News

18 December 2014

Unveiling of Paterson's 'The Golden Promise'

Unveiling of Paterson's 'The Golden Promise'
reuben paterson's 'the golden promise', 2014

Reuben Pateron’s 3 metre tall glitter chicken wing was unveiled at Massey University this week. Commissioned by the university for their 50th Jubilee The Golden Promise celebrates the university’s history as an agricultural college and the agricultural history of Albany, where the chicken has long been considered the symbol of the community.
View footage of installation of The Golden Promise here

17 December 2014

Reuben Paterson's 'The Golden Bearing' installed at the Rhododendron Dell

Reuben Paterson's 'The Golden Bearing' installed at the Rhododendron Dell
reuben paterson's 'the golden bearing'

As a new acquisition into the Govett-Brewster Collection, artist Reuben Paterson’s gold-glittered, sculpted tree takes root in the Rhododendron Dell. Inspired by his visits to Taranaki’s public gardens, Paterson pursues his investigation of light, sculptural form and hyper-real environments.


The exhibition has made Mutual Art's top 10 exhibitions to watch list and is on until 25 January 2015

15 December 2014

Richard Lewer wins Blake Prize

Richard Lewer wins Blake Prize
a still from richard lewer's hand-drawn animation 'worse luck i'm still here'

Congratulations to the winner of this year's Blake prize, gallery artist Richard Lewer. Lewer won the award for religious art with his hauntingly beautiful work 'worse luck I'm still here.' There are only 2 Artist Proofs left in this edition, please contact us for more information.

12 December 2014

Karl Maughan at Pataka and Dowse Art Museum

Karl Maughan at Pataka and Dowse Art Museum
karl maughan at dowse art museum

Visit two public exhibitions of Karl Maughan's work this summer. A Clear Day at Pataka, Porirua, until 8 February 2015 and Solo at Dowse Art Museum until 1 March 2015.

Read Mark Amery's review on the two exhibitions and Maughan's career here.




10 December 2014

New Max Gimblett publication

New Max Gimblett publication
max gimblett, 'the sound of one hand', 2014

This is the first publication to focus entirely on the sumi ink paintings of American-New Zealand artist Max Gimblett. Published by Charta with a foreword by Eric Shiner and text byTom Huhn. To order a copy please email orders@artbook.com

05 December 2014

Judy Millar book launch

Judy Millar book launch
judy millar's swell

A new publication by Judy Millar, Trish Gribben and Philip Fickling - Swell, a pop-up book for children, will launch this Sunday, 3pm at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Copies will be available for purchase through the gallery shortly, just in time for Christmas! Contact us to register your interest.

03 December 2014

Dick Frizzell exhibits at Australian Galleries, Sydney

Dick Frizzell exhibits at Australian Galleries, Sydney
the phantom show, australian galleries, sydney

Several paintings by gallery artist Dick Frizzell will be included in the upcoming exhibition The Phantom Show, opening at Australian Galleries, Sydney next Tuesday. The group exhibition has been curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch and will be on display from 9 - 21 December 2014. 

28 November 2014

Michael Hight book launch

Michael Hight book launch
michael hight: crossing the line

We are delighted to announce the launch of Michael Hight's first monograph, Michael Hight: Crossing the line.  The publication spans Michael's painting career from early abstract assemblages, through iconic beehive landscapes, to recent explorations of nocturnal memory-scapes; and features essays by distinguished art writer and curator, Gregory O'Brien, and poet and author Paula Green.

The book launch will take place on Monday the 15th of December, from 5-7pm at Level 2, 26 Lorne Street.  Please note this is the level above our Lorne Street Gallery.  The event will be a celebration of Michael's work to date, featuring paintings reproduced in the publication.  Michael, Gregory and Paula will all be present.  Copies will be available for purchase on the night for the special price of $35 (RRP$49.00). Drinks will be served and Eftpos will be available. Please RSVP before 10 December.

21 November 2014

Preview of new Antonio Murado works, New York

Preview of new Antonio Murado works, New York
antonio murado serves paella at a preview of his new works in new york.

Last night in New York gallery artist Antonio Murado hosted a preview of new works in his TriBeCa loft. Gallery director Gary Langsford went along to select works for Murado's next exhibition with Gow Langsford early next year.

 

21 November 2014

Max Gimblett at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London

Max Gimblett at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London
Max Gimblett, a dense honey of gold, 2014

Max Gimblett's first solo exhibition in the UK, Love Conquers All, will open to the public at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London, on 28 November, running until 24 January 2015.

 

21 November 2014

Now on - Karl Maughan at The Dowse

Now on - Karl Maughan at The Dowse
karl maughan in front of his wall of hydrangeas at the dowse art museum

The Dowse Art Museum recently opened a solo exhibition by gallery artist Karl Maughan consisting of one, colossal work, a wall of hydrangeas inspired by the Wellington Botanical Gardens. Visit The Dowse, free of charge, before 22 February 2015 to view the work. Gow Langsford will also be exhibiting new work by Maughan this December, contact us to receive a Pre-Preview of his upcoming show, Panorama.

04 November 2014

Reuben Paterson work for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Reuben Paterson work for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
 reuben paterson for auckland philharmonia orchestra

Reuben Paterson was one of 10 artists invited to create artworks based on hearing an Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performance.
The artworks are featured in the APO 2015 Season Brochure and will be auctioned in 2015. 

 

04 November 2014

Rob Wynne in Los Angeles

Rob Wynne in Los Angeles
Rob wynne at gavlak, LA

Gavlak in Los Angeles is pleased to present Rob Wynne's third solo exhibition of innovative glass works, visit before 20 December to view. Gow Langsford Gallery have one of Wynne's glass works available, Noir, please contact us for more information.

 

 

04 November 2014

Katharina Grosse in 'wizz eyelashes', Stockholm, Sweden.

Katharina Grosse in 'wizz eyelashes', Stockholm, Sweden.
katharina grosse in stockholm.

Katharina Grosse is currently participating in the group exhibition, wizz eyelashes, in Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden. Visit to view work by Grosse alongside Sol LeWitt and Walter De Maria before 14 December.

04 November 2014

Gregor Kregar studio event

Gregor Kregar studio event
gregor kregar's studio, november 2014. photograph courtesy sait akkirman of artsdiary

Saturday night’s event at Gregor Kregar’s studio was a great success with over 200 clients exploring Kregar’s vast studio space, choosing work to acquire from a huge selection, as well as enjoying the first chance to view Kregar’s recently unveiled new public artwork, Transit Cloud, which will be installed in New Lynn early 2015. The sun shone and the BBQ and Invivo wines went down a treat, thank you to all that came along and experienced the evening.

