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September 30, 2013

The artwork charts out space, its form consisting of the empty spaces defined by the beads as well as the strands of beads themselves.

September 9, 2013

order, structure, pattern is a sculptural expression of physicist Shaun Hendy’s research by Wellington artist Gabby O’Connor.

May 13, 2013

Beautiful Creatures is an exhibition of youth, fantasy and desire.

April 8, 2013

Desk Collection is a retrospective of Saskia Leek’s paintings currently at the Dowse in Lower Hutt. The name comes from the fact that every painting included in the exhibition could have been made at a desk; they average A4 in size. The paintings are intimate in subject as well as scale. Leek’s early paintings recall […]

March 20, 2013

21st Century Collecting claims to “[raise] provocative questions about the nature of contemporary art practice and the challenges facing those who are its custodians.” Unfortunately the Adam Art Gallery has fallen victim to its own ‘art-speak’, as the exhibition fails to propose any sufficient answers to these relevant questions, and instead draws attention to the […]

May 21, 2012

This take on the current Adam Art Gallery exhibition adopts a different perspective than the one pursued in the review published two weeks ago in issue eight. Opinions will always differ and ultimately the beauty of exhibitions such as this is that the individual visitor creates their own impression through their own interactions. In the […]

March 26, 2012

Te Papa rejuvenated their Collecting Contemporary exhibition in February, removing some works that had been on display since June 2011, and replacing them with others. One of the biggest additions to the Te Papa collection was a group of Jim Allen’s works, previously on display at the Adam Art Gallery as part of the Points of […]

March 12, 2012

The Obstinate Object, the current exhibition occupying most of the City Gallery, explores the place of sculpture and its ‘object-ness’ in New Zealand’s contemporary art practice. A wide range of artists and approaches are exhibited, addressing the medium in unique and forward-thinking ways; a way of making this exhibition an easy and accessible starting point […]

February 27, 2012

So it’s your first week at university and you’re already thinking it’s going to be a long, dry year with all this management and statistics. You need some creative stimulation, and where better to find it than at the many outstanding art galleries around Wellington. Let’s start with the big guns. Te Papa Tongarewa, New […]

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