Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers

Martine Syms Ocula Conversation Martine Syms By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

For the past decade or so, the art world has felt increasingly conservative, racist, homophobic and misogynistic, in my professional experience.

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

I certainly saw that it was a young generation trying to define its identity and voice, literally through physical occupation or the transformation of public roads into a public space.

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Judy Millar Ocula Conversation Judy Millar By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

My work is much more about drawing; it is about looking and seeing, less about 'expressing'. I'm using gesture only in the sense that a gesture can communicate something.

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Alfredo Jaar Ocula Conversation Alfredo Jaar By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

I work with the politics of images. Society does not teach us to look at images. I want to make people 'see.'

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Three exhibitions you must see in Auckland now Ocula Feature Three exhibitions you must see in Auckland now By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

Auckland’s public galleries continue to negotiate interesting relationships with both international and local art worlds. The following group shows are a must-see for visitors to Auckland’s central city.

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Julian Dashper: Calling the future Ocula Feature Julian Dashper: Calling the future By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers

Dashper’s point? Your art is important, but just as important are the words that surround it. And even more important than that is the crisp white edge of a perfectly folded piece of paper.

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