Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Dagmar Dyck's 'un/trained thoughts' at Warwick Henderson

Dagmar Dyck's 'un/trained thoughts' at the Warwick Henderson Gallery

An exciting and vibrant new exhibition by NZ/Tongan artist Dagmar Dyck opens this month.

Dagmar has broken away from some of her traditional imagery, moving into neo-expressionist realms following her experience working with fellow Tongan artist Tevita Latu. “Untrained thoughts” is my attempt to retrace and regain a sense of that joy and abandon-ment I would feel as a 17-year-old in my school’s art room. Untrained thinking occurs when we are not deliberately focusing on something we want to manifest or experience”.

Dyck states, “The recent collaborations with other artists has seen my latest work morph into an unexpected tack in my ongoing journey as an artist. I am currently seeking an uninhibited and intuitive approach to my work ... As an art teacher and observing children paint I think, I like to paint like that ... with such freedom and not labour so much on the what, the where, and the why.”

Dagmar is an influential role model for South Pacific students and in particular at One Tree Hill college, where she is revered. This new work is reflective of an almost underground movement of art world-wide and the influence of urban street art and neo-graffiti, which is now emerging in the mainstream market. Something I have noticed young Polynesian artists seem to particularly relate to. Dagmar has also recently been selected to be included in a research role in the Ancient Futures Marsden Project to Europe in 2018.

Works in this exhibition include 3 large stunning canvases and several works on paper.

A show not to be missed, opens with a preview on Tuesday 14th November and is on view at Auckland’s Warwick Henderson Gallery until 2nd December 2017.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland