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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tell us about your current studio space. How does it affect the work you’re making?   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...

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...

Emma Fitts wins Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award

Congratulations to Emma Fitts, who has won the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award for her work, Unknown Cloak (2018). Fitts receives a ten-week residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, USA. Judges comment: “There was consensus from the selection panel that Emma Fitts was...

Photoforum: Review of Chris Corson-Scott, ‘Evanescent Monuments’

One doesn’t have to look farther than Instagram or Pinterest to know that deserted or decayed buildings are hugely popular photographic genres. The observation is not intended to undermine the impact of Corson-Scott’s works, large-scale and beautifully coloured, but to remind us of our willingness...

Jessica Douglas: Grace Wright, ‘Twisted Logic’

 I want to make visible something that isn’t tangible: A fleeting moment, a feeling, the click in your mind when everything makes sense… I’m trying to visualise a kind of connectivity to the pulsating rhythms of nature, cycles, seasons...

Uno: Interview with Grace Wright

How did you start out as an artist?   I grew up in Tauranga, so when I finished Elam in 2014 I moved back home for a year to have time to develop the ideas I had generated during my BFA at Elam School of Fine Arts, without...

Danae Valenza: Matt Arbuckle, ‘Low Cloud’

 'people talk or think about the ‘cloud’ they imagine effortlessly through the skies lying deep beneath the oceans. searching for the 'cloud' look on the seabed in the sky Today stretch to the moon and back quietly become a single day'   In a forest, buried in dank, soft ground, tendrils of fungus stretch and swarm....

The Design Files: Auckland Art Fair’s Triumphant Return

The Auckland Art Fair saw big local and international artists like Patricia Piccinini (Aus), Jess Johnson (NZ) and Taro Shinoda (Tokyo) from established galleries sit alongside young entrepreneurial up-and-comers, all in standard-issue booths, and the combination made for a diverse and impressive spread. With more than 45...