Shakespeare to be celebrated globally
Shakespeare to be celebrated globally

The life and work of William Shakespeare will be celebrated in a series of events taking place in 110 countries next year…

T.J. McNamara: Children in need of heroes
T.J. McNamara: Children in need of heroes

Some paintings suit the domestic setting. Others seem destined for public display. Frequently the art that suits a public…

 Laurence Aberhart's Anzac photographs
photos Laurence Aberhart's Anzac photographs

"Memorials became increasingly ignored and forgotten objects, presences in the landscapes that were taken for granted and…

How we remember them
How we remember them

They stare aimlessly into the distance, ignored, slightly sad, timeless, peculiarly inactive - Laurence Aberhart's Anzac…

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Revising artistic focus
Revising artistic focus

Art dealer Trish Clark has a quick answer when asked if opening a new gallery is a sign of confidence…

Janet McAllister: Colours speak louder than words

"The media aren't here, they aren't going to cover this!" cried a curiously forceful man at the Auckland Art Gallery's indigenous…

Fascinating journeys into brave new worlds of sound

Karlheinz Company's Composing Now concert opened dramatically.

T.J. McNamara: The unblinking gaze

This is a week of collections at the galleries. Some of the most challenging work is at the Gus Fisher Gallery, which has…

Shadows and light
Shadows and light

When Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa's exuberant, breathing Flower Chandelier , which graced the atrium…

Throwing down the gauntlet

Fiona Foley has a wero for one of New Zealand's most successful Maori artists. Michael Parekowhai didn't respond when she…

Galleries seek cheaper alternatives to trophy art

Surging values for postwar and contemporary works are inspiring dealers and collectors to rediscover artists long overlooked…

Goldie chief sells for $352k

A painting by one of the country's most acclaimed artists has been sold to a private collector in Auckland.

Photos mock beauty standards

Duirng the lead up to summer, women are expected to wax, primp and polish their bodies to beach-ready perfection - a set…

Bush's portraits 'copied off Google'?
Bush's portraits 'copied off Google'?

As a former leader of the free world George W Bush had significantly greater access to world leaders…

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