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Installation of Leigh Martin's Mass (Squared) exhibition at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Mysterious Leigh Martin Paintings

TWO ROOMS

auckland

 

Leigh Martin
Mass (Squared)

 

12 July -10 August 2019

Overtones of Surrealism

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Guy Ngan, Newton Post Office Mural, 1973, aluminium, 2900 x 7250 mm. Courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Guy Ngan at Artspace

ARTSPACE AOTEAROA

Auckland

 

Guy Ngan
Either Possible or Necessary

7 June - 17 August 2019

Co-ordinating with The Dowse

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Eric Baudelaire's Letters to max, 2014, HD video, colour, 5:1, surround, 103 mins. As installed at Te Tuhi. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Whose Body? Whose Country?

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Baudelaire, Riddiford Graham; Wardill
Wax Tablet

9 June - 11 August 2019

Andrew Kennedy’s Wax Tablet


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David Cowlard, Unreliable Landscapes -- Downtown, Auckland, 2017 (I-III). Photo: Sam Hartnett

Cowlard’s Billboards

Te Tuhi Billboards

Aucklasnd

 

David Cowlard
Unreliable Landscapes - Downtown, Auckland, 2017 (I - III)

 

9 June - 11 August 2019

CBD architecture meets Pakuranga

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Connah Podmore, The body also holds mine, 2019, charcoal on paper. Detail. As installed on Te Tuhi's Drawing Wall. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Podmore Drawing/Text

Te Tuhi’s Drawing Wall

Auckland

 

Connah Podmore
This Body Also Holds Mine

 

9 June - 11 August 2019

A meditation on maternal bonding

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Justine Varga, Alopecia, 2016, chromogenic photograph, 110.5 x 91.5 cm (framed). Photo: Sam Hartnett

Justine Varga’s Photograms

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Justine Varga
Memoire

 

31 May - 6 July 2019

The use of bodily, politically-loaded, ‘stencils’


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Installation shot of Conor Clarke's photgraphs in 'Unchained Melody' at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Conor Clarke’s Processual Allegory

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Conor Clarke
Unchained Melody

 

31 May - 6 July 2019

Richly layered installation

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Fiona Pardington, TIKI: Orphans of Māoriland, 2019, installation view. With thanks to the Wellcome Collection | Science Museum Group. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Dodgy but Numinous

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Fiona Pardington
Tiki: Orphans of Māoriland

 

12 June -11 July 2019

Images of fake Māori tiki

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Richard Killeen, Alive in New Zealand, 1971, oil on hardboard, 420 x 570 mm

Oafish’ AND Urbane Killeen

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Richard Killeen
Forty-Eight Years In Between

 

5 June - 29 June 2019

Juxtaposed but opposing mindsets


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PĀNiA!, Honorary Consulate (Mobile Cardboard Detachment) (2019), cardboard, adhesive, masking tape, plastic toy lawn mower.  49 x 31.5 x 78 cm.  Photo: Arekahānara

Ambassadorial Preoccupations

MOKOPŌPAKI

Auckland

 

PᾹNiA!, Yllwbro, A.A.M. Bos
The Dutch Embassy


1 May - 22 June 2019

Three artists interwoven

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Ron Left, Escalator 4, 2017, acrylic and digital photography on aluminium, 900 x 1600 mm

Ron Left’s Media Hybridity

ARTIS Gallery

Auckland

 

Ron Left
Shadow Series

 

11 June - 24 June, 2019

Painting over photography

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Mark Schroder, 'Goldkorp' as installed at RM. Detail. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Schroder’s Allegorical Installation

RM

Auckland

 

Mark Schroder
Goldkorp

 

22 May - 7 June 2019

Perils of dubious gold investment


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Esther Leigh, Verge 1, 2019, mixed medium, 560 x 640 mm unframed

Esther Leigh Mini-Survey

ANTOINETTE GODKIN

Auckland

 

Esther Leigh
Weight

 

14 May - 15 June 2019

Enigmatic perceptual processes

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Cao Fei, Asia One, 2018. Image © the artist and Vitamin Creative Space. Photography by Sam Hartnett.

A Fresh Curatorial Approach

GUS FISHER GALLERY

Auckland

 

International group show

We’re Not Too Big to Care

 

6 April - 15 June 2019

A re-energised Gus Fisher

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Richard McWhannell,  Are We Nearly There Yet? AKA, Call of the Wild, 2017-18, oil on canvas, 707 x 832 mm

McWhannell’s Oneiric Social Panoramas

OREXART

Auckland

 

Richard McWhannell
Truth or Consequences

 

11 May - 31 May 2019

Surreal Facescapes


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Julian Hooper, Sisters, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 460 mm

Hooper’s Faces of ‘Ribbon’

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Julian Hooper
The Room Takes Shape

 


8 May - 1 June 2019

Diagrammatic Visages

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Marlee McMahon, M-tooth, 2019, acrylic on canvas (2 panels), 705 mm x 610 mm (left); 845 mm x 720 mm (right)

Aberrant Abstraction

BOWERBANK NINOW

Auckland

 

Marlee McMahon
Carbonated

 

2 May - 1 June 2019

Eccentric, oddball and clever

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Yonel Watene, Hongi, 2019,  Macrocapa, Ash, Kauri, Redwood, Pine, Tawa; Linseed, Teak and Danish oils; turpentine, oil paint, carnauba wax. lmage courtesy of ArtsDiary

Two Seas Simultaneously

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

Group show
Two Oceans at Once

15 February - 17 May 2019

An AUT exhibition


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Gavin Hipkins, The Valley (2019), digital video still, 14 minutes.Image courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite.

Hipkins’ Devonshire Video

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Gavin Hipkins
The Valley

 


23 February - 2 June 2019

Adjacent to The Homely II

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‘Deconsecrating’ City Gallery so it reverts to being a library?

EyeContact (teenie weenie) Essay #29

Why kill a gallery to save a library?

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Sorawit Songsataya's installation, Jupiter (ดาวพฤหัล), 2019 (detail) on the top floor of Te Uru. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Songsataya at Te Uru

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Sorawit Songsataya
Jupiter (ดาวพฤหัล)

 

23 February - 26 May 2019

Kite communities as symbol