23 October 2014

Richard Lewer animation acquired by The University of Western Australia

Richard Lewer animation acquired by The University of Western Australia
Still from Richard Lewer's animation Worse luck I'm still here

The University of Western Australia have recently acquired an edition of Richard Lewer's short animation Worse luck I'm still here, leaving only two in the edition available. Contact us to view the work and for more information.

17 October 2014

Hye Rim Lee at Britomart Project Space

An installation of Hye Rim Lee's latest work from Lucid Dream, Black Rose, Glass Box has just been installed in the Britomart Project Space.

11 October 2014

International forum for non-objective art

International forum for non-objective art
International forum for non-objective art

Simon Ingram has work included in the International Forum for Non-Objective Art exhibition at The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia

10 October 2014

Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions Gallery

Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions Gallery
Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions Gallery

20% off all artworks at Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions.

To celebrate Art Week 2014, Gow Langsford has set-up a Pop-Up Editions gallery at Victoria Park Market. Open from 10-19 October and featuring work by all of our represented artists, customers are eligible for a one-off 20% discount on all works exhibited at Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions.*

Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions

Shop 1.01 Victoria Park Market
Wednesday – Sunday: 11-4pm
Mon/Tuesday: CLOSED

Visit our new website for more information.

*please note the discount applies to unframed editions on display at our Pop-Up Editions Gallery only, until 19 October.  Further conditions may apply

22 September 2014

Corban Estate

Corban Estate
Image: John Pule, 2014

Visit Corban Estate Arts Centre on Saturday 11 October at 11am, 2pm or 6pm to attend one of John Pule's poetry readings.

14 September 2014

Karl Maughan's major garden paintings

Karl Maughan's major garden paintings
Image: Karl Maughan, Huia, 2014

On 28 September, an exhibition of a selection of Karl Maughan's major garden paintings (1986 - 2014) opened at Pataka Art + MuseumA Clear Day runs until 8 February 2015. An exhibition of new works by Maughan will open at our Kitchener St gallery this December, contact us to receive an email preview of the works. 
 

11 September 2014

Series of short animations

Series of short animations
Image: Sunday documentary series at Academy Cinemas.

A series of short animations by gallery artist Richard Lewer will screen before each Academy Cinemas documentary on Sundays throughout October. Visit Academy Cinemas for bookings and more information.

07 September 2014

Sing a Rainbow

Sing a Rainbow
Image: Sara Hughes new publication, Works in Public Spaces.

To coincide with Sara Hughes' current exhibition Sing a Rainbow at Lorne St, we have a new publication, focusing on Hughes' public works, available through the gallery. Please contact us to reserve a copy. 
 

05 September 2014

POP-UP GALLERY

POP-UP GALLERY
Image: Reuben Paterson, Blessing, glitter screenprint, 2014

In tandem with this year's Art Week, Gow Langsford will open a pop-up gallery at Victoria Park Market. The gallery, featuring a selection from our Editions space, will be open to the public from 10-19 October, more details to be posted on our website shortly.

01 September 2014

Congratulations David McCracken

Congratulations David McCracken
Image: David McCracken, Involute and Transmission, 2014

Congratulations to gallery artist David McCracken who recently won the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award for his work Involute and Transmission. McCracken's prize consists of a 3-month residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA.

29 August 2014

Academy Cinemas

Academy Cinemas
Image: Academy Cinemas, Sunday documentary series

This month we're pleased to announce our new partnership with Academy Cinemas. To celebrate the Academy's new Sunday Documentary Series we will be providing short clips of original artwork by gallery artists to run before each documentary. First up is a four part series by Alex Monteith, Mechanical Foreshore. The series will feature four short works by Monteith, one to be screened before each Sunday documentary during September.

26 August 2014

Gordon Walters

Gordon Walters
Image: Michael Thomson, Franz Kline Pink, 2014

This month we have two exhibitions showing at Kitchener St. This Saturday marks the last day to view Michael Thomson's drawings and next Tuesday evening, 5-7pm,  you are invited to join us for the Preview of an exhibition of the work by Gordon Walters. This event is sponsored by Sanpellegrino.

23 August 2014

Hannah Valentine

Hannah Valentine
Image: Hannah Valentine, Constructing the Self, 2014

Congratulations to both gallery artist David McCracken, and gallery staff member, Hannah Valentine, for being selected as finalists in the 2014 Wallace Art Awards.

20 August 2014

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes
Sara Hughes, Afterglow

A new painting by Sara Hughes was part of a recent auction to celebrate Daffodil Day, which raised $13,000 for the Cancer Society. Visible Light is part of Hughes new body of work that will be exhibited in her upcoming solo show, Sing a Rainbow, at Lorne St, 17 September - 11 October. Please email us if you are interested in receiving image and work details in advance of the exhibition Preview.

18 August 2014

Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett
Image: Max Gimblett, Chrysalis of Gold, 2013

Max Gimblett is now represented by Kashya Hildebrand in London and will have a solo exhibition at the gallery, opening November 27, 2014.

15 August 2014

Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson
Image: Reuben Paterson, 2013. Photo by Gil Hanly

From May - July this year Reuben Paterson completed a residency at Goyang Art Studio in Seoul. Read about his experience on the Asia New Zealand Foundation website.

13 August 2014

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher
Image: Graham Fletcher, Untitled (The Petrified Object), oil on canvas, 1800 x 2100mm,

Graham Fletcher has a work included in Dunedin Public Art Gallery's current exhibition, Sleight of Hand. Fletcher also has his first solo exhibition with Gow Langsford at our Lorne St gallery until Saturday 13 September. Contact us for a list of available works.

11 August 2014

Phantom City

Phantom City
Image: Installation image of Phantom City at Rotorua Museum

Don't miss the final week of Phantom City at Rotorua Museum. The exhibition includes work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar and Anthony Goicolea, as well as Gregory Bennett, Deborah Crowe, Judy Darragh, Shannon Novak, Peter Gibson Smith, Richard Stratton and Yang Yongliang.

08 August 2014

Judy Millar

Judy Millar
Judy Millar, Judgment Day, 2014

Three works by Judy Millar are currently included in Friendly Takeover, a group exhibition at Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany that runs until 5 October. We have two new Millar works in the gallery stockroom, contact us for image details.

05 August 2014

Gregor Kregar

Gregor Kregar
Image: Gregor Kregar's Invivo arch, 2014

As part of TEDx 2014, Gregor Kregar constructed a temporary arch using 424 Invivo boxes. Kregar also features in the current edition of Art NZ, pick up a copy to read about his work and practice.

02 August 2014

Max Gimblett's Calligraphy Practice

Max Gimblett's Calligraphy Practice
Image: Max Gimblett in his studio

A new publication on Max Gimblett, The Sound of One Hand—Max Gimblett's Calligraphy Practice, will be published by Charta, Milan in October this year. The book features an essay by Tom Huhn and forward by Eric Shiner.

