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EyeContact: Emma Fitts Te Uru Installation

Cantabrian McCahon House resident Emma Fitts here presents a show of textile works in the intimate small gallery on Te Uru’s top floor. Highly textured and organic, her delicately hued fabric hangings—suspended like large unfurled scrolls in real space or hanging off pegs on the walls like...

In the Studio with Alan Ibell

I have an area of about 4m x 2m in a shared space in Kingsland. It’s an industrial space crudely converted into a kind of rabbit warren for artists. It’s the first shared studio I have worked from, but space in Auckland is at a...

Hawke’s Bay Today: Glittery Paint Works Sparkle with Delight

Parlour Projects’ curator and director Sophie Wallace, is delighted to be showing Reuben Paterson’s paintings in a first exhibition of his work Take Down the Clouds. Paterson is an artist with an extensive history of exhibitions in New Zealand and Australian galleries since his first...

In the Studio with Grace Wright

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. I’m interested in creating works that have bold gestures and real strength in the marks so hopefully this...

Antony Byrt: Essay on Shane Cotton, ‘Strange Matter’

In January 2016, Stephen Hawking, Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger published a paper that claimed they had found a partial solution to the Black Hole Information Paradox.   The paradox itself had been caused by Hawking’s breakthroughs in the 1970s. Hawking had shown that black holes have...

ArtZone: Boom of the Bloom

Floral fashion, in clothing and furnishings, has had a recent resurgence. But while fashion comes and goes, the use of floral elements in art never seems to go out of style. Francesca Emms looks at flowers as an enduring part of our artistic repertoire.   Floral art...

Ceramics New Zealand: New York to Hastings

Contemporary gallery Parlour Projects in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, has just held Maria Moyer’s first New Zealand exhibition. The contemporary ceramicist usually finds herself exhibiting in Manhattan, New York, not Hastings, New Zealand. Her sculptural work explores the tension of opposites — forms found in industry...

In the Studio with Billie Culy

I am currently working in a studio space in a disused industrial building kindly made available to me by Parlour Projects. I use the whole second floor, which has incredible light that pours through the large divided light steel windows. ...

North & South: Profile on Ben Pearce

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. "I know it's time to stop when the blade breaks off and hits the ceiling,"...

Jessica Douglas: Harry Culy, ‘Event Horizon’

Essay by Jessica Douglas on Harry Culy, Event Horizon    The subject of Harry Culy’s works is an apparent contradiction. On the one hand, the sea and infinite horizon is calming. No matter what happens today or tomorrow, or even years from now, the sea and steady...