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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.
Mark Amery thinks there’s quite a lot missing in how we’re represented by our street artists.
'A flaw of the annual wrap-up is the assumption that the writer has seen if not everything, the lion’s share.' Mark Amery on what he saw, and didn’t in 2014 in the visual arts.
Mark Amery on when a painting of a garden is no longer just a painting of garden.
Mark Amery on trying to like Simon Denny’s The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom and having trouble.
Mark Amery writes on the role of the public gallery in its community and considers The Critic’s Part, a recently published collection of art writing by Wystan Curnow.
The exhibition of Pacific Island art in Auckland is growing hugely, writes Mark Amery, but in many ways it still gets treated as an ‘other’.
Mark Amery takes a different tack this week with a tour of the crazy paving diversity of Wellington’s dealer gallery scene.
Mark Amery surveys an ever-increasing but easy to miss spread of art engaging the public in new ways - including an unauthorised tour of Te Papa.
Mark Amery on the recent moving image photography of Jae Hoon Lee. The results of a recent Indonesian residency, Lee finds fresh power in the depiction of landscape.
As Mark Amery's visual arts column for the Dominion Post ends he considers the current position of art criticism and commentary in the mainstream media.