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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

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Nikhil Chopra, Blackening, 2013, costume, X2 photographic prints on archival paper, slide show

Christchurch–Mumbai Express

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Group show

The Network: Contemporary Art from India


13 February - 7 March 2015

Indian art visits Canterbury

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Tall Poppies, Cultural Cringe, Catton and Culture

.

EyeContact Essay #10


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Why the Art World Shouldn’t Be Too Quick to Distance Itself from Charlie Hebdo and its Ilk.

EyeContact Essay #9

Charlie and the artists

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In foreground, Paul Johns, A: The hippopotamus is my closest living relative, 2014. Whalebone, American white oak, glass, galvanised steel. (Whalebone courtesy of private owners, Banks Peninsula) Photo: John Collie

Whales Weep Not

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY TE PUNA O WAIWHETU

Christchurch

 

Paul Johns
South Pacific Sanctuary / Peraki, Banks Peninsula


8 November 2014 - 25 January 2015

Johns in Tuam St

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Installation of Anton Parsons' Inside Outside Upside Down at Jonathan Smart

A More Intimate Parsons

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Anton Parsons
Inside Outside Upside Down

 

28 October - 22 November 2014

With mentally participatory component


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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki 1944-2014

Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (ONZM

Much loved art historian, educator and curator

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Installation of Neil Dawson at Jonathan Smart

Neil Dawson’s Lightness of Touch

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Solo show

Neil Dawson

 

29 August - 20 September 2014

Suspended steeples and gables

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Richard Reddaway's 'Some Assembly Required' at Jonathan Smart.

Reddaway’s Cuboid Sculpture

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Richard Reddaway
Some Assembly Required

 

5 August - 23 August 2014

Linked blocks as bodies