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Ron Stenberg Painting Mystery Solved

Ron Stenberg Painting Mystery Solved

When Auckland artist Ron Stenberg launched an appeal to discover the identities of two people in a £100,000 painting he donated to one of Scotland’s leading art galleries he had no idea what a…

Photographer Robin Hammond Witnessing Change

Photographer Robin Hammond Witnessing Change

While producing Condemned, an in-depth look at how the mentally ill people are treated in several African nations, New Zealand photographer Robin Hammond believed that the mere act of making their condition visible would…

Locust Jones Permanently Plugged into Chaos

Locust Jones Permanently Plugged into Chaos

It is a rare and rewarding moment to stumble across an exhibition that is as cohesively considered as Christchurch-born artist Locust Jones’ A Week in the Life of the World, not only in its…

Experiential Designers Gibson Group Calls for Bigger, Bolder Thinking from Museums

Experiential Designers Gibson Group Calls for Bigger, Bolder Thinking from Museums

What museums are getting right and wrong when it comes to embracing today’s new digital landscape is analyzed by Gibson Group’s director of visitor experiences Allan Smith in an Entrepreneur.com…

Coffee Cups of the World by Henry Hargreaves

Coffee Cups of the World by Henry Hargreaves

Though New Zealander Henry Hargreaves thoroughly enjoyed his time as a fashion model, he decided from the outset that his career on the catwalk would have an expiration date and he stuck to it,…

Appeal to Find Ron Stenberg’s Scottish Wifies

Appeal to Find Ron Stenberg’s Scottish Wifies

One of Scotland’s leading art galleries is launching an appeal to discover the identity of two elderly Dundee women depicted in an oil painting, which has been gifted to the city by New Zealand…

Len Lye Centre Opens in New Plymouth

Len Lye Centre Opens in New Plymouth

“Travel to New Zealand for the love of art,” declares India Today in a feature about New Plymouth’s brand new Len Lye Centre, New Zealand’s first gallery dedicated to a single artist. The

Kate Newby, artist, debuts in New York

Kate Newby, artist, debuts in New York

New York-based Aucklander Kate Newby debuts at the Laurel Gitlen Gallery in the Lower East Side with a show ‘I memorized it I loved it so much’, with a laudatory review in…

Owen Dippie Sprays NY Masterpieces with a Twist

Owen Dippie Sprays NY Masterpieces with a Twist

New Zealand street artist Owen Dippie is making a name for himself in Brooklyn, New York with “show-stopping” murals. It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and…

Photographer Tony Carter Finds Other World in Ohuru – a “tight-knit and colourful community”

Photographer Tony Carter Finds Other World in Ohuru – a “tight-knit and colourful community”

Ohura is a tiny town with a population of just 120 people where there is next to no power, internet, or jobs – where time almost stands still. Photographer Tony Carter spent one year…

Michel Tuffery Invites Sydney to Siamani Samoa

Michel Tuffery Invites Sydney to Siamani Samoa

New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery joined forces with the Royal Samoa Police Band, who were in Sydney playing outside the Pacific Islands for the first time, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end…

Bologna-Based Guy Lydster Installs Headscapes

Bologna-Based Guy Lydster Installs Headscapes

A new public art installation in Bologna sculpted by acclaimed Auckland-born artist Guy Lydster, has added an ecological dimension to the red-stoned city. A two-metre tall “headscape” base relief sculpted from Veronese marble showcases…

JK Russ Major Player in US Art Scene

JK Russ Major Player in US Art Scene

New Zealand-born artist JK Russ is included in a Los Angeles Confidential feature “spotlight and celebrating the freshest, boldest artistic talent” from each of the 11 American cities in which the magazine publishes. “From Aspen…

Joseph Michael Capturing Moments of Magic

Joseph Michael Capturing Moments of Magic

Joseph Michael, New Zealand photographer, spent hours capturing the light from glowworms in limestone caves, a photographic feat for the low light and freezing temperatures. Because the glowworms are found above water, Michael stood hours in…

Jereme Aubertin Makes Surf Photo Comp Semifinals

Jereme Aubertin Makes Surf Photo Comp Semifinals

New Zealander Jereme Aubertin has been named one of 10 semifinalists competing for the 2015 Follow The Light Photography grant, the most prestigious competition in surf photography. Aubertin, who took the picture above in the…

