Seven of our artists, Reuben Paterson, Darryn George, Dick Frizzell, Michael Hight, Max Gimblett, John 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.
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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Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf opens tomorrow on Waiheke Island. This year, David McCracken will be presenting a fabricated stainless steel missile-shaped rocket Toward a Better World that will be anchored in the sea, similar to his 2007 Drop in the Ocean.
In an interview with Dionne Christian at NZ Herald, McCracken states: "Sculpture on the Gulf is one of the few places that you can put a work in the sea," he says. "That involves a lot of challenges because although it's a short-term work, it needs to endure marine conditions and the sheer relentlessness of the waves, but you can turn that into a positive because it's an energising force and, today, there's a lot of technology to draw upon from the maritime industry. You've got to be willing to take a risk, make everything robust and hope like hell that it all works out." Read the full article here.
Sculpture on the Gulf runs until 24 March 2019, opening 8am-5pm, Monday-Sunday. More details on how to book tickets here.
Photographer Laurence Aberhart has works included After The War an exhibition at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. The exhibition covers all wars from the First World War to the present day and explores the ongoing impact on Australia. The exhibition opened in October 2018 and runs until October 2019.
Read more here.
The Australian War Memorial
Campbell ACT 2612
Open daily 10am-5pm
Australian artist Lisa Roet has been named as one of 44 chosen, who will be creating a unique table design for Art of Dining: Best of the Best held at the National Gallery of Victoria this May. The line up includes Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers, where they are tasked with creating avant-garde table settings and experiences. The tables will be open to the public to view on Thursday 2 May and Friday 3 May. For further information, see here.
George Rickey's Three Squares Gyratory, Variation 2 has been named by The Press, Christchurch as one of the ten 'must see' exhibitions in Christchurch this January. Three Squares Gyratory, Variation 2 has been installed in Market Square, The Arts Centre for the SCAPE Public Art 2018/2019 season and will be on view until the end of summer.
Read the full article here or contact the gallery for further details about this work.
On Armistice Day, Paul Dibble's latest commission work was unveiled in Featherston to honour the fading memory of the World War I Featherston Military Training Camp. The Featherston Military Training Camp was New Zealand's largest camp, in three years overseeing the training of more than 60,000 of the 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas in Egypt, Palestine, and the Western Front. The memorial features colossal slanting bronze pillars at a height of 3.5m tall which took nearly 18 months to complete and cost around $600,000. The concept represents the soldier's marching from the camp through Featherston and over the Remutaka Ranges.
At 27, John Walsh painted the epic 20m long mural Portrait of Ūawa Tolaga Bay which at the time was deemed too radical to ever be exhibited. Now 40 years later, it has finally been installed at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington. The exhibition also features a large number of other portraits painted by Walsh in this retrospective, open until 10 February 2019.
Musée D'Art Contemporain de Lyon is currently exhibiting a large retrospective of Bernar Venet's works spanning over 60 years with more than 170 works on display. This includes his early performance works, drawings, paintings, photographs, films and sculptures, of which he has become most known for. This exhibition is open until 6 January 2019.
Musée D'Art Contemporain de Lyon
Cité Internationale, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon, France
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11-6pm, Saturday - Sunday 10-7pm
Tony Cragg's solid bronze sculpture Mixed Feelings (2012) has now been installed in Christchurch for the 20th Anniversary of SCAPE Public Art. This 5.5m tall sculpture is located at the Christ's College Quadrangle in the central city where it will stay until January 2019.
Listen to Tony's interview here with Radio New Zealand host Kathryn Ryan as he talks about this sculpture and his remarkable career.
For further details on this work, or about the artists, please contact us.
Gregor Kregar's latest installation features an immersive Anthropocene Shelter made of recycled timber, tinfoil and neon, and stainless steel dinosaurs atop of folded aluminium rocks as part of Te Papa's Curious Creatures and Marvellous Monsters exhibition. The exhibition is on until 4 November 2018 as part of the new Toi Art spaces. Read the full review and interview with Gregor on NZ Herald here, and view further details about the exhibition here.
Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street
Open daily 10-6pm
Ocula has posted a report on the recent Sydney Contemporary held last week at Carriageworks. Gow Langsford presented a wide variety of works from New Zealand and international artists and were one of only four galleries from New Zealand present at the fair.