30 July 2014

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg
Image: Three Tony Cragg sculptures at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

Gallery artist Tony Cragg has been announced as the next exhibitor in the Madison Square Art program. The exhibition Walks of Life will feature a trio of new bronze works by Cragg, each in his trademark organic style sited on separate sections of lawn within the park. Walks of Life is open to the public from 18 September - 8 February, 2015. We currently have a limited number of Cragg sculptures available through the gallery, please contact us for image and work details.

 

27 July 2014

Gregor Kregar

Gregor Kregar
Image: Gregor Kregar at Corban's Estate

Gregor Kregar has a new exhibition opening at Corban's Estate on 1 August, 2 Fragile 2 Shoot. A combination of slip cast and glazed ceramic objects are installed throughout the space as Kregar utilises familiar objects then represents them in a way that displaces original meaning. Visit Corban's Estate from the 1 August - 7 September to view the work. An article by Edward Hanfling on Kregar's practice is included in the upcoming Art New Zealand, due out 11 August.

 

22 July 2014

Richard Lewer Basil Sellers Art Prize

Richard Lewer Basil Sellers Art Prize
Image: Work by Richard Lewer included in Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art.

In 2013 Richard Lewer was short-listed for the Basil Sellers Art Prize. All short-listed participants were given 8 months to complete an artwork to exhibit. The selected works are currently on show until 26 October at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

 

20 July 2014

Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson
Image: installation shot of Reuben Paterson's A Cruxifixion in Late and Modern Contemporary Art

Reuben Paterson's glitter painting A Cruxifixion, 2012, is currently being exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Late and Modern Contemporary Art. This is the first in a series of new presentations of the NGV's collection of international art.

 

16 July 2014

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher
Image: Graham Fletcher's work at Objectspace

LAST CHANCE TO VIEW
Works by Graham Fletcher are included in the group show Object Shift at Objectspace until this Saturday, 2 August. They will be displayed alongside 5 other contemporary artists, Kushana Bush, Elaine Campaner (Australia), Graham Fletcher, Georgie Hill, Marian Maguire, and Neil Pardington.

Graham Fletcher's first solo exhibition with Gow Langsford Gallery will open on Tuesday 19 August, please email us to register interest in receiving a sales pack with work details prior to the exhibition.

 

14 July 2014

Andre Hemer

Andre Hemer
Image: 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2014

Andre Hemer, one of the participants in Levels of Abstraction, our current exhibition at Lorne St, has been included in a new arts publication. 100 Painters of Tomorrow will be available from Thames & Hudson Ltd from 22 September 2014.

 

02 July 2014

This September Max Gimblett will participate

This September Max Gimblett will participate
Max Gimblett, Shunryu Suzuki's Light, 2003

This September Max Gimblett will participate in John O'Loghlen and Sophie McKinnon's China Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour. Max will give a lecture called 'Color, Abstraction and Gesture in My Studio Practice' at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Thursday 19 September and there will be a reception held at the New Zealand Embassy on Wednesday 18 September. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

03 June 2014

NOW REPRESENTING

NOW REPRESENTING
Jan De Vliegher

We are pleased to announce that Gow Langsford Gallery is Jan De Vliegher's sole dealer gallery in Australasia. 

31 May 2014

Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett
Image: Max Gimbeltt, Chrysalis of Gold, 2014

Max Gimblett is currently in Auckland visiting from New York. View his exhibition, The Gold Thread, at our Lorne St gallery and listen to him talk about his practice at AUT this evening.
28 May 2014
Doors open 6.30pm
Presentation will start at 6.45pm
Limited seats available.
For more information contact AUT

28 May 2014

Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson
Image: Reuben Paterson, At the Edge of the Mirror, 2014

This month, Reuben Paterson's solo show At the Edge of a Mirror opened at Hastings City Art Gallery. At the Edge of a Mirror offers up the main gallery space as the inside of kaleidoscope, where Paterson's vibrant, glitter paintings act as the mirrored surfaces implying refraction, tessellation and symmetry. The movement of people echoes the turns of the kaleidoscope. Visit Hastings City Art Gallery before 27 July 2014.

27 May 2014

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
Image: Andy Warhol, Electric Chair

Andy Warhol's silkscreen Electric Chair sold at an early May auction at Christie's for US$10.5 million, breaking all previous records. We currently have two large Electric Chair prints available in our international stockroom. Contact us for image and price information.

26 May 2014

Hye Rim Lee

Hye Rim Lee
Image: Hye Rim Lee, installation at Gyeongnam Museum, 2014

Hye Rim Lee currently has work included in a new group show in Korea. Gyeongnam Art Museum, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the opening of PRISM - Nam June Paik and New Media Art. The installation stretches over three galleries within the museum and centres on the work of Nam Jun Paik alongside eight Korean contemporary new media artists who follow his legacy in the current digital age.

24 May 2014

Simon Ingram

Simon Ingram
Simon Ingram's installation at Jar, Radio Station

Drive through Kingsland to view Simon Ingram's installation at Jar, Radio Painting Station, a project supported by The Chartwell Trust, can be viewed at 589 New North Rd until November 2014.

22 May 2014

Richard Lewer

Richard Lewer
Image: Still from Lewer's Worse luck I'm still here, 2013
Richard Lewer's moving animation Worse luck I'm still here was recently included in the Adelaide Biennial, during which time it was acquired as part of the permanent collection of Art Gallery of South Australia.
Contact us to receive a link to view the animation.

20 May 2014

Swell

Swell
Image: Swell book cover, 2014

Help support the collaboration between Judy Millar, Trish Gribben and Phillip Fickling, by donating on The Boosted website to help raise funds to print Swell, a pop-up art book for children. The Boosted campaign allows projects to happen with the help of the community and although almost at their target, every extra helps.

16 May 2014

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes
Image: Sara Hughes, Flag Wall, Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 2014

Sara Hughes' work for Cathedral Square in Christchurch has been reviewed by Sally Tag in the Arts section of this week's Listener. "Now, nearly a year since Christchurch's Cathedral Square was re-opened to the public after the city's earthquakes, a vast curtain of 648 small rectangular flags ripple with colour in an autumn northerly between the wrecked facade of Christchurch Cathedral, the evacuated Old Post Office and sites left vacant by buildings demolished as a result of the earthquakes. Flag Wall is light and ephemeral. Monumental on scale, it shivers like blown leaves in the slightest breath of wind and falls when the wind drops into a vibrant mosaic mimicking the largely intact slate roof of the cathedral

13 May 2014

Simon Ingram

Simon Ingram
Image: Simon Ingram's monograph, Painting Machines 2005 - 2014, 2014

Simon Ingram's first monograph will be available shortly through the gallery. The monograph surveys the artist's work from 2007 - 2013. In three substantial essays and with a contribution by the artist, it explores how Ingram interrogates the act of painting - its supports, execution, composition, and exhibition - as a self-organizing machine that is generated by living systems and electromagnetic energy.

