Open now at the newly refurbished Whangārei Art Museum is Machine in the Garden featuring Simon Ingram’s Automata Paintings and a series of new computer-based works by Terrestrial Assemblages, an ecological working group Ingram initiated alongside digital artist John-Paul Pochin to create sensitivity to, and awareness of, natural systems.
The Automata Paintings, and the computer-based Tree Models, share an interpretation of complexity as the consequence of rule-based environments. Both series employ algorithmic “self-organising” systems called cellular automata, which were initially conceived of by mathematician John von Neumann as part of his research into machine self-replication and later developed by Konrad Zuse, John Conway, Christoper Langton and Stephen Wolfram. - Text from Whangārei Art Museum website.
Reuben Paterson's The Golden Bearing has a new home at Christchurch Art Gallery from 30 October 2021 – 30 January 2022.
"Trees – their roots firmly grounding them in the earth as their branches reach up into the sky – have long been regarded as connectors between human and spiritual worlds. In Māori cosmology, it was Tāne, the forest god, who pushed apart his earth mother Papatūānuku and sky father Ranginui to create Te Ao Mārama – room and light for people. This life-sized hand-sculpted tree created by Aotearoa New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi, Scottish) shimmers seductively between worlds, linking nature and invention, reality and illusion, the past and possibility." - Excerpt from exhibition text
Find further details here.
Reuben Paterson has unveiled his 10 metre high public installation Guide Kaiārahi in the Auckland Art Gallery forecourt. Made from 595 iridescent crystals, the work was commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Edmiston Trust and navigates the journey of Papatūānuku into the embrace of Ranginui to cast a galaxy of stars across the entrance of the gallery.
"What is art, and what is an artist? Can a machine make art? Where are the boundaries between science, technology and art? These are questions that drive Simon Ingram. Based out of Auckland, Ingram has been looking for ways to connect painting with conversation and contemporary technology since the early 2000s. At the moment, he has an exhibition at the capital’s City Gallery, The Algorithmic Impulse, part of which features his painting-performance project Monadic Device, a machine which turns human brainwaves into art." Read the full article here.
Gallery artists John Walsh, Reuben Paterson, Darryn George and Chris Heaphy (pictured) are all included in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition ever stage at Auckland Art Gallery. It showcases the dynamic, ever-changing expression that is Māori art spanning 70 years with over 100 artists included. The exhibition runs until 9 May 2021. For more information, see here.
Reuben Paterson's Black Matter opens this Saturday at The Dowse Art Museum in Wellington. The exhibition runs until 21 March 2021.
Join Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi) in conversation with curator and The Dowse director Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi) on the opening weekend at 11am on Saturday 14 November. For further information see here.
A 13m tall inflatable Golden Monkey sculpture by Lisa Roet has been installed on the exterior of Inverleith House at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as part of its transformation into Climate House, a three-year programme of visual art, drawing attention to our global climate crisis, in partnership with the Serpentine Galleries and funded by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Read more about this installation and project here.
DE-celebrate at Te Tuhi runs from 5 September - 29 November 2020 and features work by gallery artist John Pule. The exhibitions attempts to capture the changes in artists thinking during the time of a global pandemic. "DE-celerate is articulated through artists’ works and live activations. Drastically limited by the travel restrictions preventing many artists’ visits, the activations take place instead through the invitation for audiences to take home or barter for certain objects. This process of exchange is one response to an increased appetite for human interaction after self-isolation."
Find more information here.
Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust
13 Reeves Road
Auckland, New Zealand
Open daily 9am - 5pm
Max Gimblett's Ocean Wheel curated by Peter Vangioni is now on at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū until 15 November.
"From brightly coloured abstract paintings to his pure black ink drawings, Ocean Wheel showcases an artist’s devotion to working on paper as a key part of his output. Featuring drawings, paintings, artist’s books and prints spanning Gimblett’s career from the 1960s to 2010, including examples from his iconic quatrefoil and enso series, Ocean Wheel acknowledges this major gift to Ōtautahi Christchurch."
Find more details here.
André Hemer and Katharina Grosse are included in WestFarbe curated by Christoph Dahlhausen currently on at Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch until 19 July 2020. The exhibition celebrates the German word 'Farbe' which means both the phenomena of colour and for the material of paint itself.
