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Tiffany Singh Dedicates Kathmandu Installation to Mother Earth

Tiffany Singh Dedicates Kathmandu Installation to Mother Earth

New Zealand installation artist Tiffany Singh exhibited at the Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu this month, where she explored the role of seemingly insignificant things that are a part of Nepal’s rich tradition, which…

Askew One Helping Transform Limerick’s Lost Walls

Askew One Helping Transform Limerick’s Lost Walls

Auckland street artist Elliot O’Donnell, better known as Askew One, the tag he adopted at age 14, is participating in an innovative urban art project, which is using the city of Limerick’s…

Glass Sculptures Capture Raw Power of the Sea

Glass Sculptures Capture Raw Power of the Sea

Self-taught artist New Zealander Ben Young, 31, a boatbuilder by trade and avid surfer, has made a name for himself creating intricate glass sculptures that uncannily resemble moving water. Young crafts his sculptures – all…

New York via Te Papa for Flax Art

New York via Te Papa for Flax Art

Fifty woven panels by 40 Maori artists are to hang permanently next to the entry of the General Assembly Hall at the UN Headquarters in New York. The tukutuku panels, a revered art form in…

Kiwi’s Photo of Star System Shortlisted for International Award

Kiwi’s Photo of Star System Shortlisted for International Award

A stunning image entitled “The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion” by New Zealand photographer Rolf Wahl Olsen has been shortlisted in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The photograph is of the multiple star…

Artist Transforms iPhone Into Modern Soldier Tribute

Artist Transforms iPhone Into Modern Soldier Tribute

A leading New York based New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves, has created a new art series featuring Vietnam War style messages on mobile phones. In his new series “War Phones”, Hargreaves worked with a prop stylist…

Mt Isa Potter Hopes for Renewed Interest in the Art

Mt Isa Potter Hopes for Renewed Interest in the Art

New Zealand-born potter Anne Dank, who has been a member of Queensland’s Mount Isa Potters Group for over forty years, is hoping to reinvigorate the club with new branding, bringing back the glory days…

Sculptor’s Disused Detroit Factory Background for Big

Sculptor’s Disused Detroit Factory Background for Big

The new owner of Detroit’s “hulking old” gallery 333 Midland, transplanted New Zealander Rob Onnes, bought the space last year for his studio and this month, “Big Paintings @ the Factory” opens…

First Place with iPhone Travel Photograph

First Place with iPhone Travel Photograph

New Zealand travel, portrait and lifestyle photographer Adrienne Pitts has won 1st place in the travel category at the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards. “My iPhone is the camera that is always on me, and is…

Art in New York Explores Where Urban Meets Natural

Art in New York Explores Where Urban Meets Natural

Four New Zealand artists will show their work as part of a group exhibition titled FORTY:67 at New York’s Artifact Gallery in Orchard Street on from 1 – 6 July. The title of…

Up Close and Personal with a Hungry Kenyan Lion

Up Close and Personal with a Hungry Kenyan Lion

New Zealand-born wildlife photographer Robyn Preston’s image of a lion swiping at her camera, in Maasai Mara, Kenya features in the Daily Record’s weekly picture editor gallery. “The roaring lion shows off his razor-sharp teeth…

Explosive Photographs Part of a Cinematic Language

Explosive Photographs Part of a Cinematic Language

Auckland-based photographer Geoffrey Short’s photographs – on show in Melbourne this month – of high-powered fossil fuel and gunpowder explosions tread a precarious path between terror and the transcendent, Dan Rule writes for the…

Texas-Based Photographer’s Fairy Tale Career Move

Texas-Based Photographer’s Fairy Tale Career Move

New Zealander Suzy Taylor spent most of her adult life living the life of a business woman, working in real estate and finance. In the wake of the worldwide financial crisis Taylor immigrated to…

New York Dogs Make Good Subjects

New York Dogs Make Good Subjects

New Zealand photographer Rachael Hale McKenna is using her creativity to help dogs and cats living in New York’s shelters, with a new book The New York Dog, which is filled with pictures of…