"Among its big-hitters (including two of Tony Cragg's twisted, column-like forms, and Ugo Rondinone's painted stone-and-steel sculpture black white orange mountain, 2016), Gow Langsford Gallery presented a fair highlight—Colin McCahon's large, un-stretched painting A Handkerchief for St Veronica (1973). McCahon's painting is said to depict the Tasman sea (an inscription on the canvas reads 'Kaipara Flat – Looking West'), and displays much of the New Zealand artist's signature style, namely his interrogation of the New Zealand landscape and elements of spirituality through a modernist lens infused with the use of painted text. The work was previously shown at this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong, raising the question of why an institution or savvy collector has yet to pick it up. That being said, it is unclear whether or not Sydney is the place to spark such interest, as there didn't appear to be many of the country's curators on the ground, something noted by several gallerists, but contradicted in the fair's press statement."
Read the full report here.
Selected works from Jono Rotman's controversial Mongrel Mob portrait series are now on display in the Swiss town of Vevey as part of their Art Festival. Featuring 61 bodies of work from 19 countries, each of the works explores the theme of Extravaganza - Out of the Ordinary and are on display until 30 September 2018. The Guardian has named Rotman's presentation as one of the six not to be missed - read more here.
Last week global brand H&M opened its Auckland flagship store as part of the new Commercial Bay redevelopment on the corner of Queen and Customs Street. Reuben Paterson collaborated with Emil Woodruffe from Spyglass to create a flora and fauna animation projected onto the facade of the 3-storey building to celebrate its opening.
Jan De Vliegher has a new solo exhibition of works on view at Galerie Zwart Huis in Belgium. Garden features works inspired by the Kew Gardens in London and in Monet's gardens in Giverny. The exhibition is on until 9 September 2018.
For further information, see here.
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SCAPE Public Art in Christchurch will be celebrating their 20th anniversary and the presentation of works for the 2018 Season is going to be bigger and better than ever. A 5.5m tall sculpture by Tony Cragg has been announced as the first work, marking the first time a work of this scale by Cragg will be presented publically in New Zealand. The bronze sculpture will be installed at the Christ's College Quadrangle in the city centre for the duration of the SCAPE season (6 October - 17 November) and will remain there over Summer until January 2019.
Gow Langsford Gallery along with the SCAPE Public Art Trust and the Philipp Family Foundation has facilitated getting this magnificent work to Christchurch. Director Gary Langsford comments: “It is wonderful to have the opportunity to work with SCAPE in its 20th year. They’ve been pioneering and ambitious in bringing world-class public art to Christchurch [...] Our organisations have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship, and the 20th anniversary of SCAPE provided the perfect opportunity to bring a monumental work by Tony Cragg to New Zealand".
The Season will officially open on Saturday 6 October. Further artists are set to be announced over the coming months.
Out of a total of 463 entries, Gallery artists Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Parkin Drawing Award. Both have been finalists in the past, with Lindsay being awarded a Merit Award last year. The works will be exhibited in Wellington at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts from 17 July - 19 August 2018. The winner will be announced at the opening on Monday 16 July.
Read more here, or contact us for further details.
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.
Emerging artist, Hugo Koha Lindsay joined Gow Langsford's stable of artists in 2017. His most recent exhibition, But will it float, furthered his exploration and ongoing interest in the urban environment and the emotional and behavioural effects these landscapes have on us. Continuing on from this exhibition, seven new paintings will be exhibited at the Auckland Art Fair. Loosely described as monoprints, each work is produced using techniques that engage with the architectural space of the artist's studio.
Contact us for further details on these works, or visit Booth D3 today to learn more.
New works by Dale Frank will be presented over the next two days (Wednesday 23rd - Thursday 24th) at the Auckland Art Fair 2018 at The Cloud, Auckland Waterfront.
Dale Frank’s name is synonymous with contemporary art in Australasia. With paintings selected specifically for the Auckland Art Fair, this body of new work demonstrates the versatile, playful and innovative nature that Dale Frank's practise has come to be known for. Predominately labelled a painter, Frank’s work traverses into the realms of sculpture, as he continues to push his medium to the very limit. Unconventional materials such as multi-coloured wigs, compression foam, coloured varnish, Swarovski crystals and glitter are utilised to create complex pieces that are striking and utterly unique. Further works by Dale Frank can be viewed at the Britomart Project Space, 26-28 Customs St East over the duration of the Fair.
Further works can be viewed here.
Tony Cragg's exhibition at our Lorne St Gallery has been reviewed by John Hurrell for Eye Contact.
"Three of the four cast bronzes have a particular fluidity where the texture of the headlike form seems like liquid pouring over rocky or arboreal outcrops that are dramatically tilted at unusual angles. They look geological and eroded, and the facial profiles are not obvious. They take time to discover."
