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September 17, 2016

Last month I visited Melbourne and I set about trying to visit every goddamn gallery within walking distance of the CBD. The result: I needed a foot massage, bought a pair of sneakers, and saw more art than I thought was possible in just over a week. I keep threatening to write more on my […]

August 7, 2016

Dilohana Lekamge is a performance-based artist living in Wellington. Her practice explores notions of diaspora and the emotional distance from female issues in Sri Lanka where she was born. Louise Rutledge chatted briefly with Dilohana about her work ahead of her solo show at Enjoy, which opens 5.30pm Wednesday, August 24.   Louise: Within your […]

May 29, 2016

On Friday the 13th (an ominous start) the Australia Council announced the recipients of its four-year funding program for small-to-medium sized arts organisations. For 128 applicants it was good news, but for 62 previously funded organisations they got nothing. Not a reduction, not a significant loss, but nothing. And these weren’t insignificant institutions. While encouragingly […]

May 8, 2016

Their gestures aim not to end in consumption, but in rupture—achieving the impossible through sheer repetition.

April 10, 2016

It’s the difficult things that linger. A bad night’s sleep, stress, anxiety, responsibility, fanciful obsessions. Happiness can be a distraction to, romance a guaranteed. Day dreams alone are often enough to pull our attentions elsewhere. Fiona Connor’s What you bring to work with you seeks to makes visible the often unseen and unheard labours of […]

March 6, 2016

The blue is fitting, calming, and all encompassing. It recalls both infinite knowledge and wealth, law and order. From the beginning, images start to appear upon a cosmic background, the cliched kind that comes with a brand new Mac.

February 21, 2016

  1- Enjoy Public Art Gallery Upstairs at 147 Cuba St Open: Wed–Fri 11–6, Sat 11–4 Established in 2000, Enjoy is a uniquely non-commercial gallery that facilitates an exciting programme of contemporary art exhibitions, projects, events and publications.   2- Bartley and Company Art 56A Ghuznee Street Open: Wed–Fri 11–6, Sat 11–4 Directed by Alison […]