Hammond Features in Pictures of the Year Exhibit

Hammond Features in Pictures of the Year Exhibit

New Zealand-born freelance photographer Robin Hammond is one of 49 photographers featuring in The Newseum’s highly anticipated Pictures of the Year exhibition, which runs through 1 September in Washington DC. Hammond…

Artist Transforms Car Wrecks into Giant Kangaroo

Artist Transforms Car Wrecks into Giant Kangaroo

New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery is building a 4.5m high sculpture of a kangaroo from car body parts as part of a community project with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. In…

Hargreaves Is Still Playing with His Food

Hargreaves Is Still Playing with His Food

New Zealand-born photographer Henry Hargreaves’ images of “deep fried gadgets (yep, iPhones in batter), bacon alphabet and rainbow-coloured food” are “marvelled” over in the Skinny this month. “Jelly becomes a series of American presidential portraits…

New Zealand’s Meteorites a Worthy Subject

New Zealand’s Meteorites a Worthy Subject

Fine art photographer Casey Moore travels the world documenting meteorites using his large-format Sinar camera, with much of his work centring around reconnecting with New Zealand, his country of origin. In the course of his…

Interior Designer Joins NY’s Fabergé Egg Hunt

Interior Designer Joins NY’s Fabergé Egg Hunt

New Zealand-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley is participating in this year’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt held throughout New York’s five boroughs through April 26. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is a fundraising initiative…

Waiheke Island a Paradise for Art Lovers

Waiheke Island a Paradise for Art Lovers

“Waiheke Island is upscale Auckland’s offshore beach resort of choice – but its thriving creative community means it’s also a paradise for art lovers of all types,” according to Time Out Dubai. In an…

Sun City Poms Ageing Gracefully in Vivid Colour

Sun City Poms Ageing Gracefully in Vivid Colour

When New Zealand-born advertising and fine art photographer Todd Antony was shooting landscapes in the southwestern United States in 2009 he came upon Sun City, Arizona, a desert retirement community of approximately…

Cuttlebone Works on Display at Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

Cuttlebone Works on Display at Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

New Zealand artist Christian Gundesen will display his cuttlebone sculptures at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which runs 26-30 March. Gundesen, who lives in Rye, 83km south of Melbourne, moved to the seaside…

Auckland Illustrator Lands Space on the Wall next to Banksy

Auckland Illustrator Lands Space on the Wall next to Banksy

25 February 2014 – Auckland-based illustrator Henrietta Harris will exhibit alongside the world’s most famous street artist at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami from 8 March. The exhibition, called Insiders:…

Isolated Gisborne Gallery Has a Different Set of Rules

Isolated Gisborne Gallery Has a Different Set of Rules

Two exhibitions by New Zealand-born artists based overseas are opening at PAULNACHE in Gisborne. Matthew Couper, who lives in Las Vegas and Matt Arbuckle, who has spent the last couple of years…

Christchurch Dedication Wins Rome Art Prize

Christchurch Dedication Wins Rome Art Prize

Kaikoura artist Ruth Stirnimann’s Earth Grid 4, which was dedicated to Christchurch after the earthquakes, has beat 1050 other artists to win international art competition La Tua Arte Nel Sociale launched by Rome gallery,…

Last Meals Offer Glimpse into Minds of Condemned Men

Last Meals Offer Glimpse into Minds of Condemned Men

Henry Hargreaves’ latest project is recreations of the last meals of various serial killers on death row. The Christchurch-born photographer has made a name for himself making and photographing such gastronomical fancies as edible…

Road Trip Photographs Possess a Thoughtful Melancholy

Road Trip Photographs Possess a Thoughtful Melancholy

“After spending several years abroad, photographer Harry Culy returned to his homeland of New Zealand and took a series of road trips exploring the world he had known while discovering it anew through the…

Table of Ugly Words Star of Feminist Militia Exhibit

Table of Ugly Words Star of Feminist Militia Exhibit

“I am sitting at a long antique wooden school table, burning capital letters onto the surface: ‘B****,’” the Independent’s Zoe Pilger describes from exhibition rooms HQ, London. “Other words swarm all over it: ‘Vagina…