ArtScience Museum Head Honor Harger Embracing Technology

ArtScience Museum Head Honor Harger Embracing Technology

Executive director of Singapore’s ArtScience Museum New Zealander Honor Harger is embracing interactive technology such as touch screens and mobile apps in order to retain visitors and draw new ones, mirroring a trend in…

Jono Rotman’s Mongrel Mob Portraits a Big Deal

Jono Rotman’s Mongrel Mob Portraits a Big Deal

Jono Rotman, who is a Wellington born photographer now living in New York, cut his teeth capturing New Zealand’s prisons and psychiatric wards, before he took on gang life in 2007, with a series…

Keri-Anne Dilworth Breaks down Stigma of C-Section

Keri-Anne Dilworth Breaks down Stigma of C-Section

Auckland photographer Keri-Anne Dilworth, of First Light Birth Photography, has been taking pictures of births for four years, and during that time, she has had the opportunity to document three C-section deliveries. The…

Photographer Robin Hammond Documenting LGBT Issues

Photographer Robin Hammond Documenting LGBT Issues

Photographer Robin Hammond, who is from New Zealand, first started documenting the issues of LGBT when he was on assignment in Lagos, Nigeria, and read about five people who had been arrested for being…

At Home in Brooklyn with Photographer Henry Hargreaves

At Home in Brooklyn with Photographer Henry Hargreaves

New Zealand-born photographer Henry Hargreaves lives in New York in a 1930s brick building that, like many others in its vicinity, was once a factory. His apartment, three stories up, contains a hallmark or…

Simon Denny Sees the Dark Side of Technology

Simon Denny Sees the Dark Side of Technology

Berlin-based New Zealand artist Simon Denny’s “hyperactive multimedia extravaganza” “The Innovator’s Dilemma” on now at New York’s MoMA PS1, takes down “irrational exuberance about technology and does it with sardonic verve,” New York Times…

Simon Denny Seduces Us with Too Much Information

Simon Denny Seduces Us with Too Much Information

Chief curator at City Gallery Wellington Robert Leonard looks at the work of New Zealand’s Venice Biennale representative in an essay called, “Simon Denny: Too Much Information”. “In 1964, Marshall McLuhan came up with a…

Game Designer Pippin Barr Loots the Museum

Game Designer Pippin Barr Loots the Museum

New Zealand–born, Malta-based video game designer and writer Pippin Barr has created an ongoing series of lo-fi, quirky, web-based games, which comment on the art world’s intriguing, often absurd insularity. With his latest piece, The…

Wet Dogs Dry Dogs Captured by Serenah Hodson

Wet Dogs Dry Dogs Captured by Serenah Hodson

New Zealand-born photographer Serenah Hodson’s Wet Dog Dry Dog series captures show dogs in two essential physical and emotional states: dry and pleased, and then wet and oh so grumpy. The idea came about while…

Jess Johnson’s Parallel Realm Finds Home in a Book

Jess Johnson’s Parallel Realm Finds Home in a Book

Tauranga-born visual artist Jess Johnson has drawn inspiration from some lesser-known belief systems like UFO religion Raëlism, to create an art book for the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural art book fair. ” movement was…

Simon Denny One of the Top Reasons to Get to Venice

Simon Denny One of the Top Reasons to Get to Venice

Some exhibitors at the 56th Venice Biennale have a shot at changing the art world and New Zealand representative Simon Denny is one of them, according to Bloomberg, which includes the Aucklander in a…

Simon Denny’s The Innovator’s Dilemma – a Young Ironist’s Work

Simon Denny’s The Innovator’s Dilemma – a Young Ironist’s Work

In a review in the prestigious New Yorker magazine, NZ artist Simon Denny’s exhibition The Innovator’s Dilemma is featured as one of the highlights of the New York arts scene. The exhibition, which is being…

Ian North’s Antarctic Images Evoke Beauty and Terror of Our Era

Ian North’s Antarctic Images Evoke Beauty and Terror of Our Era

The latest exhibition of Ian North’s work, “East Antarctica 1915”, demonstrates the Lower Hutt-born artist’s uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of our socially fractured and culturally fragmented times, writes Flinders University lecturer…

