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In light of COVID-19, we are closing our physical gallery space until further notice. We will continue to present a wonderful selection of stock works through our website and Instagram, and our Cultivate programmes will continue to run also. We remain available by phone, email or Instagram to answer any questions you might have...
Emma Fitts brings together disparate eras, people, art forms and ideas in her creative practice, hoping “to rewire our way of thinking, not only about history but also about our current situation”. Bronwyn Lloyd finds out more...
What kind of ‘news’ can the sun convey? The type of news we have come to expect from photography is evidential, related to its perceived truth value, but the photography in News from the Sun (City Gallery, until March 15)...
Round the corner from the city gallery you’ll find Parlour Projects, another dynamic regional dealer prepared to pick up strong emerging artists ahead of the big city galleries. Now in its fourth year, Parlour reopens on March 14 with the luscious, squiggling baroque painting of Auckland’s Grace Wright...
Hawke’s Bay sculptor Ben Pearce finds inspiration in science, psychology and history. “When I was young my mum Wendy was studying psychology and I used to read her study books. That opened my eyes to the functions of memory and made me think a lot about how my own mind worked...
Renowned for her thought-provoking pieces, which often focus on the empowerment, representation and sexuality of women, Kiwi Natasha Wright is a painter that has become a feminist icon in the art world – both here and overseas, as she’s currently based in NYC... 
Parlour Projects is pleased to present Angels and Icons, an exhibition of large scale, new works by New Zealand born New York based artist Natasha Wright...
I’m currently at the Headlands Center for the Arts, set in the Golden Gate National Park of San Fransicso. The studio space here is amazing; it feels like the size of half a basketball court and is the largest studio I’ve ever had...
My current studio, where I have been working for four years, is a room downstairs in the back of an old 1866 house we bought. I’m soon to move into a new 10sqm studio that I built myself in between shows... 
My studio is located on the 4th floor of a large industrial building in Bushwick. The best thing about the space are the large north facing windows and view of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding Brooklyn neighbourhoods... 
Diane Arbus because of the rawness and realness of her portraits. Noel McKenna because of his simple paintings of the strange and poetic in the banality of everyday...
I have an area of about 4 x 2m in a shared space in Kingsland. It’s an industrial space crudely converted into a kind of rabbit warren for artists...
As a female painter, I’m interested in the concept of physical labour and the body in painting so it was important my studio feel industrial and workshop-like...
Floral art in New Zealand has its beginnings in science. In the 18th and 19th centuries, botanical artists were crucial members of any voyage of exploration...
I am currently working in a studio space in a disused industrial building kindly made available to me by Parlour Projects...
Look up at the ceiling of sculptor Ben Pearce’s studio and you’ll see a cluster of tiny marks, made by fine steel blades sent flying from his old scroll saw...