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23 November 2017

Dick Frizzell for Art Ache 2017

Dick Frizzell for Art Ache 2017
Dick Frizzell with his tiki print. Image: Babiche Martens.

Dick Frizzell has joined four other New Zealand artists for the latest Art Ache event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dick Frizzell's first exhibition using the tiki at Gow Langsford Gallery. Each artist has created a print that presents their interpretation of the tiki and what it means to them. Signed prints are available online and at a one night only event which will be held at Golden Dawn, Ponsonby on 23 November 2017, from 5 pm. All of the artists will be present on the night, with all sales of Frizzell's A4 print going to Paw Justice. 

View the available print here, and for more information on the event, see here.

22 September 2017

Alex Monteith at ST PAUL St Galley

Alex Monteith at ST PAUL St Galley
Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions Installation View

Alex Monteith has a new exhibition open at ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland. Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions has been an ongoing project for Monteith for over six years revisiting a collection of material from Te Mimi o Tū Te Rakiwhānoa (Fiordland coastal and marine area) held at Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho o Te Taniwha. Monteith has been working with local iwi to facilitate the research and reappraisal of this collection. The exhibition consists of the collection, and a video installation by Monteith Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions, In Light of Time (2017), alongside photographs by Mark Adams' from 2014. The exhibition runs until 27 October 2017. For further details about this exhibition, see here.

ST PAUL St Galleries
40 St Paul St
Auckland City
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 12 - 4pm

14 September 2017

Laurence Aberhart at Christchurch Art Gallery

Laurence Aberhart at Christchurch Art Gallery
Laurence Aberhart Kamala, Astral and Charlotte, Lyttelton, October 1981. 8 x 10" contact print. Image courtesy of Christchurch Art Gallery and Laurence Aberhart.

Aberhart Starts Here, a new exhibition featuring works by one of New Zealand's most prolific living photographers, Laurence Aberhart opens at Christchurch Art Gallery on 15 September 2017. Early and unseen photographs of Christchurch will be exhibited until 6 February 2018.

"Between 1975 and 1983, when the internationally-renowned New Zealand artist lived in and around Christchurch, he began to photograph the everyday world around him. Christchurch is where Aberhart developed his eye for the things that later brought his work to international prominence: his interest in the vanishing past, vernacular histories, and typological series, all emerged over this period."

For more information on this exhibition, visit their website here.

07 September 2017

Gow Langsford at Sydney Contemporary 2017

Gow Langsford at Sydney Contemporary 2017
Gow Langsford Gallery Booth B02

Gow Langsford Gallery is participating in the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair from 7 - 10 September 2017. The gallery's booth (B02) features an international line up of artists including five significant works by Tony Cragg, and works by Dale Frank, Lee Ufan, Brett Whiteley, Rosalie Gascoigne, and Katharina Grosse. Works by prominent New Zealand artists, such as Colin McCahon, Judy Millar, Paul Dibble, Max Gimblett, and André Hemer will also be exhibited during the course of the Art Fair. Sydney Contemporary is held at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015, with the opening hours as below.

Opening Hours & Dates

VIP Preview
Wednesday 6 September: By invitation only

Opening Night
Thursday 7 September: 5 - 9pm

General Opening Hours
Thursday 7 September: 12 - 5pm
Friday 8 September: 11 - 6pm
Saturday 9 September: 10 - 6pm
Sunday 10 September: 10 - 5pm

04 August 2017

Sara Hughes at Tauranga Art Gallery

Sara Hughes at Tauranga Art Gallery
Willow, 2017

A new public exhibition by Sara Hughes has opened at Tauranga Art Gallery until 27 October 2017. Willow is an interactive installation as part of their major atrium project for 2017. Hughes discusses the exhibition below:

My new installation for the Tauranga Art Gallery titled 'Willow' extends on my deep interest in the ways that art can interact and engage with site and add to people’s experience of place. During visits to Tauranga in the lead up to this exhibition, I have come across a range of factors that have informed my ideas and thinking. Discovering an old stained glass window (from Tauranga’s first Library built in 1931) housed within the current Library (opposite the Gallery) sparked my curiosity to learn more about Willow Street; its history and its architecture. This research informs the project giving it layers of meaning that can be approached in a range of ways by the audience.

Key aspects of the work are the geometries of the built space we live within. I have referenced specific shapes and forms found on Willow Street to engage in a wider dialogue about urban space. Silhouette’s from window frames and positive and negative architectural shapes will be echoed throughout the atrium; overlapping in transparent layers of vinyl on the gallery windows, on the walls of the atrium and within the wooden blocks in the centre of the lobby that invite viewers to create their own architectural structures. I have been working with the Menz shed to create these blocks, sourced from local wood - personal, physical and conceptual connections are an important aspect of this work.

My two sons aged 3 and 5 are a strong influence on my current practice and I enjoy watching them create and demolish elaborate block constructions. This visual and spatial learning is an important developmental phase for children and continues to intrigue adults. My work picks up on this intrinsic human desire and need to build – inviting people of all ages into the lobby to engage with my project and ideas.

For further information, visit their website here.

18 July 2017

Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay Parkin Prize Finalists for 2017

Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay Parkin Prize Finalists for 2017
Lindsay, Forensic Cue 1, 2017, graphite compound and acrylic on canvas, 1500 x 1200mm

Gow Langsford artists Hugo Koha Lindsay and Martin Ball have just been announced as finalists in the 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize, New Zealand's premier award for drawing. Ball's work Ali-Clay, 2016 showcases his skill with graphite and his ability to produce these hyper-realist portraits with such detail. Lindsay's work Forensic Cue 1, 2017 utilises a mixed medium approach with a bold use of graphite and acrylic.

For more information on the Parkin Prize, visit their website here.

01 July 2017

Simon Ingram Reviewed on Eye Contact

Simon Ingram Reviewed on Eye Contact
Ingram, 2017, Untitled (Waterview Skatepark)

John Hurrell recently reviewed Simon Ingram's most recent solo exhibition Digital Plastique, held last month at our Lorne St Gallery. 

"There is also interest in inconsistency or saturation of colour, the way that in a stroke the hue becomes anaemic, losing over distance its chromatic power so that a continuous line becomes watery. Then there are the lines that result from wet strokes being applied on wet backgrounds; the supporting colour underneath creating a streaky marbling effect within the robot-drawn linear vector. These lines are normally more rigid and less frenetic than the wobblier hand-drawn flourishes."

Read the full review here.

15 June 2017

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington
Paterson, Afternoon Delight, 2017, glitter on canvas, 500 x 2250mm

Reuben Paterson's 'Afternoon Delight' is currently on show at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre in Wellington until 24 June 2017.

Physical and virtual taonga are unified in the exhibition Pūkana whakarunga! Pūkana whakararo! curated by Suzanne Tamaki. Referencing the heralding of Matariki, the exhibition brings heaven and earth into closer conversation. Contemporary artworks by leading and emerging Māori artists are paired with virtual taonga from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, accessed via visitors’ mobile devices.

And as part of the events, there will be a High Tea and kōrero with Suzanne Tamaki and Reuben Paterson on Wednesday 21 June from 5:30 pm. Koha entry for Te Whare Rokiroki / Women’s Refuge. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
61/69 Abel Smith Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6012
New Zealand

Open: Weekdays 10 - 8pm, Weekends 10 - 4pm, closed on public holidays

11 June 2017

Jono Rotman wins Images Vevey Book Award

Jono Rotman wins Images Vevey Book Award
Installation of 2014 exhibition. Image credit: Tobias Kraus

New Zealand photographer and represented artist Jono Rotman has been awarded the prestigious Image Vevey Book Award for 2017/2018 for his Mongrel Mob photographic series. Rotman has dedicated over 10 years exploring this subject matter which will now cumulate in the creation of a book project aided by the Amis d'Images. The award of a EUR 9,000 grant to assist in this publication was a unanimous decision by the jury. The jury consisting of artist Christian Marclay, Simon Baker (Curator of photography and international art, Tate London), Lars Boering (Managing Director, World Press Photo Amsterdam), Darius Himes (Head of Photographs, Christie’s New York), and Luce Lebart (Director of the Canadian Photography Institute) commented:

"In his work Rotman demonstrates an unusual and highly sophisticated sensitivity to the ethical and practical concerns associated with a documentary project of this scope. The result is both visually compelling and textually rich. Comprised of portraits, archival material, and a comprehensive series of interviews to be designed as a kind of handbook for the self-defined “Mongrel Mob”, a balance of form and content will ultimately define the finished book."

Rotman was selected as the sole winner from 194 applications submitted from 34 countries. For further information on this award, visit the Images Vevey website here.

09 June 2017

Gow Langsford Gallery Christchurch Pop-Up

Gow Langsford Gallery Christchurch Pop-Up

Gow Langsford Gallery has returned to Christchurch with a second pop-up exhibition at The Tannery, Woolston. The large warehouse space is again transformed with works by three of our prominent artists; Karl Maughan (b. 1964), Paul Dibble (b. 1943), and Antonio Murado (b. 1964).

The exhibition will run until Sunday 25th June.

Gow Langsford Gallery
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Terrace
Woolston 8023
Christchurch

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed Mondays.

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.

18 May 2017

Now Representing Hugo Koha Lindsay

Now Representing Hugo Koha Lindsay
Hugo in studio. Photography: Tobias Kraus

Gow Langsford Gallery welcomes Hugo Koha Lindsay into its stable of artists. Lindsay’s abstract surfaces take reference from their surroundings and from the process of painting. Creases are captured in the process of the canvas being stretched, rubbings are made and marks mirrored from his studio walls and floor. Lindsay’s work often reflects the structure of the ubiquitous digital screen, where space is constructed in layers that acknowledge tabs or windows. His practice considers the greater complexities of today’s relationship between the digital and the physical, which continues to shift with the progression of digital culture.

Lindsay has been the recipient of numerous recent awards including the Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting and Drawing Award, 2016; the Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award, 2015; the Parkin Drawing Prize Merit Award, 2015; the Walker and Hall, Zinni Douglas Merit Award, 2014; and the Francis Erwin Hunt Scholarship, 2011.

Contact us for further information.

12 May 2017

Dick Frizzell at Britomart Project Space

Dick Frizzell at Britomart Project Space
Installation at Britomart Project Space

A selection of Dick Frizzell's I'm here for the Monkey series is now installed at the Britomart Project Space located at 26-28 Customs Street East, Britomart.

This series was completed last year for the Auckland Art Fair 2016 and boosted an impressive display of 100 individual, unique works on canvas each sized at 200 x 200mm. This project, and namesake of the series, is based on his Phantom works that began in the 1970s which developed from the interests of the artist’s self-proclaimed ‘misspent comic-book youth'.

For further information on these works, please contact us. 

05 May 2017

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale
A selection of works that will be available. Image courtesy of Te Tuhi.

The inaugural Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale opens this weekend with gallery artists Sara Hughes, Graham Fletcher, and Gregor Kregar all contributing original artworks that will be available to purchase, but there is a catch. The artworks are exhibited anonymously and once the sale is complete, the artist will be revealed. Each postcard sized work is priced at $80 with all the works donated by well-recognised artists, architects, and designers. The proceeds will go towards the Te Tuhi Commissioning Fund, and for a new collector, this is a great way to get your hands on some original works. For more information, see here.

Open from 11 - 4pm, Satuday 6 May and Sunday 7 May
Preview: 10 - 11am, Saturday 6 May
George Fraser Gallery, 25A Princes Street, Auckland

12 April 2017

Hawke's Bay Museums Trust Acquires Jono Rotman's Ōmarunui Series

Hawke's Bay Museums Trust Acquires Jono Rotman's Ōmarunui Series
Rotman, Ref: 1/2-181854-F, 2016. Carnell, Samuel, 1832-1920: Karaitiana Takamoana. Parsons, Patrick: Ngati Kahungunu portraits, 2016. Maori portrait negatives. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, pigment inks on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm, 1520 x 1220mm

The Hawke's Bay Museums Trust has acquired Jono Rotman's Ōmarunui photographic series which references the battle that took place there on October 12, 1866. On this series and the events that occurred, Jono states; "Beyond my ancestral proximity, I feel the events in Ōmarunui are a microcosm of the wider tectonics of that period in the nation’s history and hold relevance to this day".

2 of the 6 works in this series were gifted by Gow Langsford and Jono Rotman to the Trust, alongside the 4 other purchased works. They will be on display at MTG Hawke's Bay later this year.

For more on this acquisitions, see here, or contact the gallery for further information.

08 March 2017

Richard Lewer at Britomart Project Space

Richard Lewer at Britomart Project Space
Richard Lewer at Britomart

A selection of Richard Lewer's sandpaper works are now on display at the Britomart Project Space located at 26-28 Customs Street East, Britomart, Auckland. Proclaiming things such as "Don't waste my time" and "My girlfriend is hard work", Lewer's works are confronting, yet relatable and draw on social, cultural, and political concerns. For more information, please contact us.

07 March 2017

Sara Hughes in GRID / COLOUR / PLANE at Uxbridge

Sara Hughes in GRID / COLOUR / PLANE at Uxbridge
A selection of Hughes works are included in this group exhibition

GRID / COLOUR / PLANE opened at the Malcolm Smith Gallery at Uxbridge Arts & Culture Centre over the weekend which includes Sara Hughes and Hugo Koha Lindsay, curated by Julian McKinnon. The group exhibition brings together seven non-figurative Auckland painters and is on exhibition until 22nd April 2017.

Malcolm Smith Gallery
Monday - Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday open until 8:00PM

35 Uxbridge Road
Howick, 2014

01 March 2017

Reuben Paterson at The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

Reuben Paterson at The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Waiwhakaiho, 2016, glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas, 1200 x 1200mm

Reuben Paterson is one of eight New Zealand artists presented in The River Lie, now open at The Suter Art Gallery in Nelson. The prominent theme of the exhibition is to expose landscapes in various forms and mediums, with works that 'complicate the landscape'.  Four works of Paterson's are included showcasing his artistic skill in manipulating glitter on canvas, and working sculpturally.

The River Lie runs until Sunday 28 May 2017, with more information available on their website here. To read the interview with The Suter Art Gallery curator Sarah McClintock featured in the Nelson Mail and on Stuff.co.nz, see here.

28 February 2017

Darryn George 'Prayer's and Progress' Open Now

Darryn George 'Prayer's and Progress' Open Now
George, Atua (Psalm 22), 2012

Darryn George's new solo exhibition Prayers and Progress opened last week at Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch. The show combines two series of works that have drawn their inspiration from the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010-11. 

‘There was a period just after the Christchurch earthquake, in February 2011, when I started painting word paintings with the word ‘Atua’, Atua is the Maori translation for God. Repeated over and over, the word appears like a prayer for help. Sometimes the words are small like whispered prayers, sometimes they are big like prayers voiced in panic! As the series grew I started to extend the vocabulary to use the words Rata (Doctor), Kaitiaki (Keeper) and Takuta (Physician).’
Darryn George, August 2012

Prayers and Progress is on until 23 March 2017, and Darryn will be giving an artist's talk on Thursday 2 March from 12.30pm. 

18 January 2017

Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery, New York

Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery, New York
Grosse, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 2900 × 1930 mm, © Katharina Grosse und VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017. Photo by Jens Ziehe

Gallery artist Katharina Grosse’s solo exhibition Gagosian Gallery opens this week in New York and will run until 11 March. Last year the renowned gallery announced she would be joining their stable of represented artists, with this show marking Katharina's first solo gallery exhibition in New York and a significant milestone in her career which continues to attract global attention. The exhibition will feature selected large canvas works from the past 12 months, alongside sculptural works. For more information, see here.