Read more on the Eye Contact site. The exhibition runs until 5th July 2018.
Gallery directors John Gow and Gary Langsford have been at the helm of Gow Langsford since it opened 31 years ago, and have been extremely dedicated to the arts in New Zealand. This was recognised as they were both awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit as part of the New Year Honour List (see the full list here) for their services to the arts. On 2nd May, they were both formally awarded this distinguished title at an intimate Investiture ceremony held by the New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy at Government House, Auckland.
The recently refurbished Te Papa Tongarewa exhibition space Toi Art is now open and features a new long-term exhibition Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa, Anō he kōpere: Te reo tohu including works by our gallery artist, Reuben Paterson. This exhibition explores how abstract art has been reimagined by artists in the Pacific through use of colour, shape and pattern. Paterson's work Te Putahitanga o Rehua, 2005 features a single channel digital video projected onto a glittering surface.
This work is part of Te Papa's long-term collection and exhibition.
Te Papa Tongarewa
Toi Art Level 5
55 Cable Street
Open daily 10am-6pm
Gallery artist Lisa Roet has just finished installing her second large-scale installation work atop of the Opposite House Hotel, Beijing, China as the focal point for the month-long festival to discuss global issues around sustainability and Beijing Earth Hour. Skywalker features the newly discovered Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon found predominately in China. The inflatable sculpture has a 20m arm span and is constructed from solar sensitive materials with sound and lighting components included.
Gow Langsford Gallery is gearing up for Art Basel Hong Kong 2018, opening officially tomorrow night. We are presenting works from one of New Zealand's most prolific artists, Colin McCahon, which will mark the first major exhibition of his works in Asia. Find us at Booth 3D42. Read more about 'What's Trending at Art Basel Hong Kong' on The New York Times here.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5pm to 9pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1pm to 9pm
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11am to 6pm
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong, China
Gow Langsford Gallery is delighted to announce that Toby Raine is joining our stable of represented artists.
Toby Raine has a distinctive approach to painting. Moving oil paint across the surface of the canvas, his strokes are confident, rough and expressive. Peaks and splatters of his medium mix with thick, gestural strokes that rejoice in the materiality of paint. Taking an image or a photograph as a starting point, Raine's work ends up in a terrain between representation and abstraction. Raine's inaugural exhibition with Gow Langsford Gallery, Heroes and Hangovers, will open at our Kitchener Street Gallery on Tuesday the 17th of April, from 5-7pm. The exhibition will run until the 12th of May.
Toby Raine is an Auckland-based artist who received a Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland in 2016. He has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards (2011, 2012, 2016) as well as a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award (2014, 2015, 2016) and in the National Contemporary Art Award (2013).
While Gow Langsford Gallery was closed over the Christmas break, Katharina Grosse was busy over in Sydney completing her latest commissioned work at Carriageworks. The Horse Trotted Another Couple Of Metres, Then It Stopped, 2018, is constructed from 8250 square metres of fabric, that is draped, hung, scrunched and folded and painted upon by Grosse. The installation is open until 8 April 2018. Grosse was interviewed by The Daily Telegraph which can be read here.
Copyright: © 2018 Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney, Australien; Courtesy Gagosian.
In 2016, André Hemer was awarded the prestigious Paramount Award at the Wallace Art Awards with the prize being a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Opening on 1st December, Gow Langsford will present a new body of works which have all been completed over the course of this residency. Open for only a short time until 3 December, this open studio will be held at The 360 Space, 104 Charlton St, New York 10014. On Saturday 2nd December, Hemer will be holding a talk in conversation with Helen Klisser During about these new works from 4 pm. Contact the gallery for further information.
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.
Gallery artist Antonio Murado is one of 30 artists included in OCCUPY MANA: Friends in Solidarity (Year 1) at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey. Open until 16 December 2017, this exhibition curated by Phong Bui and Rail Curatorial Projects is a response to the current political agendas implemented by the Trump government as an act of unification and solidarity. For further details, visit their website here.
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The 2017 SCAPE Public Art Season has begun and Gallery artist Gregor Kregar has a big presence in this year's line up. The most significant work is The Glass Pavilion made from handmade glass bricks, recycled wood and repurposed neon, building upon previous site-specific sculptures of a similar nature. Four works from his 2015 Lost World series can be found outside of the Christchurch Casino, as well as a more recent work Terminator T-Rex, 2017 situated near the Arts Centre. These works and more can be viewed until 18 November, and more information can be found on their website here.
