Mark Amery

Mark Amery is the co-editor of The Spinoff Arts and a writer, critic and arts broadcaster.

Art
Nov 30, 2019

Things I learned from not going to art school: Yuki Kihara, New Zealand's next artist in Venice

Lessons in life and art from Samoan New Zealand artist Yuki Kihara, Aotearoa's representative at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2021.

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Art
Nov 20, 2019

A visit to jewellery artists Lisa Walker and Karl Fritsch in a cottage by the sea

Spinoff Art editor Mark Amery and photographer Ebony Lamb pay a visit to the internationally celebrated jewellery couple at their colonial cottage above Island Bay.

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Art
Oct 26, 2019

The bravery of being a sissy: Owen Connors’ SISSYMANCY!

A remarkable quilt project at Wellington’s  Play_Station, Sissymancy! references the AIDS Quilt project while laying new ground for current and future generations of queer artists, writes Mark Amery.  

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Art
Oct 12, 2019

Deal with it: The Great Auckland Art Dealer Questionnaire

It's Auckland Artweek (12-20 October) and we're doing our bit by shining a light on the people behind the city's commercial galleries.

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Art
Oct 5, 2019

Portrait of an Artist Banging on a Cabin Bread Tin

Tongan New Zealand performance artist Kaisolaite Uhila is current visiting artist in residence at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. His work involves a drumstick and many, many tins of cabin bread.

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Art
Oct 3, 2019

Things I Learned at Art School: Bob Jahnke

In this the fourth instalment of Things I Learned At Art School, Bob Jahnke on Māori identity, education and, on the occasion of the Tuia 250 commemorations, "getting Cooked".

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Art
Sep 18, 2019

The art of work: Invisible labour on show at Dowse Gallery’s The Future of Work

The Future of Work at Hutt City's Dowse Art Museum makes visible our changing work conditions. Mark Amery took a tour, and even got some work done himself while he was there.

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Art
Aug 30, 2019

Flow like water: Yuk King Tan on Hong Kong artists’ response to the protests 

Hope, censorship, the Hong Kong protests and their threads across Asia and the Pacific: a conversation with artist Yuk King Tan, whose show Crisis of the Ordinary is at Starkwhite gallery now. .

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Art
Jul 27, 2019

The woman reviving the art of Māori Aute

Nikau Hindin is reviving a contemporary form of Māori art largely lost after the extinction of the aute plant in Aotearoa. Photographer Sait Akirrman visited Nikau in studio.

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