09 May 2014

Ladders

Ladders
mage: Ladders by Ryan Hollingshead, Max Gimblett and Giovanni Forlino

Ladders, a new collaboration by Ryan Hollingshead, Max Gimblett and Giovanni Forlino, is now available through the gallery. With text by Hollingshead accompanied by images by Gimblett and Forlino, this union began when the three met at Gimblett's exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery, 2011. They have been working on the project ever since. As Max has said: 'We are at one, Ryan and I. Words and images flow together. We fell in love.'

27 April 2014

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes
Image: Sara Hughes, Flag wall for Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 2014

Sara Hughes has completed a colourful flag wall installation as part of Christchurch Council's transitional project in Cathedral Square. Hughes explained she wanted to create a work for Cathedral Square that had a lightness of touch and incorporated an aspect of the Square left standing after the earthquakes and the demolition. "Flag poles and the flags they fly are symbols laden with meaning and history, it was my intention creating a wall of flags that the work would take a protective role within the Square and that the movement and colour of the flags would blow optimism and good will into the site."

We have two recent works by Sara Hughes in our stockroom, email us for more details.

22 April 2014

Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett
Image: Max Gimblett at a sumi ink workshop

During his upcoming visit to New Zealand, Max Gimblett will be conducting several sumi ink workshops at Waikato University to coincide with Universe, a works on paper and inks exhibition that will open at the University on 9 June. For more information please visit the Waikato University's website. Max Gimblett's next solo exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery will open on 28 May. Please contact us to receive a preview of his new work.

16 April 2014

Hye Rim Lee

Hye Rim Lee
Image: Hye Rim Lee, Powder Room, 2014

Work by Hye Rim Lee is included in the group exhibition Double Mirror: Korean-American Artistsat the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Centre, Washington D.C. Double Mirror is a mixed media and mixed genre exhibition celebrating the work of artists whose work shares, reflects and refracts from the conditions of having bi-cultural identities. Visit the Katzen Arts Centre before 1 June 2014 to view Double Mirror.

11 April 2014

Chris Heaphy

Chris Heaphy
Image: Chris Heaphy, Evolution, 2013

Work by gallery artist Chris Heaphy is currently included in the exhibition The Network: Contemporary Art from New Zealandat Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, India until 10 May.

06 April 2014

Judy Millar

Judy Millar
Image: Judy Millar, Be Do Be Do Be Do at the IMA, Australia.

The catalogue from Judy Millar's exhibition Be Do Be Do Be Do from the IMA is now available for sale through the gallery. Please contact us to purchase a copy.

02 April 2014

Max Gimblett in Florence

Max Gimblett in Florence
Image: Max Gimblett, Intrinsic Value, 2014

This May, Max Gimblett will travel to Florence, Italy, to work on a limited edition artist's book with publisher Edizioni Canopo. Gimblett will produce etchings for the book which will be accompanied by poems written by Ida Panicelli.

27 March 2014

Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson
Image: Reuben Paterson, Ándale, Ándale, mural at the Newmarket train station, 2014

Reuben Paterson' s new artwork, Ándale, Ándale (a Spanish phrase meaning “Come on, let’s go!”), has now been officially opened at the entrance of the Newmarket train station. Commissioned by the Newmarket Arts Trust with support from Auckland Council and the Newmarket Business Association, artist Reuben Paterson says the piece will evoke the perpetual flow of people in and out of the station. “Placed within a transport hub, my floral design will travel all the way from the 60s to the contemporary fashion nexus that is Newmarket today. Ándale, Ándale will be like a type of bullfighter’s cape that marks the threshold to this lively area,” says Paterson.

22 March 2014

Mark Adams

Mark Adams
Image: Mark Adams: A Portrait of Tony Fomison 1971 - 1990

New Publication
Mark Adams: A Portrait of the Artist Tony Fomison 1971-1990

The photographer Mark Adams was a close friend of Tony Fomison. They first met when Adams was commissioned to photograph Fomison for the University of Canterbury student newspaper in 1971. This Collector's Edition covers the period of their friendship from that time until Fomison's death at the age of 50 in 1990. Adam's portraits, taken in Christchurch and Auckland, show not only the painter himself and his work but his unusual collections of objects. The final images are of his studio at 90 Williamson Ave after his funeral.

Please contact us for more information

15 March 2014

Alex Monteith

Alex Monteith
Image: Screen shot from Alex Monteith's Big Wave Aotearoa at Tauranga Art Gallery

Alex Monteith: Big Wave Aotearoa
Gallery artist Alex Monteith is currently exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery. Big Wave Aotearoa is made up of three elements: a major video installation, a 'live action' project filmed at Mount Maunganui and an installation featuring retrospective performance material.
Visit Tauranga Art Gallery before 6 April to view.

09 March 2014

John Pule

John Pule
Image: John Pule, The Bond of Time: An Epic Love Poem

Last month we announced the re-publication of John Pule's book The Bond of Time: An Epic Love Poem and this month we're delighted in invite you to the book launch. The Bond of Time will be launched on the 27th of March by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman at Te Ao Mârama, located on Arts Road, University of Canterbury. For more information please contact Lea Kortman 03 364 2914.

04 March 2014

Reuben Paterson Limited Edition Prints

Reuben Paterson Limited Edition Prints
Image: Reuben Paterson, Zebra, glitter screenprint, 2014

New Limited Edition Prints
This month we will be launching two new glitter prints by Reuben Paterson. Please contact us to register your interest.

18 February 2014

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher
Graham Fletcher at Gow Langsford Gallery 2014

NOW REPRESENTING GRAHAM FLETCHER
Graham Fletcher has been a practising artist since 1997 and has exhibited extensively in both New Zealand and abroad. He has works held in significant private and public collections and has also received numerous awards and grants including the Wallace Arts Trust Development Award (2010). Fletcher's work explores the critical legacy of the widespread European tradition of housing collections of Oceanic and African tribal art in domestic settings. Of particular relevance, to an artist of mixed Samoan and European heritage, is the question of how this legacy might be appropriated and subverted within a contemporary Pacific and New Zealand context.

19 November 2013

Te Urewera Conversations

Te Urewera Conversations
Reuben Paterson's work in Te Urewera Conversations, 2013

Both Reuben Paterson and John Walsh are amongst 22 artists included in the upcoming exhibition Te Urewera Conversations running from 25 November 2013 - 19 January 2014 at the Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre. All are welcome at the opening tomorrow afternoon, 2.30pm.

18 November 2013

Australian sculptor Lisa Roet

Australian sculptor Lisa Roet
Lisa Roet, Marble Chimp Bust

We have recently received this new work by Australian sculptor Lisa Roet. Marble Chimp Bust, No 4, is made from Carrara marble and can be viewed at our Lorne St gallery.

