DE-celebrate at Te Tuhi runs from 5 September - 29 November 2020 and features work by gallery artist John Pule. The exhibitions attempts to capture the changes in artists thinking during the time of a global pandemic. "DE-celerate is articulated through artists’ works and live activations. Drastically limited by the travel restrictions preventing many artists’ visits, the activations take place instead through the invitation for audiences to take home or barter for certain objects. This process of exchange is one response to an increased appetite for human interaction after self-isolation."
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Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust
13 Reeves Road
Auckland, New Zealand
Open daily 9am - 5pm
Gow Langsford Gallery is delighted to announce our participation in Art Basel’s first iteration of Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world.
Viewing Rooms launches on March 20 and remains live until March 25, with VIP preview days March 18 to March 20.
Our Online Viewing Room will feature works by contemporary New Zealand painter Judy Millar alongside a group exhibition by Oceanic artists including Colin McCahon, Dale Frank, John Pule and Lisa Roet; together with European sculptors Tony Cragg, Henry Moore and Ugo Rondinone.
Highly acclaimed exhibition Oceania held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London that featured 170 works from the Pacific region has travelled to the Quai Branly Museum (Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac) in Paris on until 7 July 2019. The exhibition features John Pule's epic 5 panelled work Kehe tau hauaga foou (To all new arrivals). For further information about the exhibition, see here.
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
The Royal Academy of Arts in London latest exhibition Oceania brings together over 200 works from private and public collections from the Pacific. The timing of the exhibition also marks 250 years since Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. John Pule's Kehe tau hauaga foou (To all new arrivals) concludes the overall exhibition. It is one of Pule’s largest works to dates with an impressive five panels that draw on global issues set within a Pacific viewpoint. A poet as well as a painter, this work tells a story of Pacific history past, yet the work is strongly cemented in the present.
The Oceania exhibition has been receiving extremely high praise and is attracting a lot of media attention. Read the review on The Economist 1843 here, a review in the Financial Times here, its five-star review on The Standard here, and it was called 'an astonishing blast of a show' by The Telegraph here.
29 September - 10 December 2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BD
Open daily 10am - 6pm
Fridays 10am - 10pm
Reuben Paterson and John Pule are included in a new exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration on until 16 September 2018. Curated by Peter Shand and Karl Chitham, this exhibition surveys visual artists who have collaborated with fashion designers in New Zealand and Australia over the past 30 years. John Pule's works are exhibited beside designer Doris de Pont's garments and Reuben Paterson's glittering collaboration with WORLD shows how art and fashion work cohesively. Read more here.
Tauranga Art Gallery
Cnr Wharf & Willow Streets, Downtown Tauranga, 3110
Open 7 days - 10am - 4.30pm
For the final days of the Auckland Art Fair at The Cloud, Auckland Waterfront, Gow Langsford presents a solo exhibition of new works by John Pule.
As a writer, poet, printmaker and painter, John Pule weaves into his works a narrative rich in culture, specifically inspired by his birthplace, Niue and the greater Pacific region. The twelve works presented at this year’s Fair are small-scale paintings that depict quiet moments filled with hope, serenity and love amongst surrealist landscapes in hues of blues and greens.
The Fair is open 10am-5pm this Saturday and Sunday. Contact us for further details.
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 Kregar, Dick Frizzell, Sara Hughes, Reuben 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
200 Cumnor Tce
Friday 4th - Sunday 20th November
Open daily 10 - 5pm
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.
Last month we announced the re-publication of John Pule's book The Bond of Time: An Epic Love Poem and this month we're delighted in invite you to the book launch. The Bond of Time will be launched on the 27th of March by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman at Te Ao Mârama, located on Arts Road, University of Canterbury. For more information please contact Lea Kortman 03 364 2914.
Niue recently hosted an exhibition of works by John Pule as part of the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the first time an exhibition of this scale has been mounted in Pule’s homeland. In support of the event, Gallery Director John Gow flew to Niue to officiate the opening preview alongside Niuean Premier, The Hon. Toke Talagi.