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.
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
Lucinda Bennett reflects on Gabi Lardies’ time in residence with Artists Alliance
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
A Visual Encounter with New Zealand History: Photography Exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery As an American, I saw New Zealand as a place largely bereft of political or racial unrest. But of course, no country is without scars, and the exhibition ‘Opening the Past to… Read More
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, 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
The Real Art Roadshow, or the “Art Bus” as it is nicknamed, camped out at the Auckland Girls Grammar School on August 3, 2016. It was parked next to the sports fields, which offered a scene of a truly well-rounded education composed of physical and… Read More
We’re running a series of articles on the creative inhabitants (and our neighbours) at 1B Ponsonby Road. Today’s article features artist Veronica Herber in her studio.
We visited our neighbour Kate Hursthouse, an artist and designer specialising in calligraphy, lettering, illustration and typography.
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
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
At Artists Alliance we offer a range of opportunities for visual artists, one of these being an artist in residence programme. Our residency is distinctive in that it offers an artist the gift of time. The selected artist is free to make work, research or… Read More