We are so pleased to announce our Judge this year is Dr. Ed Hanfling. Ed is a Doctor of Philosophy with a First Class Honours in Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Arts History.
His current roles are as a Lecturer in Art History and Theory at Dunedin School of Art with Otago Polytechnic. He also works as an External assessor for Ara Institute of Canterbury, University of Auckland on MA theses/dissertations and is an External moderator with Wintec, in Hamilton
His research encompasses activities within and between the disciplines of art history and art criticism. He has published books and articles on modernist abstract art in New Zealand and internationally (particularly on Milan Mrkusich, Roy Good, Mervyn Williams and Morris Louis), and his writings also investigate theories and issues of judgement, value and
the canon. He has contributed regular reviews and articles to Art New Zealand since 2004, and written extensively, in catalogues and books, on the work of New Zealand painter Ian Scott and printmaker Anthony Davies.
Below is Dr. Hanfling’s current research projects:
– Book on the ‘Unfurled’ paintings of American modernist abstract painter Morris Louis
– Update to Docking, Dunn and Hanfling, 250 Years of New Zealand Painting (David Bateman)
– Reviews and articles for Art New Zealand
– Article ‘An Affect Alien in Aotearoa: Diane Prince and the Flag Controversy’, Third Text (forthcoming)
– Parallel Universe: The Art and Design of Roy Good, Auckland: Te Uru, 2018.
– Mervyn Williams: From Modernism to the Digital Age, Auckland: Ron Sang, 2014.
– Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography, (co-author: Chris Corson-Scott), Auckland: PhotoForum,
– 240 Years of New Zealand Painting, (co-authors: Gil Docking & Michael Dunn), Auckland: David Bateman, 2012.
– Mrkusich: The Art of Transformation, (co-author: Alan Wright), Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2009.
Articles and chapters:
– ‘Happily Difficult: Anthony Davies and the Politics of Print’, in Anthony Davies, As the Situation Unfolds: Anthony Davies
– A Survey of Works 2007-16, Whanganui: Hotspur Studio, 2017.
– ‘Feminists and Formalists’, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2014, pp. 183–198.
– Entries on Rita Angus, Bill Culbert, Don Driver and New Zealand III: Painting and Graphic Arts, 1900 and after, Grove Art
Online, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.– ‘Morris Louis in Australia and New Zealand’, Burlington Magazine, No. 1281, Vol. CLI, December 2009, pp. 830-835.