Top five art blogs

Over The Net

This is a daily art blog written by New Zealand’s most well known contemporary art collectors. This is always my go-to – Jim and Mary Barr certainly have their fingers on the pulse.

Leg of Lamb

Another New Zealand art blog, but quickly becoming more of a combined Australian/New Zealand one, it perfectly compliments Over The Net and they often refer to each other.


Run by New Zealand artist John Hurrell, this site is almost a one-stop shop for New Zealand (and increasingly overseas) art reviews. A large number of the country’s exhibitions are on it – although Dunedin could use with some more coverage.

Contemporary Art Daily

With an international scope, this site will force you to cast your net wide into the art world. It features stunning images and well-crafted reviews, and truly shows you the best of the world.

Artforum’s Scene and Herd

Artforum is a highly significant international art magazine – and this is their blog. Very much a “behind the scenes” art blog, it features plenty of intriguing insights and exciting snippets.
This article first appeared in Issue 3, 2014.
Posted 4:35pm Sunday 9th March 2014 by Zane Pocock.