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Fiona Clark, Chris Dickenson, Mr America 1970, Mr Universe 1974 and Grand Prix 1980 winner, Auckland, 1980, Vintage C-Type handprint on Agfacolor Paper, printed 1981, 250 x 365 mm (paper size).

An Unusual Pairing

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Dan Arps and Fiona Clark
Fiona Clark and Dan Arps

 

31 July - 31 August 2019

Arps and Clark combination

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Joyce Campbell, Flightdream, 2015 (installation view). Image © the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland. Photograph by Sam Hartnett.

The Slipping Away

GUS FISHER GALLERY

Auckland

 

Group exhibition

The Slipping Away



6 July - 7 September 2019

Pollutants, monsters and light

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A still from Richard Billingham's Ray and Liz. The image shows Lol, played by Tony Way.,

NZIFF ’19 Overall

Auckland

 

New Zealand International Film Festival
Various theatres around Auckland

 

18 July - 4 August 2019

An attempted summing up


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Front cover of Richard von Sturmer's 'Postcard Stories': Mayon Volcano, Albay Province, Philippines..

Releasing the Benefits of a Wild Imagination

Richard von Sturmer

 

Postcard Stories


Titus Books, Kaipara, 2019

Stimulating creative writing

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez: 2014-102, 2014, mixed media on wood, 570 x 245 x 40 mm; 2017-107, 2017, mixed media on wood, 415 x 155 x 40 mm

Lines in Real and Optical Space

TIM MELVILLE GALLERY

Auckland

 

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Labyrinth

 

16 July - 17 August 2019

Colour as Modifier

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Image from 'Capital in the 21st Century'. The film is based on Thomas Piketty's book and directed by Justin Pemberton

A Thin Slice of NZIFF 2019 So Far

Auckland

 

New Zealand International Film Festival

Various cinemas around Auckland City

 

18 July - 4 August 2019

A varied programme of engrossing quality


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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