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30 November 2017

André Hemer Open Studio in New York

André Hemer Open Studio in New York
André Hemer, Midnight Surfacing NYC #2, 2017, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 1650 x 1160mm

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. 

23 November 2017

Dick Frizzell for Art Ache 2017

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

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

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

22 November 2017

Antonio Murado in OCCUPY MANA: Friends in Solidarity (Year 1)

Antonio Murado in OCCUPY MANA: Friends in Solidarity (Year 1)
Installation view at Mana Contemporary. Courtesy of the artist.

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.

Mana Contemporary
Main Building
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Hours: Monday - Friday Tours: 3pm and Saturday and Sunday, Main Building Tours: 1, 3, and 5pm

20 October 2017

Gregor Kregar in SCAPE Public Art 2017 Season

Gregor Kregar in SCAPE Public Art 2017 Season
Kregar, The Glass Pavilion, 2017, handmade glass bricks, recycled wood and repurposed neon. Credit: Heather Milne.

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.

11 October 2017

Paul Dibble sculpture given new home in Christchurch

Paul Dibble sculpture given new home in Christchurch
The Sleepwalker in its new home at The Crossing. Photo: Stacey Squires/Stuff

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.

06 October 2017

Katharina Grosse at South London Gallery

Katharina Grosse at South London Gallery
Katharina Grosse, This Drove my Mother up the Wall, acrylic on wall and floor, South London Gallery, 2017. Photo Andy Keate.

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

Free Entry

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm
Late opening Wednesdays, 11am-9pm
Last Friday of the month, 11am-9pm

22 September 2017

Alex Monteith at ST PAUL St Galley

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

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

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

14 September 2017

Laurence Aberhart at Christchurch Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

07 September 2017

Gow Langsford at Sydney Contemporary 2017

Gow Langsford at Sydney Contemporary 2017
Gow Langsford Gallery Booth B02

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

Opening Hours & Dates

VIP Preview
Wednesday 6 September: By invitation only

Opening Night
Thursday 7 September: 5 - 9pm

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

01 September 2017

Sara Hughes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sara Hughes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sara Hughes, Torpedo, 2008

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
Sydney, Australia
Open daily

10 August 2017

Judy Millar commission for Heron Park, Auckland

Judy Millar commission for Heron Park, Auckland
Judy Millar in her studio

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.

04 August 2017

Sara Hughes at Tauranga Art Gallery

Sara Hughes at Tauranga Art Gallery
Willow, 2017

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

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

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

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

For further information, visit their website here.

21 July 2017

Max Gimblett at Britomart Project Space

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

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

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

 

19 July 2017

Judy Millar 'Rock Drop'

Judy Millar 'Rock Drop'
Rock Drop installed at the Auckland Art Gallery

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.

13 July 2017

25 Years of Paramount Winners Exhibition

25 Years of Paramount Winners Exhibition
Millar, Big Pink Shimmering One, 2002, acrylic and oil on canvas, 1930 x 2840mm

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. 

For further information on the exhibition and the works, see here and here.

Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
Open Tuesday - Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

08 July 2017

Reuben Paterson at Te Uru Gallery

Reuben Paterson at Te Uru Gallery
The best orgasm of your life, 2017, glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas,1204 x 1207mm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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
Titirangi
Auckland 0604

08 July 2017

Katharina Grosse's Latest Site Specific Work

Katharina Grosse's Latest Site Specific Work
Asphalt Air and Hair, 2017. Photo: René Dame. Copyright: © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017

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.

01 July 2017

Simon Ingram Reviewed on Eye Contact

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

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

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

Read the full review here.

29 June 2017

Willow by Sara Hughes opens this weekend in Tauranga

Willow by Sara Hughes opens this weekend in Tauranga

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

 

21 June 2017

Simon Ingram in Vienna

Simon Ingram in Vienna
Simon Ingram's painting machine at work

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.

Basement Wien
Grundsteingasse 8/34-35, 2. Hof
A – 1160 Vienna

15 June 2017

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington

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

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

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

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

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

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

09 June 2017

Gow Langsford Gallery Christchurch Pop-Up

Gow Langsford Gallery Christchurch Pop-Up

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

The exhibition will run until Sunday 25th June.

Gow Langsford Gallery
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Terrace
Woolston 8023
Christchurch

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

12 May 2017

Dick Frizzell at Britomart Project Space

Dick Frizzell at Britomart Project Space
Installation at Britomart Project Space

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

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

For further information on these works, please contact us. 