Photography in the Thick of a Botswana Pride

Photography in the Thick of a Botswana Pride

With the help of a remote control buggy, New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan has managed to capture images of a pride of eight lions in the Khwai region, Botswana. McLennan attached his camera to the…

Aucklander Brings Fresh Perspective to Sydney’s Art Month

Aucklander Brings Fresh Perspective to Sydney’s Art Month

New Zealand-born Scrap Wall has been named artistic director of Sydney’s largest annual celebration of art, Art Month. Wall is a well-established pioneer in the emerging art scene of his native Auckland. Wall…

Golden St Petersburg Captured with Help from Drone

Golden St Petersburg Captured with Help from Drone

11 November 2013 – Award-winning New Zealand-born photographer Amos Chapple recently sent a small drone helicopter up into the skies over an autumnal Saint Petersburg to take pictures and the Daily Mail has published…

Curating the Authentic at the Paris Art Fair

Curating the Authentic at the Paris Art Fair

With the International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris celebrating its 40th year, director of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) New Zealander Jennifer Flay discusses the past, and the quality of art…

Photojournalist Awarded Grant for Condemned

Photojournalist Awarded Grant for Condemned

01 November 2013 – New Zealand photojournalist Robin Hammond, 38, is the recipient of this year’s W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, a US$30,000 prize in support of his…

Taking His Own Passions into New Sydney Role

Taking His Own Passions into New Sydney Role

Senior curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery Justin Paton has been named as the new head of international art at the Art Gallery of NSW and will take up the position in January. Paton has…

US$120 Street Stall Bargains Worth US$500K

US$120 Street Stall Bargains Worth US$500K

It was not quite the million dollar masterpiece found in a garage but a New York-based New Zealand woman has potentially netted herself artwork worth half a million dollars – and it only cost…

Plans to WOW the World on the Global Stage

Plans to WOW the World on the Global Stage

Fashionistas first scoffed at Suzie Moncrieff’s displays of bizarre bras and out-there attire, but 25 years on international designers are clamouring to be part of Wellington’s annual World of WearableArt (WOW) show,…

Safari Photographs to Be Exhibited in Pall Mall

Safari Photographs to Be Exhibited in Pall Mall

Award-winning nature photographer, New Zealander David Lloyd’s “stunning safari photographs” are part of an exhibition called “Bronze, Black and White, a Joint exhibition with Sculpture”, on from 18-30 November at the Royal…

Evocative Portraits of LA Homeless in Close Up

Evocative Portraits of LA Homeless in Close Up

Hamilton-based photographer and graphic designer Michael Pharaoh’s gripping series of portraits “The Homeless of LA” evoke, in tremendous detail, the identity of Hollywood’s homeless population in a series of muted yet stylistically…

Baltimore-Based Artist Reminisces on Dog Days

Baltimore-Based Artist Reminisces on Dog Days

Before he was an artist, New Zealand-born Hugh Pocock, 50, sold hot dogs in the heyday of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Desperate times called for desperate measures. “Selling hot dogs was my first experience with real,…

Black and White Exhibition Opens in Berlin

Black and White Exhibition Opens in Berlin

Work by New Zealand artists Gordon Walters (pictured) and Judy Millar features in a new exhibition at Berlin’s Hamish Morrison Galerie, which opened 13 September and runs through 19 October. Walters and Millar are…

Fashion Shoots for Couture Clad Canines

Fashion Shoots for Couture Clad Canines

New Zealander Paul Nathan, has become a kind of society photographer for the doggie couture crowd and has documented furry fashionistas in his book Couture Dogs of New York, which came out…

Alberta Landscapes in Hyper-Realism

Alberta Landscapes in Hyper-Realism

New Zealand-born artist David Scott exhibits with Canadian Marilynn Jeffrey at St Albert’s Visual Arts Studio Association in a show called Between Earth and Sky: Portraits of Rural Alberta, which runs through 27 September. Scott…

