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18 February 2017

Hye Rim Lee in Glasstress at Boca Raton Museum of Art

Hye Rim Lee in Glasstress at Boca Raton Museum of Art
Glasstress open now until 2 July 2017

Gallery artist, Hye Rim Lee, is included in the large group exhibition of 25-30 glass installations at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida. The mixed media exhibition incorporates performance, video, interactive media, design, and video games to showcase the numerous methods in which glass can be utilised and to showcase the material in other means than its traditional use. The works included all deal with important global issues, such as race, identity, and climate change.

The exhibition runs until 2 July 2017. For further information, see the Boca Raton website here.

18 January 2017

Sara Hughes to unveil 'Magma' Mural

Sara Hughes to unveil 'Magma' Mural
Magma being installed on the Watercare Khyber Pass reservoir

This weekend Sara Hughes will unveil her latest large-scale public mural painted on the Watercare Khyber Pass reservoir situated on the corner of Symonds St and Mount Eden Road, commissioned by the Uptown Business Association. Using 240 litres of paint, the mural takes inspiration from the volcanic landscape that makes up Auckland, using vibrant red, yellow, pink and orange shades. The mural will be on this wall for five to ten years. 

To read the Stuff interview with Sara about this project, see here, or contact us for further information.

18 January 2017

Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery, New York

Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery, New York
Grosse, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 2900 × 1930 mm, © Katharina Grosse und VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017. Photo by Jens Ziehe

Gallery artist Katharina Grosse’s solo exhibition Gagosian Gallery opens this week in New York and will run until 11 March. Last year the renowned gallery announced she would be joining their stable of represented artists, with this show marking Katharina's first solo gallery exhibition in New York and a significant milestone in her career which continues to attract global attention. The exhibition will feature selected large canvas works from the past 12 months, alongside sculptural works. For more information, see here.

08 December 2016

Contemporary Hum launches with feature on Andre Hemer

Contemporary Hum launches with feature on Andre Hemer
www.contemporaryhum.com

Contemporary HUM launches today as the first centralised platform dedicated to documenting and generating critical discussion on New Zealand visual arts and creative disciplines presented abroad.

Jodie Dalgleish discusses Andre Hemer's recent work in Paris and Vienna as an opening feature.

Find out more and read Jodie Dalgleish's essay here.

02 December 2016

Sara Hughes in Undreamed of... 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Exhibition

Sara Hughes in Undreamed of... 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Exhibition
Shadow of the Moon, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 900 x 1200mm

The Francis Hodgkins Fellowship is a prestigious award given out each year, with the first one awarded in 1966 to Michael Illingworth. Artists such as Ralph Hotere, Grahame Sydney, and Julia Morison, have all been recipients. In 2003, our own gallery artist, Sara Hughes was given this award. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Hocken Collection have collated works from the 49 fellows, including Sara, in an extensive exhibition showcasing the diversity of those artists who have received and benefited from the Fellowship. Works created during their time in Dunedin are shown, along with more recent works.

The exhibition runs until 26th February 2017, across both the Hocken Library and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, open 10am-5pm daily. For more information, see here.

01 December 2016

Dick Frizzell teams up with Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam NZ

Dick Frizzell teams up with Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam NZ
Dick Frizzell with his limited edition 'Weather Bomb' Blunt umbrella

Blunt™ has teamed up with Dick Frizzell to create the limited edition ‘Weather Bomb’ umbrella.  Frizzell comments "I got together with my mate Tamati Coffey, who knew all the weather sayings under the sun and drew up the 'weather bomb'".  The result is an umbrella painted with sayings, song lyrics and famous weather reports - in Frizzell's signature sign-style print.

For every 'Weather Bomb' umbrella sold, Blunt™ will donate $40 to Oxfam NZ, to put towards their climate change initiatives.

Visit Blunt Umbrellas online to order, or read more about the project here.

28 November 2016

Major commission by Paul Dibble unveiled at the University of Otago

Major commission by Paul Dibble unveiled at the University of Otago
Paul Dibble's Pathways at the University of Otago

A major commission by Paul Dibble was unveiled at the University of Otago last Friday.

Titled Pathways, and consisting of 5 bronze figures set among a cross modeled on the national emblem of Scotland, the St Andrew’s cross, the sculpture was given to the University by the Stuart Residence Halls Council to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Positioned in a busy pedestrian area, the work will form a major cultural landmark at the university.  Read more about the work in the Otago Daily Times here.

15 November 2016

Andre Hemer wins 2016 New Generation Award

Andre Hemer wins 2016 New Generation Award
Big Node #40, 2016, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 800 x 600mm 

Andre Hemer is having an extremely successful year and can add another award to his already growing accolades. Hemer has been awarded the 2016 New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation and wins a cash prize of $25,000. 

About the award: "New Generation artists are the hot shots, the ones to watch, and the ones who have an X-factor that sets them apart from their peers. They have assured potential. Their work is exciting. They are independent, individual and show outstanding promise. They also display a depth of thinking and consistency that gives their work strength."

For more details about the winners and the other awards given, see here.

13 November 2016

T.J. McNamara on Dick Frizzell and Lee Ufan

T.J. McNamara on Dick Frizzell and Lee Ufan
Installation view from Frizzell's Escape from Salvation Part III

NZ Herald arts writer T.J. McNamara reviewed both of our current exhibitions from Lee Ufan and Dick Frizzell.

On Frizzell, he writes: "Frizzell's clever eye and searching brush fixes on the New Zealand scene as all good painters here should."

On Korean minimalist artist and philosopher, Lee Ufan, he states: "Three of the paintings, all called Dialogue, carry isolated gestural forms in watercolour. They are not in any sense representational but rather forms for meditation."

Read the full review here. Both exhibitions close on November 19th. 

10 November 2016

Richard Lewer in Art News

Richard Lewer in Art News
Richard Lewer in his studio, courtesy of Art News New Zealand

"Richard Lewer’s art makes us laugh even as we recognise the painful moments of weakness and failure he’s looking at. Lisa Slade reports."

Richard Lewer is profiled in the Summer edition of Art News, exploring recent exhibitions and Lewer's inventive approach to materials.  Slade touches on Lewer's treatment of war, sporting failure and mental illness, his ability to work with peoples' darkest times, through which he looks to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Read the full article here.

