The Auckland Art Fair runs from May 2nd - 5th at The Cloud on the waterfront. Three critics – Megan Dunn, Mark Amery, Ioana Gordon-Smith – cast an eye over what's on offer.
We're overjoyed to launch our new webseries about drawing and stuff, Two Sketches. Here's what it's all about – plus watch the first episode.
The fifth work in Yona Lee's In Transit series is currently exhibiting at Wellington's City Gallery. Megan Dunn writes on the aspirations of the piece and how comfortably it sits in a gallery context.
In one of her first interviews since she stood down from politics, Metiria Turei talks to Waveney Russ about her new life as an artist studying at the Dunedin School of Art.
Curator matauranga Māori at Te Papa, Matariki Williams, introduces a woman that watches over the Ngā Tai Whakarongorua exhibition at Te Papa, known only as Maori girl.
Anthony Byrt reviews a massive new study of Pablo Picasso - the greatest artist there ever was, but who Hannah Gadsby has called out as a disgusting #metoo pig.
This week, Fijian-New Zealand artist Luke Willis Thompson was short-listed for the Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious contemporary art award. Don't know what that means? We're here to help.
It all started with a competition by Ponsonby Central asking for artists to submit their ideas on what to paint on its Brown Street wall. But when criticism over pay started to roll in, the Auckland restaurant complex deleted negative comments on its social media, escalating the whole affair into a full-blown standoff. Illustrator Sloane Kim takes us through the saga.
What is art and what is it good for? Artweek, starting this weekend and running to the end of next, turns the central city into a showcase with a thousand answers: events, exhibitions, gallery tours, talks, open spectacles, hidden surprises and untold delights.
An exhibition and auction about to hit the streets of downtown Auckland aims to raise awareness – and funds – for asylum seekers in desperate need, writes Keith Locke.
Toby Manhire meets Simon Denny en route to Te Papa at the Urban Cafe in Newmarket to discuss art as political commentary, the appeal of technology, and whether he might get into watercolours.
Following an acclaimed showing at the Venice Biennale, Simon Denny's politically-charged 'Secret Power' is now on view at Te Papa. Henry Oliver spoke to investigative journalist Nicky Hager about his role as special advisor to the exhibition.
As the Auckland Art Fair wraps up for another year, our anonymous art world insider looks back at the festival's highs and lows.