Max Gimblett: Original Mind documents the life and process of eccentric 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
RSVP essential; see more information on their website www.rememberthem.nz
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 022 129 5164.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
Max Gimblett has been named one of NZEDGE's New Zealand Legends. New 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!
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.