Prophet of the Wurm

Jess Johnson and Maya Love talk cats, Rälienists and recovering from the hellfire of 2020.


Prophet of the Wurm

Jess Johnson and Maya Love talk cats, Rälienists and recovering from the hellfire of 2020.

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.



Samuel Te Kani on Ali Senescall’s poignant cinematic thrift.

The contingencies of passion

Robyn Maree Pickens on Amsterdam-based artist Mercedes Azpilicueta’s first UK solo exhibition, Bondage of Passions, at Gasworks, London.

A recipe for resistance

Co-authored by Turumeke Harrington and Grace Ryder, Help Yourself (a group show on display at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space in Pōneke/Wellington) is an invocation of protection against the daily grind.

New paintings by Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris presents his first major exhibition of new work in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland in over 20 years, on view until 10 April at {Suite} Ponsonby, Aotearoa/NZ.


Winter Winter Spring: Milli Jannides

Grace Ridley-Smith and Moya Lawson write on Winter Winter Spring, an exhibition by Milli Jannides at McLeavey Gallery in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand, 23 June–17 July 2021.

Shane Cotton, interviewed by Kim Meredith

Kim Meredith speaks to Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) about Te Puawai, his recent artwork included within the landmark exhibition Toi Tū Toi Ora at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and the vessels that guide us forward.

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 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.

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.