Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to EyeContact. You are invited to respond to reviews and contribute to discussion by registering to participate.

 

SH
A view of Wenderholm, from near the summit of Maungatauhoro. Photo by SH.

Waiting In The Wood

EyeContact Essay #40

Wenderholm and Whare Joseph Thompson

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)

Polystyrene and woollen sculptures

SH
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

 

Visiting the Firth of Thames


SH
Angus MacLise, page of calligraphy

Keep It Secret

EyeContact Essay #36

.

SH
Untitled image by an unknown photographer, held in a private Diamond family collection, showing Jack and Melville Diamond sometime in the 1930s, at the beginning of a journey to the Waitakeres

The West Auckland World of Jack Diamond

EyeContact Essay #33

Waitakere Library Collection

SH
Nikau Hindin pounds aute, as her works are installed at Te Uru. Image from the website of Maori TV, May 2019.

Art for the Drowned

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Nikau Hindin (in group show.)
Names Held in Our Mouths

8 June - 18 August 2019

The creation of aute paintings


SH
Auckland museum's Ancient Worlds gallery. Photograph from the museum's website.

Auckland Museum’s Lost Civilisation

AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Auckland

 

Ancient Worlds gallery; Pacific Masterpieces gallery.

 

Long-term exhibits

Comparing two galleries

SH
Two kulap figures, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Notes on a Soul Holder

AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Auckland

Pacific Masterpieces 

Thoughts on Kulap carvings

SH
The Catholic Church of Puke.

The Gaunt Messiah

EyeContact Essay #28

The sculpture of Sunaia Siasau


SH
Taniela Potelo, Vea Mafile'o's sons Talavou and Malosi, Julian Hooper, Tevita Latu, and Marlowe Hamilton. Photograph by Vea Mafile'o.

Notes from a Seleka Workshop

CORBAN ESTATE ARTS CENTRE

Auckland

 

Julian Hooper and Tevita Latu
Over the Water

 

14 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

Latu and Hooper together

SH
Tonga's King Tupou VI accepts the lead of Chinese dictator Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing, March 2018. Photograph from the 'South China Morning Post.'

The Return of Ezekiel

EyeContact Essay #26

.

SH
The hotel 'lagoon' on a quiet night

Art on a Luxury Atoll

EyeContact Essay #25

Tonga the Friendly Islands


SH
Seleka clubhouse before the storm. Photo by Virginie Dourlet.

The Shack by the Lagoon

SMALL AXE STUDIO

Onehunga

 

Group show

Shine on Seleka, 

 

8th March - 6th April, 2018

Small Axe Studio project

SH
Michael Hight, Mount Hutt Station, oil on linen, 2014

Dunedin and the Art of Ruins

EyeContact Essay #23

.

SH
Cover of 'Nukuoro: Sculptures from Micronesia.' The subtitle is problematic, because Nukuoro is culturally a Polynesian island, even though it lies inside the borders of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Gods and Museums

Nukuoro: sculptures from Micronesia,
Edited by Christian Kaufmann and Oliver Wick,
Hirmer Publishers, 2013

Nukuoro: sculptures from Micronesia


SH
Visesio Siasau's exhibition, ‘Uli i he ‘Uli - Black on Black, as installed at OREXART.

The Fertile Void

OREXART

Auckland

 

Visesio Siasau 
‘Uli i he ‘Uli - Black on Black

 

8 June - 1 July 2017

 

Siasau’s new abstractions

SH
Installation of Ol Map Blong Vanuatu at Fondation Suzanne Bastein.

Surrealism Blong Vanuatu?

Fondation Suzanne Bastien, Pango

Port Vila

 

Patrice Cujo
Ol Map Blong Vanuatu

 

Permanent display

Permanent Cujo survey

SH
A visitor to Papakura Art Gallery examines the notebook in which Nikau Hindin has recorded her research into aute.

The Return of Aute

PAPAKURA ART GALLERY

Auckland

 

Nikau Hindin
Te Kiri o Tane

 

23 March - 28 April 2016

The revival of Maori tapa making


SH
Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Bitter Sweet, Te Uru gallery

The Delicious Smell of Death

TE URU

Titirangi,

 

Jasmine Togo-Brisby,
Bitter Sweet,

 

24 September - 13 November 2016

Togo-Brisby’s mound of skulls

SH
Image from the 100% Pure New Zealand website, used in campaign advertisements.

Against purity: or, why we need Emily Jackson

EyeContact Essay #16

.

.

SH
Nikau Hindin's wananga aute at work. Still from Maori Television.

The First Bite for Five Hundred Years

NATHAN HOMESTEAD GALLERY

Manurewa

 

Nikau Hindin
Te Kiri o Tane: Maori Tapa

 

2 July - 7 August, 2016

Maori tradition of tapa making