In collaboration with Dilana and design director Sudi Dargipour, artist Reuben Paterson (Ngati Rangitihi, NgāiTūhoe, Tūhourangi), has embarked on a series of rugs that he describes as ‘bridging the sea, the living land and the sky, everything we traverse and everything in Māori terms, Whakapapa back to the primeval parents of Ranginui... Keep Reading
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Finalists announced for 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize Recycled pantyhose, korari sticks and bed sheets are just some of the interesting materials used to create works shortlisted in the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize. The competition attracted an impressive 482 entries, of which 76 have been selected for the short-list. The national drawing... Keep Reading
Head Judge announced for 2020Parkin Drawing Award Charlotte Davy, Head of Art at Te Papa Tongarewa has been selected as the Head Judge for the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. For the first time since it was launched in 2012, the prestigious prize will be increased from $20,000 to $25,000, thanks to the generosity of the... Keep Reading
Art in the Age of Closure The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown period saw the inevitable closure of cultural institutions. Exhibitions have been kept captive and concerts and performances cancelled or postponed. Of course, there are efforts to digitise experiences, online access to shows and streamed.. Keep Reading
It may have taken 40 years but zines (fanzines) are a proliferate mix of numerous visual agendas, as open-ended as they are instructive and comprehensive as they are brief in their narratives and imagery. A contemporary art form that emerged in Aotearoa in the 1970s with the publication of offset printed alternative papers such as The... Keep Reading
A Gut Feeling Writing about urban art is difficult. Not because of a lack of content, but rather because the complexities that come with the evolution of ‘street art’ can leave an uneasy nagging feeling. The question of authenticity constantly hangs like a storm cloud, an enduring doubt around the way we now discuss urban art. As an... Keep Reading
Doris de Pont is the co-curator of Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now, a project that she describes as being ‘after her own heart. ‘ ‘Everybody wears clothes so there is always an immediate engagement at some level with an exhibition of clothing or that uses clothing to tell stories. For the Met in New York it is.. Keep Reading
Michael Dell from Nelson has been announced the winner of the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize and a $20,000 cash prize – sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. Michael’s work ‘Every Valley’ measuring 1.9 metres by 1.4 metres, a charcoal drawing on a prepared canvas stretcher, was chosen as the winner. Keep Reading
Five Christchurch Artists are finalist for 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize Awards. Among the finalist this year are Ōtautahi Christchurch artists: Blair Chamberlain, Lucy Dolan Kang, Donna-Marie Patterson, Michael Springer and Greg Yee. The winner of the $20,000 prize will be selected and announced 5 August by John Gow from Gow Langsford Gallery. Keep Reading
Finalists announced for 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize A toilet and sink, no.8 wire, an oak table and recycled nylons are just some of the interesting works shortlisted in the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize. The competition attracted an impressive 472 entries, of which 78 have been selected for the short-list. Keep Reading