15 November 2013

Paul Dibble sculpture

Paul Dibble sculpture
Image: Paul Dibble The Performance, 2013

Lindisfarne College in Hastings has recently installed it's third Paul Dibble sculpture. The Performancestands outside the college's new performing arts building and pays tribute to the visual arts, acting, music and high achievement.

14 November 2013

David McCracken and Gregor Kregar

Two gallery atists, David McCracken and Gregor Kregar, have new work included in the Auckland Airport's Outdoor Gallery. The new sculpture park is free of charge and open to the public 7 days a week.

13 November 2013

Gregor Kregar

Gregor Kregar
Image: Gregor Kregar's Foucault's Pendulum at Tauranga Art Gallery, 2013

Tauranga Art Gallery's atrium is now home to a new work by sculptor Gregor Kregar. Foucault's Pendulumis a suspended installation made from aluminium combined with recycled neon lights and is named after French physicist Leon Foucault who, in 1851, designed an experimental device to demonstrate the rotation of Earth.

11 November 2013

A second exhibition at The Dowse

A second exhibition at The Dowse
Image: Reuben Paterson's Mona Lisa at The Dowse Art Museum, 2013

A second exhibition at The Dowse, Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Aotearoa includes the work of Reuben Paterson, Dick Frizzell and Chris Heaphy. Visit before 23 February 2014.

10 November 2013

Gallery artists Sara Hughes and Simon Ingram

Gallery artists Sara Hughes and Simon Ingram
Image: Simon Ingram's installation at The Dowse Art Museum, 2013

Gallery artists Sara Hughes and Simon Ingram both have work in current Dowse Art Museum exhibition As Many Structures As I Can, which explores the systems and structures artists use to create their works. As Many Structures As I Can is on until 16 February 2014.

07 November 2013

Radio Painting Station

Radio Painting Station
Image: Simon Ingram, Radio Painting Station, Kingsland, 2013

Simon Ingram's latest project, Radio Painting Station, is a year-long, evolving experiment, consisting of a solar powered amatur radio astronomy painting studio. View at 589 New North Road, Kingsland. 

06 November 2013

Richard Lewer

Richard Lewer
Richard Lewer, 2013

Our newest represented artist, Richard Lewer, is currently participating in Melbourne Now, which starts today and runs until 23 March 2014 at the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne Now is a cross-disciplinary project celebrating the latest in art, architecture, design and performance in Melbourne.

04 November 2013

John Walsh's print launch

John Walsh's print launch
John Walsh, He Whanaunga, intaglio etching and aquatint, 2013

The National Whale Centre in collaboration with Gow Langsford Gallery invite you to John Walsh's print launch. The National Whale Centre Development Trust is launching the third in a series of artist prints to raise funds for the proposed National Whale Centre in Picton. Join us at our Kitchener St Gallery on Tuesday 3 December at 5pm to view John Walsh's print for the first time and to listen to guest speaker, Hamish Keith.
Gow Langsford Gallery will be foregoing any commission on sales made for this cause.

01 November 2013

Gow Langsford Gallery ezine readers 10%

Gow Langsford Gallery ezine readers 10%
Image: Judy Millar, Flip (green), screenprint, 2013

For the months of November and December we're offering all Gow Langsford Gallery ezine readers 10% off limited edition prints, happy shopping! Just mention this ezine to receive the discounted price. 
*discount applies to artwork only and excludes framing prices.

22 October 2013

Gow Langsford Gallery at Tauranga Arts Festival

Gow Langsford Gallery at Tauranga Arts Festival

Join Gow Langsford at the Tauranga Arts Festival this year.
From 23 October - 3 November we will have a pop-up gallery on Grey St in Tauranga exhibiting original and editioned work by a wide range of gallery artists including Paul Dibble, Dale Frank, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Chris Heaphy, Michael Hight, Gregor Kregar, Karl Maughan, Judy Millar, Reuben Paterson, John Pule and John Walsh.

Rydal House, 29 Grey Street, Tauranga
23 October - 3 November, 10am-6pm
Opening night: Tuesday 22 October, 7-9pm, all welcome.
Our opening event will follow on from the unveiling of newly commissioned sculpture by artist Gregor Kregar at the Tauranga Art Gallery, 5-7pm.

The opening night is sponsored by Cirro wines and to celebrate the beginning of Tauranga Arts Festival they're offering a special wine deal to all Gow Langsford clients and friends

22 August 2013

Upcoming events and exhibitions

Upcoming events and exhibitions
image: Sarah Munro, ARTUTE project: 10 Cubic meters of mobile space for artists
The Auckland Arts Festival’s WHITE NIGHT is coming up on Saturday 16th March. Visit us at the galleries between 4pm and midnight – see their website for other participating galleries in the neighbourhood. It will be the last day to see Alex Monteith’s epic exhibition Temporary Mechanisms and artist Judy Darragh promises not to disappoint with her contribution to the ART UTE project: 10 cubic meters of mobile space for artists collaboration.
 
Judy Millar’s new exhibition Comic Drop will open at our Lorne St Gallery on Tuesday 19th March along withMrkusich/Thornley at Kitchener St. Contact us for more information and details on included works.

 

22 August 2013

Wellesley St Window installation by Miha Štrukelj

Wellesley St Window installation by Miha Štrukelj
Miha Strukelj's work in the Wellesley St window

Gow Langsford Gallery presents Slovenian artist Miha Štrukelj’s Route to Veronica St a temporary installation in our Wellesley St Window space, to coincide with the Auckland Arts Festival 2013. 6 – 17 March. 

Miha Štrukelj was born in Slovenia in 1973. He is a visual artist working primarily in painting and also focusing on drawing and site-specific work. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2001 with a Master of Fine Arts. He has several awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Grant 2008/09 and the Henkel Drawing Award 2008. His work has also been included in the National Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. He has also been selected for Slovenian Art 1995–2005Seven Sins; Ljubljana–Moscow and U3 - Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia at Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, and various other national and international selections. His work has been presented in Vitamin P; New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon 2002) . In 2009 he represented Slovenia at the 53rd Venice Biennial. See his website for more information.

18 August 2013

Damien Hirst butterfly prints stolen from the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

Damien Hirst butterfly prints stolen from the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Image: Damien Hirst, Topaz/Silver Gloss/Cool Gold, 2010

Although the art theives are still at large, two Damien Hirst butterfly prints have been returned to their rightful home in Chile.

We currently have a limited number of Hirst butterfly prints available. Please contact us for image and work details.

15 August 2013

Judy Millar at the Mies van der Rohe Haus

Judy Millar at the Mies van der Rohe Haus
Image: Judy Millar, Untitled, 2014

This work by Judy Millar will be included in the exhibition Frabiges Grau, opening at Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin on 1 September. Work by Callum Innes, Sean Scully and Gotthard Graubner will also be included.

