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Urbis Magazine: Art in all the right places

Curator Sophie Wallace returned home from her time at Pace Gallery in New York to open Hastings’ newest gallery, Parlour Projects. Urbis caught up with Wallace to chat about her endeavours and the region’s cultural vibrancy.   Sammy-Rose Scapens: What is Parlour Projects and why does it exist?   Sophie...

Essays for ‘Fluid Structures’

Amber Wilson: A temporary outsideness By Lucinda Bennett   When I visit her studio, Amber Wilson gestures towards the couch, a low-slung creature with scratchy brown ’70s upholstery. She describes the way the sunlight streaming into the room moves across its surface throughout the day, creating irregularities, disrupting...

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...