Reading Artists’ Books with Interjections from a Daphne on Pete’s Front Step

By Hamish Petersen


HUM’s Senior Editor considers the unique capacities of artist books by exploring three Aotearoa artists’ international projects from recent years. They learn how the intimate encounter between page and reader relies on finely tuned elements to realise some kind of sovereignty over the artist’s story or recognition in their reader. 


Yota Ayaan, Postscript

16 November —
19 November 2022

Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, Portugal


Tim J. Veling, Dad, Pete, Opa book launch

6.00PM — 10.00PM
04 November 2022

a ilha / XYZ Bookshop, Lisbon, Portugal


Natalie Tozer at Sluice Lisbon: Territory

10 November —
13 November 2022

various locations throughout Barreiro, Lisbon, Portugal


Yota Ayaan, Trauma Response

12 November —
03 December 2021

Duplex AIR, Lisbon, Portugal


Kate Newby: Loved like a sunbeam

26 September —
09 November 2019

Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal


Spin Slowly, Fighting Gravity

By Samuel Walsh


Arts facilitator and producer Samuel Walsh reflects on his residency at Zaratan - Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal, where he was able to develop ideas for his own artist-run space, Strange Haven, in Tāmaki Makaurau. Although thousands of miles apart, Walsh and the facilitators of Zaratan discovered their shared joys and struggles of running an art space, and the importance of community in their practice.