Thursday, September 01, 2016

Home is where the art is

If you’re stuck at home and can’t get into the galleries, the best game in town is spot-the-artwork in magazines. While following extension cords to the jam-packed multi plugs in even the grandest mansions can also be fun, it’s a bit too snake and ladders. A better source for your star art hunt is the June issue of NZ House & Garden that features collectors’ homes in its annual art bonanza.

This year though there’s another option. London-based Monocle magazine has classy pics of one home that is absolutely full of contemporary NZ art including Don Driver, Mikala Dwyer, Diena Georgetti, Ronnie van Hout, Barnard McIntyre, John Nixon, Ricky Swallow and Isobel Thom. Hmm if that sounds familiar it is because the house belongs to Wellington dealer Hamish McKay. And if you can’t get a copy off  the stand, just go here.
Images: (1) Mikala Dwyer and (2) Ronnie van Hout