04 November 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up
Opening night, Thursday 3rd November, 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery has popped up in Christchurch to showcase an exciting new exhibition.

For three weeks this month, the exhibition will feature works by New Zealand and international artists, including Gregor KregarDick FrizzellSara HughesReuben Paterson, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Walters and Colin McCahon. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see the project unfold.

Visit us at the newly renovated space at The Tannery, or read more about the exhibition here.

Gow Langsford Gallery Pop Up
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Tce
Woolston

Friday 4th - Sunday 20th November
Open daily 10 - 5pm

*CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

20 October 2016

Frizzell to help fundraise for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery

Frizzell to help fundraise for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery
The limited edition print in progress

Dick Frizzell will lend his artistic hand to create a limited edition silkscreen print to help fundraise money for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery in Whangarei. The Hundertwasser Foundation in Vienna has given Frizzell the copyright permission to produce the print, with the working title of Homage a Hundertwasser’. 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect, who has ties to New Zealand after he purchased land in the Bay of Islands in the 1970s, where he lived until his death in 2000. He designed and built the Bottle House, as well as the 'Hundertwasser Toilets' in Kawakawa which is a hot spot for tourists, and one of the most photographed toilet blocks in New Zealand. In 1993, the Mayor of Whangarei invited him to design an art centre for the city and now 20 years on, this design will hopefully be implemented with the help of donations and backing from local council and national museums and galleries.

The Art Centre will have a gallery space to exhibit over 50 original works by Hundertwasser on loan from Vienna and will also include the Wairau Maori Art Gallery, to showcase and celebrate contemporary Maori art. They hope to raise upwards of $13 million and commence building in 2017.

For more information on this project and ways in which you can donate or volunteer, visit their website here.

 

19 October 2016

Hye Rim Lee's Upcoming International Exhibitions

Hye Rim Lee's Upcoming International Exhibitions
Dialogue With the Senses, Galeria Fatahillah (Jakarta History Museum), Jakarta

Gallery artist, Hye Rim Lee has a number of exciting international group exhibitions that open over the Spring/Summer period. See below for the exhibition dates and locations.

Dialogue with the Senses
The 4th Korea-Indonesia Media Installation Art
21st October - 3rd November 2016
Galeria Fatahillah (Jakarta History Museum), Jakarta
http://www.arcolabs.org/dialogue-with-the-senses/

Arrival
Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
10th November 2016 - 11th January 2017
http://www.gallerysimon.com/Upcoming

Myth and Science / Unseen Science
International Animamix Biennale for Comics and Animation
Art:1 New Museum Jakarta
9th December 2016 – 9th April 2017
http://www.mondecor.com/

Glasstress 
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA 
31st January - 30th July 2017
Curated by Kathy Goncharov, (Curator for Fred Wilson, American Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale)
Sponsored by the Museum and Fondazione Berengo, Venice
https://www.bocamuseum.org/exhibitions/glasstress

For more information on Hye Rim Lee, see here, or contact us.

 

17 October 2016

Richard Lewer in The National: New Australian Art Exhibition

Richard Lewer in The National: New Australian Art Exhibition
Lewer, Big in Australia, acrylic on pegboard, 340 x 420mm

Richard Lewer has been announced as one of the first of nine artists (out of 50) who will be included in The National: New Australian Art, a collaborative exhibition organised by The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lewer will contribute hand-drawn animation and a performance examining Aboriginal deaths in custody at The Carriageworks, Sydney. All works in this exhibition share key themes of anxiety of identity and social engagement.

The dates for The National: New Australian Art are:

Art Gallery of New South Wales: 30th March to 30th July 2017 
Carriageworks: 30th March to 18th June 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art: 30th March to 18th June 2017

For more information, see here.

13 October 2016

T.J. McNamara reviews Graham Fletcher's Dear Stranger

T.J. McNamara reviews Graham Fletcher's Dear Stranger
Installation of Dear Stranger at Kitchener St

Graham Fletcher's newest solo exhibition Dear Stranger has been reviewed by NZ Herald art's writer T.J. McNamara saying Fletcher's works are "... done with clear, decisive drawing and lively perspective.".

To read the full review, see here. Dear Stranger finishes on 20th October.

10 October 2016

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing
Golden Monkey installed on The Opposite Building, Beijing

To coincide with the Year of The Monkey, Beijing Design Week 2016 and China's Golden Week, Australian artist Lisa Roet presents a selection of her sculptural works at The Opposite House Hotel in Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping hub in the Chaoyang District.

Along with her famous chimp busts in marble, bronze and gold, Roet also has a selection of custom designed 'Skin Jewellery' inspired by primates and their skin texture and features. The largest of the exhibition is the 10 metre tall inflatable 'Golden Monkey' that sits aloft the side of the building.

The exhibition runs from 22nd September - 31st October 2016. More information can be found here.

 

03 October 2016

Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery, London

Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery, London
Installation at Lisson Gallery

Famed English sculptor Tony Cragg presents a new selection of works at Lisson Gallery, London. The exhibition runs from October 1st - November 5th 2016, and includes some fascinating new sculptures using Cragg's distinctive fluidity and mesmerising forms.

For more on the exhibition see hereand for more on Tony Cragg visit his artist page.

01 October 2016

Jono Rotman Ōmarunui Exhibition at Parlour Projects

Jono Rotman Ōmarunui Exhibition at Parlour Projects
Jono Rotman, Ref: 1/1-001821-G, 2016. Seated portrait of Sir George Stoddart Whitmore. Schmidt, Herman John, 1872-1959: portrait and landscape negatives, Auckland district. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. 1520 x 1220mm, giclée Print, edition of 3

Gallery artist Jono Rotman presents a new solo exhibition titled Ōmarunui at Hawke's Bay's Parlour Projects gallery. Opening on Wednesday 5th October, Ōmarunui features six large scale photographs exploring the historical events that took place at Ōmarunui in October of 1866, marking the 150th anniversary of this battle.

The opening reception is on Wednesday 5th October from 5 - 6pm, and the exhibition closes on November 5th. For more on the exhibition see here, and for more on Rotman and his previous work, feel free to contact us, or visit his artist page.

