Artists David McCracken

David McCracken

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.

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.

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

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

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/

01 September 2014

Congratulations David McCracken

Congratulations David McCracken
David McCracken, Involute and Transmission, 2014

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

23 August 2014

David McCracken and Hannah Valentine Finalists in Wallace Art Awards

David McCracken and Hannah Valentine Finalists in Wallace Art Awards
Hannah Valentine, Constructing the Self, 2014

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

14 November 2013

David McCracken and Gregor Kregar

David McCracken and Gregor Kregar
Gregor Kregar's Fragmented Interactions at Auckland Airport's new outdoor gallery, 2013

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

11 August 2013

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

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

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

29 January 2013

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013

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

 

25 January 2013

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

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

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