Wednesday 27 February 2008
Last night was the New Zealand launch of the Australian, bi-monthly, Art World magazine at Clooneys in Auckland.
I popped along to find everyone hidden in the downstairs, dark and noisy bar. Many of the local gallery owners and money men were there but not that many of the artists from Auckland which was a shame.
Saying that the magazine looks great and it's fantastic to see a lot less advertising clogging up the pages as happens in many of the other large arts magazines. Hopefully they don't go and change this too much now it's launched.
No website either at the moment which seems a little odd but ill keep my eye open, it looks like they have the domain name under their sleeve.
Best of all though, Yvonne Todd has a 6 page spread on her work with an interview by our very own curator of contemporary art, Natasha Conland. Great to see a New Zealand artist with such a high profile in an Australian magazine.