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Something so oh so Kiwi about the Auckland Art Gallery

Y’all know I’m a gallery ghost, so what was a trip home without a visit to the Auckland Art Galley. It may not be as grand or old as some of the European galleries, but somehow walking through those doors just feels like home. The gallery was expanded a few years ago, where they managed […]

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The Wallace Collection, Auckland’s hidden gallery

My trip to New Zealand wasn’t all about cafes*, I also went to the Wallace Collection. The Wallace collection is a private collection by¬†Sir James Wallace¬†that has been put on display in the beautiful surroundings of the Pah Homestead. Wallace has so far managed to accumulate over 5000 works of art , so it is […]

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The @tate twitter #tatetour

I really like when art galleries do something innovative. Its all too easy to disregard art as boring and old (and thats coming from a card carrying culture vulture), so anything that renovates this image is a good thing. Tate Modern has done something really clever, they are running Twitter tours of their main exhibitions. […]

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Three days of Saatchi art: Day 3

Phew, end of the three day Saatchi marathon – like the London marathon but with less sweat. Time for this fabulous sculpture by Anna Parkina. I’m not sure why I like ‘on a swallows wing’ but I really do. A different perspective from every angle and some subtle hints of blue. The funniest bit is […]

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Three days of Saatchi art: Day 2

For day 2 of Saatchi art we are marching straight ahead, through reception, and going to the very back room. Behold, the mastery of Valery Koshlyakov and her amazing abstract paintings of Paris. They are just the right amount of detail to be able to pick out the location – Paris the city of my […]

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Three days of Saatchi art: Day 1

The gentle sunshine is waking up my little grey cells. I want light, I want bright, and I want inspiration. Hello Saatchi Gallery. The Saatchi suits spring more than any other gallery in London. Even without windows the gallery spaces remain wide open and uplifting, oh and they have some art in them to. So […]

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