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Parlour Projects Presents Cultivate

Cultivate exists to assist those interested in collecting art to make important decisions and shape the foundations of a beautiful, purposeful and meaningful art collection.   ABOUT CULTIVATE   Parlour Projects is delighted to present Cultivate, an initiative that assists those interested in collecting art to establish meaningful collections...

Essay By Andrew Paul Wood: Ben Pearce, ‘Everything Remote Intermingles’

Up until 1609 when English astronomer Thomas Harriot first pointed a telescope at the moon and began drawing what he saw, the Earth’s natural satellite was always something of an abstraction. It took the telescope’s revelation of mountains and craters to give the moon materiality...

New Zealand Herald: Privacy in the Digital Age Explored

Parlour has an exhibition of new work by Ken Griffen, titled Grey Area, from November 18 through December 17.   In Grey Area, Griffen draws on first-hand experiences from his recent residency in Los Angeles to investigate the angst and uncertainty caused by privacy and security in the...

Hawke’s Bay Today: Looking Back to Look Forward

The 1866 battle of Omarunui is a moment in Hawke's Bay history that evokes many different feelings. Jono Rotman's Omarunui exhibition at Parlour Projects in Hastings is an important contribution to an emerging discussion about this historical event.   This year is the battle's 150th anniversary. Rotman's...

Hawke’s Bay Today: Performance Piece Evokes Water World of Past

Below the Heretaunga Plains once lay a water world filled with streams, rivers and lagoons. River Seeds Collective are bringing the river back to life through their natural masterpiece, Edge of a Raindrop, at this year's Hawke's Bay Arts Festival. The performance will be presented in three different venues—Parlour,...

Eye Contact: Meg Porteous at Parlour

“Of course, where Porteous's work differs most from the New Objectivity style is its colour. New Objectivity's agenda was serious: utopian, futurist; worshipping machinery and the industrial, and could only have been expressed in severe black and white. Porteous, by contrast, is a sensualist, so...

Idealog: New Gallery Brings Contemporary Art to Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay has no shortage of beautiful, tasty reasons for a visit. The region is home to a natural fertility that produces some of our best wine, produce, and subsequently, markets and restaurants. With that natural beauty it’s not surprising that the communities in the...

New Zealand Herald Viva: How to Collect Art

A Dunedin graduate of law, film and art history, Wallace only spent one year practicing law at Bell Gully before giving in to her true love, art. Realising she had a short time to pursue the J1 visa, which allows recent graduates to work in...