This Drove my Mother up the Wall, a new site-specific interior installation by Katharina Grosse is open at South London Gallery until 3 December 2017. The main exhibition space becomes Grosse's canvas, where she used large foam stencils placed strategically on the floor and parts of the surrounding walls to control and filter her spraying technique. The overall effect is dramatic and all-encompassing. For further information, see here.
South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm
Late opening Wednesdays, 11am-9pm
Last Friday of the month, 11am-9pm
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
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 12 - 4pm
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
Wednesday 6 September: By invitation only
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
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.
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.
Hugo Koha Lindsay was awarded one of 10 Merit Awards in the 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize for his graphite and acrylic work, Forensic cue 1. There were an impressive 500 works submitted, which was short listed down to just 84 finalists. An exhibition of the finalist works is now open until 3 September at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington. All of the exhibited works are for sale.
For more information on the award and this year's winners, visit their website.
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.
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.
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.
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Open Tuesday - Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm. Closed Mondays.
Gallery artist Reuben Paterson alongside Lonnie Hutchinson present a new installation of works at Te Uru Gallery titled Relative Reciprocity to celebrate Matariki. This exhibition presents their works as conversations and explorations of similarities in aesthetics, politics and their spiritual use of light and darkness.
For more information about this exhibition, visit the Te Uru website here.
Open from 24 June - 20 August 2017.
420 Titirangi Road
Katharina Grosse has unleashed her bright and bold sweeping spray paint in a new site specific public installation in Denmark as part of the group show by ARoS titled THE GARDEN - End of Times; Beginning of Times from 3 June - 30 July 2017.
Asphalt Air and Hair, 2017, is included in the third part of the larger triennial; The Garden - The Future, which explores the artists responses to environmental changes. The installations are part of the larger Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017.
For more information, visit the ARoS website here.
A brand new installation by Sara Hughes will be unveiled this Saturday from 5pm at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Willow is Hughes' major atrium project for the Tauranga Art Gallery, drawing on references to the local architecture and histories within the area. The name is derived from the street that separates and connects Tauranga Art Gallery to the council buildings that sit opposite, with the work encouraging participants to engage, interact, and reflect on the nature of our built environment. The installation will run until 27 October 2017, and for more information see here.
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Simon Ingram in collaboration with Austrian artist Anna-Maria Bogner currently has an exhibition titled Lines on at Basement Wien, Vienna from 9 - 25 June. Lines sees Bogner's work fuse with Ingram's 'painting machine' which converts sketches and drawings done by Ingram on his phone through the machine and onto canvas. For further images and video of this installation, see here.
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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
Open: Weekdays 10 - 8pm, Weekends 10 - 4pm, closed on public holidays
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.
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
200 Cumnor Terrace
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed Mondays.
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
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.
A new collaborative exhibition between gallery artist Andre Hemer and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery curator Andrew Clifford opens this Saturday 29 April from 4pm. Watching Windows is a group exhibition featuring international artists with an overarching theme exploring the interplay between the digital and physical world portrayed through various medium.
Andre Hemer and artists will be holding an artist talk at 3pm before the official opening. For more on this exhibition, visit the website here.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
420 Titirangi Road
Monday - Sunday
10am to 4.30pm
Auckland Arts Festival White Night is back for 2017 this weekend (Saturday 18 March) from 6-10pm. The Lorne St and Kitchener St Galleries will be open until 10pm with Paul Dibble's The Geometrics, and a solo showcase of Damien Hirst works at Kitchener St.
During the evening, we will have a one-off book sale at our Kitchener Street Gallery. Artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and publications will be on sale for a limited time. Visit us to buy some great books at special prices. For more information on White Night, see here.
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.
A major commission by Paul Dibble was unveiled at the University of Otago last Friday.
Titled Pathways, and consisting of 5 bronze figures set among a cross modeled on the national emblem of Scotland, the St Andrew’s cross, the sculpture was given to the University by the Stuart Residence Halls Council to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
Positioned in a busy pedestrian area, the work will form a major cultural landmark at the university. Read more about the work in the Otago Daily Times here.
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.
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
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.
