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July 28, 2008

Te Papa presents one of New Zealand’s most significant artists Rita Angus which opened on 5 July. If you like modernism and New Zealand’s take on it then this show is for you, with almost 200 of Angus’ works ranging from her most iconic ones to sketchbooks, studies and a number of unfinished works.

July 14, 2008

Gina Jones opened at Page Blackie on 24 June, with a body of work displaying a strong architectural and fine arts feel utilising abstractionism as its base. This invariably lends itself to reflection or in Jones’ words contemplation – a reflection that brings a sense of tranquility within some.

July 7, 2008

In May five Massey University students curated the painting exhibition ‘Don’t be a Dick’ at the Engine Room, which also included photography, video installation and sculpture. Apparently painting in a university context, anyway, now includes other media. Which makes this exhibition more engaging.

May 26, 2008

The Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, part of City Gallery’s New Zealand programme for the International Arts Festival, opened on 23 February. The exhibition allows mere mortals an opportunity to view an extensive and unique private collection of work by both local and international artists. The collection raises the interesting issue of collecting visual […]

May 19, 2008

Batteries Not Included Mary Newton Gallery 30 April – 24 May Batteries Not Included is an interesting mixture of mixed media, graphite and ink on vintage paper, through to photographic prints at a show titled Private Park featuring Emily Bullock, Mary Macpherson, Jim Wheeler, Joanna Langford, Andy Irving and Andrea du Chatenier.

May 12, 2008

A group show titled I like Sex and I’m a Girl opened on 2 May at the DAF 106 Gallery. Exhibition titles can be a little deceiving at times and on this occasion this is the case with the title of the show relating to a small ceramic piece by Mica Still that is hand […]

May 5, 2008

The show Future Garden a collaborative effort by Julian Bishop and Catherine Bagnall, that opened on 29 March, is currently being held at the Suite Gallery. The concept for the future garden appears to have developed as a response to Bishop and Bagnall moving into a their new house and primarily focus’s on the living […]

April 28, 2008

Peter Robinson’s exhibition at the Peter McLeavey Gallery is a sculptural piece made up of an everyday material, white polystyrene, that’s been crafted into a form that at first may look like a giant alien from a Doctor Who episode, but with the aid of a book in the next room and the help of […]

April 7, 2008

Hamilton visual artist Mark Curtis is displaying his new paintings at the Tamarillo Gallery from 28 March, in an exhibition titled Hotel Suite.