Rising Star of the Art World Simon Denny Exhibits at MoMA

Rising Star of the Art World Simon Denny Exhibits at MoMA

New Zealand–born, Berlin-based Simon Denny, who is represented by one of New York’s most reputable galleries, Petzel, has opened his first American show “The Innovator’s Dilemma” at MoMA PS1. In…

Reg Mombassa Shows at Mambo Exhibition in Sydney

Reg Mombassa Shows at Mambo Exhibition in Sydney

Auckland-born artist and musician Reg Mombassa’s works dominate the “Mambo: 30 Years of Shelf-Indulgence” exhibition on at the newly opened aMBUSH Gallery in Sydney. His art is now a part of the Australian…

Simon Denny’s Upcoming First Solo Exhibition at MoMA PS1

Simon Denny’s Upcoming First Solo Exhibition at MoMA PS1

New Zealand born artist Simon Denny will have his first major solo exhibition ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. The Innovator’s Dilemma adopts the architectural typology of the industry…

Michael Parekowhai’s Strange Resonance with Australia

Michael Parekowhai’s Strange Resonance with Australia

New Zealander Michael Parekowhai’s exhibition, The Promised Land, has opened at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and is expected to be a “local blockbuster” to rival the other imported one, David…

Ben Young’s Glass Sculptures Making Waves

Ben Young’s Glass Sculptures Making Waves

Ben Young, a Sydney-based New Zealander, is a self-taught artist who has been making three-dimensional glass sculpture built up of flat coloured panes for over ten years. He is one of a number of…

Luke Willis Thompson Exhibits at NY’s New Museum

Luke Willis Thompson Exhibits at NY’s New Museum

Walters Prize recipient, Auckland-based Luke Willis Thompson, 27, is one of 51 young artists participating in New York’s New Museum Generational Triennial, a “hotly anticipated” show which will explore the frontiers of digital technology,…

Gill Pattison’s Yangon Gallery Part of Myanmar’s Creative Boom

Gill Pattison’s Yangon Gallery Part of Myanmar’s Creative Boom

Owner of Yangon’s River Gallery, New Zealander Gill Pattison is part of the city’s creative boom. Myanmar’s art scene is flourishing since military rule was scaled down in the country. “Life in Myanmar at this…

Bill Culbert’s Exhibition Most Engaging to Hit Sydney in Years

Bill Culbert’s Exhibition Most Engaging to Hit Sydney in Years

“The work of internationally acclaimed, New Zealand-born, France-based artist Bill Culbert has the potential to change the way you shop as well as the way you view art,” begins Nicholas Forrest in a review…

Martin Basher Causing Big Waves in the Art World

Martin Basher Causing Big Waves in the Art World

New York-based New Zealander Martin Basher, 35, is included in an Art Collector magazine feature about the work of artists who have caught the eye of collectors and achieved commercially successful sell-out exhibitions. “There’s immediate…

Alice Mabin Captures Historic Cattle Drive in Bestselling Book

Alice Mabin Captures Historic Cattle Drive in Bestselling Book

New Zealander Alice Mabin is as comfortable on the back of a horse as she is behind a camera and is living her dream in a world where those two loves collide, battling the…

Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair

Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair

According to Vogue, 27-year-old Devonport artist Rob Tucker’s still-life paintings were one of the highlights at New York’s Outsider Art Fair on from 29 January through 1 February. Tucker uses whatever materials he…

Te Papa’s Autochrome Collection Illuminates the Everyday

Te Papa’s Autochrome Collection Illuminates the Everyday

Lissa Mitchell, curator of historical documentary photography at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, explores the work of three photographers creating autochromes in early 20th-century New Zealand. Mitchell’s writing features on the…

Amos Chapple Couldn’t Resist Shooting in the Coldest Place on Earth

Amos Chapple Couldn’t Resist Shooting in the Coldest Place on Earth

New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple says he shoots travel photos aimed at the news sections of papers and which need a headline to hang a story on. It got down to -31 degrees Centigrade…

Michael Wayne Plant Named One of Six Imaging Ambassadors

Michael Wayne Plant Named One of Six Imaging Ambassadors

Sony UK has announced that New Zealand-born Michael Wayne Plant has been named one of six photographers to join its Imaging Ambassadors programme, which is run on Sony’s behalf by the World…