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
Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
10th November 2016 - 11th January 2017
Myth and Science / Unseen Science
International Animamix Biennale for Comics and Animation
Art:1 New Museum Jakarta
9th December 2016 – 9th April 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2016 SCAPE Public Art Season has been announced with gallery artist David McCracken included in this year's line-up. This year some works will be exhibited in the new location in the Christ's College Quadrangle, Christchurch (accessible from Rolleston Ave) as part of the curated exhibition element Presence. Presence is a selection of engaging and diverse works that will be the final stop in the SCAPE Public Art Walkways, where free daily guided tours will start from the Arts Centre taking visitors on a tour of the public works.
McCracken's Portrait of Mass Ascending reflects his ongoing practice in transforming pedestrian, everyday materials into engaging sculptural forms. Along with this work, many of his recent 'bomb' forms from his recent exhibition, Plain View, will also pop up around Christchurch City.
The SCAPE season will run for a six-week period beginning on 1 October until 12 November 2016, which includes the school holidays and the ever popular New Zealand Cup & Show Week.
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.
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".
Artist Dick Frizzell and business partner Christian Kasper, along with TV personality Erin Simpson, have created the immense cookbook Cooking 4 Change, featuring 101 favourite recipes from well-known New Zealanders. All profits from the sale of the cookbook (RRP $49.95) go to four deserving charities, including Auckland City Mission, Starship Foundation, Leukemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand and Paw Justice, with the Cooking 4 Change Charitable Trust being created to aid and support organisations like the aforementioned in the future.
The cookbook contains illustration and design by Dick, and a whole host of recipes to get families eating the right food, that is not only nutritious, but delicious.
For more information on Cooking 4 Change and the initiative, visit their website. A short video was also included on Seven Sharp last week about the event they held at the Auckland City Mission to celebrate the launch of the cookbook, watch the video here.
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.
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.
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.
David McCracken returns to this year's NZ Sculpture OnShore, from the 10th - 20th November at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Auckland. McCracken is no stranger to these events and we are sure he will produce a work that is truly awe-inspiring.
NZ Sculpture OnShore have partnered with NZ Women's Refuge to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause and they have raised over $1.5 million for Women's Refuge so far. Details and ticketing information can be found on their website here. For more information on David, and his scope of works, please contact us.
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.
Three of our talented artists have been selected to create sculptures for the 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf at Waiheke Island. David McCracken and Gregor Kregar return, and Alex Monteith (in collaboration with Michelle Lee) will make her SOTG debut.
There were almost 250 proposals submitted, which were narrowed down by a group of experts to 34 selected artists based in New Zealand. It is always a highlight on the summer calendar, and draws large crowds. Next year it will run from 3rd February to 26 February. For further information, visit their website.
Over the weekend Matakite by John Walsh opened at Pataka Art and Museum. The exhibition draws together the most outstanding large scale landscape paintings Walsh has produced over the last two decades - a must see!
Pataka Art and Museum
19 June - 18 September 2016
Read more on the exhibition here.
WELLINGTON, NZ – World of WearableArt® has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW® Awards Show, New Zealand’s largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff.
Returning Show Directors Aucklanders Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams will spearhead a team which includes Musical Director Don McGlashan as well as a number of New Zealand’s most significant artists and designers, technical experts and theatre practitioners, including gallery artist Reuben Paterson, who will bring to the event a burst of colour and glitz.
Please read more about the event here.
After exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore, the major curatorial collaboration 'Time of Others' opens tomorrow at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.
Featuring gallery artist Graham Fletcher, this evolving, travelling exhibition is an attempt to create a platform for reflecting on social and cultural relations in the Asia-Pacific today. Curated by Che Kyongfa, Hashimoto Azusa, Michelle Ho and Reuben Keehan, 'Time of others' brings together new works by artists from the Asia-Pacific as well as holdings drawn from the collections of the participating museums. It aims to reveal multiple perspectives, in which differences meet without melting into an artificial unity, but are instead negotiated and used as tools for reflection.
The exhibition runs from the 11th of June – 18th of September 2016.
Please click here for further information.
Katharina Grosse is bringing her spray paint to Fort Tilden’s decaying aquatics building in Queens as a part of “Rockaway!,” MoMA PS1’s programming that began in 2013 with Bloomberg Philanthropies. A fantastic outdoor project that will take place over the upcoming months, read more at The New York Times, or read more about MoMA PS1 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.
On Tuesday the 7th of June Seraph press will hold a book launch at Gow Langsford Gallery for Paula Green's new poetry collection New York Pocket Book.
The event will feature a live reading by a number of poets, featuring Angela Andrews, Janet Charman, Murray Edmond, Sophia Johnson, Gregory Kan, Michele Leggott, Vana Manasiadis, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Courtney Sina Meredith, Steven Toussaint, Sophie Van Waardenberg and Albert Wendt. It will be set against the backdrop of Michael Hight's exhibition Return to the Miniature Garden.
