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February 5th, 2017 - 10:59 pm § in Uncategorized

Lyttelton art and life with Julia Holden

Lyttelton Redux by Julia Holden Using non-toxic acrylic house paint, artist Julia Holden literally covers real people in paint to recreate modern versions of old photographs or paintings. In Lyttleton Redux her signature style of ‘living canvas’ art uses Lyttelton locals to reinact the p[...]

August 25th, 2016 - 8:52 pm § in Uncategorized

fabulous feminism

fabulous feminism:too many dinner parties : Eastside Gallery Christchurch  31 July to 20 August 2016 : online catalogue                 we used to draw each other up close and personal, 1977 hand coloured etching, Tiffany Thornley fabulous feminism :  too m[...]

February 17th, 2015 - 6:55 pm § in Uncategorized

Stealing the show: Implicated and Immune: historical revisionism

‘Art here was a critical school devoted to extolling the handful of artists with the largest market share and ignoring the rest.’ 
 Culture Crash; The Killings of the Creative Class by Scott Timberg, Yale University Press, 2015, p.207. Implicated and Immune -28th January to 28th February Micha[...]

March 11th, 2014 - 8:48 pm § in Uncategorized

so let us now praise Feminist Artists/ lament for Alexis Hunter

“This is it. My breathing had got shallow all the time not sometimes.This is how you die with MND, your breathing just gives out. My neighbour in the hospice has turned the colour of the wall, magnolia!”. Facebook Alexis Hunter 23/2/14 Alexis Hunter died a day later. Alexis Hunter is a k[...]

October 29th, 2013 - 7:05 am § in Uncategorized

Antarctic Dreaming

Antarctic Dreaming, Irene Schroder and Ramonda Te Maiharoa / Niho o te Taniwha – Southland Art Gallery and Musuem opened 24 October 2013 – 24 November Four young men from Stewart Island were among the crew of the whaler ‘Atlantic’ which made landfall in Antarctica in January [...]

November 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm § in Uncategorized

240 Years of New Zealand Painting Review

Two Hundred and Forty Years of New Zealand Painting, David Batemen Ltd, 2012. CURIOUS OMISSIONS IN BOOK UPDATE The third and latest edition of 240: Two Hundred and Forty Years of New Zealand Painting, or rather Ed Hanfling’s updating section covering the period from 1990 to the present (on the top[...]

June 12th, 2012 - 5:52 pm § in Uncategorized

Vincent Ward’s Kiwi Gothic Nudes

His figures inhabit a landscape that William Blake would have been at home in. Shades of the visionary mysticism of William Blake, the romanticism of Caspar David Friedrich and the nudes of German expressionist Kathe Kollwitz echo in the recent work of filmmaker Vincent Ward turned photographer and [...]

April 27th, 2012 - 3:15 pm § in Uncategorized

Christchurch art after the quakes

Those artists remaining in Christchurch, inhabit a landscape of trauma but the art goes on. Sofa Gallery has relocated back to the main campus of the University of Canterbury where Fatu Feu’u recently exhibited the work from a Macmillan Brown residency . Gap filler has been valiantly filling t[...]

March 30th, 2012 - 9:34 pm § in Uncategorized

nude loving painter Jan Nigro dies

She has explored the female gaze like no other New Zealand woman artist before her when it came to depicting the male nude. Jan Nigro has just died. Betty Aislabie was born at Gisborne in 1920, survived the Napier Earthquake and as a seventeen year old enrolled at the Elam School of Fine Arts in [&h[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm § in Uncategorized

who killed John Key

Art and politics by Sam Mahon/ who killed John Key Like Leonardo Da Vinci Sam Mahon is an artist of many talents. He lives in North Canterbury in a reconstructed flour mill. He is a painter, sculptor – mostly in bronze – and a printmaker: he’s a superb draughtsman and builds everything from mu[...]