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Andrew Paul Wood focuses on some of the issues pertaining to New Zealands regionalist tensions, particularly the obvious division of the North and South Islands. Furthermore he looks at some of the opposing aesthetic qualities to have come from artists of the North and the South regions. This is here discussed through reference to artists Colin McCahon, Don Binney, Pat Hanly, Bill Sutton, Rita Angus, Gordon Walters, Milan Mrkusich, Gretchen Albrecht, Ronnie van Hout, Bill Hammond, John Pule, Elizabeth Allan, Dorothy Irvine, Sandy Gibb, Billy Apple, Sofia Tekela-Smith, Ani ONeil, Niki Hastings-McFall, Shigeyuki Kihara, Peter Robinson, Shane Cotton, Ralph Hotere, Robyn Kahukiwa, Tony de Latour, Seraphine Pick, Saskia Leek, Grant Takle, Peter Wheeler and James Robinson.
This article looks at the controversy that surrounded Ans Westra's pictorial essay Washday at the Pa, published during the 1960's, as a way of addressing the current trends in New Zealand photography. Emma Bugden uses this example to raise issues of Maori and Pekeha representations in New Zealand art and the renewed interest in social realism among New Zealand photographers in recent years. Artists included in this discussion are Edith Amituana, Andrew Ross, Marti Friedlander, Peter Black, Peter Peryer, Anne Noble, Laurence Aberhart, Greg O'Brien, Justin Paton, Ava Seymour, Joel Peter Witkin, Fiona Amundsen and Neil Pardington.
When it comes to New Zealand publications, the excitement generated by each forthcoming issue is as good a yardstick as any to judge by. Kate Montgomery provides details on some of New Zealand's top publications including Natural Selection (www.naturalselection.org.nz) edited by Gwyneth Porter and Dan Arps and designed by Warren Olds, Crease (www.crease.org.nz) edited by Chloe Lane, Ceili Murphy and Susie Pratt and designed by Kentaro Yamada, Ramp (www.rampmagazine.org), White Fungus (www.whitefungus.com), Artspace catalogues and publications (www.artspace.org.nz), The Physics Room (www.physicsroom.org.nz), Artbash (www.artbash.co.nz), Presto, Landfall (www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall) and those from artist-run spaces such as The High Street Project (www.hsp.org.nz), Enjoy (www.enjoy.org.nz), rm103 (www.rm103.org), Canary (www.canarygallery.com), Cuckoo (www.cuckoo.org.nz) and Special.
John Curtin Gallery, Perth
10 February - 13 April 2006
Visual Arts at the 2006
Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts
Australian Centre for the Moving Image:
24 February - 21 May
National Gallery of Victoria
24 February - 25 June
Festival Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games
Academy Gallery, Inveresk, Tasmania
13 February - 7 April 2006
Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
7 April - 28 May 2006
'There was a flash of light, a smell of laundry and the penetrating fumes of a powerful cleanser, then a neutral nothing-smell, not even the usual substituted forest glade or field of lavender or carnation, and all that remained of Tommy were two faded footprints on the floor.'
New Zealand artists Peter Madden, Michael Stevenson and Francis Upritchard have each worked within disparate environments and local economies for some years, in Auckland, Berlin and London respectively. Each of them self-consciously explores alternative economies available to them through the production of art. Between them Madden, Stevenson and Upritchard have participated in such art events as the Venice Biennale and exhibited at the Tate Gallery, Darren Knight Gallery, the Museum of New Zealand, Herbert Read Gallery and the Bart Wells Institute.