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Brent Wong burst onto the local art scene in the early 1970s as a young man with original imagery, an impressive technical mastery and a refreshingly surrealist take on New Zealand land and sky. “Untitled 1974” is an important bridge between the artist’s early influences and… Read more
Stasis without death
Even though movement is always at least suggested in Batchelor’s works, her real interest lies in how things can become immobilised; in order to hold us, perhaps indefinitely, in the moment
at the point we are captivated by what we are looking at. This is her… Read more
Sculpture OnShore III
NZ Sculpture Biennial 2012
8-18 November 2012...
NZ Sculpture OnShore
is a biennial outdoor exhibition of the work of New Zealand artists across all genres and disciplines. Since its inception in 1995 the exhibition has become a major event on Auckland's North Shore and one of New Zealand’s largest outdoor… Read more
Family in the Van, 1971
Where are they? Which part of New Zealand stands in for the holy land in this family portrait, with Michael Smither’s wife Elizabeth showing the weariness of family road trips and the faces of the two children still enlivened by the adventure? The landscape suggests Otago;… Read more
Neil Miller (NZ)
Te tiaho o Matariki, Hamilton
Neil Miller, “Te tiaho o Matariki” (the brightness of the Pleiades):
The sculpture represents Pleiades in the form of a growing vine, with the stars of Matariki forming the fruit on the vine. It honours the city’s first inhabitants (Garden Place was first used by Maori… Read more