Well, here we are. We have reached the end of our visual arts odyssey for the year. While on a Sunday I have oft whinged about the writing of Salient, inevitably once I got writing I really enjoyed it.
Author Archive: Thomasin Sleigh
I thought we should end the ‘Art To Know’ sections with one of the most important figures in New Zealand’s own art history, Colin McCahon. We hold this actual painting on our very own campus. “Get out of town”, you say. But it is true, potter in to the Adam Art Gallery and it is […]
Featuring Kaleb Bennett, G-Fab and The Meat Pack, Murray Hewitt, Beth O’Brien, Raised by Wolves and Gemma Tweedie. 27 September to 7 October.
Do you know what is a great word? Boffins. Good word. Nice solid vowel sound. Yup. Anyway, a lot of people don’t actually know that the National Library has a gallery. But it does, and it is a space that holds a wide variety of shows created by a number of different curators.
A friend of mine visited the Taj Mahal very early in the morning before the hordes of tourists arrived for the day. The sun was just coming up. Apparently it was the most extraordinary experience, the light was soft and the sky was pink, and she said the Taj looked like a vision or a […]
David Bowie does a great portrayal of Andy Warhol in the movie Basquiat. He is all tentative and shy but commands this great presence at the same time. I have no idea if this is what the actual Andy Warhol was like, but he is certainly massively influential when it comes to the narrative of […]
I’ve totally left this to the last minute, so please don’t expect any amazing revelations this week. Although, I did enjoy the shows. The Aaron Laurence gallery is a contemporary art space downstairs on Lambton Quay.
Oh Surrealism, how we love you and your crazy ways. Say ‘Surrealism’ to most people and they will probably immediately think of Salvador Dali. He is probably its most famous son, melting clocks in the desert and that sort of thing. But little known to most is that the Surrealists also loved sculpture, and discovering […]
For Sandy Gibbs’ exhibition Sometimes a kiss is…not just a kiss, Enjoy is bathed in a soft pinkish light. Long baby pink curtains hang across the windows and fall softly to the floor. It is a bit like being in a womb, or that movie where the explorers get shrunk down to a miniscule size […]