Author Archives: Kathrin

COMA – for Papa

One of the works from the series COMA created for my beloved father who since his accident on 12 April 2017 exists in a locked-in syndrome. Creating this work for him during his many weeks of coma was my attempt to keep sane.

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TONGA

Just returned from 7 days in the Kingdom of Tonga. Bliss Bliss Bliss. I traveled on my own and went completely off-grid to be in the moment only – that plus a healthy dose of curiosity and courage opens doors to a new culture. Unforgettable time. Visited churches and schools, met local artists and families….and [...]

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PLAY ON by Paul McLaney

Excited Paul McLaney got this absolutely brilliant work recorded, the album was just released this August, congrats!  PLAY ON is a musical imagining of Shakespeare’s great soliloquies. Totally fell in love with it when I saw its first showing @ the pop-up globe in 2016. Such beautiful concept – the musicians are exquisite and the [...]

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FADE exhibition date extended

FADE has been extended by another 9 days to 25 August 2017 – nice! 25Aug17 update…and now extended to Monday 28th of August to remain up for the gallery’s National poetry day event tonight, 20 Poets in Devonport hosted by the Michael King’s writer center. Wonderful line up – from C.K.Stead, Haare Williams, Denys Trussel & [...]

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FADE @ Depot Artspace, Devonport Auckland

The story of FADE is very dear to me and I am thrilled it is treasured again, this time @ Depot Artspace Devonport, Auckland. Since it was first shown at the Sir James Wallace’s Pah Homestead in September 16, FADE has been seen by more that 30.000 visitors in three galleries – today, 22 July [...]

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Exhibition shots @ Whangarei Art Museum

Today was the last day of FADE @ Whangarei Art Museum. I was up twice to visit – each time with very special people. The way the churches were showcased at WAM was very different to the first two galleries – at WAM the show was presented in a big gallery and each image had [...]

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Te Waka Huia rehearsal

With Te Waka Huia on the last weekend and wananga before Te Matatini 2017. Absolutely beautiful to reconnect with the whanau and to feel their powerful and warm wairua. In awe like on the first day eight years ago. Probably even more. Never ending passion and excellence xxx

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FADE opens @ Whangarei Art Museum

FADE opens at Whangarei Art museum (WAM) on 27 February and runs until 2nd April 2017.  

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Marti Friedlander…memories

 

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Abandoned…or chasing ghosts

One day my attraction to abandoned old places will collapse on me.

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The James Wallace Arts Trust Collection

Third quarter last year, three works of the FULL MOON KINGDOM show were acquired by The James Wallace Arts Trust Collection – true honor. And one of the images already had the chance to see the beautiful Pah Homestead from the inside and dance alongside FADE for a couple of weeks. Nice!  

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FADE in Rawene

Very happy that FADE, my exhibition about the quaint churches of the Hokianga, arrived up North – it opened right in the heart of the Hokianga at No1 Parnell gallery in Rawene on 22 Dec 16 – the show is on until 29 Jan 17, hope lots of people will be able to check it [...]

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2016

2016. a beast it was. unsure if to hiss or purr, doing both with passion. Let’s dance all night Lift up and embrace more moments of Life; joys and sorrows. Happy New Year xx     Komische Oper, Berlin, Dec 2016

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FADE in the Hokianga

For years, my then-partner Glenn Colquhoun shared his knowledge and deep love for Northland with me. To me, someone who wasn’t born in New Zealand, that is a taonga as I was introduced to that part of Aotearo and its people from the inside and the heart. Over the last couple of years, I experienced [...]

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Chris Booth’s tribute to Ralph Hotere

Last weekend was the bi-annual kutai festival in beloved Mitmiti. Loved catching-up with my Mitimiti whanau. SO much fun. All my photos go to the community (some to follow here soon). Of course I had to climp up to the urupa to visit Ralph Hotere’s grave – the unveiling just occurred on Labour day weekend. [...]

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Marti Friedlander

Oh dearest Marti my heart aches over today’s news. I have been dreading this announcement. I held you close all weekend while being up in Mitimiti, a place I know you always wanted to visit. I will hold you close forever. My greatest inspiration and teacher xxx OUR greatest inspiration. RIP. My heart felt love [...]

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Kathrin Simon’s FADE in ‘Art New Zealand’

Such joy to have FADE featured in the 40 year anniversary edition of Art NZ. Wonderful write-up by poet Riemke Ensing and beautiful presentation of the work on 5 pages. Very happy. Go and check out this colorful summer 2016-17 edition! FADE continues to be exhibited at the Pah Homestead until Sunday 27Nov16. X

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Hawaiki TŪ TAKETAKE 2016

An honor to shoot Hawaiki TŪ – Haka Theatre TAKETAKE 2016 last week. Greatest respect and congratulations to all performers, the whole team and my beautiful and super talented friends Kura Te Waati (Te Ua) and Beez Ngarino Te Waati – you are such an inspiration. The piece was full of fire, strength, grace and [...]

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FADE – artist talk Kathrin Simon & Matt Elliott

The talk last Saturday at the Pah Homestead was a really enjoyable session. Very interactive and true interest in the room. Wonderful. Thanks so much for coming to celebrate these treasures and hear more about this journey. Here a little record of the event – it was fun!!

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Auckland Heritage Festival | FADE by Kathrin Simon

FADE is part of the Auckland Heritage Festival starting today – hope you have time to check it out….the show has now been extended to 27 November 16

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