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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…

Air NZ has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World”

Air NZ has “Coolest Airline Paint Job in the World”

Air New Zealand has been judged by Business Insider as having the “coolest airline paint job in the world”, ranked first out of 15 international airlines with striking exterior designs. “As airlines and…

Holly Spring’s Daughter Her Muse for Award-Winning Photos

Holly Spring’s Daughter Her Muse for Award-Winning Photos

Photography was the furthest thing from Holly Spring’s mind when daughter Violet was struck down with a debilitating bowel condition that almost cost her life. Born with just one hand, her right, the new born…

Webb’s Auction House Offers up Art Bargains

Webb’s Auction House Offers up Art Bargains

“Auckland-based auction house Webb’s leads the way in meeting the growing interest in New Zealand artists,” according to Monocle. “Established in 1976, it now also provides auction services in Wellington and, in 2013, clinched the…

2015 Venice Biennale Welcomes NZ Artist Simon Denny

2015 Venice Biennale Welcomes NZ Artist Simon Denny

Sculptor and installation artist Simon Denny, 32, has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2015 Venice Biennale, which runs from 9 May to 22 November. “Simon Denny is one of the…

Berlin’s Galerie Pavlova Offers up Our Talent to Europe

Berlin’s Galerie Pavlova Offers up Our Talent to Europe

Originally from Auckland, Michael Dooney has relocated to Berlin where he has opened Galerie Pavlova, a space dedicated to promoting photographers, like Conor Clarke (pictured) who are established in the Trans-Tasman region and developing…

Heidi Klum Wears Kiwi Design to Emmys

Heidi Klum Wears Kiwi Design to Emmys

Kiwi fashion designer Sean Kelly, who is currently participating in the latest season of Project Runway, had his dress worn by Heidi Klum at this week’s Emmys. The New Zealand designer and Massey…

Families Turning to Rachael Hale McKenna to Photograph Pets

Families Turning to Rachael Hale McKenna to Photograph Pets

Families are increasingly turning to professional dog photographers like New Zealander Rachael Hale McKenna, to capture their memorable pet portraits. Professional pet photographers in the increasingly competitive business quiz owners about their dogs’ personalities, find…

Milky Way Glows Over New Zealand in Stunning Photo

Milky Way Glows Over New Zealand in Stunning Photo

Space.com has featured a stunning image of the stars; proving New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to view the night sky. The image, by astrophotographer Amit Kamble, was taken on…

Artist Fiona Connor Rethinks Exhibition Spaces at Monash

Artist Fiona Connor Rethinks Exhibition Spaces at Monash

New Zealand-born, Los Angeles-based artist Fiona Connor’s major new “collection” show at Melbourne’s Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) articulates, not all collecting institutions are alike. Connor’s description of the museum as “a…

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…