01 December 2016

Dick Frizzell teams up with Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam NZ

Dick Frizzell teams up with Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam NZ
Dick Frizzell with his limited edition 'Weather Bomb' Blunt umbrella

Blunt™ has teamed up with Dick Frizzell to create the limited edition ‘Weather Bomb’ umbrella.  Frizzell comments "I got together with my mate Tamati Coffey, who knew all the weather sayings under the sun and drew up the 'weather bomb'".  The result is an umbrella painted with sayings, song lyrics and famous weather reports - in Frizzell's signature sign-style print.

For every 'Weather Bomb' umbrella sold, Blunt™ will donate $40 to Oxfam NZ, to put towards their climate change initiatives.

Visit Blunt Umbrellas online to order, or read more about the project here.

15 November 2016

Andre Hemer wins 2016 New Generation Award

Andre Hemer wins 2016 New Generation Award
Big Node #40, 2016, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 800 x 600mm 

Andre Hemer is having an extremely successful year and can add another award to his already growing accolades. Hemer has been awarded the 2016 New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation and wins a cash prize of $25,000. 

About the award: "New Generation artists are the hot shots, the ones to watch, and the ones who have an X-factor that sets them apart from their peers. They have assured potential. Their work is exciting. They are independent, individual and show outstanding promise. They also display a depth of thinking and consistency that gives their work strength."

For more details about the winners and the other awards given, see 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 October 2016

Frizzell to help fundraise for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery

Frizzell to help fundraise for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery
The limited edition print in progress

Dick Frizzell will lend his artistic hand to create a limited edition silkscreen print to help fundraise money for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery in Whangarei. The Hundertwasser Foundation in Vienna has given Frizzell the copyright permission to produce the print, with the working title of Homage a Hundertwasser’. 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect, who has ties to New Zealand after he purchased land in the Bay of Islands in the 1970s, where he lived until his death in 2000. He designed and built the Bottle House, as well as the 'Hundertwasser Toilets' in Kawakawa which is a hot spot for tourists, and one of the most photographed toilet blocks in New Zealand. In 1993, the Mayor of Whangarei invited him to design an art centre for the city and now 20 years on, this design will hopefully be implemented with the help of donations and backing from local council and national museums and galleries.

The Art Centre will have a gallery space to exhibit over 50 original works by Hundertwasser on loan from Vienna and will also include the Wairau Maori Art Gallery, to showcase and celebrate contemporary Maori art. They hope to raise upwards of $13 million and commence building in 2017.

For more information on this project and ways in which you can donate or volunteer, visit their website here.

 

19 October 2016

Hye Rim Lee's Upcoming International Exhibitions

Hye Rim Lee's Upcoming International Exhibitions
Dialogue With the Senses, Galeria Fatahillah (Jakarta History Museum), Jakarta

Gallery artist, Hye Rim Lee has a number of exciting international group exhibitions that open over the Spring/Summer period. See below for the exhibition dates and locations.

Dialogue with the Senses
The 4th Korea-Indonesia Media Installation Art
21st October - 3rd November 2016
Galeria Fatahillah (Jakarta History Museum), Jakarta
http://www.arcolabs.org/dialogue-with-the-senses/

Arrival
Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
10th November 2016 - 11th January 2017
http://www.gallerysimon.com/Upcoming

Myth and Science / Unseen Science
International Animamix Biennale for Comics and Animation
Art:1 New Museum Jakarta
9th December 2016 – 9th April 2017
http://www.mondecor.com/

Glasstress 
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA 
31st January - 30th July 2017
Curated by Kathy Goncharov, (Curator for Fred Wilson, American Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale)
Sponsored by the Museum and Fondazione Berengo, Venice
https://www.bocamuseum.org/exhibitions/glasstress

For more information on Hye Rim Lee, see here, or contact us.

 

17 October 2016

Richard Lewer in The National: New Australian Art Exhibition

Richard Lewer in The National: New Australian Art Exhibition
Lewer, Big in Australia, acrylic on pegboard, 340 x 420mm

Richard Lewer has been announced as one of the first of nine artists (out of 50) who will be included in The National: New Australian Art, a collaborative exhibition organised by The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lewer will contribute hand-drawn animation and a performance examining Aboriginal deaths in custody at The Carriageworks, Sydney. All works in this exhibition share key themes of anxiety of identity and social engagement.

The dates for The National: New Australian Art are:

Art Gallery of New South Wales: 30th March to 30th July 2017 
Carriageworks: 30th March to 18th June 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art: 30th March to 18th June 2017

For more information, see here.

13 October 2016

T.J. McNamara reviews Graham Fletcher's Dear Stranger

T.J. McNamara reviews Graham Fletcher's Dear Stranger
Installation of Dear Stranger at Kitchener St

Graham Fletcher's newest solo exhibition Dear Stranger has been reviewed by NZ Herald art's writer T.J. McNamara saying Fletcher's works are "... done with clear, decisive drawing and lively perspective.".

To read the full review, see here. Dear Stranger finishes on 20th October.

10 October 2016

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing
Golden Monkey installed on The Opposite Building, Beijing

To coincide with the Year of The Monkey, Beijing Design Week 2016 and China's Golden Week, Australian artist Lisa Roet presents a selection of her sculptural works at The Opposite House Hotel in Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping hub in the Chaoyang District.

Along with her famous chimp busts in marble, bronze and gold, Roet also has a selection of custom designed 'Skin Jewellery' inspired by primates and their skin texture and features. The largest of the exhibition is the 10 metre tall inflatable 'Golden Monkey' that sits aloft the side of the building.

The exhibition runs from 22nd September - 31st October 2016. More information can be found here.

 

03 October 2016

Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery, London

Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery, London
Installation at Lisson Gallery

Famed English sculptor Tony Cragg presents a new selection of works at Lisson Gallery, London. The exhibition runs from October 1st - November 5th 2016, and includes some fascinating new sculptures using Cragg's distinctive fluidity and mesmerising forms.

For more on the exhibition see hereand for more on Tony Cragg visit his artist page.

01 October 2016

Jono Rotman Ōmarunui Exhibition at Parlour Projects

Jono Rotman Ōmarunui Exhibition at Parlour Projects
Jono Rotman, Ref: 1/1-001821-G, 2016. Seated portrait of Sir George Stoddart Whitmore. Schmidt, Herman John, 1872-1959: portrait and landscape negatives, Auckland district. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. 1520 x 1220mm, giclée Print, edition of 3

Gallery artist Jono Rotman presents a new solo exhibition titled Ōmarunui at Hawke's Bay's Parlour Projects gallery. Opening on Wednesday 5th October, Ōmarunui features six large scale photographs exploring the historical events that took place at Ōmarunui in October of 1866, marking the 150th anniversary of this battle.

The opening reception is on Wednesday 5th October from 5 - 6pm, and the exhibition closes on November 5th. For more on the exhibition see here, and for more on Rotman and his previous work, feel free to contact us, or visit his artist page.

08 September 2016

McCahon sells for record price at auction

McCahon sells for record price at auction
Photo by Jason Oxenham, from NZ Herald

Gallery director John Gow had a number of notable successes at last night’s Art + Object auction of the Tim and Sherrah Francis Collection that includes around 220 works collected over their lifetime. Works by Michael Illingworth, Shane Cotton, Rita Angus, and the 66 piece naive collection were all acquired by John on behalf of respected clients and private collectors, with many of the artist's achieving new record prices at auction. The biggest sale of the night, Colin McCahon’s Canoe Tainui was also purchased by John on behalf of a private collector at the record price of $1.35 million; with the added buyer’s premium and auction fees, this will rise to $1,621,68.50.

The 4.8m long Canoe Tainui was purchased by Tim and Sherrah in 1969 (the year of its completion) for the mere price of $550. The text adorning the work is taken directly from the preface of Matire Kereama’s 1968 book, The Tail of the Fish: Maori Memories of the Far North, where each name traces the generations of the Tainui tribe.