15 September 2016

David McCracken to Exhibit in SCAPE Public Art Season 2016

David McCracken to Exhibit in SCAPE Public Art Season 2016
McCracken, Portrait of Mass Ascending, 2014, fabricated cor-ten and stainless steel, 3375 x 515 x 515 mm

The 2016 SCAPE Public Art Season has been announced with gallery artist David McCracken included in this year's line-up. This year some works will be exhibited in the new location in the Christ's College Quadrangle, Christchurch (accessible from Rolleston Ave) as part of the curated exhibition element Presence. Presence is a selection of engaging and diverse works that will be the final stop in the SCAPE Public Art Walkways, where free daily guided tours will start from the Arts Centre taking visitors on a tour of the public works.

McCracken's Portrait of Mass Ascending reflects his ongoing practice in transforming pedestrian, everyday materials into engaging sculptural forms. Along with this work, many of his recent 'bomb' forms from his recent exhibition, Plain View, will also pop up around Christchurch City.

The SCAPE season will run for a six-week period beginning on 1 October until 12 November 2016, which includes the school holidays and the ever popular New Zealand Cup & Show Week.

For further information, visit the SCAPE website, and for more on McCracken, see his artist page here or contact us directly.

08 September 2016

McCahon sells for record price at auction

McCahon sells for record price at auction
Photo by Jason Oxenham, from NZ Herald

Gallery director John Gow had a number of notable successes at last night’s Art + Object auction of the Tim and Sherrah Francis Collection that includes around 220 works collected over their lifetime. Works by Michael Illingworth, Shane Cotton, Rita Angus, and the 66 piece naive collection were all acquired by John on behalf of respected clients and private collectors, with many of the artist's achieving new record prices at auction. The biggest sale of the night, Colin McCahon’s Canoe Tainui was also purchased by John on behalf of a private collector at the record price of $1.35 million; with the added buyer’s premium and auction fees, this will rise to $1,621,68.50.

The 4.8m long Canoe Tainui was purchased by Tim and Sherrah in 1969 (the year of its completion) for the mere price of $550. The text adorning the work is taken directly from the preface of Matire Kereama’s 1968 book, The Tail of the Fish: Maori Memories of the Far North, where each name traces the generations of the Tainui tribe.

For information on this historic auction, see here, or watch the video specifically focused on Canoe Tainui from One News here.

07 September 2016

André Hemer wins Paramount Award at 25th Wallace Art Awards

André Hemer wins Paramount Award at 25th Wallace Art Awards
Big Node #10 photographed in Hemer's studio

Represent artist André Hemer was awarded the Paramount Award at Monday night's 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards for his work, Big Node #10, 2015. The Paramount Award is the top prize, where Hemer will depart on a six month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, USA. Sir James Wallace commented that "the great, challenging, and enigmatic work demonstrated why Hemer is regarded as one of the top new artists on the international art scene".

Read more on the NZ Herald here. For more on Hemer, visit his artist page, or contact us.

05 September 2016

Reuben Paterson's public installation is complete

Reuben Paterson's public installation is complete
Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows, 2016 | Image courtesy of Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson has recently completed a new public work in coordination with the Auckland Council to brighten up the Ronwood Ave carpark in Manukau City, Auckland. Day/Night has been an ongoing project for four years with artist, Lonnie Hutchinson who completed and installed the 'night' part of the project, Night: Aroha atu, Aroha mai / I love you, last year. 

Paterson's Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows shrouds the exterior of the carpark with 148 brightly coloured prisms, made in collaboration with prism maker Walter Foott, to cast rainbows throughout the functional, but not aesthetically pleasing architecture of the carpark. In a short video (view it here), Paterson explains that he wanted to "activate the carpark, make it kinetic, and make it beautiful". 

For more information on the project, see here, and for more on Reuben, visit his artist page.

27 August 2016

Dick Frizzell launches Cooking 4 Change

Dick Frizzell launches Cooking 4 Change
The Cooking 4 Change Cookbook

Artist Dick Frizzell and business partner Christian Kasper, along with TV personality Erin Simpson, have created the immense cookbook Cooking 4 Change, featuring 101 favourite recipes from well-known New Zealanders. All profits from the sale of the cookbook (RRP $49.95) go to four deserving charities, including Auckland City Mission, Starship Foundation, Leukemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand and Paw Justice, with the Cooking 4 Change Charitable Trust being created to aid and support organisations like the aforementioned in the future. 

The cookbook contains illustration and design by Dick, and a whole host of recipes to get families eating the right food, that is not only nutritious, but delicious.

For more information on Cooking 4 Change and the initiative, visit their website. A short video was also included on Seven Sharp last week about the event they held at the Auckland City Mission to celebrate the launch of the cookbook, watch the video here

24 August 2016

T.J. McNamara reviews Cousins and McCracken exhibitions

T.J. McNamara reviews Cousins and McCracken exhibitions
David McCracken, Plain View Installation

NZ Herald writer T.J. McNamara reviews both exhibitions currently on at Gow Langsford. On David McCracken's Plain View, he states:

"They are more cheerful than the big caterpillar tracks, but have the same qualities of ingenious invention and imaginative use of modern materials."

And on James Cousins' Resident:

"The lack of descriptive titles shows flowers that loom dimly under the surface are almost completely subsumed to the purpose of making an independent work of art intricate and luminous and complete in itself. The success rate in this show is high."

Read the full review here. Both exhibitions finish this Saturday 28th August.

22 August 2016

Andre Hemer and Hye Rim Lee announced as Wallace Art Awards 2016 Finalists

Andre Hemer and Hye Rim Lee announced as Wallace Art Awards 2016 Finalists
Hemer, Big Node #10, 2015, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 1375 x 1025mm

We are pleased to share that gallery artists Andre Hemer and Hye Rim Lee have been announced as finalists for the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016. There were 371 applicants, with it being narrowed down to 88 entries. The second phase of judging will proceed with all works being delivered to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre prior to the ceremony and exhibition.

The opening will be held on Monday 5th September, by invitation only. Following this, works will be exhibited to the public and a selection of works will show in the Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition. For further information, visit their website.

17 August 2016

Judy Millar's new commission unveiling at Auckland Art Gallery

Judy Millar's new commission unveiling at Auckland Art Gallery
A Judy Millar Cocktail

On Thursday 1st September 2016, the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation will unveil the concept model for the recent acquisition of a major site-specific artwork commission from gallery artist, Judy Millar. The night will be filled with bespoke cocktails by Michael Dearth from Baduzzi and food by Grahame Dawson, with Millar art directing the event.

