Artists Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett

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.

19 March 2019

Max Gimblett Awarded Honorary Doctorate from AUT

Max Gimblett Awarded Honorary Doctorate from AUT
Max Gimblett at the ceremony. Credit: Nigel King

At an intimate ceremony held at the Auckland Art Gallery, Max Gimblett received an honorary doctorate from AUT. Kate Powell from The Big Idea was there to document the event, with further images and details here.

12 February 2019

Max Gimblett to host Sumi Ink Workshop at AUT

Max Gimblett to host Sumi Ink Workshop at AUT
Credit: Helen Klisser During

Join Max Gimblett as he leads two special Sumi ink workshops at AUT on Saturday 16 March. Contact AUT for further information or visit their website here for more.

30 January 2019

Max Gimblett - Original Mind Available to Watch Online

Max Gimblett - Original Mind Available to Watch Online
Max Gimblett - Original Mind Film Still

Max Gimblett: Original Mind documents the life and process of New Zealand born, New York based artist Max Gimblett and his devoted studio assistants. Directed by Rhys Mitchell in 2016, it was shown as part of the 2017 DocEdge Festival in New Zealand. It now available to watch on Vimeo for free here.

30 October 2018

Max Gimblett on NZ Herald

Max Gimblett on NZ Herald
Max Gimblett in New York. Photo: NZ Herald

Sarah Catherall interviewed Max Gimblett in his New York studio and discussed his recent move to their new studio on Broadway, being a proud New Zealander, and the increasing influences on his works. Read the full article here.

21 July 2017

Max Gimblett at Britomart Project Space

Max Gimblett at Britomart Project Space
Installation of Max Gimblett's Screenprints

Freshly installed in the Britomart Project Space located at 26-28 Customs Street East are three of Max Gimblett's latest screenprint series, South Pacific Paradise. This new series was completed earlier this year and features his signature sweeps of colours in the tondo format. The three prints exhibited are; Simple Way, Resevoir, and Untitled.

Contact the gallery for information on further prints that are available in this series, or view them here.

 

01 June 2017

New Max Gimblett Screenprints

New Max Gimblett Screenprints
Gimblett, Simple Way, 2017, unique screenprint on paper, 965 x 965mm unframed

"South Pacific Paradise" is the title of a new series of screenprints by Max Gimblett now available at the gallery. With this series of prints, Gimblett has chosen to work with the "tondo" format rather than his usual quatrefoil. 

Max notes that these works are reflective of the sun and the moon, and of the philosophy of time having no beginning nor end. Bound within each tondo are Max's signature gestural and sweeping brushstrokes of colour, with each hue chosen to reflect those of the colours of the South Pacific.

Contact us for a list of the available works, or for further information.

03 May 2017

Max Gimblett: Original Mind Documentary

Max Gimblett: Original Mind Documentary
Film still featuring Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett: Original Mind is set to have its international premiere in May/June. The documentary, directed by Rhys Mitchell, features the artistic practice of Max Gimblett with an intimate look at his studio in New York where Max and his assistants share how his magnificent works are created. With a philosophy of 'all mind-no-mind', this documentary promises to reveal the techniques used and how Max expresses his Buddist beliefs through his art.

The film will be premiered at The Roxy in Wellington on Friday 19th May and Sunday 21st May (tickets available here), and in Auckland at Q Theatre on Friday 2nd June and Sunday 4th June (tickets available here).

For more information, visit the DocEdge website here.

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

20 July 2016

Meet Max Gimblett this Sunday

Meet Max Gimblett this Sunday
Gimblett with his quatrefoil & St. David's Church Installation | Image courtesy of The Art of Remembrance

Highly regarded Gallery artist, Max Gimblett will be attending a public event this Sunday the 24th of July at Presbyterian St David's Church on Khyber Pass Road from 3pm. The free event is a celebration of his recent fundraising campaign to raise money for the restoration of this church that Max attended as a young boy. 

7,000 of his quatrefoil works, in seven unique designs, were reproduced on brass to represent each Kiwi soldier that fought in WWI for the Art of Remembrance installation. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa held an exhibition that ran from March to May this year, where a selection of the quatrefoils were installed. On Anzac Day last year they were unveiled on the facade of St. David's, and were available for purchase by the public. These small quatrefoils are now situated in homes all over the world.

The event on Sunday will include an interview with Max by Maggie Barry, the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, with the chance to meet him. Following this, they will announce the total money raised from the sale of these works. For more information on this project, visit the website here.

14 July 2016

The Universe: Max Gimblett Exhibition

The Universe: Max Gimblett Exhibition
Installation view, image from Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga

31st of July is the final date to view The Universe: Max Gimblett on at Tauranga Art Gallery. The exhibition includes a large selection of his works on paper from the Unviersity of Waikato's collection, supplemented with a selection of his paintings from Gow Langsford Gallery. Max visited Tauranga this week and gave a talk about his background, personal journey and works to many Gimblett enthusiasts. For more information on Max, see here.