Telephone Me and I Will Show You My Land

Telephone Me and I Will Show You My Land

New Zealand-born artist Nabil Sabio Azadi, 21, has reinvented a cherished commodity for world travellers seeking an authentic experience in a new place: a local’s recommendation, Erika Allen reports in The New York Times. In…

Recreating Iconic Doors Mural in Venice Beach

Recreating Iconic Doors Mural in Venice Beach

New Zealand-born painter and sculptor Clinton Bopp, who lives in Santa Monica Canyon, has been working on reproducing the Venice Beach mural incorporating Jim Morrison and band members who made up The Doors. Folk musician…

‘King of Timelapse’ Captures New Zealand Landscapes and Starscapes

‘King of Timelapse’ Captures New Zealand Landscapes and Starscapes

New Zealand photographer Joseph Michael, aka the King of timelapse photography, featured on the cover Photography Monthly and spoke to them about the three months he spent capturing New Zealand starscapes and landscapes for…

It XXXXX XX Up at Sydney’s MCA

It XXXXX XX Up at Sydney’s MCA

Sydney’s latest public artwork created by Dunedin-born artist Mike Hewson, 28, is certainly hard to ignore, covering more than 2000 square metres and spelled out in 14 metre-high upper-case letters on the temporary scaffolding…

Auric Qualities in Vivid Colour

Auric Qualities in Vivid Colour

Wellington-born Carlo Van de Roer doesn’t just capture a person when he takes their photograph, he captures the colour of their soul, writes the Daily Mail. In his psychedelic collection of images, New York-based…

Channelling Tricksters in Plexiglas for Vancouver Show

Channelling Tricksters in Plexiglas for Vancouver Show

New Zealand sculptor George Nuku’s work is part of an exhibition called, Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific, on through 29 September at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. The Vancouver…

Wistful New York Gallery Debut for Upritchard

Wistful New York Gallery Debut for Upritchard

New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard’s full-scale New York gallery debut has opened at Anton Kern. Art Daily reports: “London-based who represented her country at the 2009 Venice Biennale – stages eight…

Despite Chaotic Intentions Ambience Prevails

Despite Chaotic Intentions Ambience Prevails

New Zealand-born photographer Simon Davidson’s “beguiling” portraits of drag racing shot on the Utah salt flats and at Lake Gairdner in South Australia feature in The Guardian this week. “Through clouds of pungent smoke and…

Canadian-based Gallery Executive’s Vision for Remai

Canadian-based Gallery Executive’s Vision for Remai

New Zealander Gregory Burke, executive director and CEO of the new Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, Canada, discusses his first week on the job, his past, his challenges and his vision…

Artist Will Light Up Sydney at 2013 NYE’s Party

Artist Will Light Up Sydney at 2013 NYE’s Party

Former guitarist for band Mental as Anything, New Zealand visual artist Reg Mombassa, 61, has been named the City of Sydney’s NYE13’s creative ambassador. This year’s theme will be “shine”. Kylie Minogue had Sydney…

From Bermuda Merton Painted Far from Roots

From Bermuda Merton Painted Far from Roots

Christchurch-born artist Owen Merton was an accomplished Post-Impressionist painter who did some of his best work in Bermuda; a selection of these paintings feature in an article about Merton on the Bernnews website. “Primarily…

In the League of Flavins and Filling Up La Pietà with Flotsam

In the League of Flavins and Filling Up La Pietà with Flotsam

Artist Bill Culbert is representing New Zealand at this year’s Venice Biennale with a series of three-in-one works occupying nine rooms in the Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà, including the ongoing Daylight Flotsam…

Photographs Encouraging Conversation About Islam

Photographs Encouraging Conversation About Islam

A photographic exhibition documenting the stories of Asian Muslims in New Zealand has opened at Jakarta’s State Islamic University (UIN). The exhibition of 26 photographs – which also make up a book of the…

Berlin Takes a Bite on Friedrichstrasse

Berlin Takes a Bite on Friedrichstrasse

Hamish Morrison Galerie in Berlin presents their first solo exhibition by New Zealand artist Billy Apple entitled “Apple sees red”, beginning 26 April. “The title for this exhibition ‘Apple sees red’ – in…