For information on this historic auction, see here, or watch the video specifically focused on Canoe Tainui from One News here.

07 September 2016

André Hemer wins Paramount Award at 25th Wallace Art Awards

André Hemer wins Paramount Award at 25th Wallace Art Awards
Big Node #10 photographed in Hemer's studio

Represent artist André Hemer was awarded the Paramount Award at Monday night's 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards for his work, Big Node #10, 2015. The Paramount Award is the top prize, where Hemer will depart on a six month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, USA. Sir James Wallace commented that "the great, challenging, and enigmatic work demonstrated why Hemer is regarded as one of the top new artists on the international art scene".

Read more on the NZ Herald here. For more on Hemer, visit his artist page, or contact us.

24 August 2016

T.J. McNamara reviews Cousins and McCracken exhibitions

T.J. McNamara reviews Cousins and McCracken exhibitions
David McCracken, Plain View Installation

NZ Herald writer T.J. McNamara reviews both exhibitions currently on at Gow Langsford. On David McCracken's Plain View, he states:

"They are more cheerful than the big caterpillar tracks, but have the same qualities of ingenious invention and imaginative use of modern materials."

And on James Cousins' Resident:

"The lack of descriptive titles shows flowers that loom dimly under the surface are almost completely subsumed to the purpose of making an independent work of art intricate and luminous and complete in itself. The success rate in this show is high."

Read the full review here. Both exhibitions finish this Saturday 28th August.

22 August 2016

Andre Hemer and Hye Rim Lee announced as Wallace Art Awards 2016 Finalists

Andre Hemer and Hye Rim Lee announced as Wallace Art Awards 2016 Finalists
Hemer, Big Node #10, 2015, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 1375 x 1025mm

We are pleased to share that gallery artists Andre Hemer and Hye Rim Lee have been announced as finalists for the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016. There were 371 applicants, with it being narrowed down to 88 entries. The second phase of judging will proceed with all works being delivered to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre prior to the ceremony and exhibition.

The opening will be held on Monday 5th September, by invitation only. Following this, works will be exhibited to the public and a selection of works will show in the Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition. For further information, visit their website.

15 August 2016

Chris Heaphy's New Public Installation

Chris Heaphy's New Public Installation
Heaphy's new work for Heart of the City

Gallery artist Chris Heaphy has just unveiled his latest work as part of a collaboration with Heart of the City Auckland. The dragon has been installed at 65-71 Federal Street, Auckland, and features Heaphy's signature motifs of historical and cross-cultural references and iconic imagery.

For more information on Heaphy's body of work, visit his artist page, or contact us.

11 August 2016

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact
Resident, 2016, Installation View

John Hurrell reviews James Cousins' new exhibition Resident.

"...this very process of denying the power of any one isolated single image - a sabotaging, wounding, morphological mash-up - makes exhilarating painting."

Read the full article here. Resident is open to view at Lorne St until 27 August 2016.

23 July 2016

Richard Lewer Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize

Richard Lewer Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize
The Theatre of Sports, 2016, oil on canvas. Photograph by Christian Capurro

Richard Lewer has been awarded the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize for 2016 with his work The Theatre of Sports. Lewer takes away $100,000, and an exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne from 19th July - 6th November 2016. Over 240 artists from all over Australia submitted entries for this prize, with a focus on how sport and sporting culture can be represented through art, with no restrictions on medium or approach.

Twelve separate canvases form Lewer's winning work, examining what the role of sport has in relation to mental illness; drawing on extremes of behavior and the failures of well known sporting figures.

For further information on this prize, see here, or for information on Richard Lewer and his other works, contact us.

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.

26 May 2016

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!
Left to right: Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank

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.

