At Wellington's New Zealand Portrait Gallery for one last week is Jacqueline Fahey's Suburbanites, a survey show showcasing 60 years of the artist's riotous oil paintings. Megan Dunn writes a fan letter, in lieu of a review.
In 2020 the Royal Academy of Arts opens the exhibition Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist. It's the first-ever show of a New Zealand artist in an institution that dates back to the days of Captain Cook.
The Guerrilla Girls are an infamous group of feminist art activists who've been calling out sexism and prejudice in the art world since the 80s. On the eve of her first trip to New Zealand, group member 'Frida Kahlo' talks to Megan Dunn.
Fashion, beauty and modernism all play a part in the exhibition Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys. Megan Dunn talks to fashion designer Karen Walker about her Hodgkins-inspired fashion collection.
The giant hand that captivated and disgusted the nation is now settling into its new Wellington home. Spinoff arts editor Megan Dunn talked to Ronnie van Hout, the man who made Quasi.
Things I Learned at Art School is a new series featuring artists discussing how they do what they do and know what they know. In the second instalment, Megan Dunn talks to Berlin-based New Zealander Simon Denny about Michael Parekowhai, teaching and technology, and an idea involving the online shoe store Zappos that didn't work out.
The best little art show about the environment is big on charm and low on preaching and you can find it at Robert Heald Gallery in Wellington for one more week. Megan Dunn reviews.
Mermaid expert Megan Dunn reviews horny fish-fucking novel, The Pisces, which she celebrates as "funny, profane, nasty, disturbing and taboo-breaking".