Gow Langsford Gallery: Lorne St is situated on the ground floor of the former Lorne Street backpackers building. The building was completely refurbished in 2008 and its generous dimensions facilitate optimum exhibition of large scale sculpture and painting. The Lorne St Gallery will continue its regular exhibition schedule of shows by represented and international artists.
Gow Langsford Gallery: Kitchener St is in the historic St James Building on the corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets opposite the Auckland Art Gallery, and only a short walk from Queen Street. The Kitchener St Gallery complements the Lorne St Gallery exhibition schedule and allows for more curated exhibitions. Some exhibits will run across both Kitchener St and Lorne St Galleries. Gow Langsford Gallery Kitchener St also houses our editions and mulitples collection.
Street parking is available on Lorne Street, Kitchener Street, or alternatively there are five nearby parking buildings. Bus services to the central city run from most Auckland suburbs
Gow Langsford is a commercial art space committed to fostering and promoting the best contemporary art from New Zealand and abroad. In two inner-city Auckland locations, Lorne Street and Kitchener Street, the Gallery represents over thirty established New Zealand and international artists. Gow Langsford is one of the country’s most established galleries and is widely regarded as its most influential dealer gallery.
The Kitchener St Gallery, located directly opposite the Auckland Art Gallery, is focused on curated exhibitions and also has a second viewing space dedicated to editions. The generous dimensions of the Lorne St Gallery allow for the exhibition of large-scale works and installations. Alongside a regular and varied exhibition schedule, Gow Langsford is a market leader in works on the secondary market.
The Gallery’s experienced staff provides comprehensive art collection advice. This service is client-centered and encompasses acquisitions; valuations; restoration and framing advice; investment opportunities and collection management.
Gow Langsford Gallery was established by John Gow and Gary Langsford in a converted gas station in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn in 1987 and has developed into one of New Zealand's most significant dealer galleries. The gallery will celebrate thirty years in business in 2017.
The Gallery has been more than a vocation for both founding Directors who are passionate advocates for the visual arts and committed to the development of the careers of the artists they represent. In 2015, Anna Jackson also became Director of the Gallery. Together the Directors’ dedication has fostered the growth of contemporary art in New Zealand and enabled the careers of many of this country’s most notable artists, such as Judy Millar, John Pule, Max Gimblett, Dick Frizzell and Rueben Paterson. They have actively sought to introduce local audiences to international art, and in turn, international visitors to New Zealand artists. They have hosted one-man shows by Pablo Picasso (1998), Damien Hirst (2010), Bernar Venet (2006 and 2012), Donald Judd (2002), Tony Cragg (2005 and 2011) and Andy Warhol (2013). They have enjoyed success placing works in major collections both in public institutions and private homes, locally and internationally.
With extensive experience advising private collectors, acting as a consultant to corporate collections, museums and public institutions, John Gow is an expert in New Zealand Art. He is a founding director of Gow Langsford Gallery and, along with Gary, was Director of John Leech Gallery. Now with over thirty years in the industry, John has specialist expertise in historical New Zealand art and indigenous artefacts and a personal interest in collecting 19th and early 20th century photography, contemporary New Zealand paintings and sculpture, and post contact Maori objects.
Currently a member of the Northern Club Art Committee, John is also a member of the McKelvie Trust Board which manages the bequest of the McKelvie Estate to the Auckland Art Gallery. He also sits on the Spark Art Trust which owns and oversees the Spark art collection and the Britomart Arts Trust.
John is based at our Kitchener St Gallery.
Gary Langsford is a founding director of Gow Langsford Gallery and is also co-owner of design55, a design store specialising in limited edition furniture and objects.
Gary has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) and Art History from Elam School of Fine Arts, and has worked as a specialist in contemporary New Zealand art for over three decades. Increasingly focussed on the global art market he travels frequently to art fairs and auctions abroad, particularly in Europe and America. He has specialist knowledge in 20th Century Applied Arts and has a significant personal collection of art, objet d’art and furniture that reflects this expertise.
He is currently a board member of Heart of the City, the Uptown Business Association and NZ Contemporary Arts Trust.
Gary is based at our Lorne St Gallery.
Working closely with Gary and John, Anna manages the exhibition programme and Staff. She oversees client services, publications and online communications, and works alongside the artists in delivering exhibitions and events. Anna has a Master of Arts Management (2010) and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology (2002).
Shona joined Gow Langsford Gallery in 2009 as Accountant. She is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Hannah (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts (Hons), Elam School of Fine Arts, 2011) joined Gow Langsford in 2011. She works closely with the Manager in preparing the exhibitions and publications, and in client services. She is the Gallery’s in-house designer and is based at our Lorne St Gallery. She is currently working part-time and concurrently undertaking an MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University.
Based at the Kitchener St Gallery, Priya manages the gallery databases, prepares valuation documents and alongside the Directors and Manager, delivers client services. Priya has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts (Hons), Elam School of Fine Arts (2011).
Cassandra works part time between both the Lorne Street and Kitchener Street galleries, predominately focusing on writing and as Front of House for both spaces. Cass has completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies majoring in Interior Architecture (2011) and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and Theory, and Classics (2015).
Gemma is a University of Auckland graduate where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art History (Hons). Alongside the team, Gemma assists in client services including valuations and sales. Gemma also helps to manage the database and stock within the Front of House role.
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