Recent Art Writing

Image: Candida Höfer, Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian III 2014 © Candida Höfer. From ‘Uncivilised: Civilisation, Photography, Now’, Auckland Art Gallery, D-Photo magazine, July 2020


[Web page in redevelopment, released April 2021 – please see CV for links to all recent writing 2020-21]


A Take on a Take on a Take, Gavin Hipkins’ The Homely II exhibition catalogue, published by Bouncy Castle & City Gallery Wellington

Essay, Hannah Valentine exhibition, Visions

Uncivilised: Civilisation, Photography, Now, Auckland Art Gallery, D-Photo magazine, July

Stella Corkery: Perpetual Irresolution, Art Collector 92, April

Nikau Hindin, Undiscovered Segment, Art Collector 92, April

Bill Hammond’s ‘Canopy 7’, Important Paintings & Contemporary Art, Art + Object auction catalogue, March

Gretchen Albrecht: Arrivals & Departures, Essay for Two Rooms catalogue publication, March

As Above, So Below: Recent Photographs by Anne Noble & Kate van der Drift, Art New Zealand 173, March

This Side of the Window, essay on News from the Sun exhibition, Art News New Zealand, March

Article, Laurence Aberhart acquisition by Auckland Art Gallery, Art Collector 91, January


Rainbow Podium: Interview with Shannon Novak, catalogue for Sympathetic Resonance, The Suter Art Gallery, October

Somewhere Around Here, essay on Tim Croucher’s exhibition, Ramp Gallery, Wintec, October

Commentary, What’s Wrong with the Art World? Upfront (survey segment), Art Collector, October

Essay, Gretchen Albrecht, Pull Focus, Art Collector, Sydney Contemporary Special Edition, September

Medium/Rare, Essay on ‘Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary’ (Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki), PhotoForum, September

Essay, Seung Yul Oh, Art Collector magazine, July

Essays, Parekowhai & Wilkinson, A+O’s Important Paintings & Contemporary Art catalogue, July

Raw Matériel, In Conversation with Jono Rotman, Contemporary Hum, June

Review, Vinesh Kumaran exhibition, Mangere Art Centre, PhotoForum, May

Review, Live from the Moon, Geoffrey Batchen curator, Suite gallery, PhotoForum, May

Resonant Absence, Susan Philipsz at the Adam Art Gallery, Art News New Zealand, May

Walk with Me, John Reynolds, Art Collector Magazine, Auckland Art Fair Special Edition, May

Hikalu Clarke, Undiscovered section, Art Collector Magazine, Issue 88, April-June

Memory Material, Chauncey Flay, Weasel Gallery for Auckland Art Fair, May

Walking Alone: Don Binney, Art + Object auction catalogue, March

Higher Thought Forms, Wanda Gillespie exhibition, March


Click + Collect: Patrick Pound’s ‘On Reflection’, PhotoForum (Review), November

Spectral Presences: Michael Harrison’s ‘Blue Robe’ & ‘King and Queen of Swords’, Bowerbank Ninow Auction Catalogue, November

Bill Hammond’s ‘Wild Life Quiet Life’, Webb’s ‘Significant Art’ Auction Catalogue, September

Chris Corson-Scott interviewed by Emil McAvoy, ‘Evanescent Monuments’ catalogue, Compound Press, exhibition at Trish Clark Gallery & Parlour Projects

Power-Plants: Ann Shelton’s ‘the missionaries’, exhibition text, Two Rooms, June

Looking Out, Looking In: Conor Clarke’s ‘Ground Water Mirror’, exhibition text, Two Rooms, June

Elsewheres: Jae Hoon Lee’s ‘In the mood for elsewhere’, EyeContact (Review), April

Ground Water Mirror: An Interview with Conor Clarke, PhotoForum, April

Street Level – The ‘re:trace’ Project, PhotoForum, April

Dendromania: Glen Hayward’s ‘dendrochronology’ at Objectspace, EyeContact (Review), April

The Canvas is No Longer Blank: Selina Foote’s Take On Painting, Art New Zealand, No. 165, Autumn/March

Construction Site: Johl Dwyer, Art News New Zealand, Autumn/March

Pay Dirt: Energy, Extraction & Expenditure in Nicholas Mangan’s ‘Limits to Growth’, The Dowse Museum, EyeContact (Review), Jan


Surface Area: ‘Surface Affect’ at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, EyeContact (Review), Nov

Walk the Talk: David Clegg’s ‘loca projects / correction’, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, EyeContact (Review), Nov

Caryline Boreham’s ‘Disco Volante’, InSitu Photo Project, Christchurch, Oct

Utopian, Player, Radical, Other: Representations of Artists in the New Zealand International Film Festival, EyeContact (Review), Oct

Pipilotti Rist’s ‘Eye Pot’, Glenn Schaeffer Collection, Art + Object Auction Catalogue, Oct

Shane Cotton’s ‘Compressed View’, Glenn Schaeffer Collection, Art + Object Auction Catalogue, Oct

Ultramarine: Stephen Ellis’ Anthropogenic Sublime, 20/20, Sanderson Gallery, Oct

Futures Trading: The Tomorrow People, Adam Art Gallery, EyeContact (Review), Sep

Celestial Hum: The Cosmic Landscapes of Michael Illingworth, Art + Object Auction Catalogue, Sep

Burning Out: John Ward Knox’s ‘Tauhou’, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington, EyeContact (Review), Aug

Shane Cotton’s ‘Outlook (Purple)’, Art + Object Auction Catalogue, Aug

HOW TO BURN THE HOUSE DOWN, Elliot Collins’ ‘Restless Pilgrim’, exhibition text, Tim Melville Gallery, June

Turning the Telescope Inside Out: Mark Adams’ ‘View From Astronomer’s Point’, exhibition text, Two Rooms, June

Eating Dirt: Ruth Watson’s ‘Geophagy’, Gus Fisher Gallery, EyeContact (Review), May

Modernism in the Medicine Cabinet, ‘John Nixon: Collages’, exhibition text, Two Rooms, April


Matt Henry & Madoka Kouno ‘Personal Recordings’, Writing Around Sound Journal (Review), Issue 3, Dec

Dashper the Friendly Ghost: A Response to ‘Julian Dashper: Video Works’,
Phantom Topologies: CIRCUIT Symposium, Pantograph Punch (Review), 12 October 2016

Voodoo Ray vs. Zombie Modernism, Catalogue Essay for Matt Henry: Long Division, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, September, ISBN: 978-0-908848-87-7

Cloud Funding: The Auckland Art Fair, EyeContact (Review), 3 July 2016

Peter Peryer’s ‘Datura‘, Bowerbank Ninow Auction Catalogue No. 2, March


Wet Paint: The Auckland Art Gallery’s ‘Necessary Distraction’, EyeContact (Review), 29 Dec 2015

Rohan Wealleans’ ‘Black Panther’ & ‘The Thing’, Bowerbank Ninow Auction Catalogue No. 1, November

The Kiss & Cry: Russ Flatt’s ‘Nationals’, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland. Also in Black Magazine, No. 24

Augmenting Architecture: Shannon Novak’s ‘Cryptocosmos’, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery