Artists Darryn George

Darryn George

05 December 2020

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery
Chris Heaphy, This Life on Earth, 2020, acrylic on Belgian linen, 1950 x 3250mm

Gallery artists John Walsh, Reuben Paterson, Darryn George and Chris Heaphy (pictured) are all included in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition ever stage at Auckland Art Gallery. It showcases the dynamic, ever-changing expression that is Māori art spanning 70 years with over 100 artists included. The exhibition runs until 9 May 2021. For more information, see here.

08 October 2020

Darryn George and David McCracken Exhibitions Reviewed

Darryn George and David McCracken Exhibitions Reviewed
McCracken, Exalt In Transmission, Installation View. Credit: Tobias Kraus.

John Daly-Peoples has reviewed our latest exhibitions on NZ Arts Review. On David McCracken's Exalt in Transmission he writes: "The size and precision of these works is impressive especially when considering that these are not manufactured for industrial scale purposes. The artist’s design expertise and engineering skills are exceptional and alongside those practical aspects he brings insight and  understanding into the way in which objects interact with their environment.

On Darryn George's A River Flowing Out of Eden, Daly-Peoples writes: "Under the title of  “A River Flowing out of Eden” he has created a flamboyant set of works which owe much to folk art with its use of bold colours, and  elementary structures and designs. They also have links to Primitivism  and  Naïve artists like Henri Rousseau and Séraphine Louis."

Read the full review here.

29 September 2020

Darryn George and Virginia Leonard Win at The 29th Annual Wallace Art Awards

Darryn George and Virginia Leonard Win at The 29th Annual Wallace Art Awards
2020 Winners

A big congratulations to gallery artists Darryn George and Virginia Leonard, who were both winners at The 29th Annual Wallace Art Awards.

Darryn George was The Wallace Arts Trust Second Award Winner for his work Mara #26, 2020, oil pastel and acrylic on canvas, 1570 x 2180 x 55mm and Virginia Leonard was the First Runner-up Award Winner for her work Cripple, 2020, clay, lustre and resin, 945 x 540 x 530mm.

The exhibition can be viewed at the Pah Homestead until 15 November. Visit their website for further details.

10 April 2019

Artists Collaborate with Top Musicians to Raise Money for the Salvation Army

Artists Collaborate with Top Musicians to Raise Money for the Salvation Army
Hollie Smith with artwork by Reuben Paterson for 'Whakaaria Mai'

Seven of our artists, Reuben PatersonDarryn GeorgeDick FrizzellMichael HightMax GimblettJohn Walsh and Karl Maughan have created original artworks inspired by re-imagined hymns for 'Offering', a 12 track album by Hollie Smith and Teeks and the Auckland Gospel Choir.

The album is available to purchase on 26 April (CD and digital) and the original artworks, as well as limited edition prints, will be sold at an exhibition in Auckland in May, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.

Find out more here.

28 February 2019

John Pule and Darryn George at KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein

John Pule and Darryn George at KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein
Darryn George, Pukapuka, 2007

German collectors Alison and Peter Klein recently visited New Zealand and acquired a selection of works from New Zealand and Pacific artists, in particular, Darryn George and John Pule. These newly acquired works are now on display in Aus Der Südsee, translating to 'From the South Seas' on until 10 June 2019. The exhibition also consists of carvings, and tapas from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga presented as a celebration of Pacific culture. Read more here.

KUNSTWERK Sammlung Klein
Siemensstrasse 40 
71735 Eberdingen-Nussdorf

24 October 2018

Darryn George at Britomart Project Space

Darryn George at Britomart Project Space
Installation View

A selection of works by Darryn George can now be viewed in the Britomart Project Space window at 26-28 Customs Street East, Auckland. George will be exhibiting new works at our Lorne St Gallery from 31 October - 24 November. 

Contact the gallery for further information on his work.

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. 

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

01 August 2013

Darryn George at Venice Biennale

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