There are limited tickets, which are available for $50 per person by emailing foundation@aucklandartgallery.com where you will be given instructions on how to purchase tickets. Please RSVP by 19th August.

More details on the commission here.

15 August 2016

Chris Heaphy's New Public Installation

Chris Heaphy's New Public Installation
Heaphy's new work for Heart of the City

Gallery artist Chris Heaphy has just unveiled his latest work as part of a collaboration with Heart of the City Auckland. The dragon has been installed at 65-71 Federal Street, Auckland, and features Heaphy's signature motifs of historical and cross-cultural references and iconic imagery.

For more information on Heaphy's body of work, visit his artist page, or contact us.

11 August 2016

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact
Resident, 2016, Installation View

John Hurrell reviews James Cousins' new exhibition Resident.

"...this very process of denying the power of any one isolated single image - a sabotaging, wounding, morphological mash-up - makes exhilarating painting."

Read the full article here. Resident is open to view at Lorne St until 27 August 2016.

05 August 2016

Richard Lewer Exhibits in Close to Home

Richard Lewer Exhibits in Close to Home
Lewer's pencil works | Image courtesy of Richard Lewer via. Instagram

Richard Lewer, the recent recipient of the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Award, is included in a new exhibition, Close to Home, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition runs from 30 July to 11 December 2016 and includes Lewer, and five other Australian artists in the second Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial with a focus on narrative, memory and experience. To see Lewer give an insight into these works, watch this short video here.

23 July 2016

Richard Lewer Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize

Richard Lewer Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize
The Theatre of Sports, 2016, oil on canvas. Photograph by Christian Capurro

Richard Lewer has been awarded the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize for 2016 with his work The Theatre of Sports. Lewer takes away $100,000, and an exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne from 19th July - 6th November 2016. Over 240 artists from all over Australia submitted entries for this prize, with a focus on how sport and sporting culture can be represented through art, with no restrictions on medium or approach.

Twelve separate canvases form Lewer's winning work, examining what the role of sport has in relation to mental illness; drawing on extremes of behavior and the failures of well known sporting figures.

For further information on this prize, see here, or for information on Richard Lewer and his other works, contact us.

21 July 2016

David McCracken returns to NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016

David McCracken returns to NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016
Diminish and Ascend, 2013, marine grade alluminium plate

David McCracken returns to this year's NZ Sculpture OnShore, from the 10th - 20th November at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Auckland. McCracken is no stranger to these events and we are sure he will produce a work that is truly awe-inspiring.

NZ Sculpture OnShore have partnered with NZ Women's Refuge to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause and they have raised over $1.5 million for Women's Refuge so far. Details and ticketing information can be found on their website here. For more information on David, and his scope of works, please contact us

20 July 2016

Meet Max Gimblett this Sunday

Meet Max Gimblett this Sunday
Gimblett with his quatrefoil & St. David's Church Installation | Image courtesy of The Art of Remembrance

Highly regarded Gallery artist, Max Gimblett will be attending a public event this Sunday the 24th of July at Presbyterian St David's Church on Khyber Pass Road from 3pm. The free event is a celebration of his recent fundraising campaign to raise money for the restoration of this church that Max attended as a young boy. 

7,000 of his quatrefoil works, in seven unique designs, were reproduced on brass to represent each Kiwi soldier that fought in WWI for the Art of Remembrance installation. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa held an exhibition that ran from March to May this year, where a selection of the quatrefoils were installed. On Anzac Day last year they were unveiled on the facade of St. David's, and were available for purchase by the public. These small quatrefoils are now situated in homes all over the world.

The event on Sunday will include an interview with Max by Maggie Barry, the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, with the chance to meet him. Following this, they will announce the total money raised from the sale of these works. For more information on this project, visit the website here.

14 July 2016

The Universe: Max Gimblett Exhibition

The Universe: Max Gimblett Exhibition
Installation view, image from Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga

31st of July is the final date to view The Universe: Max Gimblett on at Tauranga Art Gallery. The exhibition includes a large selection of his works on paper from the Unviersity of Waikato's collection, supplemented with a selection of his paintings from Gow Langsford Gallery. Max visited Tauranga this week and gave a talk about his background, personal journey and works to many Gimblett enthusiasts. For more information on Max, see here.

09 July 2016

Max Gimblett – Part of the Living History of Artists in NY

Max Gimblett – Part of the Living History of Artists in NY
Max Gimblett in his New York Studio | Image courtesy of Paul Barbera

Paul Barbera interviews Max Gimblett for his Where They Create project. Barbera describes Max as a “true maverick” and “part of the living history of artists in New York”, and we couldn't agree more.

Read the full article here.

07 July 2016

Katharina Grosse takes over Fort Tilden Beach

Katharina Grosse takes over Fort Tilden Beach
Image courtesy of Andi Wang/PBS NewsHour

Katharina Grosse wows again with her latest installation as part of MoMA's PS1 Rockaway! ongoing public art festival. The old abandoned military base from 1917 at Fort Tilden Beach, New York has been given new life with Katharina's vivid colours and iconic brush strokes. It took about a week for Grosse to complete the painting process.

For further information, see the PBS article here.

01 July 2016

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artist Annoucement

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artist Annoucement

Three of our talented artists have been selected to create sculptures for the 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf at Waiheke Island. David McCracken and Gregor Kregar return, and Alex Monteith (in collaboration with Michelle Lee) will make her SOTG debut. 

There were almost 250 proposals submitted, which were narrowed down by a group of experts to 34 selected artists based in New Zealand. It is always a highlight on the summer calendar, and draws large crowds. Next year it will run from 3rd February to 26 February. For further information, visit their website.

Images from top to bottom:
David McCrackenMassive Vessel, from the 2015 hSOTG
Gregor KregarPavilion Structure, from the 2013 hSOTG
Alex Monteith, Red Sessions (Stent Rd Taranaki), 2009, performance and video installation

30 June 2016

Unveiling Sara Hughes' Latest Installation

Unveiling Sara Hughes' Latest Installation
Sara Hughes after completing the installation

Represented artist Sara Hughes is well known for her large scale, vibrant public installations. In conjunction with Britomart, Hughes has completed this new installation located on the large glass box on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane (near the entrance of the car park).