"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.
Tony Cragg and Hye Rim Lee are to feature alongside an impressive collection of artists in the exhibition Glassfever: Contemporary Art in Glass, opening across four locations in the Netherlands on the 30th of April, running until the 25th of September, 2016.
"Glass is a versatile and complex material. It can reflect light and allow it to pass through simultaneously, it can be clear and opaque, fluid and solid. For many years, glass was only use in applied art. In glassware, jewellery and decorative objects. In autonomous modern art, glass was never considered to be a fully-fledged material like bronze, marble or steel. Not until the 1960s was glass used as a material in modern art without preconception or artistic reserve. Adriano Berengo was a pioneer in this development. For over twenty-five years, Studio Beregno has been modernizing the tradition of Murano glass art by working with renowned names and up-and-coming talent in international contemporary visual arts. The results of Berengo's passionate pioneering work are now on display as part of the GlassFever exhibition at four locations in Dordrecht."
See further information on the exhibition 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
Surface Movments is a collaborative place-based project, led by local artist Alex Monteith, that will culminate in a free surf lesson at Te Piha; Piha Beach, Tamaki Makaurau in February 2016.
Leading New Zealand artist and former surf champion Alex Monteith has a long interest in our economic and ecological relationship to specific localities. Using the format of a free surf lesson, Monteith offers an experience of being in Piha that connects participants to local political and cultural contexts. Promoting barrier-free access to the lesson is important, and the event is open to people of all ages (over the age of 6) and all abilities. Collaboration with a number of partiesis also vital to facilitating the surf lesson. Monteith will collaborate with Piha communities connected with the ocean; particularly the surf schools of Piha, surfers with a history at Piha, local historians , including Pita Turei, Piha Surf Life Saving Club, and locals at large to create a lesson that foregrounds the various economical, ecological and cultural meanings that Piha Beach holds for mulitple groups simultaneously.
Accompanying the live, participatory performance event is an exhibition at Te Uru. Over the course of February, custom-made rash vests will be installed in a gallery space, their function latent until they are used in the surf lesson, before being re-installed again in the gallery space. Video footage from the event will later be added to the exhibition.
Surface Movements at Piha Beach and Te Uru extends projects that Alex has undertaken at Lyall Bay, Wellington, and Shark Alley, Mt Maunganui Tauranga, but is the first in her own community.
Details of the event and exhibition will be added to a Te Uru Facebook page and website page as details unfold.
Surface Movements: a live surf lesson as performance event
14 February 2016, Piha Beach
Surface Movements: an accompanying exhibition
30 January – 13 March 2016, Te Uru
Congratulations to Dick Frizzell who is one of ten to be nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award, an accolade which honours people who have achieved extraordinary things in a Kiwi way.
A final shortlist will be announced this month, with the winner announced on February 17. Read more on the nominees for the shortlist here.
Alex Monteith's single-channel moving image work Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones, 2015 (13mins) has been selected for Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, January, 2016.
Les Rencontres Internationales is a major event dedicated to the contemporary practices of the moving image, which offers a space to discover and reflect upon new cinema and contemporary art. It draws leading figures together in the fields of cinema, contemporary and digital artists, researchers, institutional supervisors and emerging organisations.
For more information visit their website here.
It is our pleasure to announce the completion of a new site-specific installation by Sara Hughes, Phoenix Cluster, for the lobby of the Old South British Building on Shortland St in the city, in association with ArttForm. The lobby is open to the public, so be sure to stop in and have a look over the next 6 months, the duration of the installation.
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 vigor 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
The Te Tuhi summer exhibitions are opening tomorrow afternoon from 4pm till 8pm. Visiting Asia is a group show featuring a number of prominent artists including our very own Reuben Paterson who have undertaken various residencies in Asia.
From Te Tuhi’s website:
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis // Ben Buchanan // Kushana Bush // Steve Carr // Liyen Chong // Matthew Cowan // Kerry Ann Lee // Jae Hoon Lee // Reuben Paterson // Jade Townsend // Tim Veling // Kate Woods // Erica van Zon
This vibrant exhibition shares the perspectives of New Zealand artists who have undertaken residencies in China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Through a wide variety of media including photography, painting, performance, video and sculpture, the selected artists have explored new places, collaborated with communities and created fresh cross-cultural synergies.
