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Judy Darragh, Untitled 2, 2016. Image: Vicki Piper, Jonathan Smart Gallery

The Irrepressible Judy Darragh

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Judy Darragh
Ummm

 

27 January - 18 February 2017

Smart show in CHCH

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Installation of The Devil's Blind Spot at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Photo: John Collie

Emerging Photographic Talent

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY TE PUNA O WAIWHETU

Christchurch

 

Nine emerging photographers
The Devil’s Blind Spot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography


19 November 2016 - 12 March 2017

A New Generation

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Visual Political Caricature in Aotearoa

Potton and Burton

Murdoch: The Political Cartoons of Sharon Murdoch

 

Cartoons by Sharon Murdoch

Commentary by Melinda Johnston



Published October 2016

Murdoch satire


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Byrt’s Backyard

Auckland University Press

Anthony Byrt

This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art

252 pp, paperback

September 2016

Personal responses to NZ contemporary art

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Billy Apple's Bruce and Denny Show as installed at Two Rooms, April 2008. Photo: Sam hartnett

Fuck Art; Let’s Race

EyeContact Essay #15

Art and Sport

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Paul Cullen's Provisional Arrangements at installed at Ilam Campus Gallery. Photo: Nicholas Glen

Pataphysical Speculations

ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Paul Cullen
Provisional Arrangements

 

8 June - 30 June 2016

Cullen Ilam Campus installation


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Rebecca Harris, Lips Like Sugar, 2016, oil on board, 2016, 695 x 595 mm

Rebecca Harris’ Biomorphic Fluorescence

Chambers@241

Christchurch

 

Rebecca Harris
Pink Sugar Bush

 

19 April - 7 May 2016

Imaginative visual poetry

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Zhonghao Chen's Environmental Freakology as installed at Jonthan Smart Gallery

Paint as Fuel or Food

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Zhonghao Chen
Environmental freakology

 

1 December - 19 December 2015

Zhonghao Chen at Smart

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Photo by Michael Clayton-Jones. Courtesy of The Age

Kees Hos: Printmaker, Gallerist, Teacher, War Hero

Kees Hos obituary.

Pioneering figure


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Examining Te Papa’s Photography

TE PAPA TONGAREWA MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Photography Collected
Athol McCredie

Over 400 colour and b/w images from the national collection

368 pp, hardcover


Te Papa Tongarewa October 2015

Athol McCredie’s publication

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Eglė Kulbokaitė & Dorota Gawęda, She cannot, does not want, and is ready for everything, 2015. Paua, plastic vacuum packs, blue ice gel

French Curator in Christchurch

THE PHYSICS ROOM

Christchurch

 

Future Artists-in-Residence at Te Whare Hera
The blue-grey wall

 

21 October - 28 November 2015

Anticipating Wellington residency

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Heather Straka's The Honeytrap, as installed at the Jonathan Smart Gallery

Baby Got Back

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Heather Straka
The Honeytrap

 

7 October - 31 October 2015

Straka’s rear view semi-nudes


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Tom Kreisler Film

Point of View Productions

Shirley Horrocks

Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler

73 mins

Producer: Shirley Horrocks, Tony Green

Photography: Adrian Greshoff, Leon Narby, Ron Egozi

Shirley Horrocks’ documentary

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Pānoho’s ‘Māori Art’

David Bateman Ltd

Māori Art: History, Architecture, Landscape & Theory

Dr. Rangihīroa Pānoho,

Hardcover, 352 pp, 300 illustrations

Published by David Bateman, 2015

Substantial, useful, idiosyncratic and flawed

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Jo Langford, Calling the Deep, cement & bamboo skewers, at Jonathan Smart

Suspended Disbelief

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Joanna Langford
Calling the deep

 

28 July - 22 August 2015

Jo Langford in Christchurch


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Cover of The Critic's Part: Wystan Curnow Art Writings 1971- 2013

Postcards from the Ivory Tower

Victoria University Press

Wystan Curnow

The Critic’s Part: Wystan Curnow Art Writings 1971- 2013 
Edited by Christina Barton and Robert Leonard

VUP, 2014

Another look at Wystan Curnow’s anthology of criticism

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Hannah Beehre, Tarantella.

Hannah Beehre Looks at Astronomy

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Hannah Beehre
New Paintings

 

3 July - 25 July 2015

Kitsch as a study of nature

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Natalia Saegusa, do you know (2015) fluorescent highlighter on A4 copy paper, 318 x 232 mm

Wilson and Saegusa at Chambers

Chambers@241

Christchurch

 

Amber Wilson / Natalia Saegusa
Leave-taking Like Air / A Line Has Two Lines

 

2 June - 13 June 2015

Evocative colour explorations


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Installation of Stephen Bambury works at Jonathan Smart

Retinal Workout in the Mental Gym

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Solo show

Stephen Bambury

 

10 April - 2 May 2015

Bambury and philosophy

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Tony de Lautour, Exit Plan 1

De Lautour and Best at Chambers

Chambers@241

Christchurch

 

Tony de Lautour and Holly Best
Domestic Abstraction

 

31 March - 18 April 2015

Abstracted real estate and landscape

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Marie Le Lievre, Fly Catcher, oil on inkjet,  440 x 485mm, framed

It’s a Trap! New Paintings by Marie Le Lievre

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Marie Le Lievre
Trappings

 

13 March - 4 April 2015

The activity of capture