New Zealand Arts Review
Reviews, News and Commentary by John Daly-Peoples
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples The Painter and the Thief Directed by Benjamin Ree Release date, December 26 Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples “The Painter and the Thief “is an intriguing documentary partly because the film has evolved organically over several years with a vague initial objective which was reshaped by unforeseen events and unintended outcomes. In […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoplwes Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art Auckland Art Gallery Until May 9, 2021 Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples The Auckland Art Gallery’s latest blockbuster show “Toi Tu Toi Ora” is not just big with 300 works by 111 artists it is also important in providing an overview of Maori art of […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty Royal New Zealand BalletKiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre, AucklandUntil November 6thThen Bruce Mason Theatre, Takapuna November 11 & 12 Reviewed by John DalyPeoples This week on the stage of the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Kate Kadow, in the role of Princess Aurora, […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build New Zealand A definitive illustrated history of the graphic work of the railways studios. By Peter Alsop, Neill Atkinson, Katherine Milburn and Richard Wolfe Te Papa Press RRP : $70.00 Reviewed by John Daly-Peopl;es In 1920 New Zealand Railways established its own […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Terry Stringer, Aspects Ann Robinson, Lightwell Artis Gallery Until November 29 Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Both Ann Robinson and Terry Stringer have art practices that stretch back 50 years to their time at art school. Over that time they have continued to produce innovation work and have been at the forefront […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Me, According to the History of Art Dick Frizzell Massey University Press RRP $65 Publication Date November 12 Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Dick Frizzell’s new book “Me, According to the History of Art” is remarkable for several reasons. He has the audacity to write a history of world art and then […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Fairytale Romance ICBC Great Classics Auckland Town Hall November 5 Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples The three works on the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s “Fairytale Romance” programme were examples of different styles of composition, from the carefully constructed. Mozart through the fanciful music of Mendelssohn to the expressive Brahms Serenade […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples “Shining Land, Looking for Robin Hyde” by Paula Morris and Haru Sameshima Massey University Press RRP $45 Publication Date: November 12th Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples The cover illustration for ”Shining Land” by Paula Morris and Haru Sameshima’s new book about Robin Hyde is rather puzzling. A group of trees in park […]
Reviewed by John Dasly-Peoples Alicia Frankovich: AQI2020 Auckland Art Gallery Until November 8, 11.30am–3.30pm daily Late night performance. Friday 6 November from 5-9pm Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples Alicia Frankovich’s work AQI2020 at the Auckland Art Gallery is a three dimensional installation /performance referencing the bush fires which raged on Australia’s east Coast last summer. The […]
Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples “Semele” by George Frideric Handel New Zealand Opera Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Until November 6 Reviewed by John Daly-Peoples God arrived at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell this week in the form of Jupiter who disrupted the wedding ceremony of Semele the daughter of Cadmus, king of Thebes, to Athamas. […]
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