The artist residencies were made possible through connections and funding from the Asia New Zealand Foundation - a non-government organisation established to developing business and cultural relations between Asian countries and New Zealand. By establishing meaningful and thoughtful links these residencies contribute to an emerging legacy of exchange at a time that Aotearoa has become increasingly connected to the Asian region through immigration and economy.
Visiting Asia has been made in partnership with Te Tuhi, Hastings City Art Gallery and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The exhibition is based on Imagine Asia originally exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua.
Now in its 19th year, Sculpture by the Sea has hit the beach once again. The coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach in Sydney has been transformed into a 2 km long temporary sculpture park. Alongside over 100 works by acclaimed local and international artists is the work of our represented artist David McCracken. Sculpture by the sea is a free public event that will be up until November 8th.
For more information on Sculpture by the Sea, please visit their website:
Congratulations to Richard Lewer on winning the 2015 Albany Art Prize!
This prestigious award is in its 8th year, offering $25,000 and a 4 week studio residency to artists living and working in Australia.
Richard Lewer on the chosen work:
Last year the Western Australian government implemented a shark culling program off the swimming beaches of Perth and the South West coastline following the deaths of 7 people. Being a surfer, I was spooked by the fatal attacks but like many locals, was also concerned about the efficacy of the government’s fear-driven policy and the brutality of the baited drum lines used to capture the sharks.
My work explores extremes and conflict; the shark culling program attracted local, national and international attention, and public demonstrations were held around the country; as a social realist I joined the 6000-strong protest at Cottesloe Beach to document the fervent debate in my local community.
This work will be exhibited alongside the finalists in Albany, 4 September - 11 October.
Young curators take on The Gus Fisher Gallery in Camouflage, opening this Friday, involving gallery artists Chris Heaphy, Graham Fletcher and Reuben Paterson. The University of Auckland's Art Writing and Curatorial Practice students present an exhibition of artworks which relate to the theme 'camouflage'.
August 7 - September 26, 2015
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland
Congratulations to Martin Ball, who has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Parkin Drawing award.
The award, valued at $20,000, is New Zealand's premier award for drawing.
The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition will be held at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries from 11th August to 13th September, with the winner announced on the 7th of September.
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 email@example.com 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.
Following his exhibition at Gow Langsford last year, Jono Rotman's exhibition Mongrel Mob Portraits is now open at the City Gallery in Wellington and runs until the 14th of June 2015.
City Gallery's exhibition expands on the selection of works shown here, and includes unseen work from the original series. It also introduces new pieces which extend Rotman’s engagement with different types of portraiture through which he offers other perspectives on members of the country’s most notorious gang. See here for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A two room installation by Reuben Paterson, Seasoned Pass blends modern Kitsch and customary Maori patterns to explore social and cultural issues at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. As part of this exhibition, Reuben will be running a hands-on glitter workshop for kids! Visit the exhibition on Saturday the 14th of March between 10:30am-12pm to take part. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult during the session.
Four GAYTMs were installed in Auckland and Wellington this week in support of ANZ's policy of support and inclusion. The Ponsonby GAYTM, Freedom Flowers has been designed by gallery artist Reuben Paterson. Watch some of the production behind the work and listen to Paterson speak about the project here.
Opening today - headland Sculpture on the Gulf.
View over 30 new sculptures including work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar, David McCracken and Paul Dibble at 2015's Sculpture on the Gulf. Set in the striking setting of Waiheke's coastal walkway, visit Sculpture on the Gulf before 15 February.
Richard Lewer's 2012 painting Custom of the Sea was inspired by the true story of four men whose yacht The Mignonette was wrecked in a storm while sailing from England to Australia in 1884. After more than two weeks without food and fresh water, two of the men, Dudley and Stephens, made the decision to kill and eat the ill and unconscious fourth crewmember in order that the remaining three might survive. The third crewmember objected.
For ST PAUL St Lewer will revisit this story and his earlier painting to develop an animation and wall drawing. Lewer's wall drawings are collective efforts - an occasion for the artist to share his drawing skills and techniques. For ST PAUL St, Lewer is looking for helpers in the production of this work; please contact email@example.com to register your interest.
The Custom of the Sea
ST PAUL St Gallery Two
April - May 2015
In addition to the project above Richard Lewer also has a solo show at our Lorne St gallery from 1-25 April.
