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October 25th, 2011 - 9:23 pm § in Uncategorized

Andrew Drummond putting the life back into Christchurch art

Artist Andrew Drummond with the pupils of Saint Anne’s school planting wild flowers on a demolition site in Ferry road . Drummond who is known for work engaging with nature and the human body has a new project sowing seeds on demolition sites in post earthquake Christchurch. Drummond has marsh[...]

October 20th, 2011 - 8:41 am § in Uncategorized

on living a long life as an artist ; for Austen Deans

Scientific studies have uncovered the secrets of living longer …. and a good sex life, eating chocolate and positive thinking are all in there. In fact, those who indulge in life’s little pleasures are shown to outlive sad and unhappy people in any number of studies. But living as long a[...]

August 29th, 2011 - 10:49 pm § in Uncategorized

Gordon Crook Tribute

I heard the sad news on Friday afternoon that Gordon Crook (b. 1921) had died in Wellington earlier in the day. I first met Gordon in Wellington in 1973, a year after he’d arrived in New Zealand from the UK. I’d won a competition set up by the National Bank for High School students from [&hellip[...]

October 8th, 2010 - 6:35 pm § in Uncategorized

the return of the moa reviewed by Jamie Hanton

Review by Jamie Hanton The Return of the Moa / A Wry Look at the Future Exhibition by Jane Zusters August 2010, Quiqcorp Gallery, Christchurch One guardian only, O son, had this land, The Kura-nui, the bird of Rua-kapanga. Destroyed by your ancestor, by Tamatea, with subterranean and supernatural fi[...]

May 18th, 2010 - 12:16 pm § in Uncategorized

a cacophony of multiple urban influences by the dynamic Philippa Blair

New Zealand born Los Angeles based artist Philippa Blair is back home to visit family and share OUT OF LINE her radical abstraction painted in her new studio in San Pedro, the port town of Los Angeles. Exhibition Dates: 2 – 19 June 2010 Exhibition Preview: Tuesday 1st June, 5.30 – 7.30 p[...]

May 14th, 2010 - 8:42 pm § in Uncategorized

check out this stunning show by Andrew Drummond the artist who enacted a crucifixition

ANDREW DRUMMOND: OBSERVATION / ACTION / REFLECTION 14 May – 5 September 2010 at Christchurch City Art Gallery / Te Puna o Waiwhetu The first comprehensive survey exhibition of this New Zealand sculptor who came to attention in the 1977 as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival, by re-enacting the [...]

April 7th, 2010 - 11:50 am § in Uncategorized

water art politics at Chamber Gallery Rangiora

What is the political role of the artist? What is our function? Why do we do what we do, and what do fellow artists and non-artists look for in our work? It would appear the National Government wants to fast track dams and water irrigation for intensive farming. Artists for save our water is a [&hel[...]

January 5th, 2010 - 3:47 pm § in Uncategorized

Jamie Hainton reviews He awa reo – rivertalk

He awa reo – River Talk Artists for Save our Water At CoCA 25th November – 12th December 2009 Reviewed by Jamie Hanton Looking out Ramonda Te Maiharoa’s digital doors to the Waimakariri River and seeing the spectre of dairy farming beside the untouched scene undoubtedly prompts those with [...]

October 11th, 2009 - 9:36 pm § in Uncategorized

artists stage water protest exhibition

view artists for save our water project ‘for love of the Mackenzie Country’ he awa reo river talk art celebrating our rivers Tuesday 24th November 2009 Saturday 12th December 2009 he awa reo – river talk art celebrating our rivers Opening 5.30 Tuesday November 24th, 2009 This is the se[...]