Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Auckland Art Gallery News
summer programme presents a series of exhibitions that explode with
rebellious voices, creativity to challenge and art as activism.
Featuring the best art from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world,
this summer we invite you to take the radical view.
This exhibition maps out the seldom-seen practices
of a group of artists who changed the face of contemporary art in
the city. Building new art for new spaces, this group liberated
art from its traditional forms and locations, incorporating
performance and new media into their work.
Over 26 years, the Pacific Sisters overturned
stereotypes about Pacific culture and celebrated mana wahine and
indigenous activities through pioneering and daring shows. A
major retrospective, Pacific Sisters: He Toa
Taera | Fashion Activists showcases the
collective’s innovative costumes and performances, which began as
street style before expanding into multimedia experiences in
venues from art galleries to nightclubs.
Exhibition developed and toured by the Museum of
New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word –
Friday 8 March
Dedicated to exposing discrimination in the art
world, in politics, and in the film and music industries, the
Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous collective of feminist activist
artists. Formed as a collective more than 30 years ago, the
Guerrilla Girls’ gorilla-mask costumes, bold visual language and
frank, humorous messages have rendered them iconic in the history
of art and as part of wider social movements.
Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism! follows the collective’s artistic practice from
1984 until 2016 and explores how they employ bold, fun and
provocative poster art to criticise ongoing biases in art and
Gregory Burke appointed as the new Director of
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Most recently CEO of the Remai
Modern gallery in Saskatoon, Canada, Gregory Burke’s career
comes full circle when he returns to the gallery that, in 1983,
first inspired him to embark on a visual arts career specialising
in audio-visual projects.
Over the last 20 years, Burke has directed
acclaimed modern and contemporary art museums across New Zealand
and Canada, including the Govett-Brewster Art
Gallery in New Plymouth and The Power Plant in
You can read the full press release on Burke's
My Art Time
11am – 2pm
Join us for My
Art Time, a new, free, kids-focused weekend
event where you can make art and have fun.
This programme is
proudly supported by not-for-profit organisation My Art.