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Shelley Jacobson, Surface Expressions, 2016. Installation view. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland.  Photo by Sam Hartnett

Warning Sign

Te Tuhi billboards

Pakuranga

 

Shelley Jacobson
Surface Expressions

 


12 November 2016 - 19 March 23017

Premonition

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Hannah Valentine, Grips, slips, of space, a memory, 2016. Installation View. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland.  Photo by Sam Hartnett

Valentine’s Bronzes

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Hannah Valentine
Grips, slips, of space, a memory

 

12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

Her portable ‘kinetic’ sculptures.

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Gavin Hipkins, New Age, 2016, single chanel digital video and sound projection, digital formats, 9 min 35 sec, edition 3

Landscape as subject, backdrop, presence, or method

STARKWHITE

Auckand

 

Danie Mellor, Gavin Hipkins, Jin Jiangbo

Beyond Landscape

 

17 November 2016 - 28 January 2017

Three approaches


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Installation of Ann Shelton's A Library to Scale (2006) at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Ann Shelton Retrospective

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Ann Shelton
Dark Matter

 

26 November 2016 - 17 April 2017

Fourteen mini-shows

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You will have your own (perhaps very different) global list for 2016,

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Range of options for studio construction: Isobel Thom's ceramic models

The Planned Thom Studio

MALCOLM SMITH GALLERY

Uxbridge

 

Isobel Thom
 ILK

 

7 November 2016 - 14 January 2017

Conceptually cohesive work space


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Zac Langdon-Pole, Lacunae Mouths, 2016, detail, six chrome mouth casts, chain, shackles, dimensions variable.

Speech, Writing and Grief

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Zac Langdon-Pole
Oratory Index

 

30 November - 23 December 2016

Articulated language and AIDS

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Toby Raine, Aleister Crowley with beard, 2014, oil on linen

Besotted Paint Drooler or Conceptual Artist?

GUS FISHER GALLERY

Auckland

 

Toby Raine
ManCrush

 

11 November - 17 December 2016

 

Toby Raine’s claim of irony

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Cover image: Wayne Barrar, Strew, including Arachnoidiscus (Ehr.) and girdle band from Oregon Coast. From a slide by E. H. Griffith, c.1875. (Photographed 2014, detail)

Glorious Diatoms

Whiti o Rehua, School of Art, Massey University, Wellington, 2016

 

Wayne Barrar: The Glass Archive
Photographs by Wayne Barrar

Essays by Kelley Wilder and Wayne Barrar,

Softcover, colour illustrations, 49 pp.

Wayne Barrar publication


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Optimism and Possibility

ARTSPACE

Auckland

 

Harry, Menzies, Nash, al Qadiri & Al Gharaballi, Rottenberg, Songsataya, Syms

Potentially Yours, The Coming Community

10 November - 22 December 2016

Curatorial intern’s Artspace show

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Ruth Buchanan, The actual and its document, 2016, installation view at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo: Glenn Jeffrey

Examining the Politics of Institutional Taste

LEN LYE CENTRE / GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY

New Plymouth

 

Ruth Buchanan
The Actual and Its Document


10 September - 4 December 2016

The fraught issues of deaccessioning

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Installation of HANDBUILT: made in clay, in Two Rooms

O’Connor’s Choices

TWO ROOMS

Auckland


14 contemporary ceramicists
HANDBUILT: made in clay


16 October - 26 November 2016

Expertly selected ceramics


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Installation of Set in Motion at the Len Lye Centre.

Recontextualising / Contemporising Lye

LEN LYE CENTRE / GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY

New Plymouth

 

Lye, Manning, Kempinas, Baumann, MacKenzie
Set in Motion


3 September - 27 November 2016

Compelling group show

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Matt Henry: Untitled Dyad (C), 2016, acrylic on raw linen, cedar stretchers; Untitled Relief (5/6ths), 2016, acrylic primed linen, cedar stretchers. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bryan James

Matt Henry’s Govett Installation

LEN LYE CENTRE / GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY

New Plymouth

 

Matt Henry
Long Division


27 August -27 November 2016

Melding architecture, sculpture and painting

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Ava Seymour, Mondo Gatto, at Rockies. Photo by the artist.

Kool Cats on Video

ROCKIES

Auckland

 

Ava Seymour
Mondo Gatto

 

11 November - 25 November 2016

Ava Seymour’s streetfront installation


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Helen Calder, Tyrant, hero, adventuer, hedonist, lover, poet, speaker, historian, teacher, philosopher, collector, ruler, 2016, water-based enamel paint, silicone tube, dimensions variable. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Helen Calder Installation

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Helen Calder
Gamut

 

31 October - 2 December 2016

Skins and stems

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From the Sun Deck: McCahon's Titirangi, as installed at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Photo: John Collie

Titirangi comes to Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY TE PUNA O WAIWHETU

Christchurch


Colin McCahon
From the Sun Deck: McCahon’s Titirangi


17 September 2016 - 6 February 2017

McCahon’s studies of kauri and pohutukawa

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Installation of The XX Factor in Trish Clark Gallery. Schneeman's Fuses on far wall.

Ten Women Artists

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

International group show
The XX Factor

 

27 September - 29 October 2016

Relevant issues for today?


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Quishelle Charan, Salty Tears and Sugarcane Fields, 2016, detail, cotton, haldi (tumeric), mud, rope, wood, textile, ink. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Presenting Newly Emerging Talent

ARTSPACE

Auckland

 

National group exhibition
New Perspectives


23 September - 29 October 2016

Entangled Survey

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The Silo 6 exhibiting space in the Viaduct Quarter. Photography: Adrian Mallock

Roche’s Silo Installation

SILO 6

Auckland

 
Peter Roche
Asylum: a multi-sensory art installation

 

8 October - 16 October 2016 (Art Week)

Immersive adventure in light and sound

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Ruth Buchanan's Never Not A Body at Hopkinson Mossman.

The Body Flows Through Texts and Architecture

HOPKINSON MOSSMAN

Auckland

 

Ruth Buchanan
Never Not A Body

 

7 October - 5 November 2016

Figurative language, figurative furniture