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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


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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

APW
Lisa Chandler, Language of the Unheard, 2017,  acrylic on linen, 150 x 300 cm.

Chandler Paintings in Timaru

AIGANTIGHE ART GALLERY

Timaru

 

Lisa Chandler
The Dividing Line

 

22 November 2019 - 9 February 2020


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Asher Newbery, Tūhoe Airforce 3.

Indigenous Art at Waikato Museum

WAIKATO MUSEUM TE WHARE TAONGA O WAIKATO

Waikato

 

Group exhibition

 

Puhoro o Mua, Puhoro ki Tua

 

23 November 2019 - 23 February 2020

APW

Louise Henderson Book

Louise Henderson: From Life

 

Eds. Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman, Julia Waite

Auckland Art Gallery 2019

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Julia Morison, Spellbound 2, 2019, oil on polyurethane board, 1290 x 1060 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Gag and Spew (Three Extracts)

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Julia Morison
Um/Er

 

6 December 2019 - 17 January 2020


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Geoff Thornley: History #6, 2017, oil on linen on board, 122 x 122 cm; History #7, 2017, oil on linen on board, 60 x 80 cm

Linen, Board, Paint and Speed

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Solo exhibition
Geoff Thornley

 

21 November - 21 December 2019

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Installation of Rebecca Baumann's New Works at Starkwhite. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Tessellated Kinetic Baumann

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Rebecca Baumann
New Work

 

27 November - 21 December 2019

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Installation of Lance Pearce's 'While you're on your way' in St Paul St Gallery, Gallery Two, 2019.

The Role of the Title

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

Lance Pearce
While You’re On Your Way

 

22 November - 7 December 2019


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Heather Straka, Teamwork (part II), 2019, archival pigment photograph on Photorag Ultrasmooth, 1210 x 2060 mm paper size.

Straka Satire

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Heather Straka
…another dissection

 

1 November - 21 December 2019

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Installation of Shane Cotton's Sun Shot exhibition at Michael Lett Gallery

Surprising Cotton

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Shane Cotton
Sun Portrait

 

13 November - 14 December 2019

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Installation of Anne Noble's 'Observations from the Critical Zone' at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Incandescent Earth

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Anne Noble
Observations from the Critical Zone

 

1 November - 30 November 2019