For more information on Sara and her works, see here.

30 June 2016

T.J. McNamara Reviews Alex Monteith's Shadow V

T.J. McNamara Reviews Alex Monteith's Shadow V
Last Light 3, 2016, archival pigments on paper

T.J. McNamara's thoughts on Alex Monteith's spectacular Shadow V showing at Lorne St until 2nd July 2016. 

"The effect of this symmetry is that as the waves surge forward, the centre drives up the sand like some strange ravening shape-shifting beast thunderously crashing in as an ungovernable, murderous force with wild spume blowing the top of it." Read the full article here.

 

25 June 2016

John Walsh survey at Pataka

John Walsh survey at Pataka
Opening event at Pataka Art and Museum, photo by Mark Tantrum

Over the weekend Matakite by John Walsh opened at Pataka Art and Museum. The exhibition draws together the most outstanding large scale landscape paintings Walsh has produced over the last two decades - a must see!

Pataka Art and Museum
19 June - 18 September 2016
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 11am-4.30pm
FREE ADMISSION

Read more on the exhibition here.

23 June 2016

Art of the Pacific - NGV Collection Focus

Art of the Pacific - NGV Collection Focus
Selection of Melanesian shields from Art of the Pacific, courtesy of The National Gallery of Victoria

Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Graham Fletcher feature in the exhibition Art of The Pacific, on now at the National Gallery of Victoria.  Featuring works that span a broad cross-section of time and space, the exhibition encourages thought about the continuous history of the Pacific and its dynamic transformation in the face of enormous social change.

Art of the Pacific includes the work of a number of prominent contemporary Pacific Islander and New Zealand artists, notably Fiona Pardington, Reuben Patterson, Brett Graham, Peter Robinson, Greg Semu, Chris Charteris, Graham Fletcher, Daniel Boyd, Francis Upritchard, Yvonne Todd, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia whose work appears alongside that of artists working in Vanuatu, Oro Province, The Highlands, West Papua, Samoa, Tonga and the Torres Strait.

NGV International, Level 3
16 March - 14th August 2016
Free Entry
Open 10am - 5pm Daily

Read more about the exhibition on the NGV website here.

20 June 2016

Reuben Paterson named in creative team for WOW 2016

Reuben Paterson named in creative team for WOW 2016

WELLINGTON, NZ – World of WearableArt® has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW® Awards Show, New Zealand’s largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff.

Returning Show Directors Aucklanders Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams will spearhead a team which includes Musical Director Don McGlashan as well as a number of New Zealand’s most significant artists and designers, technical experts and theatre practitioners, including gallery artist Reuben Paterson, who will bring to the event a burst of colour and glitz.

Please read more about the event here.




28 May 2016

Katharina Grosse with MoMA PS1

Katharina Grosse with MoMA PS1
Rendering of “Rockaway! Courtesy of Katharina Grosse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2016

Katharina Grosse is bringing her spray paint to Fort Tilden’s decaying aquatics building in Queens as a part of “Rockaway!,” MoMA PS1’s programming that began in 2013 with Bloomberg Philanthropies. A fantastic outdoor project that will take place over the upcoming months, read more at The New York Times, or read more about MoMA PS1 here.

26 May 2016

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!
Left to right: Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank

The Auckland Art Fair has begun!  Visit us at The Cloud, Booth 14 until this Sunday the 29th of May.

Featuring works by Dick Frizzell, Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank, Richard Lewer, Paul Dibble, James Cousins, Reuben Paterson, Max Gimblett and Gordon Walters

For more information, please visit the Auckland Art Fair website here.

20 May 2016

Paula Green Book Launch

Paula Green Book Launch

On Tuesday the 7th of June Seraph press will hold a book launch at Gow Langsford Gallery for Paula Green's new poetry collection New York Pocket Book.
The event will feature a live reading by a number of poets, featuring Angela Andrews, Janet Charman, Murray Edmond, Sophia Johnson, Gregory Kan, Michele Leggott, Vana Manasiadis, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Courtney Sina Meredith, Steven Toussaint, Sophie Van Waardenberg and Albert Wendt.  It will be set against the backdrop of Michael Hight's exhibition Return to the Miniature Garden.

20 May 2016

Judy Millar fundraising event at the Auckland Art Gallery

Judy Millar fundraising event at the Auckland Art Gallery
NZ Herald website

"Cash and cauliflowers collided at last night's avant garde launch of a new annual appeal for the Auckland Art Gallery."

Judy Millar art directed the first fundraising event last night for the re-launch of the philanthropic Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, a foundation set up to support the the purchase of significant works of art and exhibitions for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.

 Read more on the event here.

19 May 2016

Chris Heaphy and Paul Dibble at the Britomart Project Space

Chris Heaphy and Paul Dibble at the Britomart Project Space

A selection of recent works by gallery artists Paul Dibble and Chris Heaphy have been installed for public display at the Britomart Project space on customs street.  On show until the middle of June, be sure to stop by and take a look.

19 May 2016

Full time front of house position available

Full time front of house position available
Lisa Roet, Installation view at Kitchener Street, 2015

Gow Langsford Gallery is seeking a versatile and enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time position of Gallery Assistant / Front of House. The position of Gallery Assistant is a multi-faceted job which requires a broad knowledge of local and international art, a high level of organisation, excellent communication skills, initiative and energy.

The successful applicant will have a relevant tertiary qualification; experience in the arts sector and preferably a background in arts administration. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe packages is required. The role includes Front of House and reception duties, critical writing and sales.  A proven record of sales and advanced Adobe knowledge are an advantage.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to continue their career in arts administration.  Please email your CV with covering letter to Anna Jackson anna@gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz by Friday 29 May, 2016. 


More details on The Big Idea here.

06 May 2016

Andre Hemer reviewed by Eye Contact

Andre Hemer reviewed by Eye Contact
New Representation part III, Installation View, 2016

Take a look at John Hurrell's review of Andre Hemer's debut exhibition with Gow Langsford Gallery here.

05 May 2016

Art Money now in NZ

Art Money now in NZ

Art Money has extended its reach to New Zealand, just in time for the Auckland Art Fair!  We are happy to announce our partnership with the scheme.

A strategy for interest free loans on art, Art Money offers the opportunity to carry home your artwork with a mere 10% deposit.

Find out more on their website here.  