“This exhibition explores such artistic investigations, bringing together approaches where the material and process-oriented aspects of working are emphasised, with others where the tonality and the appearance of painting are foregrounded. The exhibition places into dialogue various practices that concern themselves with aspects of ‘Farbe’ in a fundamental, non-narrative manner.”
For further information, see here.
Reuben Paterson’s new animation Te Maiea (2020) observes the whakapapa of Hine Maheri, the personification of sparkling fine grained sandstone, through the union and incarnations of our cliffs, rocks, stones and springs produced from Tāne Mahuta, the god of the forest and his (particular) union with Hine-tū-pari-maunga, the personification of mountains and cliffs.
To fully experience this artwork, the viewer is invited to listen to their own music while viewing this animation. Magic correlations between sight and sound might occur and transport you into the depth of Paterson’s vision.
Further details can be found here.
Join Sara Hughes at the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate the opening day of Hughes' new interactive Todd Centre Creative Learning Centre project All My Favourite Shapes on Saturday 30 November from 11-12. This new project uses magnetic coloured shapes allowing visitors to play with colour, composition, shape and pattern. Entry is free, for more details see here.
Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Kitchener Street, Auckland
Initially conceived for an exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2019
Supported by Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust
First presented at ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland in 2017, Ka paroro o haumumu: Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions at Dunedin Public Art Gallery is an expansion on this project following her residency in Otepoti Dunedin as part of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery New Zealand Visiting Artist Programme. The exhibition, on until 29 September, presents Monteith’s new video works, alongside a real-time process of inventorying collections of midden material loaned from Southland and Otago museums, performed by collaborators Vicki Lenihan (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu), Koreana Wesley-Evans (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha) and Baylee Smith (Ngāti Maniapoto). Read Alex's interview with the Otago Daily Times here, and for further information on this exhibition, see here.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016
Open daily from 10am-5pm
Join us on Sunday 30 June from 11am - 1pm to celebrate the completion of Gregor Kregar’s sculpture Double Twist, commissioned by Todd Property for the entrance of the seaside development, Long Bay Village.
Illuminated at night, Double Twist is comprised of two geometric archways. Each arch is made up of thousands of triangles of stainless steel, which have been delicately welded together to form multi-faceted, reflective surfaces.
Artist Gregor Kregar comments “The sculptures represent a focal point and create a sense of entrance to the heart of the Long Bay development.”
The artist will be present and refreshments will be served. Please join us to celebrate this momentous work.
Long Bay Village Plaza
Glenvar Ridge Road, Long Bay, Auckland
RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday 25 June 2019.
Judy Millar and Katharina Grosse are both included in Frozen Gesture at Kunst Museum Winterthur alongside prominent artists, Gerhard Richter, David Reed, and contemporaries such as Franz Ackermann and Pia Fries. The exhibition presents the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting "to create a fascinating display of works of exceptional painterly quality and inconceivable sensory appeal." Read more on their website here.
Kunst Museum Winterthur
Open Tuesday 10-8pm
Wednesday - Sunday 10-5pm
Sara Hughes is included in a new exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on until 29 September. In Motion: The Moving Parts of Contemporary Art features work from their collection as well as newly commissioned pieces by Hughes, Tiffany Singh, Rebecca Baumann, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding.
Hughes' commissioned work All My Favourite Shapes is influenced by her two sons aged 5 and 7, along with memories of playing Chinese checkers and draughts on miniature magnetic boards as a child. Talking with the Otago Daily Times, Hughes says ''There is this fantastical element of the work that takes the form of a giant magnetic board with a range of magnet shapes that can be moved on to, over and off its surface.'' Read the full article here.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016
Open daily from 10am-5pm
The 50th anniversary of the Larnach Castle balls in Dunedin has been marked with a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Paul Dibble. "We wanted a work with a connection to the university because the first ball was organised by students and I don't know how many student balls and events we have had here over the years," castle director Norcombe Barker said.
Read the full article here.
A large bronze and corten steel piwakawaka, titled Gateway, has been installed on the corner of Main and Andrey Young Streets in Palmerston North for the public to enjoy. The sculpture has been installed with the hopes to complement the ongoing work of the Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust. Read the full article here.
