Interviews with contemporary artists and curators.

Thinking through memories, an interview with Ilish Thomas

Indira’s Birthday (ઇન્દિરાનો જન્મદિવસ) is a solo exhibition by Ilish Thomas at play_station in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington. Here, play_station co-facilitator Connor Fitzgerald speaks to the artist about transience, community and intimacy.

Shireen Seno in Conversation

Robbie Handcock, curator of the exhibition The Inner Lives of Islands, interviews participating artist Shireen Seno about her filmic practice that explores memory, family, and living in the diaspora.

Artist Spotlight: Alice Alva

Wesley John Fourie speaks to Alice Alva, contributing artist in the exhibition All is Full of Love at Broker curated by Fourie, about intimacy and abstraction in her practice.

Intricate assemblages by Taarn Scott

Taarn Scott is a contributing artist in the group exhibition All is Full of Love at Broker in Queenstown. Here, curator Wesley John Fourie speaks to Scott about these artworks that combine pencil rubbings and miniature ceramics.

Jeremy Leatinu’u’s monumental materiality

An in-depth look at Jeremy Leatinu’u’s Building monuments and folding forts upon a slippery ocean and a moving sky, currently on view at Gus Fisher Gallery, in conversation with gallery public programmes & engagement officer Robbie Handcock.

Artist Antje Barke wears new season Jimmy D

For the first installment in our ARTISTS x FASHION series, Adam Bryce photographs Tāmkai Makaurau-based artist Antje Barke wearing pieces from Jimmy D’s 029A – Jimmy’s Quest – A Femme Fantasy Adventure collection.

On a bright green island: an interview with Emily Karaka

Emily Karaka’s new exhibition, Rāhui, at Visions in Tāmaki Makaurau was produced during her time living and working at Parehuia, Titirangi, as the first McCahon House Artist in Residence of 2021. Francis McWhannell, curatorial adviser to Visions, visited towards the end of her stay and spoke with Karaka about the residency and resulting exhibition.

Make Your Mark

We speak with Sue Gardiner and Megan Shaw of Squiggla about the Chartwell Trust’s new initiative, an essential tool that helps you develop creative thinking through the power of mark-making.

We chat to Claudia Kogachi

The artist discusses the evolution of her practice, rug-making, and painting the people closest to you — in the context of her exhibition It is what it is, until 10 April at Jhana Millers, Wellington.

In Conversation with Wong Ping

Sam Gaskin spoke to animation artist Wong Ping over Zoom about Fables 1 and 2 (on show through 29 May at Gus Fisher Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland), and making art in Hong Kong under increasing political pressure from Beijing.


Timeless Vessels

Julie Cromwell sculpts timeless vessels that explore the materiality of clay through forms inspired by antiquity. We sat down with Julie to discuss her practice, alongside her exhibition with Sanderson at the Auckland Art Fair.

In conversation with Emily Karaka

Emily Karaka’s works explore aspects of te ao Māori, and political and environmental issues. We speak to her about her career and some of the meanings within her paintings.

Wet Green presents Ronan Lee

Wet Green is an artist-run gallery helmed by Becky Hemus and Eleanor Woodhouse in Auckland. We sat down with the pair to find out more about Wet Green and their current show Mammals by Ronan Lee.