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21 June 2017

Simon Ingram in Vienna

Simon Ingram in Vienna
Simon Ingram's painting machine at work

Simon Ingram in collaboration with Austrian artist Anna-Maria Bogner currently has an exhibition titled Lines on at Basement Wien, Vienna from 9 - 25 June. Lines sees Bogner's work fuse with Ingram's 'painting machine' which converts sketches and drawings done by Ingram on his phone through the machine and onto canvas. For further images and video of this installation, see here.

Basement Wien
Grundsteingasse 8/34-35, 2. Hof
A – 1160 Vienna

15 June 2017

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington
Paterson, Afternoon Delight, 2017, glitter on canvas, 500 x 2250mm

Reuben Paterson's 'Afternoon Delight' is currently on show at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre in Wellington until 24 June 2017.

Physical and virtual taonga are unified in the exhibition Pūkana whakarunga! Pūkana whakararo! curated by Suzanne Tamaki. Referencing the heralding of Matariki, the exhibition brings heaven and earth into closer conversation. Contemporary artworks by leading and emerging Māori artists are paired with virtual taonga from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, accessed via visitors’ mobile devices.

And as part of the events, there will be a High Tea and kōrero with Suzanne Tamaki and Reuben Paterson on Wednesday 21 June from 5:30 pm. Koha entry for Te Whare Rokiroki / Women’s Refuge. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
61/69 Abel Smith Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6012
New Zealand

Open: Weekdays 10 - 8pm, Weekends 10 - 4pm, closed on public holidays

11 June 2017

Jono Rotman wins Images Vevey Book Award

Jono Rotman wins Images Vevey Book Award
Installation of 2014 exhibition. Image credit: Tobias Kraus

New Zealand photographer and represented artist Jono Rotman has been awarded the prestigious Image Vevey Book Award for 2017/2018 for his Mongrel Mob photographic series. Rotman has dedicated over 10 years exploring this subject matter which will now cumulate in the creation of a book project aided by the Amis d'Images. The award of a EUR 9,000 grant to assist in this publication was a unanimous decision by the jury. The jury consisting of artist Christian Marclay, Simon Baker (Curator of photography and international art, Tate London), Lars Boering (Managing Director, World Press Photo Amsterdam), Darius Himes (Head of Photographs, Christie’s New York), and Luce Lebart (Director of the Canadian Photography Institute) commented:

"In his work Rotman demonstrates an unusual and highly sophisticated sensitivity to the ethical and practical concerns associated with a documentary project of this scope. The result is both visually compelling and textually rich. Comprised of portraits, archival material, and a comprehensive series of interviews to be designed as a kind of handbook for the self-defined “Mongrel Mob”, a balance of form and content will ultimately define the finished book."

Rotman was selected as the sole winner from 194 applications submitted from 34 countries. For further information on this award, visit the Images Vevey website here.

09 June 2017

Gow Langsford Gallery Christchurch Pop-Up

Gow Langsford Gallery Christchurch Pop-Up

Gow Langsford Gallery has returned to Christchurch with a second pop-up exhibition at The Tannery, Woolston. The large warehouse space is again transformed with works by three of our prominent artists; Karl Maughan (b. 1964), Paul Dibble (b. 1943), and Antonio Murado (b. 1964).

The exhibition will run until Sunday 25th June.

Gow Langsford Gallery
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Terrace
Woolston 8023
Christchurch

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed Mondays.

05 May 2017

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale
A selection of works that will be available. Image courtesy of Te Tuhi.

The inaugural Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale opens this weekend with gallery artists Sara Hughes, Graham Fletcher, and Gregor Kregar all contributing original artworks that will be available to purchase, but there is a catch. The artworks are exhibited anonymously and once the sale is complete, the artist will be revealed. Each postcard sized work is priced at $80 with all the works donated by well-recognised artists, architects, and designers. The proceeds will go towards the Te Tuhi Commissioning Fund, and for a new collector, this is a great way to get your hands on some original works. For more information, see here.

Open from 11 - 4pm, Satuday 6 May and Sunday 7 May
Preview: 10 - 11am, Saturday 6 May
George Fraser Gallery, 25A Princes Street, Auckland

03 May 2017

Max Gimblett: Original Mind Documentary

Max Gimblett: Original Mind Documentary
Film still featuring Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett: Original Mind is set to have its international premiere in May/June. The documentary, directed by Rhys Mitchell, features the artistic practice of Max Gimblett with an intimate look at his studio in New York where Max and his assistants share how his magnificent works are created. With a philosophy of 'all mind-no-mind', this documentary promises to reveal the techniques used and how Max expresses his Buddist beliefs through his art.

The film will be premiered at The Roxy in Wellington on Friday 19th May and Sunday 21st May (tickets available here), and in Auckland at Q Theatre on Friday 2nd June and Sunday 4th June (tickets available here).

For more information, visit the DocEdge website here.

27 April 2017

Andre Hemer's Collaborative Exhibition 'Watching Windows'

Andre Hemer's Collaborative Exhibition 'Watching Windows'
Hemer, New Tuscan Sunset #3, 2015, Pigment print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Rag, 650 x 500mm

A new collaborative exhibition between gallery artist Andre Hemer and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery curator Andrew Clifford opens this Saturday 29 April from 4pm. Watching Windows is a group exhibition featuring international artists with an overarching theme exploring the interplay between the digital and physical world portrayed through various medium.

Andre Hemer and artists will be holding an artist talk at 3pm before the official opening. For more on this exhibition, visit the website here.

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
420 Titirangi Road
Titirangi
Auckland

Monday - Sunday
10am to 4.30pm

 

16 March 2017

Auckland Arts Festival White Night 2017

Auckland Arts Festival White Night 2017
White Night 2017

Auckland Arts Festival White Night is back for 2017 this weekend (Saturday 18 March) from 6-10pm. The Lorne St and Kitchener St Galleries will be open until 10pm with Paul Dibble's The Geometrics, and a solo showcase of Damien Hirst works at Kitchener St.

During the evening, we will have a one-off book sale at our Kitchener Street Gallery. Artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and publications will be on sale for a limited time. Visit us to buy some great books at special prices. For more information on White Night, see here

28 February 2017

Darryn George 'Prayer's and Progress' Open Now

Darryn George 'Prayer's and Progress' Open Now
George, Atua (Psalm 22), 2012

Darryn George's new solo exhibition Prayers and Progress opened last week at Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch. The show combines two series of works that have drawn their inspiration from the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010-11. 

‘There was a period just after the Christchurch earthquake, in February 2011, when I started painting word paintings with the word ‘Atua’, Atua is the Maori translation for God. Repeated over and over, the word appears like a prayer for help. Sometimes the words are small like whispered prayers, sometimes they are big like prayers voiced in panic! As the series grew I started to extend the vocabulary to use the words Rata (Doctor), Kaitiaki (Keeper) and Takuta (Physician).’
Darryn George, August 2012

Prayers and Progress is on until 23 March 2017, and Darryn will be giving an artist's talk on Thursday 2 March from 12.30pm. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.




16 June 2016

WORLD Art Month

WORLD Art Month

For the month of June we are partnering with WORLD to treat WORLD's patrons to further delight and wonderment, in an already engaging environment.

From the 13th - 26th June 2016, WORLD will be exhibiting a selection of works and curiosities from celebrated local and international artists.
WORLD will also be producing a run of limited edition hand signed T-Shirts, Badges and  Colouring Books (available in WORLD stores only). In the effort to bring out the artist of everyone, WORLD is offering a $1,000.00 Fashion Voucher for the best artwork posted to social media on Instagram: @WORLDBRANDinNZ #WORLDARTMONTH or Facebook: WORLD: Factory of Ideas and Experiments.

Check out the Art Works:
Reuben Paterson at WORLD Britomart
Max Gimblett at WORLD Christchurch
Gregor Kregar at WORLD Newmarket
Lisa Roet at WORLD Ponsonby
Dick Frizzell and Sara Hughes at WORLD Wellington

10 June 2016

Graham Fletcher features in 'Time of Others' travelling exhibition

Graham Fletcher features in 'Time of Others' travelling exhibition

After exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore, the major curatorial collaboration 'Time of Others' opens tomorrow at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

Featuring gallery artist Graham Fletcher, this evolving, travelling exhibition is an attempt to create a platform for reflecting on social and cultural relations in the Asia-Pacific today.  Curated by Che Kyongfa, Hashimoto Azusa, Michelle Ho and Reuben Keehan, 'Time of others' brings together new works by artists from the Asia-Pacific as well as holdings drawn from the collections of the participating museums. It aims to reveal multiple perspectives, in which differences meet without melting into an artificial unity, but are instead negotiated and used as tools for reflection.

The exhibition runs from the 11th of June – 18th of September 2016.

Please click here for further information.

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.

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.


29 January 2016

Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar participate in 'Certainly Very Merry'

Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar participate in 'Certainly Very Merry'

The exhibition Certainly Very Merry takes its title from the answer given by cult 1970s television chefs Peter Hudson and David Halls to an interviewer’s point-blank question “Are you gay?”

Hudson and Halls’ unique brand of camp, slapstick, booze-soaked humour and questionable cooking beamed into New Zealand’s living rooms at a time when homophobia was rampant and homosexuality was illegal. The 1969 Stonewall Riots were still recent, the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill would not occur until 1986 … and Hudson and Halls were in the closet with the door wide open.

Pride Festivals all over the world – including ours in Auckland - are celebrations of the distance our communities have come in terms of our diversity and creativity as well as our cultural and political power.

Certainly Very Merry  is a creative, diverse, joyful cross-section of work by GLBT visual artists practising in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar have contributed artworks, alongside Chiara Corbelletto, Russ Flatt, Tanu Gago, George Hajian, Gavin Hurley, Lonnie Hutchinson, Cruz Jimenez, Richard Maloy, Tomislav Nikolic, Shannon Novak, Richard Orjis, Gui Taccetti, Imogen Taylor and Jack Trolove.

Tim Melville Gallery
2 February - 5 March 2016
Opening preview: Tuesday 2 February, 6pm

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.


22 December 2015

Alex Monteith to show at Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, 2016

Alex Monteith to show at Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, 2016
Production still from Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones

Alex Monteith's single-channel moving image work Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones, 2015 (13mins) has been selected for Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, January, 2016.

Les Rencontres Internationales is a major event dedicated to the contemporary practices of the moving image, which offers a space to discover and reflect upon new cinema and contemporary art.  It draws leading figures together in the fields of cinema, contemporary and digital artists, researchers, institutional supervisors and emerging organisations.

For more information visit their website here.

17 December 2015

The making of Simon Ingram's Random Walk Exercise

The making of Simon Ingram's Random Walk Exercise
Screenshot from time-lapse showing the making of Random Walk Exercise, 2015. 

Take a look at the making of Simon Ingram's work Random Walk Exercise, 2015, commissioned for Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
The exhibition runs from 28 November 2015 – 4 April 2016.

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.

11 December 2015

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery
James Cousins, 2015, plate.3 (strip), Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 1700 x 1500mm

This weekend painter James Cousins will be speaking about his painting practice at The Auckland Art Gallery. James currently has a selection of works in 'Necessary Distraction, a Painting Show'. As an exhibition it seeks to discover a new vigour in recent New Zealand painting. Responding to the question 'What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?', the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended. James Cousins alongside painter Nicola Farquhar will discussing their work from 3 on Sunday.

 

For more details please visit the Auckland Art Galleries website: http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/whats-on/event/artists-talk-nicola-farquhar-and-james-cousins

 

 

13 November 2015

Reuben Paterson in Visiting Asia at Te Tuhi

Reuben Paterson in Visiting Asia at Te Tuhi
Reuben Paterson
Heirloom

2013
glitter on silk and mixed media
1420 x 530mm

The Te Tuhi summer exhibitions are opening tomorrow afternoon from 4pm till 8pm. Visiting Asia is a group show featuring a number of prominent artists including our very own Reuben Paterson who have undertaken various residencies in Asia.

From Te Tuhi’s website:

14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis // Ben Buchanan // Kushana Bush // Steve Carr // Liyen Chong // Matthew Cowan // Kerry Ann Lee // Jae Hoon Lee // Reuben Paterson // Jade Townsend // Tim Veling // Kate Woods // Erica van Zon

This vibrant exhibition shares the perspectives of New Zealand artists who have undertaken residencies in China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Through a wide variety of media including photography, painting, performance, video and sculpture, the selected artists have explored new places, collaborated with communities and created fresh cross-cultural synergies.

The artist residencies were made possible through connections and funding from the Asia New Zealand Foundation - a non-government organisation established to developing business and cultural relations between Asian countries and New Zealand. By establishing meaningful and thoughtful links these residencies contribute to an emerging legacy of exchange at a time that Aotearoa has become increasingly connected to the Asian region through immigration and economy. 

Visiting Asia has been made in partnership with Te Tuhi, Hastings City Art Gallery and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The exhibition is based on Imagine Asia  originally exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua.

http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/exhibitions/exhibitiondetails.php?id=166

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/

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.

06 August 2015

Artists participate in Camouflage at Gus Fisher Gallery

Artists participate in Camouflage at Gus Fisher Gallery

Young curators take on The Gus Fisher Gallery in Camouflage, opening this Friday, involving gallery artists Chris Heaphy, Graham Fletcher and Reuben Paterson.  The University of Auckland's Art Writing and Curatorial Practice students present an exhibition of artworks which relate to the theme 'camouflage'.

Camouflage: conceal/distort/deceive/disguise
August 7 - September 26, 2015
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland

 

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.

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.

23 April 2015

Max Gimblett: The Art of Rememberance

Max Gimblett: The Art of Rememberance

The friends of St. David’s invite you to join them for the unveiling of the memorial project The Art of Remembrance.

A monumental, site-specific Max Gimblett art installation cloaks the historic St David’s Church – The Soldiers’ Memorial – to commemorate the 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas in WWI.

REMEMBER THEM - To be unveiled by the Hon Nikki Kaye, Member of Parliament on the eve of Anzac Day 2015.

Friday 24 April at 5.30pm
St David’s, 68 – 70 Khyber Pass Road,
Grafton, Auckland

RSVP essential; see more information on their website www.rememberthem.nz

11 April 2015

Max Gimblett commission - call for support

Max Gimblett commission - call for support

Gallery Artist Max Gimblett has been commissioned to create a WWI-commemorative artwork installation. We have been asked to be tight-lipped about its planned location but it will be a free, public artwork that will we believe capture the imaginations New Zealanders.

We are seeking your support to assist in the production of the work in Auckland this weekend and the coming week. Details are shown below.

This weekend - 11 and 12 April 
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand
Time: 9am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland  Session 2: Artwork production

Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 April 
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Others will be attaching the artworks to the installation wires. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand plus ability to bend for some volunteers to attach the artworks to steel strings
Time: 8.30am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland 

Contact person: Joseph Waddingham jowaddingham@gmail.com or phone 022 129 5164.

19 March 2015

Art Auction raises $22,000 for children in need

Art Auction raises $22,000 for children in need

 

This March marks the fourth anniversary of the Syrian crisis which has left 12.2 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance - including 5.6 million children, more than the entire population of New Zealand.

Gow Langsford Gallery and gallery artists Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, John Pule, Sara Hughes and Reuben Paterson are proud to have been part of World Vision's campaign The Forgotten Millions.  On the 18th of March, seven new works, made especially for the event, were auctioned off at a fundraising event that raised a total of $22,000.

To continue World Vision's work with these kids and their families, more funds are urgently needed. 

Donations can be made on the World Vision website.



19 March 2015

Jono Rotman at City Gallery, Wellington

Jono Rotman at City Gallery, Wellington
Jono Rotman Installation View

Following his exhibition at Gow Langsford last year, Jono Rotman's exhibition Mongrel Mob Portraits is now open at the City Gallery in Wellington and runs until the 14th of June 2015.

City Gallery's exhibition expands on the selection of works shown here, and includes unseen work from the original series. It also introduces new pieces which extend Rotman’s engagement with different types of portraiture through which he offers other perspectives on members of the country’s most notorious gang. See here for more details.

11 March 2015

Sounds for Transit Cloud

Sounds for Transit Cloud

Visit the New Lynn Town Centre this Saturday at 7:30pm to experience Gregor Kregar, Sara Hughes and Davor Popadichs' new public sculpture enlivened by musicians from the Waitakere Brass Band.

11 March 2015

Max Gimblett and Martin Poppelwell collaborate on a exciting new series for WORKSHOP

Max Gimblett and Martin Poppelwell collaborate on a exciting new series for WORKSHOP

Gow Langsford Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative project between Max Gimblett, Martin Poppelwell and fashion label WORKSHOP.  Elements from the works feature in  limited edition printed garments by WORKSHOP and all works will be available for purchase.  

Read more on the collaboration in Viva magazine.

Launch: Thursday 12th March, 6pm hosted by WORKSHOP Ponsonby. RSVP to manea@rcm.co.nz.

 

26 February 2015

Let's Talk Art with Judy Millar

Let's Talk Art with Judy Millar
judy millar

Judy Millar's Talking about Art on Saturday. Join in on the creative converstaions as part of the "LET'S TALK ART" series. See full details below.

LETS TALK ART

ANI O'NEILL The Buddy System (2004), Art in General NYC
A series of creative conversations with artists and creative thinkers taking place during the three day Ponsonby Central Summer Art Show. Supported by Chartwell Trust, the program is hosted by artist Ani O’Neill.

LOCATION: The Sapphire Room, above the Lane in Ponsonby Central.

FRI 27th FEB, 11 am 
The Significance of Ideas: Part I: The Benefits of Creative Thinking
Join Rob Gardiner and Sue Gardiner director and co-director of Chartwell Trust, and members of the Creative Thinking Project at the University of Auckland.

FRI 27th FEB, 2 pm 
Pasifika Past Present: Ponsonby was our home away from home 
Join artist Ani O’Neil with Rev Mua Strickson Pua & visual artist Lana Lopesi

SAT 28th FEB, 11 am 
The Significance of Ideas: Part II: Artists Discuss Ideas. 
Join Rob Gardiner and Sue Gardiner director and co-director of Chartwell Trust, with artists Judy Millar and John Reynolds

SAT 28TH FEB, 2pm 
Nesting in Te Rimu Tahi: Artists' Interventions in Ponsonby
Join artist Ani O’Neill with visual artists Judy Darragh and Louise Menzies and art writer Jon Bywater.

SUN 1st MAR, 2pm 
Te Manawanui ō Te Rimu Tahi: The Maori Heart of Ponsonby
Ani O’Neill in conversation with orator and historian fPita Turei & community arts practitioner Amiria Puia-Taylor.

26 February 2015

Reuben Paterson at Corban Estate Arts Centre

Reuben Paterson at Corban Estate Arts Centre
Opening Thursday 5 March at 6pm

A two room installation by Reuben Paterson, Seasoned Pass blends modern Kitsch and customary Maori patterns to explore social and cultural issues at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.  As part of this exhibition, Reuben will be running a hands-on glitter workshop for kids!  Visit the exhibition on Saturday the 14th of March between 10:30am-12pm to take part.  Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult during the session.


07 February 2015

Reuben Paterson's GAYTM

Reuben Paterson's GAYTM
Reuben paterson's gaytm, ponsonby.

Four GAYTMs were installed in Auckland and Wellington this week in support of ANZ's policy of support and inclusion. The Ponsonby GAYTM, Freedom Flowers has been designed by gallery artist Reuben Paterson. Watch some of the production behind the work and listen to Paterson speak about the project here. 

23 January 2015

headland Sculpture on the Gulf

headland Sculpture on the Gulf
gregor kregar at sculpture on the gulf

Opening today - headland Sculpture on the Gulf.

View over 30 new sculptures including work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar, David McCracken and Paul Dibble at 2015's Sculpture on the Gulf.  Set in the striking setting of Waiheke's coastal walkway, visit Sculpture on the Gulf before 15 February.

23 January 2015

Richard Lewer's collective project at St Paul St

Richard Lewer's collective project at St Paul St
st paul st

Richard Lewer's 2012 painting Custom of the Sea was inspired by the true story of four men whose yacht The Mignonette was wrecked in a storm while sailing from England to Australia in 1884. After more than two weeks without food and fresh water, two of the men, Dudley and Stephens, made the decision to kill and eat the ill and unconscious fourth crewmember in order that the remaining three might survive. The third crewmember objected.

For ST PAUL St Lewer will revisit this story and his earlier painting to develop an animation and wall drawing. Lewer's wall drawings are collective efforts - an occasion for the artist to share his drawing skills and techniques. For ST PAUL St, Lewer is looking for helpers in the production of this work; please contact sgallery@aut.ac.nz to register your interest.

Richard Lewer
The Custom of the Sea
ST PAUL St Gallery Two
April - May 2015

In addition to the project above Richard Lewer also has a solo show at our Lorne St gallery from 1-25 April.

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 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.