Three early works by John Walsh have been installed at the Britomart Project Space window at 26-28 Customs Street East, Auckland. The works installed from left to right are; Still Here (2013), Its Not Art, its Just a Scene (2014), and Whakapapatanga (2017). Contact us for further details and prices.
Highly acclaimed exhibition Oceania held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London that featured 170 works from the Pacific region has travelled to the Quai Branly Museum (Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac) in Paris on until 7 July 2019. The exhibition features John Pule's epic 5 panelled work Kehe tau hauaga foou (To all new arrivals). For further information about the exhibition, see 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.
SCAPE Public Art is fundraising to help make David McCracken's Diminish and Ascend sculpture a permanent fixture in Christchurch. They need $20,000 to help make the right improvements for it to become permanent and they are already 27% of the way. Any amount helps - to donate or find out more, see 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.
Sara Hughes' biggest project to date has begun being installed on the exterior of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) in Auckland this past week. There are 98 glass fins in total that will wrap the western and eastern exterior of the building. The panels feature 60 different colours, taking inspiration from Hughes' upbringing in rural Northland. “The artwork reflects the experience of walking through the New Zealand bush and looking up through a canopy of trees to see the unique light and colour of the forest,’’ says Hughes. Read more here and here.
After three weeks since Gregor Kregar's Thinker (2018) was stolen from outside the gallery on Christmas Eve, it was returned safely on Tuesday 15 January. The sculpture was left outside the Salvation Army Church in Glen Eden with a note that read 'Please return to Gow Langsford Art Gallery Auckland'. Kregar and the Gallery staff are thrilled that the work has been returned with very little damage. Read the full article with comments from director's John Gow and Anna Jackson on the NZ Herald.
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.
Artist Sara Hughes' recent mural Magma supported by Auckland's Uptown Business Association has received a Certificate of Merit Award by the International Downtown Association at the 64th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in San Antonio, Texas. “The IDA Awards recognise the best of the best in urban place management so for Uptown to receive this award is fantastic news both for our artist Sara Hughes and for the mural itself which, as well as deterring graffiti and vandalism, has become an attraction for public use as a backdrop in wedding photos, fashion photo shoots, ‘selfies’ and even as the cover photo on a popular magazine." Read more here.
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.
A selection of works by Darryn George can now be viewed in the Britomart Project Space window at 26-28 Customs Street East, Auckland. George will be exhibiting new works at our Lorne St Gallery from 31 October - 24 November.
Contact the gallery for further information on his work.
The Royal Academy of Arts in London latest exhibition Oceania brings together over 200 works from private and public collections from the Pacific. The timing of the exhibition also marks 250 years since Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. John Pule's Kehe tau hauaga foou (To all new arrivals) concludes the overall exhibition. It is one of Pule’s largest works to dates with an impressive five panels that draw on global issues set within a Pacific viewpoint. A poet as well as a painter, this work tells a story of Pacific history past, yet the work is strongly cemented in the present.
The Oceania exhibition has been receiving extremely high praise and is attracting a lot of media attention. Read the review on The Economist 1843 here, a review in the Financial Times here, its five-star review on The Standard here, and it was called 'an astonishing blast of a show' by The Telegraph here.
29 September - 10 December 2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BD
Open daily 10am - 6pm
Fridays 10am - 10pm
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.
Works by Australian artist Lisa Roet have recently been installed in the Britomart Project Space at 26-28 Customs Street East, Auckland. These works feature Roet's main protagonist, the ape, depicted in a variety of forms through sculpture and photography.
Please contact us for further details on the works or the artist.
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.
Reuben Paterson and John Pule are included in a new exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration on until 16 September 2018. Curated by Peter Shand and Karl Chitham, this exhibition surveys visual artists who have collaborated with fashion designers in New Zealand and Australia over the past 30 years. John Pule's works are exhibited beside designer Doris de Pont's garments and Reuben Paterson's glittering collaboration with WORLD shows how art and fashion work cohesively. Read more here.
Tauranga Art Gallery
Cnr Wharf & Willow Streets, Downtown Tauranga, 3110
Open 7 days - 10am - 4.30pm
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.
