exibition year: 2013

“There’s no innocence in the eyes of [Gossage’s] figures; they feel soaked in both love and sadness … their pupils boring through you, as if demanding that their stories be remembered.” Mark Amery, 2006 Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Acclaimed Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski made Trois Couleurs: Bleu in 1993. It was the first chapter in a trilogy built around French Revolutionary ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity and won the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion for its director and lead actress Juliette Binoche. In the movie Binoche’s character tries unsuccessfully to purge […]

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To coincide with Art Week Auckland Tim Melville is proud to present a new suite of ochrepaintings from Warmun, Western Australia. Warmun artists have built an international reputation for their rich velvety paintings made using hand-collected and crushed natural pigments and charcoal from their land in the East Kimberley. Each work is made in a […]

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Jonathan Jones’ new series of fluorescent light structures and woodblock prints are an investigation of the openings, meeting points and intersections that occur between places and people. Jones’ interest in the spaces in-between, and the relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, is articulated through the play of positive and negative space marked out in light […]

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“Anger, hatred, resentment, as far as my painting is depreciating, I am getting worse with every letter, its composition, so hard to work with the borders and edges of the paper, the blackboard behind the work in progress, to ascertain how to make the right row of the simple word NO, to start and patch […]

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MICHAEL RILEY MABEL JULI GORDON BARNEY IVY DRILL ANOTHER COUNTRY presents a suite of photographs by Michael Riley alongside ochre paintings by three Western Australian (Gija) artists; Mabel Juli, Gordon Barney and Ivy Drill. The late Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist MICHAEL RILEY (1960-2004) is one of the most important Australian indigenous artists of the past two decades. […]

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JOHL DWYER EMMA SMITH Johl Dwyer’s new paintings continue his recent initiative of abandoning the canvas to work directly with its intrinsic support: the wooden stretcher frame. Somewhat in reverse, areas of pictorial ground are built up in layers of plaster and paint as the three-dimensional border is recast, reiterated, and eventually dissolved. These abstracted […]

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