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Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett To 7 November, Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua

The first major retrospect­ive by Māori artist Dr Sandy Adsett includes 60 paintings over six decades from the late 1960s to today, plus a new series of works created specifical­ly for the event. Referred to as “the Māori master of colour and kōwhaiwhai”, Adsett has inspired generation­s of Māori artists, curators, and museum profession­als. Alongside Toi Koru is Ahi Toi, an exhibition by some of Adsett’s past students. Marie Shannon: Sleeping Near the River 14 August to 14 November,

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui The Sarjeant Gallery Tylee Cottage 2019 artist-in-residence, Auckland-based photograph­er Marie Shannon, pursues a long-standing interest in the domestic environmen­t with new works inspired by the rooms and architectu­ral elements of historic Tylee Cottage and the ebb and flow of the Whanganui River. Along with photograph­ing spaces and changing light, Shannon has created 1:10 cardboard scale models of rooms in the cottage that demonstrat­e a blend of fact and fiction.

Romancing the Collection 14 August — long term, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki A look at the gallery’s collection from romantic vistas and frivolitie­s to works reflecting a more modern, contempora­ry approach. When the Auckland Art Gallery’s collection was establishe­d in 1888, traditiona­l European and British art styles dominated. Senior curator Juliana Engberg examines the collection’s early acquisitio­ns of history, portrait, landscape, and still-life painting through a playful and spirited lens. aucklandar­

Hellzapopp­in’! The Art of Flying Nun

21 August to 28 November,

Christchur­ch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

The 40th anniversar­y of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchur­ch is saluted in an exhibition of the boundarypu­shing art and design employed in the 1980s by the rebellious, post-punk record label. Many of Aotearoa’s high-profile Kiwi rock bands signed up with Flying Nun during their careers and Hellzapopp­in’! features rare records, vintage posters, paste-up designs to reveal the backstory behind the music. The show includes material from Scorched Earth Policy, The Chills, Tall Dwarfs, The Bats, Pin Group, The 3Ds, The Verlaines, and The Dead C. christchur­chartgalle­

Swallowing Geography 4 September to 14 November, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/ Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth

Four contempora­ry artists — Matt Pine, Kate Newby, Shona Rapira Davies, and Ana Iti — present their individual cultural, physical and social interpreta­tions of Taranaki and the concepts of land and site. The collection of large-scale works — involving ceramics, glass, bricks, PVC pipe, wood, metal, and industrial materials and processes — also includes a project in the Govett-Brewster’s space on Queen Street and one in a nearby park. govettbrew­

 ??  ?? Marcus Stone, Her First Love Letter, 1889.
Marcus Stone, Her First Love Letter, 1889.
 ??  ?? Sandy Adsett, Untitled.
Sandy Adsett, Untitled.
 ??  ?? Marie Shannon, Bedroom Window, 2021.
Marie Shannon, Bedroom Window, 2021.
 ??  ?? Ronnie van Hout, Pin Group UFO, 2021.
Ronnie van Hout, Pin Group UFO, 2021.

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