 

14 August 2013

Max Gimblett - A New Zealand Legend

Max Gimblett - A New Zealand Legend
Image: Max Gimblett in his studio, Bowery, New York.

Max Gimblett has been named one of NZEDGE's New Zealand LegendsNew Zealanders do things that create ripple effects. New Zealand Legends is a broad group of 100+ innovators who have show grit, guts and genius to achieve their goals and create their visions. Congratulations Max!

 

13 August 2013

Max Gimblett travels to China.

Max Gimblett travels to China.
Image: Max Gimblett, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 2011

This September, Max will travel to China to participate in John O'Loghlen and Sophie McKinnon's art and architectural tour of Beijing and Shanghai. At the conclusion of the tour there will be a reception honouring Max, an exhibition of his works at the New Zealand Embassy and a lecture at the Central Art Academy, Beijing.

 

11 August 2013

David McCracken to be included in Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea.

David McCracken to be included in Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea.
Image: David McCracken, Diminish and Ascend, 2013st 2013

This is a sneak peak of a work currently being completed by David McCracken to send to Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea this October. McCracken's work will also be available at our gallery stand at Sydney Contemporary in late September. Please contact us for a full list of available works.

09 August 2013

Studio Channel Art Fair

Studio Channel Art Fair
Image: Reuben Paterson in his studio

Reuben Paterson is interviewed by Mark Amery as part of a series of interviews of artists, dealers, critics and collectors at this year's Auckland Art Fair.

08 August 2013

A Different View: Artists address pornography

A Different View: Artists address pornography
Image: Hye Rim Lee
Gallery artists Hye Rim Lee and Reuben Paterson are currently both included in a group exhibition at the Gus Fisher Gallery, which explores the role of pornography in art. Visit the Gus Fisher Gallery until 12 October 2013.

 

 

01 August 2013

Darryn George at Venice Biennale

Darryn George at Venice Biennale
Image: Darryn George, Venice Biennale, 2013
Pick up a copy of the current Art News to read about the travel and installation of gallery artist Darryn George's impressive installation at this year's Venice Biennale.

 

05 July 2013

Chris Heaphy, producing new work for the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral Square project

Chris Heaphy's work for this project is instantly recognisable in its geometric and symbolic style. Panels adorned with emblematic patterns of sign blend Pakeha and Maori symbols (an allusion to Heaphy's exploration of his bicultural identity) in circular patterms that suggest the Cathedral's since removed rose window. Watch a short clipon Heaphy discussing the project and its importance to him as an artist.

 

05 July 2013

NOW REPRESENTING: LAURENCE ABERHART

NOW REPRESENTING: LAURENCE ABERHART

Laurence Aberhart is a photographer based in Russell, Northland. He held his first solo exhibition at the Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, in 1978 and has exhibited regularly in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Hong Kong since, as well as in Los Angeles and Europe. Aberthart has received a number of Art Council of New Zealand awards, a Fulbright Travel Grant (USA, 1988), a Fulbright Research Fellowship (USA, 2010) and a Moet et Chandon Fellowship in France (1994).
Please contact us for a list of available works.

04 July 2013

Sara Hughes inspired by iconic Christchurch space

Sara Hughes inspired by iconic Christchurch space

Gallery artist Sara Hughes was invited to create artworks as part of Christchurch City Council's Transitional Cathedral Square project. The project, in collaboration with Christchurch Art Gallery and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, aims to reactivate the square as a welcoming space, more than two years after it was closed off to the public following the February 2011 earthquake.

Hughes acknowledges the rich heritage of the area, with her art inspired by historical embroidery, tukutuku panels and roof tiles of the Christchurch Cathedral. Working with such starting points, Hughes' plan takes new directions, activating the space with a towering flag wall and hurricane fencing transformed into vibrant geometric designs.

03 July 2013

Gregor Kregar

Gregor Kregar
Gregor Kregar's The Thinker at Melbourne Art Fair

As part of Populate! Christchurch Art Gallery's 10th birthday programme of art around the city, two of Gregor Kregar's large scale gnomes have been installed in public places. Reflective Lullaby (John) and Reflective Lullaby (Robert) are gnomes as you've never seem them before - stuanch, shiny and more than 3 metres tall. As Kregar puts it: 'the gnomes are not the heroes of one event but rather the funny philosophers of everyday life.'
Please contact us for more information on Gregor's gnomes, as well as other available works.

01 July 2013

Gow Langsford at Auckland Art Fair

Gow Langsford at Auckland Art Fair
Auckland Art Fair 2013

Early next month we're delighted to represent Gow Langsford Gallery with two stands at Auckland Art Fair. The first will exhibit new work by gallery artists Judy Millar, Dale Frank, Dick Frizzell and Michael Hight, the second will exhibit a range of editioned work available through the gallery, including Damien Hirst prints, work by newly represented artist Hye Rim Lee, and brand new editions by Karl Maughan and Judy Millar. Visit us at The Cloud, Queen's Wharf from 7-11 August, Pre-sale tickets available from the Auckland Art Fair website
.
To coincide with Auckland Art Fair we will be showing a group exhibition of new work by gallery artists at Lorne St, and our annual Spring Catalogue exhibition will be displayed at Kitchener St, Preview evenings for both are on Tuesday 30 July, 5-7pm.

26 June 2013

Sara Hughes Wintergarden

Sara Hughes Wintergarden
Image: Wintergarden, 2013

Hughes has recently completed her second commission for the Warren and Mahoney lobby in the ANZ building, Albert Street. Wintergarden is a stunning light and plexiglass work, which creates a focal point in the lobby and compliments her first ANZ commission Orangery, a 16 meter long work on glass.

26 June 2013

Reuben Paterson Seek to Yield to Find

Reuben Paterson Seek to Yield to Find
Photo: Carl Warner

Reuben Paterson's new work Seek to Yield to Find, commissioned by the Brisbane City Council for the Vibrant Laneways Art Program is now on display in Brisbane. This 9 x 5 metre billboard can be viewed on Edison Lane until October 2013. Anne Poulsen from the University of Queensland commented of the work: 'Reuben Paterson suggests that memory is a kind of kaleidoscope; the past cohabits with and informs the present. Fragmenting our view of a forest river, the arcadian past of our river city, Paterson evokes the dynamic force of history passing through the landscape. Negotiating our own refractory experiences and memories to bring interpretation to light, we illuminate this image with meaning. As we evolve together with the artwork, it is we who circulate this inspiration and knowledge; we are the coming of light into the world.'

15 June 2013

Reuben Paterson's catalogue

Reuben Paterson's catalogue

Reuben Paterson's catalogue Bottled Lightning has won a Gold award from the Pride in Print Awards. Pleasecontact us to purchase a copy.

 

14 June 2013

Dick Frizzell at Old Government House.