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
Two works from Dale Frank held in the Chartwell Collection are currently exhibited as part of the Auckland Art Gallery's new exhibition Other People Think: Auckland's Contemporary International Collection. Over the past 10 years, the Auckland Art Gallery's collection has grown extensively and is now one of the most prominent international collection of contemporary art in New Zealand. There are currently five works by Dale Frank held in the collection and the two on exhibition are; #-http://www.free-nude-male-celebs.com/johnnydepp/johnnydepp003.html, 2001, acrylic and varnish on canvas, 2000 x 2000mm, and Lately he had been spending much time in quiet dull thought. So many of his artist friends were happy. And he just could not understand why. He was not happy. Their art was not better than his, their press not better. Maybe, he realised, that it was just him, he was a loser, a chiller, a shit. But how could he turn that into art he thought, and get rich from it., 2006, acrylic and varnish on canvas, 2000 x 2000mm.
The exhibition will run until 10th June 2018.
A new site-specific exhibition by Katharina Grosse has just opened at the National Gallery in Prague titled Wunderbild. Metres of draped fabric with Grosse's signature spray paint application covers the walls of the Big Hall in the Trade Fair Palace which "radically redefines painting as a performative and architectural medium" (National Gallery of Prague).
The exhibition is open until 6 January 2019. For further information and images, see here.
Staroměstské náměstí 12
110 15 Praha 1-Staré Město-Staré Město
Open daily except Monday 10am - 5pm
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.
Both Galleries will be closed from midday Friday 22 December and will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018. Our current exhibitions, Looking Back: A New Zealand Perspective at Lorne St and Summer Exhibition at Kitchener St will continue through to 27 January. We wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
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.
The Crossing in central Christchurch has recently been reopened after its closure due to the devastating earthquake in February 2011. A massive development costing $140 million of the commercial complex has been complete with businesses and shoppers now making their way back into the City Centre.
Property developer Philip Carter was at the helm of this undertaking, adding a personal touch to the development with a Paul Dibble sculpture as one of its main features. Carter's home was severely damaged, collapsing down a 100m cliff, along with Dibble's The Sleepwalker from 2008. Carter managed to stop thieves from cutting the sculpture up and has rescued and repaired it, where it now is proudly cantilevered over Kettlewell Lane. Carter says its a symbol of the City coming through a disaster and being much strong for it. For further information about this, see 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
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.
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
A new exhibition, Out of the ordinary, at Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring a work by Sara Hughes has just opened. The exhibition featuring prominent New Zealand and Australian contemporary artists comprises of works drawn from the Gallery's ARTAND Emerging Artist Collection all of which engage with everyday materials in unsuspecting and transformative ways. The exhibition is open until August 2018. For further information, visit their website.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
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.
Freshly installed in the Britomart Project Space located at 26-28 Customs Street East are three of Max Gimblett's latest screenprint series, South Pacific Paradise. This new series was completed earlier this year and features his signature sweeps of colours in the tondo format. The three prints exhibited are; Simple Way, Resevoir, and Untitled.
Contact the gallery for information on further prints that are available in this series, or view them here.
Over a year in the making, Judy Millar's Rock Drop has been unveiled to the public. The South Atrium, with its complex architectural arrangement providing the junction between the old and the new, has been transformed by this large installation work in true Millar fashion. Rock Drop was made possible with the support of Auckland Sculpture Trust, Auckland Contemporary Arts Trust and Auckland Art Gallery Foundation 2016 annual appeal and it will be exhibited until 2019.
For further information, visit the Auckland Art Gallery website here.
Gallery artists Judy Millar (2002 winner), Sara Hughes (2005 winner), Richard Lewer (2008 winner), and Andre Hemer (2016 winner) are all included in the 25 Years of Paramount Winners exhibition at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre from 4 July - 3 September 2017. The Paramount Award is the most prestigious of the annual Wallace Art Awards and grants the winner a residency overseas. Recent winner, Andre Hemer, has just started his six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.
Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
Open Tuesday - Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm. Closed Mondays.
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.
"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.
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.
Cnr Wharf - Willow Streets, Downtown Tauranga
Open 7 days - 10.00am - 4.30pm
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.
Grundsteingasse 8/34-35, 2. Hof
A – 1160 Vienna
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Gallery artist, Hye Rim Lee, is included in the large group exhibition of 25-30 glass installations at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida. The mixed media exhibition incorporates performance, video, interactive media, design, and video games to showcase the numerous methods in which glass can be utilised and to showcase the material in other means than its traditional use. The works included all deal with important global issues, such as race, identity, and climate change.
The exhibition runs until 2 July 2017. For further information, see the Boca Raton website here.
This weekend Sara Hughes will unveil her latest large-scale public mural painted on the Watercare Khyber Pass reservoir situated on the corner of Symonds St and Mount Eden Road, commissioned by the Uptown Business Association. Using 240 litres of paint, the mural takes inspiration from the volcanic landscape that makes up Auckland, using vibrant red, yellow, pink and orange shades. The mural will be on this wall for five to ten years.
To read the Stuff interview with Sara about this project, see here, or contact us for further information.
Contemporary HUM launches today as the first centralised platform dedicated to documenting and generating critical discussion on New Zealand visual arts and creative disciplines presented abroad.
Jodie Dalgleish discusses Andre Hemer's recent work in Paris and Vienna as an opening feature.
Find out more and read Jodie Dalgleish's essay here.
The Francis Hodgkins Fellowship is a prestigious award given out each year, with the first one awarded in 1966 to Michael Illingworth. Artists such as Ralph Hotere, Grahame Sydney, and Julia Morison, have all been recipients. In 2003, our own gallery artist, Sara Hughes was given this award. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Hocken Collection have collated works from the 49 fellows, including Sara, in an extensive exhibition showcasing the diversity of those artists who have received and benefited from the Fellowship. Works created during their time in Dunedin are shown, along with more recent works.
The exhibition runs until 26th February 2017, across both the Hocken Library and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, open 10am-5pm daily. For more information, see here.
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.
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.
"Richard Lewer’s art makes us laugh even as we recognise the painful moments of weakness and failure he’s looking at. Lisa Slade reports."
Richard Lewer is profiled in the Summer edition of Art News, exploring recent exhibitions and Lewer's inventive approach to materials. Slade touches on Lewer's treatment of war, sporting failure and mental illness, his ability to work with peoples' darkest times, through which he looks to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Read the full article here.
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.
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.
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.
Reuben Paterson has recently completed a new public work in coordination with the Auckland Council to brighten up the Ronwood Ave carpark in Manukau City, Auckland. Day/Night has been an ongoing project for four years with artist, Lonnie Hutchinson who completed and installed the 'night' part of the project, Night: Aroha atu, Aroha mai / I love you, last year.
Paterson's Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows shrouds the exterior of the carpark with 148 brightly coloured prisms, made in collaboration with prism maker Walter Foott, to cast rainbows throughout the functional, but not aesthetically pleasing architecture of the carpark. In a short video (view it here), Paterson explains that he wanted to "activate the carpark, make it kinetic, and make it beautiful".
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.
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.
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.
Three of Michael Hight's recent works are on display at the Britomart Project Space, located at 26-28 Customs Street East. These works are from his most recent exhibition, Return to the Miniature Garden, with a focus on anecdote and memory associated with land and object. For more on Michael and his works, see here or contact us.
Richard Lewer, the recent recipient of the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Award, is included in a new exhibition, Close to Home, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition runs from 30 July to 11 December 2016 and includes Lewer, and five other Australian artists in the second Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial with a focus on narrative, memory and experience. To see Lewer give an insight into these works, watch this short video 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.
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.
Katharina Grosse wows again with her latest installation as part of MoMA's PS1 Rockaway! ongoing public art festival. The old abandoned military base from 1917 at Fort Tilden Beach, New York has been given new life with Katharina's vivid colours and iconic brush strokes. It took about a week for Grosse to complete the painting process.
For further information, see the PBS article 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.
Represented artist Sara Hughes is well known for her large scale, vibrant public installations. In conjunction with Britomart, Hughes has completed this new installation located on the large glass box on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane (near the entrance of the car park).
For more information on Sara and her works, see here.
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.
Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Graham Fletcher feature in the exhibition Art of The Pacific, on now at the National Gallery of Victoria. Featuring works that span a broad cross-section of time and space, the exhibition encourages thought about the continuous history of the Pacific and its dynamic transformation in the face of enormous social change.
Art of the Pacific includes the work of a number of prominent contemporary Pacific Islander and New Zealand artists, notably Fiona Pardington, Reuben Patterson, Brett Graham, Peter Robinson, Greg Semu, Chris Charteris, Graham Fletcher, Daniel Boyd, Francis Upritchard, Yvonne Todd, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia whose work appears alongside that of artists working in Vanuatu, Oro Province, The Highlands, West Papua, Samoa, Tonga and the Torres Strait.
NGV International, Level 3
16 March - 14th August 2016
Open 10am - 5pm Daily
Read more about the exhibition on the NGV website 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.
In Māori cosmology, the separation of the sky and earth brings forth Te Ao Mārama, the world of light, and signals the coming of knowledge. Paterson has used glitter to represent Māori concepts in his work since leaving art school in 1997, and with his new commission The End, invites visitors into an elevator space that emulates a dark sky powdered with stars.
The End was commissioned by the Christchurch Art Gallery and is installed in the main passenger lift at the back of the foyer which goes from the ground floor to the first floor galleries. It’s at the core of the building for visitors. This is one of many projects designed to welcome gallery's visitors back in to the building, and celebrate the milestone of the gallery’s reopening as part of the city’s recovery. The elevator project will provide a 7-8 second immersive art experience for visitors as they ride between floors.
The End, 2016
Cotton Fabric with Metallic Particles
1500 x 1400 x 2135 mm
Commissioned by Te Puna o Waiwhetu Christchurch Art Gallery
On view from the 30 March 2016 - 30 March, 2017
Gregor Kregar's latest exhibition Lost World is now on show in the foyer of the Hastings City Art Gallery until the 1st of May.
Kregar’s interest in dinosaurs was sparked by observing his four year old’s fascination for these creatures. Intrigued by reading him dinosaur books every evening and finding plastic replica all over the house, the artist was spurred to create his own setting in which to bring these prehistoric animals to life.
Hastings City Art Gallery
27 February to 1 May
201 Eastbourne Street East
Op + Pop, opening this Saturday the 6th of February at the Christchurch Art Gallery, takes a look at the continued influence of two major international twentieth-century art movements—Op Art and Pop Art—on New Zealand art. Op, born in Britain in the early 1960s, and Pop, which started in the United States in the late 1950s, opened up dynamic new possibilities for making art.
Gallery artist Reuben Paterson has produced a glitter-screen the scale of a billboard, onto which he will project the animation Te Putahitanga o Rehua.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
Op + Pop
6 February - 19 June 2016
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
James Cousins is currently the subject of a mini-survey at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Made between 2009-2015, the exhibited works combine what might otherwise be perceived as contradictory painting concerns: the figurative and the abstract: the illusory and the material. The exhibition is open until the 21st of February. Please visit Te Uru's website for more information, or read a review of the exhibition by John Hurrell on Eye Contact here.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
28 November 2015 — 21 February 2016
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.
Through suggestion and proposition, the artists invite us into conversations that, rather than being constrained by the ties of narrative painting, are speculative and forward-looking. Necessary Distraction features diverse work by 20 established and emerging painters and offering a glimpse into a future for painting that's still in the making.
Please visit the Auckland Art Gallery's website for more details.
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.
Coinciding with the colourful German Carnival season, German painter Katharina Grosse has transformed the Cologne Transport center Chlodwigplatz into an immersive wall painting. Paint applied by spray gun, now covers the majority of the concrete walls. The paint converts the functional underground station into an illusionary pictorial space. Regular service will begin from December 13, 2015.
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:
Over the weekend SCAPE 8 opened! This is a must do if you’re in the garden city. Judy Millar is one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary painters, the central theme of her work is the relationship between the illusory and the physical, between our private inner world and our material existence, and the way the activity of painting can synthesise these contradictory ways of being.
