A beautiful hesitation

In 2001, Fiona Pardington began a body of work examining collections of cultural objects in New Zealand’s museums. Through the process of studying, selecting, assembling and then photographing – shells, birds and hei tiki (personal ornaments) – Pardington engages with the complex interplay of culture, science and history, while also questioning the ethics of museum…

Blackwater

‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ marks ten years of GOMA, inviting us into a playful space of excess, colour and abundance. Drawing together more than 250 works, the exhibition celebrates GOMA and the creative depth and diversity of the Collection. We continue our focus on ‘Blackwater’, one of ‘Sugar Spin’s exhibition chapters. Blackwater sets…

We welcome our 500,000 visitor to GOMA’s 10th Birthday

This week the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) welcomed its 500,000th visitor to our 10th anniversary program headlined by our major exhibition ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ on view until Monday 17 April 2017. ‘Sugar Spin’ showcases GOMA’s extraordinary collection of contemporary art, as well as major new commissions. GOMA’s 10th anniversary program…

Noon-nom: a sense of nestling

In her installation Noon-nom 2016 Pinaree Sanpitak brings the bodily form together with the spiritual. While the artist’s practice has always evoked the human body, it was not until her son was born that she began focusing on the breast as a sacred and nurturing form. The similarities between the shape of a woman’s breast…

Minute beauty celebrated

Observing contemporary politics and social issues, eX de Medici’s practice since the 1970s has included media as diverse as sound performance, installation, painting and photography. In the 1990s, de Medici also achieved national renown as a professional tattooist of exquisite skill and sensitivity. De Medici’s large watercolours celebrate the minute beauty of living creatures. But they…