28 April 2016

Tony Cragg and Hye Rim Lee to exhibit in Glassfever

Tony Cragg and Hye Rim Lee to exhibit in Glassfever

Tony Cragg and Hye Rim Lee are to feature alongside an impressive collection of artists in the exhibition Glassfever: Contemporary Art in Glass, opening across four locations in the Netherlands on the 30th of April, running until the 25th of September, 2016.

"Glass is a versatile and complex material. It can reflect light and allow it to pass through simultaneously, it can be clear and opaque, fluid and solid. For many years, glass was only use in applied art. In glassware, jewellery and decorative objects. In autonomous modern art, glass was never considered to be a fully-fledged material like bronze, marble or steel. Not until the 1960s was glass used as a material in modern art without preconception or artistic reserve. Adriano Berengo was a pioneer in this development. For over twenty-five years, Studio Beregno has been modernizing the tradition of Murano glass art by working with renowned names and up-and-coming talent in international contemporary visual arts. The results of Berengo's passionate pioneering work are now on display as part of the GlassFever exhibition at four locations in Dordrecht."

See further information on the exhibition here.


20 April 2016

Hye Rim Lee in New York

Hye Rim Lee in New York

Hye Rim Lee has recently been a part of the exhibition “The Need For My Care”, at Waterfall Mansion and Gallery in New York. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and in honour of International Woman’s Day, The exhibition gives laud to the strengths, mystery, beauty, and care that make women around the world truly phenomenal. With over 40 acclaimed international artists, The Need For My Care opens up a dialogue about the triumphs and journey of women while reflecting on the mystery and nuances of their spirit. It celebrates the iconoclasts that break down boundaries and empower society through their lives and art. These prolific artists speak about memories of their mothers, mysteries of a woman’s scent, or the power of women who changed history. 

Featuring: Lili Almog, Orna Ben-Ami, Maurice Benayoun, Jose Carlos Casado, Jinwon Chang, Caroline Cheng, Mina Cheon, Shi Chong,  Melanie Ciccone, Tal Danino, Carole Feuerman, Osang Gwon, Youngsoo Han, Claudia Hart, Oyama Enrico Isamu, Yuki Iwanami, Kim Joon, Eduardo Kac, Yayoi Kusama Andrew Kim, Ilhwa Kim, Kimi Kim, Hayoon Jay Lee, Hyerim Lee, Jee Young Lee, Jihyun Lee, Sung-Kuen Lee, Jessica Lichtenstein, Ujoo+Limheeyoung, Lev Manovich, Takagi Masakatsu, Kirsty Mitchell, Seungmo Park, Soo Sunny Park, Shane Pennington, Sarah Saito, Ellen Sandor, Daehyuk Sim, Jennifer Swanson, Ai Wei Wei, Koh Sang Woo, Thomas Wunsch, Minha Yang, Lu Yang, Yangachi, Hugo Yoshikawa

14 April 2016

New Commission by Reuben Paterson at the Christchurch Art Gallery

New Commission by Reuben Paterson at the Christchurch Art Gallery
The End, 2016. Photo by John Collie

In Māori cosmology, the separation of the sky and earth brings forth Te Ao Mārama, the world of light, and signals the coming of knowledge. Paterson has used glitter to represent Māori concepts in his work since leaving art school in 1997, and with his new commission The End, invites visitors into an elevator space that emulates a dark sky powdered with stars.

The End was commissioned by the Christchurch Art Gallery and is installed in the main passenger lift at the back of the foyer which goes from the ground floor to the first floor galleries. It’s at the core of the building for visitors. This is one of many projects designed to welcome gallery's visitors back in to the building, and celebrate the milestone of the gallery’s reopening as part of the city’s recovery. The elevator project will provide a 7-8 second immersive art experience for visitors as they ride between floors.

The End, 2016
Cotton Fabric with Metallic Particles
1500 x 1400  x 2135 mm
Commissioned by Te Puna o Waiwhetu Christchurch Art Gallery

On view from the 30 March 2016 - 30 March, 2017

 

11 April 2016

A Parade of Identity - Review by T.J. McNamara

A Parade of Identity - Review by T.J. McNamara
Chris Heaphy, Whistlejacket, 2016, acrylic on linen, 2000 x 2000mm

"All of these witty and intriguing paintings generously repay close study." T.J. McNamara writes of Chris Heaphy's current exhibition, From Here On In, in a recent review for the New Zealand Herald.

Read the full review here.

28 March 2016

Mongrel Mob portraits show another side to gang

Mongrel Mob portraits show another side to gang
Jono Rotman, Toots King Country (profile), 2009

NewsHub takes a look at our current exhibition by Jono Rotman.

See an overview of the exhibition in their short film here.

29 February 2016

Gregor Kregar's 'Lost world' travels to Hastings City Art Gallery

Gregor Kregar's 'Lost world' travels to Hastings City Art Gallery
Lost World installation view, Gow Langsford Gallery

Gregor Kregar's latest exhibition Lost World is now on show in the foyer of the Hastings City Art Gallery until the 1st of May.

Kregar’s interest in dinosaurs was sparked by observing his four year old’s fascination for these creatures. Intrigued by reading him dinosaur books every evening and finding plastic replica all over the house, the artist was spurred to create his own setting in which to bring these prehistoric animals to life.

Hastings City Art Gallery
27 February to 1 May
201 Eastbourne Street East
Hastings, 4122

03 February 2016

Reuben Paterson in Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson in Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, 2005, single channel animation on a billboard sized glitter screen, 10 min loop

Op + Pop, opening this Saturday the 6th of February at the Christchurch Art Gallery, takes a look at the continued influence of two major international twentieth-century art movements—Op Art and Pop Art—on New Zealand art. Op, born in Britain in the early 1960s, and Pop, which started in the United States in the late 1950s, opened up dynamic new possibilities for making art. 

Gallery artist Reuben Paterson has produced a glitter-screen the scale of a billboard, onto which he will project the animation Te Putahitanga o Rehua.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
Op + Pop
6 February - 19 June 2016

20 January 2016

Collectors Love: André Hemer featured in Art Collector Magazine

Collectors Love: André Hemer featured in Art Collector Magazine
A Hot Mess #6, 2015

Successful exhibitions in Wellington, London, Paris and Shanghai in 2015 have brought André Hemer into the spotlight in the current edition of Art Collector Magazine.

