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Ralph Paine on ‘Options of Interpretation: Was McCahon a Teaser? ’

II. In marked and I think negative contrast, McCahon goes on to claim …


Ralph Paine on ‘Options of Interpretation: Was McCahon a Teaser? ’

I. Sometimes it pays to listen to what artists say. Not so as …


John Hurrell on ‘The Art Life’

The great John Baldessari has left us. It is hard to think of …


Bruce Hayward on ‘The West Auckland World of Jack Diamond’

I knew Jack quite well from 1974 until his death and I am …

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Angus MacLise, page of calligraphy

Keep It Secret

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EyeContact Essay #36

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Colin McCahon, Titirangi, 1956-1957, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, 2002. Courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Options of Interpretation: Was McCahon a Teaser?

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Colin McCahon in Auckland
A Place to Paint

10 August 2019 - 27 January 2010

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Exciting Set of 3 Len Lye Publications

Len LyeMotion Composer
Three volume set: Works [illustrations of]; Texts [ten short essays]; Totem & Taboo sketchbook [notebook facsimile]



Exhibition curator and publication editor: Andres Pardey



Museum Tinguely, Basel / Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin, 2019

 

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Lisa Chandler, Language of the Unheard, 2017,  acrylic on linen, 150 x 300 cm.

Chandler Paintings in Timaru

AIGANTIGHE ART GALLERY

Timaru

 

Lisa Chandler
The Dividing Line

 

22 November 2019 - 9 February 2020

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Asher Newbery, Tūhoe Airforce 3.

Indigenous Art at Waikato Museum

WAIKATO MUSEUM TE WHARE TAONGA O WAIKATO

Waikato

 

Group exhibition

 

Puhoro o Mua, Puhoro ki Tua

 

23 November 2019 - 23 February 2020

APW

Louise Henderson Book

Louise Henderson: From Life

 

Eds. Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman, Julia Waite

Auckland Art Gallery 2019


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Julia Morison, Spellbound 2, 2019, oil on polyurethane board, 1290 x 1060 mm. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Gag and Spew (Three Extracts)

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Julia Morison
Um/Er

 

6 December 2019 - 17 January 2020

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Geoff Thornley: History #6, 2017, oil on linen on board, 122 x 122 cm; History #7, 2017, oil on linen on board, 60 x 80 cm

Linen, Board, Paint and Speed

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Solo exhibition
Geoff Thornley

 

21 November - 21 December 2019

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Installation of Rebecca Baumann's New Works at Starkwhite. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Tessellated Kinetic Baumann

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Rebecca Baumann
New Work

 

27 November - 21 December 2019


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Installation of Lance Pearce's 'While you're on your way' in St Paul St Gallery, Gallery Two, 2019.

The Role of the Title

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

Lance Pearce
While You’re On Your Way

 

22 November - 7 December 2019

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Heather Straka, Teamwork (part II), 2019, archival pigment photograph on Photorag Ultrasmooth, 1210 x 2060 mm paper size.

Straka Satire

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Heather Straka
…another dissection

 

1 November - 21 December 2019

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Installation of Shane Cotton's Sun Shot exhibition at Michael Lett Gallery

Surprising Cotton

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Shane Cotton
Sun Portrait

 

13 November - 14 December 2019


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Installation of Anne Noble's 'Observations from the Critical Zone' at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Incandescent Earth

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Anne Noble
Observations from the Critical Zone

 

1 November - 30 November 2019

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Colin McCahon, Scared, 1976, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 730 x 1095 mm, Collection of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Courtesy of Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust

Sold on Fragility: Mercy Pictures & the Martyrdom of Colin McCahon

EyeContact Essay #35

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Bill Hammond, Bone Yard Open Home, Cave Painting 4, Convocation of Eagles 2008. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and McLeavey Gallery

Christchurch’s Bill Hammond Survey

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY TE PUNA O WAIWHETU

Christchurch

 

Bill Hammond
Playing the Drums


9 August 2019 - 19 January 2020


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Haines & Hinterding, Encounter with the Halo Field, 2009–15, single-channel video, sound, duration 3 min 38 sec. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū; Hannah Beehre, Orion, 2018, Swarovski® crystals, dye and acrylic on silk velvet.

Theatricality with Light

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY TE PUNA O WAIWHETU

Christchurch

 

Group exhibition
Wheriko - Brilliant!


24 May 2019 - 16 February 2020

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Tim Croucher, Winter, Meremere Dragway. 2019. Oil on canvas. 1000 mm x 750 mm

Searching for a Waikato Regionalism

RAMP

Hamilton

 

Tim Croucher
Somewhere around here

 


17 October - 15 November 2019

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Quentin MacFarlane, Southerly Stormclouds, 1969, acrylic on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 1969. Image courtesy of Quentin Macfarlane Estate

Remembering Quentin MacFarlane

EyeContact Essay #34

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Raqs Media Collective, Whenever the Heart skips a beat, 2012, as installed at Te Uru. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Stop All the Clocks

TE URU

Titirangi

 

Natasha Matila-Smith, Raqs Media Collective, Ane Hjort Guttu and Daisuke Kosugi
twenty-four-seven

 


31 August - 17 November 2019


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Ada Leung, Fungal Blooms (3), 2018. Pencil shavings and adhesive. Dimensions unavailable. Image courtesy of the artist

Feminising Nature

CALDER & LAWSON GALLERY

Hamilton

 

Group show
Fertile Grounds



30 September - 29 November 2019

APW

Looking at the History of SCAPE

Warren Feeney

 

Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998-2018

SCAPE Public Art Trust, Christchurch, 2019

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Severine Costa, Normative Utopia, 2019, neo-colonial “Edwardian” basin and taps, security mirror, Resene “half-Escape” blue wall. Image: Andreea Christache

The Tracks of My Tears

ARTSPACE AOTEAROA

Auckland

 

Severine Costa, Xander Dixon
4/4

 

12 October - 9 November 2019

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Shiraz Sadikeen, Geist (1).

Through the Eye of a Whitefaced Gollywog

Neo gracie

Auckland

 

Shiraz Sadikeen
Geist

 

3 October 2019 - 31 October 2019