Hamish Coney: Before and after
The exhibition Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and NZ Art at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery opened a week before the world changed. It’s now open again - Hamish Coney suggests a post lockdown visit might provide a lens to view the future.
Hamish Coney: Necessary Protection
The Virtual Auckland Art Fair 2020 which launches today at www.artfair.co.nz is the online reboot of the traditional earthbound format. Its urgent goal is, says Hamish Coney: to save artists and galleries.
Don’t let hope be a casualty of the virus
Imagining our lives will get better again is part of the healing process as a nation, writes the University of Auckland’s Peter O’Connor.
A window to our past
After hours at the Waitangi Museum - The Detail gets a guided tour of the museum on the Treaty Grounds, including stories behind the stories.
‘I was free ... I could paint’
Louise Henderson occupies a distinctive niche in NZ’s art history. Pat Baskett revisits an interview she did with the painter in 1991.
Hamish Coney: Context is everything
The recent news that Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito, one of NZ’s most important offshore taonga, will soon return to Aotearoa after more than 120 years in England is cause for celebration.
The confusing picture of television in NZ - what will our screen entertainment look like next year?
Book of the Week: Colin McCahon, monumentally
Philip Matthews celebrates two remarkble - and remarkably different - portraits of the great Colin McCahon.
Finding hope on Skid Row
How do you measure misery? Justin Brown travels to ’the worst man-made disaster in the US’ where he finds hope in theatre.