09 July 2016

Max Gimblett – Part of the Living History of Artists in NY

Max Gimblett – Part of the Living History of Artists in NY
Max Gimblett in his New York Studio | Image courtesy of Paul Barbera

Paul Barbera interviews Max Gimblett for his Where They Create project. Barbera describes Max as a “true maverick” and “part of the living history of artists in New York”, and we couldn't agree more.

Read the full article here.

16 June 2016

WORLD Art Month

WORLD Art Month

For the month of June we are partnering with WORLD to treat WORLD's patrons to further delight and wonderment, in an already engaging environment.

From the 13th - 26th June 2016, WORLD will be exhibiting a selection of works and curiosities from celebrated local and international artists.
WORLD will also be producing a run of limited edition hand signed T-Shirts, Badges and  Colouring Books (available in WORLD stores only). In the effort to bring out the artist of everyone, WORLD is offering a $1,000.00 Fashion Voucher for the best artwork posted to social media on Instagram: @WORLDBRANDinNZ #WORLDARTMONTH or Facebook: WORLD: Factory of Ideas and Experiments.

Check out the Art Works:
Reuben Paterson at WORLD Britomart
Max Gimblett at WORLD Christchurch
Gregor Kregar at WORLD Newmarket
Lisa Roet at WORLD Ponsonby
Dick Frizzell and Sara Hughes at WORLD Wellington

26 August 2015

Max Gimblett Art of Remembrance at Workshop

Max Gimblett Art of Remembrance at Workshop

The Art of Remembrance project features the work of New York based New Zealand artist and long-time Workshop collaborator Max Gimblett has been partly reinstalled in store at Workshop.

This fundraising project to save St. David’s – The Soliders’ Memorial Church in Khyber Pass, Auckland kicked off earlier in the year with thousands of Gimblett’s Remembrance works installed to the church’s exterior.

Beautiful signature Gimblett quatrefoils, cut from solid brass and individually screen-printed, were installed yesterday morning at all five Workshop stores; the flagship installation a spectacular display that soars up the high stud walls of the Mackelvie Street store.

 

For further information on the Art of Remembrance project visit www.rememberthem.nz

 

22 July 2015

Max Gimblett, featured on 'Where they Create'

Max Gimblett, featured on 'Where they Create'
Max Gimblett.  Photo by Paul Barbera/Where they Create

Take a look at a recent profile of Max Gimblett and his New York studio, in a project by Photographer Paul Barbera.

Something surprising you would find in Max Gimblett's studio?  A human skull. A squash racket. 14 pairs of John Fluevog shoes.

Read the full article here: http://www.wheretheycreate.com/Max-Gimblett

  

03 June 2015

Max Gimblett named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Max Gimblett named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Max Gimblett at work in his NY studio. Photo: Paul Barbera/Where They Create

Congratulations to Max Gimblett who was named in this year's Queen’s Birthday honours. Max has been named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to Art. Congratulations!

23 April 2015

Max Gimblett: The Art of Rememberance

Max Gimblett: The Art of Rememberance

The friends of St. David’s invite you to join them for the unveiling of the memorial project The Art of Remembrance.

A monumental, site-specific Max Gimblett art installation cloaks the historic St David’s Church – The Soldiers’ Memorial – to commemorate the 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas in WWI.

REMEMBER THEM - To be unveiled by the Hon Nikki Kaye, Member of Parliament on the eve of Anzac Day 2015.

Friday 24 April at 5.30pm
St David’s, 68 – 70 Khyber Pass Road,
Grafton, Auckland

RSVP essential; see more information on their website www.rememberthem.nz

11 April 2015

Max Gimblett commission - call for support

Max Gimblett commission - call for support

Gallery Artist Max Gimblett has been commissioned to create a WWI-commemorative artwork installation. We have been asked to be tight-lipped about its planned location but it will be a free, public artwork that will we believe capture the imaginations New Zealanders.

We are seeking your support to assist in the production of the work in Auckland this weekend and the coming week. Details are shown below.

This weekend - 11 and 12 April 
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand
Time: 9am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland  Session 2: Artwork production

Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 April 
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Others will be attaching the artworks to the installation wires. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand plus ability to bend for some volunteers to attach the artworks to steel strings
Time: 8.30am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland 

Contact person: Joseph Waddingham jowaddingham@gmail.com or phone 022 129 5164.

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.



11 March 2015

Max Gimblett and Martin Poppelwell collaborate on a exciting new series for WORKSHOP

Max Gimblett and Martin Poppelwell collaborate on a exciting new series for WORKSHOP

Gow Langsford Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative project between Max Gimblett, Martin Poppelwell and fashion label WORKSHOP.  Elements from the works feature in  limited edition printed garments by WORKSHOP and all works will be available for purchase.  