The summer edition is now on shelves, or read the full article here.

19 January 2016

Upcoming: Participatory performance event by Alex Monteith

Upcoming: Participatory performance event by Alex Monteith
Surface Movements, Mt Maunganui (2014). Photo: Sarah Munro and Sean Joyce, courtesy of Alex Monteith

Surface Movments is a collaborative place-based project, led by local artist Alex Monteith, that will culminate in a free surf lesson at Te Piha; Piha Beach, Tamaki Makaurau in February 2016.

Leading New Zealand artist and former surf champion Alex Monteith has a long interest in our economic and ecological relationship to specific localities.  Using the format of a free surf lesson, Monteith offers an experience of being in Piha that connects participants to local political and cultural contexts. Promoting barrier-free access to the lesson is important, and the event is open to people of all ages (over the age of 6) and all abilities. Collaboration with a number of partiesis also vital to facilitating the surf lesson. Monteith will collaborate with Piha communities connected with the ocean; particularly the surf schools of Piha, surfers with a history at Piha, local historians , including Pita Turei, Piha Surf Life Saving Club, and locals at large to create a lesson that foregrounds the various economical, ecological and cultural meanings that Piha Beach holds for mulitple groups simultaneously.

Accompanying the live, participatory performance event is an exhibition at Te Uru. Over the course of February, custom-made rash vests will be installed in a gallery space, their function latent until they are used in the surf lesson, before being re-installed again in the gallery space. Video footage from the event will later be added to the exhibition.

Surface Movements at Piha Beach and Te Uru extends projects that Alex has undertaken at Lyall Bay, Wellington, and Shark Alley, Mt Maunganui Tauranga, but is the first in her own community.

Details of the event and exhibition will be added to a Te Uru Facebook page and website page as details unfold.

Surface Movements: a live surf lesson as performance event
14 February 2016, Piha Beach

Surface Movements: an accompanying exhibition
30 January – 13 March 2016, Te Uru

05 January 2016

Dick Frizzell nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Dick Frizzell nominated for New Zealander of the Year
Photograph by Brian Culy

Congratulations to Dick Frizzell who is one of ten to be nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award, an accolade which honours people who have achieved extraordinary things in a Kiwi way.

A final shortlist will be announced this month, with the winner announced on February 17.  Read more on the nominees for the shortlist here.


16 December 2015

New site-specific installation on Shortland Street by Sara Hughes

New site-specific installation on Shortland Street by Sara Hughes
Phoenix Cluster, 2015

It is our pleasure to announce the completion of a new site-specific installation by Sara Hughes, Phoenix Cluster, for the lobby of the Old South British Building on Shortland St in the city, in association with ArttForm. The lobby is open to the public, so be sure to stop in and have a look over the next 6 months, the duration of the installation.

08 December 2015

James Cousins: Restless Idiom at Te Uru and Review by John Hurrell

James Cousins: Restless Idiom at Te Uru and Review by John Hurrell
Restless Idiom. Photography by Sam Hartnett

James Cousins is currently the subject of a mini-survey at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.  Made between 2009-2015, the exhibited works combine what might otherwise be perceived as contradictory painting concerns: the figurative and the abstract: the illusory and the material. The exhibition is open until the 21st of February.  Please visit Te Uru's website for more information, or read a review of the exhibition by John Hurrell on Eye Contact here.

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
28 November 2015 — 21 February 2016

12 November 2015

Katharina Grosse transforms Chlodwigplatz Transport Center in Cologne

Katharina Grosse transforms Chlodwigplatz Transport Center in Cologne
Grosse, 2015, Chlodwigplatz, Cologne 

Coinciding with the colourful German Carnival season, German painter Katharina Grosse has transformed the Cologne Transport center Chlodwigplatz into an immersive wall painting. Paint applied by spray gun, now covers the majority of the concrete walls. The paint converts the functional underground station into an illusionary pictorial space. Regular service will begin from December 13, 2015. 

03 November 2015

David McCracken's in the 19th Annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2015.

David McCracken's in the 19th Annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2015.
David McCracken, incendiary, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. 

Now in its 19th year, Sculpture by the Sea has hit the beach once again. The coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach in Sydney has been transformed into a 2 km long temporary sculpture park. Alongside over 100 works by acclaimed local and international artists is the work of our represented artist David McCracken.  Sculpture by the sea is a free public event that will be up until November 8th.

For more information on Sculpture by the Sea, please visit their website:

http://sculpturebythesea.com/

25 September 2015

Paul Dibble on StatueFindr

Paul Dibble on StatueFindr

Paul Dibble’s monumental sculpture “The New Zealand War Memorial” is now featured on a new app called StatueFindr which can be purchased through itunes. StatueFinder documents Westminster’s rich artistic history from King Charles I to the latest commemorative sculptures and contemporary art, StatueFindr provides exceptional photographs and biographies on the statues and sculptures and detailed information about the people who created them.

 

04 September 2015

Richard Lewer wins Albany Art Prize

Richard Lewer wins Albany Art Prize
Untitled from the Mostly Sunny Series

Congratulations to Richard Lewer on winning the 2015 Albany Art Prize!

This prestigious award is in its 8th year, offering $25,000 and a 4 week studio residency to artists living and working in Australia.

Richard Lewer on the chosen work:

Last year the Western Australian government implemented a shark culling program off the swimming beaches of Perth and the South West coastline following the deaths of 7 people. Being a surfer, I was spooked by the fatal attacks but like many locals, was also concerned about the efficacy of the government’s fear-driven policy and the brutality of the baited drum lines used to capture the sharks.

My work explores extremes and conflict; the shark culling program attracted local, national and international attention, and public demonstrations were held around the country; as a social realist I joined the 6000-strong protest at Cottesloe Beach to document the fervent debate in my local community.

This work will be exhibited alongside the finalists in Albany, 4 September - 11 October.

03 August 2015

Martin Ball selected as finalist for Parkin Drawing Prize

Martin Ball selected as finalist for Parkin Drawing Prize
Detail from Martin Ball's studio, 2015

Congratulations to Martin Ball, who has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Parkin Drawing award.

The award, valued at $20,000, is New Zealand's premier award for drawing.

The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition will be held at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries from 11th August to 13th September, with the winner announced on the 7th of September.