Dick Frizzell at Old Government House.
Frizzell, Red Haring 1

10 June - 19 July 2013
An exhibition of works from the University of Auckland Art Collection and Gow Langsford Gallery is currently on display at Old Government House, University of Auckland. For a list of Frizzell works currently available through the gallery please contact us.

13 June 2013

Sara Hughes in Perception: Colour/Line/Pattern at the Arvada Centre, Colorado

Sara Hughes in Perception: Colour/Line/Pattern at the Arvada Centre, Colorado
Image: Hughes, Data Crash #8, 2014

Sara Hughes is currently included in the main exhibition at the Arvada Centre, Colorado. Perception brings 21 artists together to explore what can be accomplished with three basic artistic elements and principles: colour, line and pattern.

 

11 June 2013

Reuben Paterson featured in Gil Hanly: Artists in Situ

Reuben Paterson featured in Gil Hanly: Artists in Situ
Photo: Gil Hanly, 2013

Curated especially for the Auckland Festival of PhotographyGil Hanly - Artists in Situ features portraits of best-loved and emerging Kiwi artists at work, providing rare glimpses into the most intimate and vital part of an artist's working life - the studio. As well as Paterson a number of other gallery artists are included in the collection, visit the Photography Gallery, Boardroom and Master Bedroom, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland before 28 July.

10 June 2013

Judy Millar at the IMA

Judy Millar at the IMA
Image: Judy Millar, Do Be Do Be Do Be, IMA, 2013

Millar's new installation, Do Be Do Be Do Be, displays an extension of her current painting processes and methodologies, it is currently on show at the IMA in Brisbane until 27 July. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.”(source: IMA website) 

20 May 2013

Gregor Kregar at Britomart Project Space

Gregor Kregar at Britomart Project Space
Gregor Kregor, Reflective Synthesis

Gregor Kregar's Reflective Synthesis is currently on show at Britomart Project Space. The mini gallery space hosts regularly changing exhibitions in the window facade of newly refurbished heritage building Stanbeth House. Viewed from Customs Street East, the space consists of four original 19th-century arched windows, which provide natural framing for the changing artworks within. (image: Gregor Kregar, Reflective Synthesis)

 

11 May 2013

Reuben Paterson in Flow Riders

Reuben Paterson in Flow Riders
Reuben Paterson, Estrous

Rotorua Museum is currently hosting Flow Riders: Tracing Kowhaiwhai TraditionsThis exhibition shows the changing ways kowhaiwhai (painted scroll designs) have been used to tell the stories of iwi, hapu and whanau and includes two works by Reuben PatersonEstrous and Whakapapa Get Down on Your Knees. (image: Paterson, Estrous)

 

10 May 2013

5th Auckland Triennial opens this month

Led by renowned curator Hou Hanru, the 5th Auckland Triennial If you were to live here... includes work by more than 30 New Zealand and international artists, collectives and architects. The Triennial runs from the 10th of May to the 11th of August 2013 at Auckland Art Gallery and eight additional sites, extending the Triennial’s reach across Auckland.
 
Previously curator of major biennials including Lyon, Istanbul, and Guangzhou, Hou has invited artists to respond to the diverse cultural, social, architectural and urban characteristics of Auckland. ‘A triennial,’ he says, ‘is a space for producing new aesthetic forms and social spaces. It is not only an occasion to see art, but an interaction between artists, people and the city to envisage possible futures.’ The artist collective Local Time, including gallery artist Alex Monteith, will be exhibiting two works and staging multiple actions at different sites across the city. See the Triennial website for more details.

09 May 2013

Gregor Kregar in Doha, Qatar

Gregor Kregar in Doha, Qatar
Gregor Kregar's Neon Cloud
Neon Cloud I and Neon Cloud 2 by Gregor Kregar have recently been installed in Doha, Qatar. They are now permanently located at the VIP entrance at Lekhwiya Sports Stadium in Doha. (image: Kregar, Neon Cloud 2)

 

09 May 2013

Max Gimblett at Art Beijing

Max Gimblett at Art Beijing
Max Gimblett’s works is featured at Chinese Gallery Space Station's booth at Art Beijing. The Art Fair runs 30 April – 3 May in Beijing, China.

 

07 May 2013

James Cousins New Work’13 reviewed

James Cousins New Work’13 reviewed

Our current exhibition of new paintings by James Cousins has been popular and well received by audiences. You can read T.J McNamara’s NZ Herald review online here. Last day to view is Saturday 11 May. (image: James Cousins, Pl373)

 

06 May 2013

Judy Millar Do Be Do Be Do upcoming at IMA, Brisbane, Australia

Judy Millar Do Be Do Be Do upcoming at IMA, Brisbane, Australia
(image: Millar, 2013)

The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia will host a solo exhibition by Judy MillarDo Be Do Be Do, extends her painting practice and methodologies further. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.”(source: IMA website) 8 June – 27 July; IMA, Brisbane, Australia (image: Millar, 2013)

 

03 May 2013

John Pule at the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival in Niue

John Pule at the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival in Niue
John Pule's exhibition in Niue

Niue recently hosted an exhibition of works by John Pule as part of the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the first time an exhibition of this scale has been mounted in Pule’s homeland. In support of the event, Gallery Director John Gow flew to Niue to officiate the opening preview alongside Niuean Premier, The Hon. Toke Talagi. (image: Pule exhibition in Niue, 2013)

24 April 2013

Alex Monteith current and upcoming exhibitions

The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada, is currently showing Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art and exhibition curated by Amelia Jones. The exhibition includes Alex Monteith’sLooping Manoeuvre (2008) and runs until 13 April, see their website for more information.
 
Later this month her new video work Big Wave Aotearoa will be shown at the Dowse Museum. The collaboration with NZ Big Wave Surfer Doug Young "demonstrates the relentless ambition and drive of high performance surfing and the endless search to ride the greatest wave of all." (Emma Bugden, Curator, source Dowse website). There is also a performative aspect to the exhibition with the event Surface Movements; A surf lesson with Alex Monteith, Miles Ratima and Doug Young on Sunday 14th April. Their website has full details.

19 April 2013

Simon Ingram Smoking Bolts at Artspace Sydney

Simon Ingram’s exhibition Smoking Bolts opens next month at Artspace in Sydney. The show features a cluster of machines that will take up occupation in the Artspace Gallery. Successively marking out different compositions and notations they paint live in the space through an operational system run remotely by the artist in Auckland. The title refers to a clandestine operation in which ‘a special entry team breaks into an enemy installation and steals a high-security device, like a code machine, leaving nothing but the smoking bolts.’ The exhibition runs 2 May - 16 June 2013. See their website for full details.