Read more on the collaboration in Viva magazine.

Launch: Thursday 12th March, 6pm hosted by WORKSHOP Ponsonby. RSVP to manea@rcm.co.nz.

 

10 December 2014

New Max Gimblett publication

New Max Gimblett publication
max gimblett, 'the sound of one hand', 2014

This is the first publication to focus entirely on the Sumi ink paintings of American-New Zealand artist Max Gimblett. Published by Charta with a foreword by Eric Shiner and text byTom Huhn. To order a copy please email orders@artbook.com.

21 November 2014

Max Gimblett at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London

Max Gimblett at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London
Max Gimblett, a dense honey of gold, 2014

Max Gimblett's first solo exhibition in the UK, Love Conquers All, will open to the public at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London, on 28 November, running until 24 January 2015.

 

18 August 2014

Max Gimblett Represented by Kashya Hildebrand in London

Max Gimblett Represented by Kashya Hildebrand in London
Max Gimblett, Chrysalis of Gold, 2013

Max Gimblett is now represented by Kashya Hildebrand in London and will have a solo exhibition at the gallery, opening November 27, 2014.

02 August 2014

Max Gimblett's Calligraphy Practice

Max Gimblett's Calligraphy Practice
Max Gimblett in his studio

A new publication on Max Gimblett, The Sound of One Hand—Max Gimblett's Calligraphy Practice, will be published by Charta, Milan in October this year. The book features an essay by Tom Huhn and foreword by Eric Shiner.

02 July 2014

Max Gimblett on China Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour

Max Gimblett on China Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour
Max Gimblett, Shunryu Suzuki's Light, 2003

This September Max Gimblett will participate in John O'Loghlen and Sophie McKinnon's China Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour. Max will give a lecture called 'Color, Abstraction and Gesture in My Studio Practice' at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Thursday 19 September and there will be a reception held at the New Zealand Embassy on Wednesday 18 September. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

31 May 2014

Max Gimblett New Exhibition The Gold Thread

Max Gimblett New Exhibition The Gold Thread
Max Gimbeltt, Chrysalis of Gold, 2014

Max Gimblett is currently in Auckland visiting from New York. View his exhibition, The Gold Thread, at our Lorne St gallery and listen to him talk about his practice at AUT this evening.
28 May 2014
Doors open 6.30pm
Presentation will start at 6.45pm
Limited seats available.
For more information contact AUT.

09 May 2014

Ladders in collaboration with Max Gimblett

Ladders in collaboration with Max Gimblett
Ladders by Ryan Hollingshead, Max Gimblett and Giovanni Forlino

Ladders, a new collaboration by Ryan Hollingshead, Max Gimblett and Giovanni Forlino, is now available through the gallery. With text by Hollingshead accompanied by images by Gimblett and Forlino, this union began when the three met at Gimblett's exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery, 2011. They have been working on the project ever since. As Max has said: 'We are at one, Ryan and I. Words and images flow together. We fell in love.'

22 April 2014

Max Gimblett's Upcoming Sumi Ink Workshop

Max Gimblett's Upcoming Sumi Ink Workshop
Max Gimblett at a sumi ink workshop

During his upcoming visit to New Zealand, Max Gimblett will be conducting several sumi ink workshops at Waikato University to coincide with Universe, a works on paper and inks exhibition that will open at the University on 9 June. For more information please visit the Waikato University's website. Max Gimblett's next solo exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery will open on 28 May. Please contact us to receive a preview of his new work.

02 April 2014

Max Gimblett in Florence

Max Gimblett in Florence
Max Gimblett, Intrinsic Value, 2014

This May, Max Gimblett will travel to Florence, Italy, to work on a limited edition artist's book with publisher Edizioni Canopo. Gimblett will produce etchings for the book which will be accompanied by poems written by Ida Panicelli.

14 August 2013

Max Gimblett - A New Zealand Legend

Max Gimblett - A New Zealand Legend
Max Gimblett in his studio, Bowery, New York

Max Gimblett has been named one of NZEDGE's New Zealand LegendsNew Zealanders do things that create ripple effects. New Zealand Legends is a broad group of 100+ innovators who have show grit, guts and genius to achieve their goals and create their visions. Congratulations Max!

 

13 August 2013

Max Gimblett travels to China

Max Gimblett travels to China
Max Gimblett, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 2011

This September, Max will travel to China to participate in John O'Loghlen and Sophie McKinnon's art and architectural tour of Beijing and Shanghai. At the conclusion of the tour there will be a reception honouring Max, an exhibition of his works at the New Zealand Embassy and a lecture at the Central Art Academy, Beijing.

 

09 May 2013

Max Gimblett at Art Beijing

Max Gimblett at Art Beijing
Max Gimblett’s works is featured at Chinese Gallery Space Station's booth at Art Beijing. The Art Fair runs 30 April – 3 May in Beijing, China.