17 July 2015

The Gnome has landed

The Gnome has landed
Gregor Gregar, Reflective Lullaby, 2015

If you’re driving along the highway nearing Melbourne you may have noticed a familiar sight.  Gregor Kregar has recently installed a nine meter tall metallic gnome at the Cranbourne Rd exit of Peninsula link. Reflective Lullaby is commissioned and owned by McClelland Sculpture Park. Over the next twenty five years McClelland Sculpture Park will commission artists to create large sculptures resulting in 14 major pieces displayed over the twenty five year duration.

To listen to Gregor Kregar talk with McClelland’s Director John Cunningham discuss the work, follow this link: http://www.abc.net.au/…/programs/booksandarts/gnomes/6621942

15 July 2015

Simon Ingram in Basel

Simon Ingram in Basel
Simon Ingram, Random Walk Geometries, 2015

Simon Ingram is currently exhibiting at Hebel 121 in Basel, Switzerland.  Random Walk Geometries runs until 8th August. Check out our facebook page for more images. 

08 July 2015

Simon Ingram at Water Tower Festival in Sofia

Simon Ingram at Water Tower Festival in Sofia
Simon Ingram, 2015

Simon Ingram is currently exhibiting in Sofia’s largest international art festival ‘The Water Tower Art Festival’. The festival is an artist run initiative that has been operating every year in June since 2006.

“The festival now has developed as a platform of exchange of national and international artists working in all disciplines within contemporary visual art. It gives the opportunity to share ideas and to question the socio-political situation with its socially engaged works made especially for the venues and showcase of contemporary artworks with the notion of overcoming the paradigm of our age, dominated by economic structures that obstruct our very prime right to exist.

Part of the festival this year will take place in the city of Pernik, (very close to Sofia), which in the 1980’s boasted more than 80 working factories with heavy industry – now, nearly all shut down, abandoned and in ruins, especially after the earthquake 3 years ago. In the face of this visible product of post-communist catastrophe, the notion of being politically correct is no longer satisfactory and we take a stand with the unquestionable power of art.  The hunches we follow this year are mere ideas to be where needed, as artists and fully aware of the function art has in society nowadays.

We are calling for revival, trying to bring back hope and sense in hopeless places and senseless time.”
 

http://bulgaria.usembassy.gov/upcoming_06112015.html

 

 

03 June 2015

Max Gimblett named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Max Gimblett named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Max Gimblett at work in his NY studio. Photo: Paul Barbera/Where They Create

Congratulations to Max Gimblett who was named in this year's Queen’s Birthday honours. Max has been named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to Art. Congratulations!

02 May 2015

Richard Lewer, The Custom of the Sea - Documentation online

Richard Lewer, The Custom of the Sea - Documentation online

Documentation of Richard Lewer's wall drawing, the feature of his exhibition The Custom of the Sea at St Paul St Gallery Two, is now available online.  Take a look here.

01 May 2015

James Cousins at Britomart Project Space

James Cousins at Britomart Project Space

If you are in town during the month of May be sure to stop by the Britomart Project Space window to have a look at painter James Cousin's explorations of process and procedure.  Nine works, side by side, intertwine abstraction with figuration in a new installation not to be missed. 

29 April 2015

Featured, Simon Ingram: Paintings of the Sun

Featured, Simon Ingram: Paintings of the Sun
Paintings of the Sun in Wednesday's VIVA magazine, 29 April 2015

Simon Ingram's new exhibition Paintings of the Sun has been quick to grab attention!

See the feature in the Denizen here, in The Chartwell Collection's news here, or in today's Viva magazine.

On until the 23rd of May, be sure to visit the exhibition at 26 Lorne Street.

15 April 2015

The Custom of the Sea - Opening tomorrow, St Paul Street Gallery two

The Custom of the Sea - Opening tomorrow, St Paul Street Gallery two
Richard Lewer in action

Faced with a life or death choice, what would you do? Until we find ourselves in such a situation we can't be sure what lengths we’d go to in order to stay alive.

Join us at St Paul Street Gallery tomorrow night to view Richard Lewer's latest exhibition The Custom of the Sea.   Featuring a major collaborative wall drawing, which involved 50+ volunteers over the course of one week, this exhibition is not one to miss.

Make the most of the opportunity to view both The Custom of the Sea and It's more than a game in close vicinity next week (It's more than a game closes on the 24th of April).

RICHARD LEWER The Custom of the Sea
ST PAUL St Gallery Two
17 April – 22 May 2015
Opening 5.30pm 16 April

07 April 2015

Jan De Vliegher to exhibit at Sweet 18

Jan De Vliegher to exhibit at Sweet 18

Next Spring the former summer residence of the aristocratic d’Ursel family will be the setting for an unusual exhibition. SWEET 18 will show you the 18th century through the eyes of fifty contemporary designers, artists and fashion designers: from Erwin Olaf and Wim Delvoye to Walter van Beirendonck, Cindy Sherman and Philippe Starck.

Two of Jan De Vlieghers paintings will form part of the exhibition, which opens on the first of May 2015 and runs until the 5th of July at Kasteel D’Ursel.  See more information on the exhibition here.

17 February 2015

Michael Hight: Crossing the Line

Michael Hight: Crossing the Line
published by Gow Langsford Gallery

Our recent publication, Michael Hight: Crossing the Line. has received a great review by John Daly-Peoples. The publication provides a survey of Hight's career accompanied by essays by Gregory O'Brien and Paula Green. Please contact us to purchase a copy.

22 January 2015

John Pule reviewed in Monocle

John Pule reviewed in Monocle
john pule fonua galo, the first day

John Pule's current exhibition at our Lorne St gallery has made it into Monocle's list of top five exhibitions to visit this holiday period, worldwide. This is the last weekend to view The Great World (Fonua Galo) so come by and visit us this Saturday, 10-4pm.

20 December 2014

Hye Rim Lee at Te Manawa Toi

Hye Rim Lee at Te Manawa Toi
From the Land of Morning Calm to the Land of the Long White Cloud exhibition poster

Several works by gallery artist Hye Rim Lee are currently on display at Whangarei's Te Manawa Toi.
From the Land of the Morning Calm to the Land of the Long White Cloud is a group exhibition by Korean artists working in New Zealand. Visit until 22 February 2015.

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.

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.

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.