17 April 2013

Judy Millar T shirts in support of the Fred Hollows Foundation: Restoring Sight

Judy Millar supports the Fred Hollows Foundation and her limited edition T-shirts are available from the gallery during our current exhibition, Millar’s Comic Drop (19 March – 13 April). Proceeds from the sale of each T-shirt will enable a sight restoring cataract operation for people suffering from curable blindness in some of the most remote and underdeveloped areas of the Pacific. Men’s shirts in orange, women are in white. $35 (NZD) each. Visit us at our Lorne St Gallery to get yours.

16 April 2013

Reuben Paterson on cover of current issue of Bulletin and is 2013 Govett Brewster artist in residence

Reuben Paterson on cover of current issue of Bulletin and is 2013 Govett Brewster artist in residence
image: Reuben Paterson in his studio as photographed by Gil Hanly, 2013
A still from Reuben Paterson’s digital animation, Te Pûtahitanga ô Rehua, is on the cover of the current issue of Christchurch Art Gallery’s magazine Bulletin (issue 171) which includes an article by Justin Paton. The black and white animation is presented on a 6 x 3.5 m screen, and covered in 16kg of opalescent glitter and will be on display in the Gallery’s offsite space at 212 Madras Street until 24th April. See their website for more information.
 
Also congratulations to Rueben who has recently been announced as this year’s artist in residence at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery. Paterson will take up the residency later in the year. He is giving a talk on his works at the Govett Brewster on Tuesday 30 April. See here for more details.

14 April 2013

Bernar Venet stamps his mark in French History

French postal service, La Poste has issued a commemorative stamp of Bernar Venet's 85.8° Arc x 16, a 22-meter tall Vertical Arcs sculpture, which was exhibited at the Château de Versailles in 2011. 

Venet has upcoming exhibitions in Marseille; one at Les jardins du Palais du Pharo (15 March – 2 May) and two at Fondation Regards de Provence (June 28 - October 6, 2013); in Michigan at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (5/ 29 October 2012 - October 2013) and during the upcoming Venice Biennale will exhibit Bernar Venet: Paintings. Homage to Al Khwarizmi at Abbazia San Gregorio in Venice. (May 31 - November 24, 2013). Last month the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM) announced Bernar Venet as the recipient of the 2013 Julio González International Prize.

23 March 2013

Alex Monteith Temporary Mechanisms review in the Weekend Herald

Read T.J McNamara's NZ Herald review of Temporary Mechanisms online here.

 

22 March 2013

Upcoming exhibitions

The 2013 exhibition schedule continues to gain momentum with exciting shows next month with gallery artistJames Cousins at Lorne St and Andy Warhol at Kitchener St. Following which we are hosting How Rembrandt Would Have Painted the Maorian exhibition of works by legendary painter Charles F. Goldie at our Kitchener St Gallery. This exhibition brings together paintings from private collections around the country and will provide a rare opportunity for audiences to view his works outside a public gallery environment. Goldie scholar Roger Blackley offers an insight into the mystique surrounding Goldie and his subjects in his essay written to accompany the exhibition. Contact us to reserve a copy of the catalogue, or contact us for further information on, or to request an advance viewing of the exhibitions James Cousins: New Works '13 and Andy Warhol

21 March 2013

Simon Ingram solo show at Artspace Sydney

Simon Ingram will exhibit a solo project at Artspace Sydney later this year (1 May - 16 June). The exhibition will develop aspects of his 2012 installation at the Frankfurter Kunstverein entitled Energy Transference. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in Sydney since his Information Paintings (1997) at the artist run gallery CBD.

19 March 2013

New commission by Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes has recently been commissioned to complete a series of works for the redevelopment of the ANZ Centre in Auckland City. The first of which, Orangery, has just been installed in the new lobby.

12 March 2013

Reuben Paterson recent acquisition by National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria has recently acquired Reuben Paterson’s A Crucifixion which is currently on show as part of its exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Pacific Art (until June 1, 2013). The NGV’s newly opened Contemporary Asian & Pacific Art gallery focusses on art practice that is part of a global art world, yet geographically closer to Australia than Europe or North America. image: Paterson: A Crucifixion, 2012

 

10 March 2013

Bernar Venet works installed

We are delighted to announced that we have installed two large works by Bernar Venet in an outdoor space on Viaduct Harbour Ave. The larger of the two works is made up of three parts each measuring more than 4m tall – an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibition free for Aucklanders, limited time only. image: Venet, Arcs in Disorder: 3 Arcs x 5", 2008

22 February 2013

February 2013 / Judy Millar in Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists, Czech Republic

Judy Millar’s recent work Ferryman will be on show in the Czech Republic next month as part of the exhibitionArtists for Tichy – Tichy for ArtistsCurated by Zdenek Felix, a distinguished Czech-German curator living and working in Berlin, and will show works by all artists currently in the Tichey Collection. More than 500 pieces from the collection will be shown at the GASK gallery, housed in the Jesuit monastery in Kutna Hore, a medieval city near Prague. Millar’s work will be shown alongside a star collection of artists including Mark Quinn 

05 February 2013

Dale Frank and Richard Lewer at Adelaide Biennial 2014

Dale Frank and Richard Lewer at Adelaide Biennial 2014

Gallery artists Dale Frank and Richard Lewer have been announced as exihibiting artists in the 2014 Adelaide Biennial, Dark Heart. The Biennial runs from 1 March - 11 May 2014.

31 January 2013

New Sara Hughes recent commission and exhibition

Sara Hughes has recently completed this installation for a private commission in Sydney. Loosely based on her earlier Crash series this dynamic installation enlivens the commercial space. Hughes was also included in FLYING – Eine Ausstellung über das Fliegen at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and exhibition curated by Christoph Tannert.

 

30 January 2013

Bernar Venet keynote speaker at the International Sculpture Symposium

Auckland is this year’s host of the upcoming International Sculpture Symposium and gallery artist Bernar Venet is a keynote speaker. The Symposium offers a range of artist talks, studio and gallery visits throughout the week. See their website for more information and details on how to register. 11 -15 February 2013.

 

29 January 2013

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf opens this week on Waiheke Island. The exhibition of outdoor contemporary sculpture is set on a spectacular coastal walkway overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Gallery artists Paul Dibble, Gregor Kregar and David McCracken are all included in the exhibition. 25 January – 17 February 2013. See their websitefor more information. (image Gregor Kregar's new work Pavilion Structure)

 

25 January 2013

Gregor Kregar and David McCracken - Award Winners at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Congratulations to gallery artists Gregor Kregar and David McCracken who are both recipients of awards at this year’s Headland Sculpture on the Gulf. Kregar was awarded the Premium Award for his knock out work Pavilion Structure (left), while McCracken’s Portrait of Traction and Transmission (right), was presented with a merit award. Kazu Nakagawa and Carolyn Williams were also recognised for their works.

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is a sculpture trail on Waiheke Island. It’s free to the public and runs until 17 February. See their website for more details