A Phenomenal Peter Stichbury Show in NYC

A Phenomenal Peter Stichbury Show in NYC

“Anatomy of a Phenomenon,” a one-of-a-kind exhibition from Auckland-born artist Peter Stichbury—2008 winner of New Zealand’s prestigious Wallace Art Award—recently enjoyed a successful month-long run (October 16-November 15, 2014) at…

Henry Hargreave’s Photos Examine How the World Eats

Henry Hargreave’s Photos Examine How the World Eats

New Zealand-born photographer Henry Hargreaves, 35, who has made a name for himself by using food as a vehicle for the provocative, charming and macabre, has launched a new series showcasing the way in which…

Honor Harger Curates First-Ever SE Asia Da Vinci Exhibit

Honor Harger Curates First-Ever SE Asia Da Vinci Exhibit

It was a long, emotional night for ArtScience Museum executive director New Zealand-born Honor Harger. She was waiting eagerly for the arrival of Leonardo da Vinci’s works, which had travelled a long way to…

Billy Apple’s Retrospective Not like Anyone Else’s

Billy Apple’s Retrospective Not like Anyone Else’s

Ahead of Billy Apple’s 2015 retrospective exhibition Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else at Auckland Art Gallery, arts publication Yareah Magazine looks back at the life of New Zealand’s most…

Susan Te Kahurangi King’s Vociferous Drawings Animate NY

Susan Te Kahurangi King’s Vociferous Drawings Animate NY

Since the early 1960s, New Zealand artist Susan Te Kahurangi King – who makes her gallery debut in Chelsea, New York – “has been reworking Looney Tunes characters like a rogue animator, abstracting, distorting…

George Johnson’s Captivating Canvasses Exhibited

George Johnson’s Captivating Canvasses Exhibited

Nelson-born George Johnson is a giant of Australian “geometric abstraction” and his work, along with that of local heavyweights Jon Plapp and Trevor Vickers, was recently exhibited at Melbourne’s Nancy Sever Gallery. In a review…

Maori Portraits Lining the Walls of Berlin’s National Gallery

Maori Portraits Lining the Walls of Berlin’s National Gallery

For the first time, Berlin’s Nationalgalerie, in association with Auckland Art Gallery, presents the Maori portraits of Bohemian artist Gottfried Lindauer, whose works are all but unknown outside of New Zealand. The paintings…

Artist Max Gimblett to Conquer London with Love

Artist Max Gimblett to Conquer London with Love

One of New Zealand’s most renowned and successful contemporary artists, Max Gimblett will be the subject of his first solo exhibition in the UK, “Love Conquers All,” at Kashya Hildebrand…

Equine Artist Peter Willams a Kentucky Fixture

Equine Artist Peter Willams a Kentucky Fixture

New Zealander Peter Williams is the resident artist at Keeneland racecourse in Kentucky, a gentleman with an easel, canvas and palette of paints quietly working as the pageantry of the meet swirls around him,…

Shane Cotton Solo Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong

Shane Cotton Solo Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong

One of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary artists, Shane Cotton will present “The Voyage Out”, a solo exhibition of new works on at Hong Kong’s Rossi Rossi gallery until 27 December. The gallery explains: “Part of…

Curator Wayne Tunnicliffe Assembles Blockbuster Pop Exhibit

Curator Wayne Tunnicliffe Assembles Blockbuster Pop Exhibit

The Art Gallery of NSW’s art curator New Zealander Wayne Tunnicliffe has spent more than two years assembling a pop art collection of 200 artworks from Australia, Britain, Germany, Portugal, France, Spain and the…

Uili Lousi’s Sacred Geometry and Leap of Faith

Uili Lousi’s Sacred Geometry and Leap of Faith

Uili Lousi, Tongan-born New Zealand artist, speaks to the Epoch Times about his journey of art and using New York city for spiritual inspiration. “New York is the best place to test your spiritual life,”…

Jennifer Flay Helping Inject New Life into French Art Scene

Jennifer Flay Helping Inject New Life into French Art Scene

Premier Paris art fair Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) has never been better according to experts, and all thanks to New Zealander Jennifer Flay who has been at the helm of FIAC…

Artist Louise Menzies Thinks like a Mountain at UConn

Artist Louise Menzies Thinks like a Mountain at UConn

Auckland-based multimedia artist Louise Menzies is serving as artist-in-residence at the University of Connecticut (UConn) creating the exhibition, “Time to Think Like a Mountain,” which focuses on materials found in the university’s…