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Art Makes Me Fly

Art Makes Me Fly

Take yourself on a flight of fancy with Wayne Youle's latest exhibition Look Mum No Hands.

Exhibition
Shannon Te Ao: Tēnei Ao Kawa Nei

Shannon Te Ao: Tēnei Ao Kawa Nei

Tenderness and human longing are revealed in Shannon Te Ao’s award-winning video installations.

Collection
Hawkins
Rata Lovell-Smith Hawkins
By the early 1930s Rata Lovell-Smith was highly regarded for her paintings of the Canterbury landscape. One Christchurch reviewer in 1933 glowingly commented on her work: 'Of the painters who direct their attention towards the essential characteristics of New Zealand scenery […] Mrs Lovell-Smith makes an extremely direct statement of her subject. She paints with a large full brush in a series of broad planes. There is nothing 'bitty' about her work. This, perhaps, is its greatest virtue, a virtue that cannot be too highly praised. She glories in the colour contrasts of the New Zealand landscape. […] There are no subtleties but a series of vivid and simplified impressions of her native country. Whereas many pictures by [other] exhibitors […] might have been painted in other countries, there can never be any doubt about the locality of Mrs Lovell- Smith's landscapes. It is as though she had never got over her first impression of violent tone and colour contrasts, and in a state of beatific astonishment had set herself to establish that impression at the expense of anything that tended to modify it.' ####[In the vast emptiness, 8 January - 21 August 2016](https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/in-the-vast-emptiness)
Interview
Observing Rituals

Observing Rituals

Kushana Bush is a Dunedin-based artist, whose meticulously detailed and stage-like worlds blend religious themes with secular narratives, often manifesting in ritualistic violence. Her paintings examine what spirituality, ritual and community might mean in a contemporary world. She spoke with Balamohan Shingade of ST PAUL St Gallery in February

Exhibition
Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

Full to the brim with high energy, sharp-witted artmaking

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