For nearly fifty years Auckland-based Denys Watkins has been making the most wonderful art in a practice that refuses to sit still in any one medium. A deadly serious artist with a playful edge, Watkins studied at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design in the early 1960s before heading off, like so many New Zealand artists of the time, to... Keep Reading
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Games and Politics was an interactive exhibition from the Goethe-Institut, centred around the inherent politics that exist within and around games and gaming culture. It would be impossible to deny the influence that gaming has upon our culture. Gaming is absolutely political: its formula alone is a good example of this, often designed and based... Keep Reading
The Ashburton Art Gallery is currently making good use of its enclosed exhibition space, the Carr Family Gallery. Following Christchurch-based artists Janna van Hasselt and Harley Peddie’s installation Snapdash!, Dunedin artist David Green’s Emergence is an encounter that is no less immersive or mystifying. Keep Reading
Rebecca Harris’ most recent exhibition, Understory, takes the gallery visitor on a journey through scenes and vistas of inviting, (but unnerving), forests, landscapes and vegetation. In these new works, Harris’ imagery is the story of the understory. Her practice has retained its focus on nature and landscapes and her technical abilities... Keep Reading