CIRCUIT Episode 102: The year in art

A montage of four speakers in a Zoom video conferencing call window. The speakers are, clockwise from left: Abby Cunnane, Robbie Handcock, Nigel Borell, Sophie DavisClockwise, from left to right: Abby Cunnane, Robbie Handcock, Nigel Borell, Sophie Davis

We've needed our artists this year more than ever, to fall into other ways of seeing reality" - Nigel Borell

What was 2021? Host Robbie Handcock discusses the year that was with three guest curators: Abby Cunnane, Sophie Davis, and Nigel Borell. The panel discuss memorable exhibitions, the power of a publication, the bodily vibrations of Brett Graham, discovering the South Island, best moving image works, and new discoveries.

With shout outs and commendations for Bridget Reweti, Brett Graham, Sonya Lacey, Ana Iti, Ralph Hotere, Turumeke Harrington, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Māori Moving Image, Te Uru, City Gallery Wellington, and Hanahiva Rose.

Abby Cunnane is Director of The Physics Room, in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Sophie Davis is a Curator at Dunedin Public Art Gallery in Ōtepoti Dunedin, Nigel Borell is an independent curator based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.