Issue °165, Spring 2014



Zina Swanson
Why art is like gardening
by Natalie Poland

Robert Jahnke, Shane Cotton, Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Israel Birch, Nigel Borrell, Huhana Smith, Rachael Rakena, Ngatai Taepa
A strategic essentialist in the Manawatū
by Linda Tyler

Elizabeth Thomson
A quiet suspension of disbelief
by the editors

and reports on exciting new building developments underway for some of New Zealand’s galleries. Sue Gardiner speaks to a group of artists about their elusive ‘light bulb’ moments; South African artist WILLIAM KENTRIDGE talks to Dan Chappell; JUDY MILLAR reflects on how the Internet is shaping our notions of place; and Josie McNaught teases out the conundrum of public art funding. John Perry finds paintings of THEO SCHOON’s rock art are in demand. BRETT GRAHAM reports on the fate of Manhattan’s early inhabitants, BEN BUCHANAN finds vinyl everywhere in the streets of Bangalore and GAVIN HIPKINS is flying high with a hypnotic new feature film, alongside reviews from around the country


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