Millar's work 'Call Me Snake' is comprised of vibrant graphics of Millar’s looped paintings, which are adhered to five intersecting flat planes. The colourful piece adds a dramatic and rhythmic counterpoint to the city’s current urban landscape — a mix of flattened sites, construction zones and defiant buildings that have stood through the quakes. The work employs theatricality, playfulness and visual trickery, whereby the viewer is unsure about the work’s flatness or three-dimensionality; and it has been designed to offer a different perspective from each angle. The bright colours interrupt the grey of the work’s surrounds, and as buildings pop up around it, Call me Snake offers an optimistic provocation – ‘imagine what could be here’.
For more information visit SCAPE Public Arts' website: http://www.scapepublicart.org.nz/
Paul Dibble’s monumental sculpture “The New Zealand War Memorial” is now featured on a new app called StatueFindr which can be purchased through iTunes. StatueFinder documents Westminster’s rich artistic history from King Charles I to the latest commemorative sculptures and contemporary art, StatueFindr provides exceptional photographs and biographies on the statues and sculptures and detailed information about the people who created them.
The Art of Remembrance project features the work of New York based New Zealand artist and long-time Workshop collaborator Max Gimblett has been partly reinstalled in store at Workshop.
This fundraising project to save St. David’s – The Soliders’ Memorial Church in Khyber Pass, Auckland kicked off earlier in the year with thousands of Gimblett’s Remembrance works installed to the church’s exterior.
Beautiful signature Gimblett quatrefoils, cut from solid brass and individually screen-printed, were installed yesterday morning at all five Workshop stores; the flagship installation a spectacular display that soars up the high stud walls of the Mackelvie Street store.
For further information on the Art of Remembrance project visit www.rememberthem.nz
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
Pin Wall is a collaborative public artwork by artists Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar. Commissioned by the Napier City Council, the work is situated on the Marine Parade side of the new wing of the museum building in Napier.
The work takes the form of a brightly coloured oversized pin cushion; created from 5000 porcelain glazed balls that project out from the building on stainless steel rods. The artists spent considerable time researching the MTG collection and wanted to create a work that responded to objects within it. They were particularly influenced by a group of 19th Century pin cushion and the Avis Higgs fabric design archive.
“We have referenced a design for a textile print by Avis Higgs depicting New Zealand flora and fauna and turned it into a mosaic of colour. Each pixel of colour will be represented by a pin head; depending on how the work is viewed it can take the form of a vibrant assortment of colour and form, or from a frontal position it will make a more representational image.“ - Sara Hughes.
The work takes a pin, an everyday object but one with much history; an expensive and rare item in 19th century, an object that was a common household item in the 20th Century and an item used less and less in 21st Century homes due to the low cost and availability of readymade garments.
“A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together which we think creates a fitting metaphor for the Museum.” -Sara Hughes.
The differing lengths of stainless steel rod give a three dimensional effect to the work. The porcelain pin heads pop out from the side of the building creating movement across its surface as the work responds to the changing weather conditions.
“We are thrilled to be creating this work for Napier and very excited that the work will soon be installed.” – Sara Hughes.
The work brings a dynamic new dimension to the landmark building and is the largest work created from porcelain in New Zealand.
For more information please visit: http://www.mtghawkesbay.com/whats-on/pin-wall/
If you’re driving along the highway nearing Melbourne you may have noticed a familiar sight. Gregor Kregar has recently installed a nine meter tall metallic gnome at the Cranbourne Rd exit of Peninsula link. Reflective Lullaby is commissioned and owned by McClelland Sculpture Park. Over the next twenty five years McClelland Sculpture Park will commission artists to create large sculptures resulting in 14 major pieces displayed over the twenty five year duration.
To listen to Gregor Kregar talk with McClelland’s Director John Cunningham discuss the work, follow this link: http://www.abc.net.au/…/programs/booksandarts/gnomes/6621942
If you are in town during the month of May be sure to stop by the Britomart Project Space window to have a look at painter James Cousin's explorations of process and procedure. Nine works, side by side, intertwine abstraction with figuration in a new installation not to be missed.
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
Faced with a life or death choice, what would you do? Until we find ourselves in such a situation we can't be sure what lengths we’d go to in order to stay alive.
