Based in: Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, New Zealand

Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer and educator. He is a former lecturer in Photo Media at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (2017-20) and works principally in the arts and education sectors. His exhibition highlights include projects with City Gallery Wellington, The Dowse Museum, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Ilam Gallery and the Auckland Art Fair.

His art writing includes essays, interviews, criticism and cultural commentary for publishers such as Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand, Pantograph Punch, Contemporary Hum, PhotoForum New Zealand, EyeContact, City Gallery Wellington, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, The Suter Art Gallery, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Enjoy Occasional Journal and Writing Around Sound, alongside selected artists, dealer galleries and auction houses.


Agenda Setters: Nathan Pōhio

The artworld people set to influence the region in the year to come.

Notable Accolades: Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa

We examine the work of artists who took out major prizes last year.

Group exhibition: The Truth Is Out There

The Dowse Art Museum presents a group exhibition.

Matthew Browne: Moment of Tangency

Gow Langsford Gallery presents work by Matthew Browne.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Hiria Anderson

Watch Emil McAvoy in conversation with Hiria Anderson about her work ’Tired of Winning’.

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