez,  Centennial, 1972, mixed media on canvas, 1870 x 1870 mm; Judy Millar, Three Parts Pink, 2020,	oil and acrylic on canvas, 1800 x 3800 mm overall. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Not Peas in a Pod

Tim Melville and Gow Langsford (Kitchener St) Galleries

Auckland

 

Judy Millar and Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2 in 1


5 August - 5 September 2020

JH
Still from Dagoberto Rodriguez's 'Geometria Popular,' 2020, video.

Geometry of Hope

Te Tuhi online

Auckland

 

Dagoberto Rodriguez

Geometria Popular


18 August - 1 September 2020


SH
Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole, Tiki.

Through the Wormhole

CORBAN ESTATE ARTS CENTRE

Auckland

 

Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole
Ka Puawaita: coming to fruition

 

24 July - 13 September 2020 (prelockdown dates)

AK
Ken Friedman's 92 Events as installed at Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Who is the Artist?

ADAM ART GALLERY TE PATAKA TOI

Wellington

 

Ken Friedman

92 Events

 

2 June -  16 August 2020 

JH
Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Altsaxophon (ruin), 2015, Collection  Musikinstrumenten Museum Berlin

Mutilated Military Music

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Susan Philipsz
War Damaged Musical Instruments (2015)

Nathan Coley

A Place beyond Belief (2012)

 

 


APW
Poppy Lekner, Forward Slash, 2020

Parkin Drawing Prize Kerfuffle

EyeContact Essay #39

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Mark Hamilton's The Liberation of Limitation as installed at RAMP. Photo: Geoff Ridder

The Wonders of Light and the Familiar

RAMP

Hamilton

 

Mark Hamilton
The Liberation of Limitation


July 21 - Aug 21 2020

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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?

NEVER PROJECT SPACE

Hamilton

 

James R. Ford
Woke Up Like This

 


31 July - 22 August 2020


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