Artists John Pule

John Pule

18 March 2020

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms
Judy Millar, Untitled, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2100 x 1550mm

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.

To access Online Viewing Rooms, create an Art Basel user profile here, or find more information here.

20 March 2019

Oceania featuring John Pule travels to France

Oceania featuring John Pule travels to France
Installation view of John Pule at Royal Academy of Arts, London

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.

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

18 October 2018

John Pule in Oceania at Royal Academy of Arts, London

John Pule in Oceania at Royal Academy of Arts, London
Detail of Panel 3 of John Pule, Kehe Tau Hauaga Foou (To All New Arrivals), 2007

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 hereand it was called 'an astonishing blast of a show' by The Telegraph here.

Oceania
29 September - 10 December 2018

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BD
Open daily 10am - 6pm
Fridays 10am - 10pm

02 July 2018

Reuben Paterson and John Pule at Tauranga Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson and John Pule at Tauranga Art Gallery
Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Disturbances of Motion (2-piece suit), 2003. Image courtesy of Tauranga Art Gallery

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

 

26 May 2018

John Pule at the Auckland Art Fair 2018

John Pule at the Auckland Art Fair 2018
Pule, One memory lies within me, 2017

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.

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

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.



22 January 2015

John Pule reviewed in Monocle

John Pule reviewed in Monocle
john pule fonua galo, the first day

John Pule's current exhibition at our Lorne St gallery has made it into Monocle's list of top five exhibitions to visit this holiday period, worldwide. This is the last weekend to view The Great World (Fonua Galo) so come by and visit us this Saturday, 10-4pm.

22 September 2014

John Pule Poetry Reading at Corban Estate

John Pule Poetry Reading at Corban Estate
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.

09 March 2014

John Pule Book Launch

John Pule Book Launch
John Pule, The Bond of Time: An Epic Love Poem

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.

03 May 2013

John Pule at the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival in Niue

John Pule at the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival in Niue
John Pule's exhibition in Niue

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.