Michael Lett opened in 2003. The gallery's focus has been on engaged, distinctive practices of both emerging and established artists making new work based (for the most part) within the Australasian region. The gallery represents a core group of artists and practitioners, however the program is also opened to allow opportunities for other artists (including those from Europe and America) on a project basis. In May 2014 Michael Lett moved to a new location. The gallery has two floors of exhibition space and is located in an elegant building, formerly a private bank, built in 1928 in Auckland’s central city
Ocula Magazine's editors present their picks from Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020.
With galleries closed around the globe, the virtual rooms are a unique space to share art works online.
Zac Langdon-Pole discusses his project realised through the BMW Art Journey prize, which departed from the migratory flight lines of birds to explore imperialism's lasting presence.
The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery)...
Cerith Wyn Evans has filled the Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan with his large-scale neon sculptures and other installations. He talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his interest in music and the complicated influence of Marcel DuchampThis exhibition features works ranging from the 1990s to the present day.
The weather's a bit shit so you can't go to the beach, you've binge-watched all your favourite shows, and you fear for your safety stepping outside with Auckland's current random tendency for mini tornados and roof-ripping winds. What is there left to do but take in some culture, via Auckland's glorious plethora of warm, dry art galleries?
Auckland Arts Festival has dawned on the city, offering a delicious spread of ways to spend your time this month. However, if you have no idea where to start and prefer a slightly smaller menu of arts offerings then you've come to the right place. This month our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell has...
'My interest in celestial mapping is as a kind of ground zero of meaning-making and storytelling', starts Zac Langdon-Pole. 'Connecting the stars and making constellations out of them often tie to origin stories. In this sense, the journey will look at a plurality of origins, and how they do, or do not, relate,' explains the winner of the next BMW...
New Zealand/Balinese artist Sriwhana Spong's new exhibition in New Plymouthexplores a unique language used by a medieval female German mystic and abbess, Hildegard von Bingen. She's added some new elements to the show a hook but no fish, during her time as the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's 2018 artist in residence since it was first shown in...
A new exhibition inspired by a secret 12th-century language created by a German mystic has opened in Battersea. Through her paintings, the artist Sriwhana Spong explores the relationship between language and sounds. Sriwhana Spong : a hook but no fish is on at the Pump House Gallery until April.
The Australian War Memorial invited five New Zealand and five Australian artists to each create an artistic response to World War I (1914–19). These videos record the responses, thoughts, working processes, and printmaking techniques of the ten artists as they develop their prints in dialogue with Australian master printmaker John Loane.
Today, the video for Martin Creed’s Princess Taxi Girl Part 1 was released, off of the artist and musician’s newest album, Thoughts Lined Up, which came out last week on Telephone Records. Creed’s balloon-heavy exhibition The Back Door is currently on view at New York’s Park Avenue Armory through August 7.
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