20 April 2016

Hye Rim Lee in New York

Hye Rim Lee in New York

Hye Rim Lee has recently been a part of the exhibition “The Need For My Care”, at Waterfall Mansion and Gallery in New York. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and in honour of International Woman’s Day, The exhibition gives laud to the strengths, mystery, beauty, and care that make women around the world truly phenomenal. With over 40 acclaimed international artists, The Need For My Care opens up a dialogue about the triumphs and journey of women while reflecting on the mystery and nuances of their spirit. It celebrates the iconoclasts that break down boundaries and empower society through their lives and art. These prolific artists speak about memories of their mothers, mysteries of a woman’s scent, or the power of women who changed history. 

Featuring: Lili Almog, Orna Ben-Ami, Maurice Benayoun, Jose Carlos Casado, Jinwon Chang, Caroline Cheng, Mina Cheon, Shi Chong,  Melanie Ciccone, Tal Danino, Carole Feuerman, Osang Gwon, Youngsoo Han, Claudia Hart, Oyama Enrico Isamu, Yuki Iwanami, Kim Joon, Eduardo Kac, Yayoi Kusama Andrew Kim, Ilhwa Kim, Kimi Kim, Hayoon Jay Lee, Hyerim Lee, Jee Young Lee, Jihyun Lee, Sung-Kuen Lee, Jessica Lichtenstein, Ujoo+Limheeyoung, Lev Manovich, Takagi Masakatsu, Kirsty Mitchell, Seungmo Park, Soo Sunny Park, Shane Pennington, Sarah Saito, Ellen Sandor, Daehyuk Sim, Jennifer Swanson, Ai Wei Wei, Koh Sang Woo, Thomas Wunsch, Minha Yang, Lu Yang, Yangachi, Hugo Yoshikawa

20 January 2016

Collectors Love: André Hemer featured in Art Collector Magazine

Collectors Love: André Hemer featured in Art Collector Magazine
A Hot Mess #6, 2015

Successful exhibitions in Wellington, London, Paris and Shanghai in 2015 have brought André Hemer into the spotlight in the current edition of Art Collector Magazine.

The summer edition is now on shelves, or read the full article here.

11 December 2015

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery
James Cousins, 2015, plate.3 (strip), Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 1700 x 1500mm

This weekend painter James Cousins will be speaking about his painting practice at The Auckland Art Gallery. James currently has a selection of works in 'Necessary Distraction, a Painting Show'. As an exhibition it seeks to discover a new vigour in recent New Zealand painting. Responding to the question 'What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?', the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended. James Cousins alongside painter Nicola Farquhar will discussing their work from 3 on Sunday.

 

For more details please visit the Auckland Art Galleries website: http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/whats-on/event/artists-talk-nicola-farquhar-and-james-cousins

 

 

06 June 2015

Katharina Grosse at Garage Museum of contemporary Art - Russia

Katharina Grosse at Garage Museum of contemporary Art - Russia
yes no why later, 2015, 5500 x 18000 x 44000 mm. Photo: Ilya Ivanov

For her first exhibition in Russia, German-born artist Katharina Grosse has created one of the largest site-specific installations ever seen in Moscow. Challenging perceptions of what painting is, the installation yes no why later metamorphoses the 800 square-meter exhibition hall into a spectacular, immersive environment. As the final project for Garage Pavilion, the work has been created specifically for the space and its context, using materials that make the connection between Gorky Park and the architecture of the temporary building, which was designed by Shigeru Ban. The result is a haunting, unearthly, “living picture” that visitors can move through, composed of soil and trees sculpted into surprising formations and contaminated by vivid, raw color.

Read more here.

KATHARINA GROSSE: YES NO WHY LATER
June 1–August 9, 2015
Garage Museum of contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia    

 

20 August 2014

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes
Sara Hughes, Afterglow

A new painting by Sara Hughes was part of a recent auction to celebrate Daffodil Day, which raised $13,000 for the Cancer Society. Visible Light is part of Hughes new body of work that will be exhibited in her upcoming solo show, Sing a Rainbow, at Lorne St, 17 September - 11 October. Please email us if you are interested in receiving image and work details in advance of the exhibition Preview.