How we remember them
How we remember them

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

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 in the economy. "No…

Janet McAllister: Colours speak louder than words
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
Fascinating journeys into brave new worlds of sound

Karlheinz Company's Composing Now concert opened dramatically.

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T.J. McNamara: The unblinking gaze
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…

Shadows and light

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

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
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'?

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

photos Monstrous Feminine by Jessica Ledwich

In her surreal photo series, Monstrous Feminine, the Melbourne-based artist, Jessica Ledwich, aims to show the number of…

T.J. McNamara: Surreal portraits of familiar faces

The ability to depict objects and faces with recognisable accuracy has always been an admired talent in artists. Such realism…

We won't go away
We won't go away

Bruce McLean grew up dancing. When his grandfather was thrown off the Cherbourg Mission 300km west of…

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