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Vanessa Crofskey, smoke signals, 2019, (install view) commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett

Crofskey on Reeves Road

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga


Vanessa Crofskey
smoke signals


8 December 2019 - 16 March 2020

Steam as trope

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Karen Rubado, under intense scrutiny, 2019, soft plastic weave, commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Image courtesy of Karen Rubado. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Karen Rubado’s Giant ‘Drawn’ Scarf

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Karen Rubado
Under Intense Scrutiny

 

8 December 2019 - 15 March 2020

Shredded plastic ‘river’

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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

His elasticity of meaning


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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

For Tinguely Museum show

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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

Dumbness in the thick of speech

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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

Velocity and light


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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

Deeper shuffled space

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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

An art component

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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

Sardonic irritants


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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

Looking back

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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

Chemically ‘lit’

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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

Painting as Music


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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

Exploiting light and optics

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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

Time watches from the shadow

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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

Satirical or authentic misery?


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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

No interpretative conclusion

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Toby Raine,  Laura Palmer lighting a cigarette while waiting for Jacques, 2019, oil on linen, 600 x 705 mm

Portraiting Gesturalism

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

Auckland

 

 

Toby Raine
Heroines and Heroin

 


2 October - 26 October 2019

Raine Rules

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Installation of Glen Snow and Ian Peter Weston's Testing Ground at George Fraser Gallery. Photo: the artists.

Snow & Weston Exhibition

GEORGE FRASER GALLERY

Auckland

 

Glen Snow and Ian Peter Weston
Testing Ground

 

22 October - 26 October 2019

Pleasure in making


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Installation of Hany Armanious' 'O Week' at Michael Lett

Armanious at Lett

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Hany Armanious
O Week

 

11 October - 9 November 2019

Verisimilitude sort of

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Installation of the Kate Scardifield work, The Lighter a Thought the More It Rises in CoCA. Photo: Robin Hearfield.

Sailing Across the Mair

CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOI MOROKI

Christchurch

 

Kate Scardifield
The Lighter A Thought The More It Rises

 

14 September - 24 November 2019

Elegant navigational installation

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Still from Christian Nyampeta, Sometimes It Was Beautiful, 2018, single channel HD video, sound, 37 mins 43 sec

How to Live Alone (But Together)

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

International group exhibition
How to Live Together



12 July - 18 October 2019

Social cooperation versus solitude