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Mark Amery has worked as an art critic, writer, editor and broadcaster for many years across the arts and media. He is co-director of public art programme Letting Space, an art consultant has a strong interest in arts development and is the former Director of New Zealand’s playwrights organisation Playmarket. He was part of the curatorial team at City Gallery Wellington.
Visiting Vanuatu, Mark Amery asks how we might deepen our relationship with the Pacific through the arts.
Mark Amery writes on exhibitions at Auckland’s Te Tuhi and Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery in which curators explore the potentials of space.
Cameraless photography can help us value art in vital ways says Mark Amery.
Visiting Melbourne, Mark Amery finds that when it comes to the art of the Pacific things are as different as they are the same.
Mark Amery surveys the inventive approaches to moving image that a fresh array of artists are bringing.
Mark Amery considers the political sensitivities of gallery programming on a visit to Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt.
Mark Amery writes on artists tackling town identity in Hamilton, Porirua and the Hutt.
Mark Amery on the international film event which is Matthew Barney’s 'River of Fundament'.
In his second New Zealand Festival column Mark Amery writes on writing, reading, listening, bush walks and being idle.