Welcome to the Artists Alliance blog!

Hello! This is the Artists Alliance blog and it’s where you will find stories, imagery and video about artists and arts professionals in New Zealand and beyond. Visit our blog regularly to keep up with the latest news and access behind the scenes insight of the visual art world in New Zealand. Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts community. We exist because without artists, there is no art. 


Interview | Urban Dream Brokerage

For those unfamiliar with Urban Dream Brokerage, could you give us a wee breakdown of what it is you do? Letting Space’s service Urban Dream Brokerage brokers the use of vacant space for innovative ideas that bring more public participation and sharing to our centres.… Read More

Mark Graver – Correspondences – exhibition at Plimsoll Gallery Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart -  Sep 9 – 25 2016

Interview: Mark Graver

Mark, you have recently returned from a residency in Hobart. Can you tell us a bit about the residency and what it involved? It was 5-week International Artist Residency within the Tasmanian College of the Arts, part of the University of Tasmania, based at their… Read More

Image courtesy Deborah Crowe

Deborah Crowe @ 1B Ponsonby Road

We interviewed our friend and neighbour Deborah Crowe in her ‘old/new’ studio at 1B Ponsonby Road. Deborah you’ve been our neighbour at 1B for quite some time now! What do you like about having your studio at 1B Ponsonby Road? Yes, I’ve been resident at… Read More

Margaret Estall

Margaret Estall @ 1b Ponsonby

Margaret, entering your studio was a real treat. Your work is immaculate considering your chosen tools are notably messy! How do you manage this? Preparation is the key, if you want a clean finish you can’t just charge in and start making. As my works… Read More

Tiffany Rewa Newrick, Drawing

Tiffany Rewa Newrick | Interview

Hi Tiffany – last time we met you were hard at work crafting beautiful keepsake boxes for your silent auction as the 2012 Artists Alliance resident artist. It’s been four years since then, what direction has your practice taken? A lot has happened on a… Read More

Assemblage artwork preview 1: Multiple strands of research have been woven into Sian's assemblage artwork, including stories and wishes collected from queer activists spanning several generations. PHOTO: Mark Tantrum

Queer activism 30 years on in Courtenay Place

Artist Sian Torrington‘s latest project We don’t have to be the Building features in the Courtenay Place light boxes from August until December. The assemblage pieces photographed for the lightboxes are the result of an extensive, interactive, community-based project that explores queer activism around homosexual… Read More