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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.

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.

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.

Film4Ever

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.

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.

Lydia Ourahmane at Kunsthalle Basel

A ransom, an illicit border crossing, an exchange of nationality: transactions of different sorts are often the conceptual starting point for Lydia Ourahmane’s art. The results encompass video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation, exploring the way histories of displacement and colonial oppression are inscribed upon bodies. For her first exhibition in Switzerland, the Algerian-born artist presents a newly commissioned work, Barzakh.

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.

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.