Review: Frances Hodgkins in 1913

Posted 11:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery Dunedin-born artist Frances Hodgkins (28 April 1869 – 13 May 1947) was a painter primarily of landscapes and still-lives. She is considered one of New Zealand's most prestigious and influential painters, although it is the work from her life in Europe that is Read more...

Review: This World is your Oyster

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Mint Gallery New Zealand-based collage artist Peter Lewis has been forming, re-forming, configuring and reconfiguring popular culture and its images since 1990. Peter‘s work has been featured on CD covers in New Zealand and in the United States, in the San Francisco-based art magazine Churn Read more...


Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Blue Oyster Art Project Space Exhibited until 18 October 2014 I rarely get down to the Blue Oyster on Dowling Street, but every time I go there, I am always pleasantly surprised. Briar Holt’s Unpainted curation is a series of work by artists Kim Pieters, James Bellaney, Helen Calder Read more...

Barry Brickell - His Own Steam

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Dunedin Public Art Gallery (DPAG) Exhibited until 1 March 2015 The DPAG is clearly into ceramics at the moment and I have been enjoying the refreshing change from paintings to pottery. Barry Brickell is one of the pre-eminent contemporary potters working in New Zealand and is a Read more...

Call me crazy

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

People have always fascinated me – how they think, what they think, how they feel, what they feel, what they do and why. I wanted to study Psychology at University but my family told me I should stick with English so I could write about it instead. Up until this year I had never delved into the Read more...

Murray Eskdale and Tara Douglas

Posted 4:38pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Mint Gallery Exhibited until 23 September 2014 Mint Gallery’s most recent exhibition, Au, features an exclusive display of photographs taken by owner/curator of Mint Murray Eskale and five digital prints from Dunedin artist Tara Douglas, who has previously exhibited “Karucha Shoku” and Read more...

Keisai Eisen - Shunga

Posted 11:52pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Brett McDowell Gallery Exhibited until 18 September Throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries, Japanese Ukiyo-e artists, alongside their normal print production, were involved in the creation of erotic prints, which are generally known as “shunga.” Translated literally, the Japanese Read more...

Profile: Zac Fay

Posted 5:55pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Last Friday night I went to Dunedin-based artist Zac Fay’s first official exhibition, Blood Eagle, at Kiki Beware on George Street, and it was so effortlessly great. Unfortunately the exhibition is now over, but because Zac is local, naturally I felt it would be appropriate to meet and greet and Read more...

Gary Currin

Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014

Milford Gallery Exhibited until 27 August 2014 Gary Currin was in Wanganui in 1952 and has been exhibiting his work since 1976. His paintings and exhibitions have gained national momentum, placing Currin within the sphere of significant New Zealand artists alongside people like McCahon, Read more...

John Ward Knox & Sophie Bannan

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Blue Oyster Art Space Exhibited until 23 August 2014 The Optimists is a new work by Christchurch-based artist Sophie Bannan and Auckland-based artist John Ward Knox, and is currently being exhibited at The Blue Oyster Art Project Space. While each artist presents a series of work unique to Read more...

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