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AuthorSam Gaskin

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May 21, 2018

Every two years, the New Zealand Portrait Gallery solicits original paintings from the public. There were about 300 submissions this year, with first place winning a prize of $20,000. The prize went to Logan Moffat for Elam, a large oil-on-canvas studio interior inhabited by Jayden Plank and Harry Telfer. It’s a chaotic composition; the eye […]

March 22, 2004

Mark Doty – Vintage

March 15, 2004

Staines’ self-published ‘travelogue’ offers a fantastically skewed picture of New Zealand through a staccato progression of poems (including distinct urban and natural scenes, character portraits and mini-narratives) from Te Kao, north of Auckland, progressively southwards to Bluff.