Friday, July 7, 2017

Clinton Watkins at Sydney Contemporary

Clinton Watkins' video Hawk (2013) has been selected for the video section of Sydney Contemporary 2017 curated this year by Serena Bentley, curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. 
Image: video still of Hawk (2013) by Clinton Watkins 

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary

With two fairs under our belt this year (Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 2017 and Art Basel Hong Kong, March 2017), we are looking forward to Sydney Contemporary in September where we will present an exhibition of works by Fiona Pardington and Michael Zavros.
Image: Carriageworks, the venue for Sydney Contemporary, 7-10 September 2017.

Fiona Pardington in Paperboy

The latest issue of Paperboy includes an article by Glenn Fielding on Fiona Pardington and her Starkwhite exhibition Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington photographed by Meek Zuiderwyk for Paperboy

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fiona Pardington opens at Starkwhite

Fiona Pardington's exhibition Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle opens at Starkwhite on Thursday 22 June, from 5.30-8pm. Nabokov scholar Brian Boyd will speak at 7pm.
Image: Installation view of Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle at the Honolulu Biennial (2017). Fiona Pardington wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Creative New Zealand; Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd, University of Auckland; Macroscopic Solutions; Robert Dirig; Anne Freita; Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation; Anthony Marx, Carolyn Broomhead and Thomas Lannon of New York Public Library. With thanks to the Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne; Cornell University Insect Collection, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection and the Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room for Rare Books and Manuscripts of the New York Public Library, NY.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Seung Yul Oh commission

Seung Yul Oh's Upon a Pond and Drop a Loop opens at the Albany Stadium Pool O Te Ha on Saturday 17 June. The new sculpture has been  commissioned by the Upper Harbour Local Board, Auckland.
Image: Upon a Pond photographed by Toaki Okano for Paperboy

Coming up at Starkwhite

Fiona Pardington's exhibition Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle opens at Starkwhite on Thursday 22 June. The show features works from her presentation at the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, along with more recent images.
Image: a new work from the Charmed Circle series, with thanks to Creative New Zealand and Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Paperboy covers FrenchBayDarkly...

This week's edition of Paperboy includes an insightful piece of writing by Anthony Byrt on John Reynolds' exhibition FrenchBayDarkly... The show closes at Starkwhite on Saturday 17 June.
Image: John Reynolds photographed by Meek Zuiderwyk for Paperboy

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Laith McGregor amongst finalists for $50,000 prize

Laith McGregor is one of five finalists for this year's Sidney Myer Fund Australia Ceramics Award. The winner of the $50,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on 17 June at the opening of an exhibition of the finalists work at the Shepparton Art Museum.
Image: Laith McGregor's Nassau (2014)

Fiona Pardington in the Queen's Birthday honours list

Fiona Pardington has been awarded an MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit) . Announced in yesterday's Queen's Birthday honors list, the award recognizes Fiona's exceptional services to photography.
Image: Fiona Pardington

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nature at its Queerest

Contemporary HUM has published Nature at its Queerest, Ulrike Gerhardt's essay in response to Alicia Frankovich's solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Dusseldorf OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND, curated by Eva Birkenstock. HUM is a new online publication dedicated to documenting New Zealand projects abroad.
Image: Installation view of OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND at the Kunstverein Dusseldorf

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Over and Over Again - The Legacy of Gordon Walters

Tina Barton will present Over and Over Again - The Legacy of Gordon Walters at the Auckland Art Gallery auditorium on Wednesday 17 May from 12 - 1.30pm. Her lecture is part of a post-graduatate seminar series presented by the Elam School of Fine Arts and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. The lecture is open to the public.
Image: photograph of Gordon Walters taken by Margaret Orbell

Magic Mike reviewed by John McDonald in SMH

This link takes you to John McDonald's review in the Sydney Morning Herald of Michael Zavros' exhibition Magic Mike at the Newcastle Art Gallery.
Image: Michael Zavros, Phoebe is 8/Tom Ford, 2013, oil on board, 23 x 15.6 cm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Richard Maloy takes up residency in Tokyo

Richard Maloy has been awarded an Asia New Zealand Foundation / Creative New Zealand residency at Youkobo in Tokyo, which he will begin in April.
Image: Richard Maloy, Blue Plane (2000), colour photograph

MIchael Zavros residency in Shangahi

Michael Zavros has just completed a one-month residency at Shanghai University's Public Art Coordination Centre. During his stay he combined studio work (new paintings) with exploratory visits to other workshops able to assist with sculpture projects. His partner Alison Kubler (co-author of Art & Fashion in the 21st Century, Thames & Hudson) also gave a lecture on the art & fashion interface to students at Shanghai University.
Image: Michael Zavros in his residency studio at Shanghai University's Public Art Coordination Centre

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jim Speers In Play at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Jim Speers' Crystal Spirit is showing in the exhibition In Play at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.  Read more...
Image: Crystal Spirit installed at Starkwhite (2009)

John Reynolds at the McCahon House

John Reynolds is at the McCahon House for a two week stay to undertake further research for his  ongoing exploration of Colin McCahon’s ‘missing hours’ when McCahon tragically went missing in the Botanical Gardens on the eve of the launch of his 1984 Sydney Biennale satellite retrospective I Will Need Words. Reynolds’ describes his project as part missing person’s archive, part pilgrimage, part art historical vagabondage.

Image: Colin McCahon House in Titrangi, designed by Bossley and Associates.

John Reynolds: FrenchBayDarkly...

FrenchBayDarkly... runs at Starkwhite to 17 May.
Image: John Reynolds, FrenchBayDarkly... 2017, oilstick on acrylic on linen, 3 x 5m

Rebecca Baumann installation at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Rebecca Baumann installation Untitled (Exploded View) is showing at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to 25 June 2017. Read more...
Image: Installation view of Rebecca Baumann's Untitled (Exploded View) 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fiona Pardington in the Honolulu Biennial

Fiona Pardington is showing a major new work Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle at the inaugural edition of the Honolulu Biennial, curated by Fumi Nanjo, director of Tokyo's Mori Art Museum. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, Lycaeides melissa, 1, 2017. From the series Nabokov’s Blues: The Charmed Circle, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, size variable. With thanks Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne, Switzerland

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

This year we presented a group show at Art Basel Hong Kong exploring various approaches to composing motion, beginning with experimental filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye. Our presentation was with the generous support of Creative New Zealand and in association with the Len Lye Foundation and Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. Read more...
Image: view of the Starkwhite booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017.