Judy Millar's largest survey exhibition The Future and The Past Perfect opened earlier this month at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland. This exhibition offers the opportunity to experience an overview of her oeuvre from the past 40 years. Early works on paper from the 1980s are exhibited alongside more recent works from the past couple of years. Read more here.
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Judy Millar's exhibition Studies in Place has been reviewed by John Hurrell for EyeContact. "This is an interesting show about Judy Millar’s visual research: it examines compositional and chromatic possibilities within small sketches intended to be enlarged later and different techniques applied." Read the full article here.
Judy Millar will present her first ever solo exhibition in London at FOLD Gallery opening this Thursday 13 September until Saturday 20 October. The View from Nowhere will feature six new works where 'form becomes the graph of activity'. 'The appearance of “things” emerges from the web of painted lines and fields of colour. Things hard to name but fleetingly apparent establish a semi-believable pictorial space.' Read the full exhibition text here.
The Guardian included this exhibition on their list of 'Five of the best... exhibitions'. Read the full article here.
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A new article on Contemporary HUM by Jodie Dalgleish explores Judy Millar's recent body of work and discusses her practice.
"Then, I see that each painting’s spatial action comes not only from its curving ‘brushstrokes’ but also from the possibilities of colour. Framed ‘colour focal fields,’ as I call them with Millar’s approval, become characteristic of the work and precipitate formal interactions that are constantly backgrounded and foregrounded in layers of painterly detail." - Jodie Dalgleish
Read the full article here.
It has just been announced that Judy Millar will be undertaking a new public installation project for Heron Park, Waterview, Auckland. The Albert-Eden Local Board, Heron Park Advisory Group and the Waterview community have been working on getting a public art installation to the area for almost 10 years. With funding by Auckland Council's regional public art capital budget, this major public installation will become a reality. Millar will begin work on the design this month and the expected completion date is late 2018.
For further information, visit the Auckland Council website here.
Over a year in the making, Judy Millar's Rock Drop has been unveiled to the public. The South Atrium, with its complex architectural arrangement providing the junction between the old and the new, has been transformed by this large installation work in true Millar fashion. Rock Drop was made possible with the support of Auckland Sculpture Trust, Auckland Contemporary Arts Trust and Auckland Art Gallery Foundation 2016 annual appeal and it will be exhibited until 2019.
For further information, visit the Auckland Art Gallery website here.
Gallery artists Judy Millar (2002 winner), Sara Hughes (2005 winner), Richard Lewer (2008 winner), and Andre Hemer (2016 winner) are all included in the 25 Years of Paramount Winners exhibition at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre from 4 July - 3 September 2017. The Paramount Award is the most prestigious of the annual Wallace Art Awards and grants the winner a residency overseas. Recent winner, Andre Hemer, has just started his six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.
Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
Open Tuesday - Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm. Closed Mondays.
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
On Thursday 1st September 2016, the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation will unveil the concept model for the recent acquisition of a major site-specific artwork commission from gallery artist, Judy Millar. The night will be filled with bespoke cocktails by Michael Dearth from Baduzzi and food by Grahame Dawson, with Millar art directing the event.
There are limited tickets, which are available for $50 per person by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org where you will be given instructions on how to purchase tickets. Please RSVP by 19th August.
More details on the commission here.
The Auckland Art Fair has begun! Visit us at The Cloud, Booth 14 until this Sunday the 29th of May.
Featuring works by Dick Frizzell, Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank, Richard Lewer, Paul Dibble, James Cousins, Reuben Paterson, Max Gimblett and Gordon Walters
For more information, please visit the Auckland Art Fair website here.
"Cash and cauliflowers collided at last night's avant garde launch of a new annual appeal for the Auckland Art Gallery."
Judy Millar art directed the first fundraising event last night for the re-launch of the philanthropic Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, a foundation set up to support the the purchase of significant works of art and exhibitions for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.
Read more on the event here.
The exhibition Certainly Very Merry takes its title from the answer given by cult 1970s television chefs Peter Hudson and David Halls to an interviewer’s point-blank question “Are you gay?”
Hudson and Halls’ unique brand of camp, slapstick, booze-soaked humour and questionable cooking beamed into New Zealand’s living rooms at a time when homophobia was rampant and homosexuality was illegal. The 1969 Stonewall Riots were still recent, the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill would not occur until 1986 … and Hudson and Halls were in the closet with the door wide open.
Pride Festivals all over the world – including ours in Auckland - are celebrations of the distance our communities have come in terms of our diversity and creativity as well as our cultural and political power.
Certainly Very Merry is a creative, diverse, joyful cross-section of work by GLBT visual artists practising in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar have contributed artworks, alongside Chiara Corbelletto, Russ Flatt, Tanu Gago, George Hajian, Gavin Hurley, Lonnie Hutchinson, Cruz Jimenez, Richard Maloy, Tomislav Nikolic, Shannon Novak, Richard Orjis, Gui Taccetti, Imogen Taylor and Jack Trolove.
Tim Melville Gallery
2 February - 5 March 2016
Opening preview: Tuesday 2 February, 6pm
Over the weekend SCAPE 8 opened! This is a must do if you’re in the garden city. Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary painters, the central theme of her work is the relationship between the illusory and the physical, between our private inner world and our material existence, and the way the activity of painting can synthesise these contradictory ways of being.
Millar's work 'Call Me Snake' is comprised of vibrant graphics of Millar’s looped paintings, which are adhered to five intersecting flat planes. The colourful piece adds a dramatic and rhythmic counterpoint to the city’s current urban landscape — a mix of flattened sites, construction zones and defiant buildings that have stood through the quakes. The work employs theatricality, playfulness and visual trickery, whereby the viewer is unsure about the work’s flatness or three-dimensionality; and it has been designed to offer a different perspective from each angle. The bright colours interrupt the grey of the work’s surrounds, and as buildings pop up around it, Call me Snake offers an optimistic provocation – ‘imagine what could be here’.
For more information visit SCAPE Public Arts' website: http://www.scapepublicart.org.nz/
In 2014 Judy Millar was commissioned to produce a 3 x 16 meter curtain for the new Devonport Library in Auckland. The library, designed by Athfield Architects Auckland, opened in February 2015 and has been met with great public feedback. The curtain acts as a dynamic way to create a room from open space, which will be an essential area for meetings and events.
See more about the library here.
Judy Millar's Talking about Art on Saturday. Join in on the creative converstaions as part of the "LET'S TALK ART" series. See full details below.
LETS TALK ART
ANI O'NEILL The Buddy System (2004), Art in General NYC
A series of creative conversations with artists and creative thinkers taking place during the three day Ponsonby Central Summer Art Show. Supported by Chartwell Trust, the program is hosted by artist Ani O’Neill.
LOCATION: The Sapphire Room, above the Lane in Ponsonby Central.
FRI 27th FEB, 11 am
The Significance of Ideas: Part I: The Benefits of Creative Thinking
Join Rob Gardiner and Sue Gardiner director and co-director of Chartwell Trust, and members of the Creative Thinking Project at the University of Auckland.
FRI 27th FEB, 2 pm
Pasifika Past Present: Ponsonby was our home away from home
Join artist Ani O’Neil with Rev Mua Strickson Pua & visual artist Lana Lopesi
SAT 28th FEB, 11 am
The Significance of Ideas: Part II: Artists Discuss Ideas.
Join Rob Gardiner and Sue Gardiner director and co-director of Chartwell Trust, with artists Judy Millar and John Reynolds
SAT 28TH FEB, 2pm
Nesting in Te Rimu Tahi: Artists' Interventions in Ponsonby
Join artist Ani O’Neill with visual artists Judy Darragh and Louise Menzies and art writer Jon Bywater.
SUN 1st MAR, 2pm
Te Manawanui ō Te Rimu Tahi: The Maori Heart of Ponsonby
Ani O’Neill in conversation with orator and historian fPita Turei & community arts practitioner Amiria Puia-Taylor.
