In January CIRCUIT artists were heavily featured at the Rotterdam Film Festival, with works by Tanu Gago, Natasha Matila-Smith, Janine Randerson and Atong Atem showing in a variety of contexts from competition to special programmes. Read a full round up of all the action here by Mark Williams.
Also online for your reading pleasure, essays by our newest writers; Judy Darragh (on Selina Ershadi at RM Gallery) and Connie Brown (on Olivia Webb at the Dowse).
New artists online this month include Olivia Webb and Natasha Matila-Smith.
CIRCUIT is proud to welcome Laura Duffy as our new Production Assistant. Many will know Laura through her artwork, and as a founder of MEANWHILE gallery. Laura will be working part-time with CIRCUIT in a variety of roles over the coming months, from back of house to public projects.
Now showing at Christchurch Arts Centre's Great Hall until 4 March, Personal Space, CIRCUIT's 2019 Artist Cinema Commissions, curated by Serena Bentley with work by Janet Lilo, Natasha Matila-Smith, Campbell Patterson, Atong Atem and Tanu Gago.
On Masons Screen in Wellington until 11 March is Emma Wallbanks' MERCURIAL (2019). Compiled from footage shot during three solo road trips around the South Island, MERCURIAL is a work about the space between an ending and the yearning for something new.