Join us at St Paul Street Gallery tomorrow night to view Richard Lewer's latest exhibition The Custom of the Sea. Featuring a major collaborative wall drawing, which involved 50+ volunteers over the course of one week, this exhibition is not one to miss.
Make the most of the opportunity to view both The Custom of the Sea and It's more than a game in close vicinity next week (It's more than a game closes on the 24th of April).
RICHARD LEWER The Custom of the Sea
ST PAUL St Gallery Two
17 April – 22 May 2015
Opening 5.30pm 16 April
Gallery Artist Max Gimblett has been commissioned to create a WWI-commemorative artwork installation. We have been asked to be tight-lipped about its planned location but it will be a free, public artwork that will we believe capture the imaginations New Zealanders.
We are seeking your support to assist in the production of the work in Auckland this weekend and the coming week. Details are shown below.
This weekend - 11 and 12 April
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand
Time: 9am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland Session 2: Artwork production
Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 April
Activity: Max Gimblett artwork: adhering small metal brackets onto the back of the brass artworks. Others will be attaching the artworks to the installation wires. Not a difficult task, just time consuming! School age through to seniors: all welcome. Physical fitness: medium level – gluing requires a steady hand plus ability to bend for some volunteers to attach the artworks to steel strings
Time: 8.30am – late daily, or as much time as you have available
Location: Meet at gate 3, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Auckland
Contact person: Joseph Waddingham firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 022 129 5164.
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.
To commemorate the World War 1 Centenary, Goulburn Art Regional Gallery will be home to a 7 week-long exhibition - A SALUTE: Aussie soldier from 1915 meets Young Turk in 2015 that acknowledges and honours World War I efforts in Australia and abroad. John Walsh was selected as a participating artist from New Zealand, with works on show from 13 March - 2 May 2015.
Dick Frizzell's exhibition When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm is now open at the Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga O Waikato. A journey into the genre of landscape, with rarely seen paintings and illustrations, this exhibition is not one to miss!
Mike Mather on the exhibition in the Waikato Times.
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.
Gregor Kregar’s new sculpture ‘Transit Cloud’ is causing a stir in New Lynn. Dubbed as ‘phallic’ in the media over the weekend Kregar has defended his new installation, due to be completed shortly, with the following statement to Fairfax Media: ‘People enjoy mentioning this stuff, I think. Technically anything can be phallic – a tree, a lamp post. I’ve studied art and drawing for many years and I never came across a phallus made out of thousands of triangles that was six metres long.’
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.
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.
Judy Millar's The Model World, opening on 12 February at Te Uru, will work with the slippages between painting, printing and three-dimensionality to provoke new experiences of looking and being in space.
The Model World
12 February - 5 April 2015
Preview: Thursday 12 February 2015, 6-8pm
In tandem with Model World, Judy Millar has her next solo exhibition, Proof of Heaven, at our Lorne St Gallery, 4-28 March.
The exhibition When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm traces Frizzell's ongoing interest in landscape, beginning with rarely seen paintings and illustrations originally created for Denis Glover's book The Magpies, and leading to colossal landscapes such as Pile of Stumps, 2013. It opens at Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga O Waikato on 21 February 2015.
When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm
21 February - 1 June 2015
Paul Dibble's The Gold of the Kowhai has been installed in Napier. The cast bronze sculpture will be illuminated at night and stands outside the MTG Hawkes Bay.
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
Several paintings by gallery artist Dick Frizzell will be included in the upcoming exhibition The Phantom Show, opening at Australian Galleries, Sydney next Tuesday. The group exhibition has been curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch and will be on display from 9 - 21 December 2014.
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.
An installation of Hye Rim Lee's latest work from Lucid Dream, Black Rose, Glass Box has just been installed in the Britomart Project Space.
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 Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia will host a solo exhibition by Judy Millar. Do Be Do Be Do, extends her painting practice and methodologies further. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.” (source: IMA website)
8 June – 27 July 2013
IMA, Brisbane, Australia
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.
Niue recently hosted an exhibition of works by John Pule as part of the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the first time an exhibition of this scale has been mounted in Pule’s homeland. In support of the event, Gallery Director John Gow flew to Niue to officiate the opening preview alongside Niuean Premier, The Hon. Toke Talagi.
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