Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Artist Profile: Matilda Fraser

Dilohana Lekamge looks into the work of Matilda Fraser, whose interest in labour and history translate through her multidisciplinary practice.

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Furniture Gallery, @MAY FAIR

Furniture ‘alumni’ include the highly regarded Rea Burton and Claudia Kogachi, as well as several artists showing with other galleries at May Fair Online. The Furniture booth features work by Georgia Arnold, Olyvia Hong, Chris Peckham, and Nicholas Pound.

Full House: Exhibition Text

Erin Lee explores Full House, an artist-run exhibition staged in a home commissioned by artist Milan Mrkusich and designed by Aotearoa/New Zealand architect Claude Megson.

In print: Priscilla Rose Howe on Susan Te Kahurangi King

“We have entered the realm of the otherworldly—the linear, the logical and the structured, folding inward and expanding outward upon the drawing plane. Her way of working has a strong sense of urgency and intuition, her mark-making has a zest that is distinguishably hers,” writes Priscilla Rose Howe on Susan Te Kahurangi King in Issue 00.

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.

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Artist Profile: Aliyah Winter

Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington-based artist Aliyah Winter tackles the structures that encourage adherence to gendered and sexual norms.

In print: George Watson on Robyn Kahukiwa

“Robyn Kahukiwa’s mahi toi is direct and bold, her paintings simultaneously embrace the warmth and richness of Te Ao Māori, of our values, spirituality, and practices whilst also depicting the fraught social realities for many Māori living in colonised Aotearoa,” writes George Watson in Issue 00.

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.

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Balamohan Shingade, @MAY FAIR

Independent curator Balamohan Shingade (formerly assistant director of Auckland University of Technology’s ST PAUL St Gallery) has put together a solo presentation of photographs by Chervelle Athena showing kauri in Trounson Kauri Park and Waipoua Forest.

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Present Tense

Image-rich excerpts from our Issue °00 interview with Auckland Art Fair Projects 2021 curator Micheal Do, and artists Casey Carsel, Tanya Martusheff, Lucy Meyle, Elisabeth Pointon, Becky Richards, and Ashleigh Taupaki.

Oliver Cain’s Queer Nudes

English-born, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based artist Oliver Cain navigates gendered absurdities through his poppy, clean paintings that provide commentary on his experience of queer culture and the male form.

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Lucy Meyle, @MAY FAIR

Lucy Meyle is a multidisciplinary artist from Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work often explores “relationships between humans and the more-than-human,” and between human-made and naturally occurring entities.

Books: An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker

Iconoclastic and irreverent, Lisa Walker is a pioneer of contemporary jewellery. Here, Maya Love delves into the second edition of An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker and examines the ways that the publication showcases the artist’s practice.

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.