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In the Studio with Emma Fitts

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 – it’s the largest studio I’ve ever had. I work a lot on the floor,...

In the Studio with Ben Pearce

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 favourite feature is the...

In the Studio with Natasha Wright

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. I spend a lot of time in my studio, it’s...

ArtZone: Under the Black Hood

Harry Culy is a photographer studying towards his Master of Fine Arts at Massey University. He also works part-time for the university as a technician for the School of Art. Here, he talks about working slowly in a world that's speeding up, ghosts, and everyday...

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...