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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

Diminutive pouch toggles

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

Downtown Cottaging Site Examined

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

Short Matilda Fraser film


JH
(UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa, Hair to Stay, 2019, installation view, eight photographs of ulu cavu in British collections. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Fijian Wigs and Masks

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

(UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa (Daren Kamali & Ole Maiava)
Mata Makawa - Mata Vou



23 May - 16 August 2020

Researching indigenous traditions

JH
Installation of James Cousins' Song Chain at Gow Langsford.

Percussive Cousins

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

Auckland

 

James Cousins
Song Chain


8 July - 1 August 2020

Descending sprayed scores

JH
Raul Ortega Ayala, still from The Zone, 2020, from the series From the Pit of Et Cetera, single channel HD video, 5:1 sound, 36 mins 2 secs

Connecting Chernobyl, Mururoa and Rainbow Warrior

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Raúl Ortega Ayala
The Zone

23 May - 16 August 2020

Stunning Ayala film


JH
Olivia Webb, still from Anthems of Belonging, 2019 (Tiibin family). Tannin Bwanaan Tebetebeke (Voices from the Pacific Ocean): composed July 2018 – September 2019 for 5-part voice and guitar, 5 mins 40 secs. Courtesy of the artist

Paeans to Diversity

Te Tuhi online digital presentation

Auckland

 

Olivia Webb
Anthems of Belonging


7 July (noon) - 14 July (noon) 2020

Website transmission

JH
Peter Robinson, Preparatory drawing used for promoting Rag Trade.

Robinson’s Carpet of Explosive ‘Tantrums’

23 GORDON ROAD

Auckland

 

Peter Robinson
Rag Trade


25 June - 4 July 2020

Smashing and ‘reaching up’ as ideational content

JH
Edward Burtynsky, Manufacturing #17, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, China, 2005

Enthralling Global Photography

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Over 100 contributing photographers
Civilisation Photography Now


13 June - 18 October 2020

Sprawling touring show


JH
Frances Stark, Black Flag (Basel), 2018

Truth (For Once) Rules

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Frances Stark, Shahryar Nashat, Sriwhana Spong, Martine Syms.
Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body, and the Internet


13 June — 30 August 2020

Straight talk only please

JH
Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Glass-eyed Kiwi, 2018, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Rudneva-Mackay’s Visages of Sliced Fruit

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Layla Rudneva-Mackay
ACC bcc Bananas

 

9 June - 4 July 2020

Revamped Expressionist Symbolism

JH
Michael Morley, Studies for a Revolution (ATB Combo Brown), 2006, watercolour on paper, artist frame, 355 x 435 mm

Michael Morley’s ‘Hinged’ Amps

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Michael Morley
Studies for a Revolution


3 June - 4 July 2020

Evanescent watercolour mirages


JH
A view of the Auckland Live Digital screen, though not in the current Aotea Square position.

Interactive Art in Aotea Square

Aotea Square (Auckland Live Digital Stage)

Auckland

 

Shannon Novak and Jeff Nusz
I Extend My Arms


5 June - 19 June 2020

Community generated animation

JH
John Nixon, Untitled (Pair), 2019, enamel on canvas with spoon, 230 x 250 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Seventeen John Nixon Diptychs

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

John Nixon
Small Black + White Pairs

 

22 May - 18 July 2020

Coupled small panels

JH
Matt Arbuckle's 'Reading Hands' as installed at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Arbuckle Abstractions

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Matt Arbuckle
Reading Hands


22 May -18 July 2020

Dyeing’ with folded fabric


JH
Jon Tootill's 'Harakeke' exhibition as installed at Sanderson Contemporary Art.

Tootill’s Interwoven Painting References

SANDERSON CONTEMPORARY ART

Auckland

 

Jon Tootill
Harakeke


24 March—temporarily shut over lockdown—13 June 2020

Cultural mixing

JH
Theo Schoon: One Man's Picture is Another Man's Rorschach Test, 1964, pva and paint on board; Split Level View Finder, 1965, pva on board. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Theo Schoon ((and his Milieu))

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Theo Schoon
Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art


7 March - 31 May 2020 (prelockdown dates)

His context, insights and influence

JH
Marie Harnett, Read, 2019, graphite on paper, 5.75 x 10.3 cm (unframed)

Remembering Analogue

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

McMillan, Malloy, Metlikovec, Seyhan, Muller, Harnett, Cleland, White
Analogue


5 March - 11 April 2020
(*Dates announced before the Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown)

Once upon a time


JH
Amanda Gruenwald, Violet, Pink, Golden Ochre, 2019-20; Eemyun Kang, Faccia di Pancia, 2016; Eemyun Kang, Floating With its Wings, 2019.

Trish Clark’s New Venue

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Amanda Gruenwald, Eemyun Kang, Brendon Leung, Chris Corson-Scott
Future: 4 x 3


March - April 2020

Her first exhibition there

JH
Denise Batchelor, Tai Timu, 2020, HD video, colour, sound, 57 sec loop. Photo: Arekahānara

The Beauties of Jellyfish, Seaweed—and Art

MOKOPŌPAKI

Auckland

 

Maureen Lander and Denise Batchelor
Ebb

 

11 March - 25 April 2020
(*Dates announced before the Covid-19 lockdown)

Joint Lander–Batchelor show

JH
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerference, 2020, (install view) Aotea Centre Wrap, Aotea Square commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland, and Auckland Live presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival 2020 © Adagp, Paris 2020 photo by Sam Hartnett

Aotea Square Light Show

Aotea Square (Auckland Arts Festival)

Auckland

 

Carlos Cruz-Diez
Chromointerference

 

11 March - 29 March 2020 (sunset to 11 pm)

The genius of Carlos Cruz-Diez