Judy Millar's The Model World, opening on 12 February at Te Uru, will work with the slippages between painting, printing and three-dimensionality to provoke new experiences of looking and being in space.
The Model World
12 February - 5 April 2015
Preview: Thursday 12 February 2015, 6-8pm
In tandem with Model World, Judy Millar has her next solo exhibition, Proof of Heaven, at our Lorne St Gallery, 4-28 March.
A new publication by Judy Millar, Trish Gribben and Philip Fickling - Swell, a pop-up book for children, will launch this Sunday, 3pm at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Copies will be available for purchase through the gallery shortly, just in time for Christmas! Contact us to register your interest.
20% off all artworks at Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions.
To celebrate Art Week 2014, Gow Langsford has set-up a Pop-Up Editions gallery at Victoria Park Market. Open from 10-19 October and featuring work by all of our represented artists, customers are eligible for a one-off 20% discount on all works exhibited at Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions.*
Gow Langsford Pop-Up Editions
Shop 1.01 Victoria Park Market
Wednesday – Sunday: 11-4pm
Visit our new website for more information.
*Please note the discount applies to unframed editions on display at our Pop-Up Editions Gallery only, until 19 October. Further conditions may apply
Help support the collaboration between Judy Millar, Trish Gribben and Phillip Fickling, by donating on The Boosted website to help raise funds to print Swell, a pop-up art book for children. The Boosted campaign allows projects to happen with the help of the community and although almost at their target, every extra helps.
The catalogue from Judy Millar's exhibition Be Do Be Do Be Do from the IMA is now available for sale through the gallery. Please contact us to purchase a copy.
Join Gow Langsford at the Tauranga Arts Festival this year. From 23 October - 3 November we will have a pop-up gallery on Grey St in Tauranga exhibiting original and editioned work by a wide range of gallery artists including Paul Dibble, Dale Frank, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Chris Heaphy, Michael Hight, Gregor Kregar, Karl Maughan, Judy Millar, Reuben Paterson, John Pule and John Walsh.
Rydal House, 29 Grey Street, Tauranga
23 October - 3 November, 10am-6pm
Opening night: Tuesday 22 October, 7-9pm, all welcome.
Our opening event will follow on from the unveiling of a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Gregor Kregar at the Tauranga Art Gallery, 5-7pm.
The opening night is sponsored by Cirro wines and to celebrate the beginning of Tauranga Arts Festival they're offering a special wine deal to all Gow Langsford clients and friends
This work by Judy Millar will be included in the exhibition Frabiges Grau, opening at Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin on 1 September. Work by Callum Innes, Sean Scully and Gotthard Graubner will also be included.
Millar's new installation, Do Be Do Be Do Be, displays an extension of her current painting processes and methodologies, it is currently on show at the IMA in Brisbane until 27 July. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.”
The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia will host a solo exhibition by Judy Millar. Do Be Do Be Do, extends her painting practice and methodologies further. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.” (source: IMA website)
8 June – 27 July 2013
IMA, Brisbane, Australia
Judy Millar supports the Fred Hollows Foundation and her limited edition T-shirts are available from the gallery during our current exhibition, Millar’s Comic Drop (19 March – 13 April). Proceeds from the sale of each T-shirt will enable a sight-restoring cataract operation for people suffering from curable blindness in some of the most remote and underdeveloped areas of the Pacific. Men’s shirts in orange, women are in white. $35 (NZD) each. Visit us at our Lorne St Gallery to get yours.
Judy Millar’s recent work Ferryman will be on show in the Czech Republic next month as part of the exhibition Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists. Curated by Zdenek Felix, a distinguished Czech-German curator living and working in Berlin, and will show works by all artists currently in the Tichey Collection. More than 500 pieces from the collection will be shown at the GASK gallery, housed in the Jesuit monastery in Kutna Hore, a medieval city near Prague. Millar’s work will be shown alongside a star collection of artists including Mark Quinn