Reuben Paterson's 3-metre tall glitter chicken wing was unveiled at Massey University this week. Commissioned by the university for their 50th Jubilee The Golden Promise celebrates the university’s history as an agricultural college and the agricultural history of Albany, where the chicken has long been considered the symbol of the community. View footage of installation of The Golden Promise here
As a new acquisition into the Govett-Brewster Collection, artist Reuben Paterson’s gold-glittered, sculpted tree takes root in the Rhododendron Dell. Inspired by his visits to Taranaki’s public gardens, Paterson pursues his investigation of light, sculptural form and hyper-real environments.
The exhibition has made Mutual Art's top 10 exhibitions to watch list and is on until 25 January 2015
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.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Michael Hight's first monograph, Michael Hight: Crossing the line. The publication spans Michael's painting career from early abstract assemblages, through iconic beehive landscapes, to recent explorations of nocturnal memory-scapes; and features essays by distinguished art writer and curator, Gregory O'Brien, and poet and author Paula Green.
The book launch will take place on Monday the 15th of December, from 5-7pm at Level 2, 26 Lorne Street. Please note this is the level above our Lorne Street Gallery. The event will be a celebration of Michael's work to date, featuring paintings reproduced in the publication. Michael, Gregory and Paula will all be present. Copies will be available for purchase on the night for the special price of $35 (RRP$49.00). Drinks will be served and Eftpos will be available. Please RSVP before 10 December.
The Dowse Art Museum recently opened a solo exhibition by gallery artist Karl Maughan consisting of one, colossal work, a wall of hydrangeas inspired by the Wellington Botanical Gardens. Visit The Dowse, free of charge, before 22 February 2015 to view the work. Gow Langsford will also be exhibiting new work by Maughan this December, contact us to receive a Pre-Preview of his upcoming show, Panorama.
Reuben Paterson was one of 10 artists invited to create artworks based on hearing an Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performance. The artworks are featured in the APO 2015 Season Brochure and will be auctioned in 2015.
Saturday night’s event at Gregor Kregar’s studio was a great success with over 200 clients exploring Kregar’s vast studio space, choosing work to acquire from a huge selection, as well as enjoying the first chance to view Kregar’s recently unveiled new public artwork, Transit Cloud, which will be installed in New Lynn early 2015. The sun shone and the BBQ and Invivo wines went down a treat, thank you to all that came along and experienced the evening.
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
In tandem with this year's Art Week, Gow Langsford will open a pop-up gallery at Victoria Park Market. The gallery, featuring a selection from our Editions space, will be open to the public from 10-19 October, more details to be posted on our website shortly.
This month we're pleased to announce our new partnership with Academy Cinemas. To celebrate the Academy's new Sunday Documentary Series we will be providing short clips of original artwork by gallery artists to run before each documentary. First up is a four-part series by Alex Monteith, Mechanical Foreshore. The series will feature four short works by Monteith, one to be screened before each Sunday documentary during September.
Gallery artist Tony Cragg has been announced as the next exhibitor in the Madison Square Art program. The exhibition Walks of Life will feature a trio of new bronze works by Cragg, each in his trademark organic style sited on separate sections of lawn within the park. Walks of Life is open to the public from 18 September - 8 February, 2015. We currently have a limited number of Cragg sculptures available through the gallery, please contact us for image and work details.
Gregor Kregar has a new exhibition opening at Corban's Estate on 1 August, 2 Fragile 2 Shoot. A combination of slip cast and glazed ceramic objects are installed throughout the space as Kregar utilises familiar objects then represents them in a way that displaces original meaning. Visit Corban's Estate from the 1 August - 7 September to view the work. An article by Edward Hanfling on Kregar's practice is included in the upcoming Art New Zealand, due out 11 August.
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
The Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month and is hosting free photographic events throughout Auckland. The Festival runs from 30th May – 21st June. Our exhibition MONUMENT: featuring Anthony Goicolea (15 May – 8 June) is part of the Festival’s Signature Programme and will be included in Festival Tuesday Circuit, Tuesday 4th June, 6- 9pm.
Simon Ingram’s exhibition Smoking Bolts opens next month at Artspace in Sydney. The show features a cluster of machines that will take up occupation in the Artspace Gallery. Successively marking out different compositions and notations they paint live in the space through an operational system run remotely by the artist in Auckland. The title refers to a clandestine operation in which ‘a special entry team breaks into an enemy installation and steals a high-security device, like a code machine, leaving nothing but the smoking bolts.’ The exhibition runs 2 May - 16 June 2013. See their website for full details.
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is a sculpture trail on Waiheke Island. It’s free to the public and runs until 17 February. See their website for more details