05 May 2017

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale

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

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

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

03 May 2017

Max Gimblett: Original Mind Documentary

Max Gimblett: Original Mind Documentary
Film still featuring Max Gimblett

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

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

For more information, visit the DocEdge website here.

27 April 2017

Andre Hemer's Collaborative Exhibition 'Watching Windows'

Andre Hemer's Collaborative Exhibition 'Watching Windows'
Hemer, New Tuscan Sunset #3, 2015, Pigment print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Rag, 650 x 500mm

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
Titirangi
Auckland

Monday - Sunday
10am to 4.30pm

 

12 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

16 March 2017

Auckland Arts Festival White Night 2017

Auckland Arts Festival White Night 2017
White Night 2017

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

08 March 2017

Richard Lewer at Britomart Project Space

Richard Lewer at Britomart Project Space
Richard Lewer at Britomart

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

18 February 2017

Hye Rim Lee in Glasstress at Boca Raton Museum of Art

Hye Rim Lee in Glasstress at Boca Raton Museum of Art
Glasstress open now until 2 July 2017

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.

18 January 2017

Sara Hughes to unveil 'Magma' Mural

Sara Hughes to unveil 'Magma' Mural
Magma being installed on the Watercare Khyber Pass reservoir

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.

08 December 2016

Contemporary Hum launches with feature on Andre Hemer

Contemporary Hum launches with feature on Andre Hemer
www.contemporaryhum.com

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.

02 December 2016

Sara Hughes in Undreamed of... 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Exhibition

Sara Hughes in Undreamed of... 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Exhibition
Shadow of the Moon, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 900 x 1200mm

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.

01 December 2016

Dick Frizzell teams up with Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam NZ

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

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

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

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

28 November 2016

Major commission by Paul Dibble unveiled at the University of Otago

Major commission by Paul Dibble unveiled at the University of Otago
Paul Dibble's Pathways at the University of Otago

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.

10 November 2016

Richard Lewer in Art News

Richard Lewer in Art News
Richard Lewer in his studio, courtesy of Art News New Zealand

"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.

20 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

10 October 2016

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing

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

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

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

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

 

15 September 2016

David McCracken to Exhibit in SCAPE Public Art Season 2016

David McCracken to Exhibit in SCAPE Public Art Season 2016
McCracken, Portrait of Mass Ascending, 2014, fabricated cor-ten and stainless steel, 3375 x 515 x 515 mm

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.

For further information, visit the SCAPE website, and for more on McCracken, see his artist page here or contact us directly.

05 September 2016

Reuben Paterson's public installation is complete

Reuben Paterson's public installation is complete
Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows, 2016 | Image courtesy of Reuben Paterson

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". 

For more information on the project, see here, and for more on Reuben, visit his artist page.

22 August 2016

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

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

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

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

15 August 2016

Chris Heaphy's New Public Installation

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

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

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

11 August 2016

James Cousins Reviewed on Eye Contact

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

John Hurrell reviews James Cousins' new exhibition Resident.

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

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

05 August 2016

Richard Lewer Exhibits in Close to Home

Richard Lewer Exhibits in Close to Home
Lewer's pencil works | Image courtesy of Richard Lewer via. Instagram

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.

23 July 2016

Richard Lewer Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize

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

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

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

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

21 July 2016

David McCracken returns to NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016

David McCracken returns to NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016
Diminish and Ascend, 2013, marine grade alluminium plate

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

20 July 2016

Meet Max Gimblett this Sunday

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

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

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

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

14 July 2016

The Universe: Max Gimblett Exhibition

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

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

07 July 2016

Katharina Grosse takes over Fort Tilden Beach

Katharina Grosse takes over Fort Tilden Beach
Image courtesy of Andi Wang/PBS NewsHour

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.

01 July 2016

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artist Annoucement

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artist Annoucement

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.

Images from top to bottom:
David McCrackenMassive Vessel, from the 2015 hSOTG
Gregor KregarPavilion Structure, from the 2013 hSOTG
Alex Monteith, Red Sessions (Stent Rd Taranaki), 2009, performance and video installation

30 June 2016

Unveiling Sara Hughes' Latest Installation

Unveiling Sara Hughes' Latest Installation
Sara Hughes after completing the installation

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.

25 June 2016

John Walsh survey at Pataka

John Walsh survey at Pataka
Opening event at Pataka Art and Museum, photo by Mark Tantrum

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
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 11am-4.30pm
FREE ADMISSION

Read more on the exhibition here.

23 June 2016

Art of the Pacific - NGV Collection Focus

Art of the Pacific - NGV Collection Focus
Selection of Melanesian shields from Art of the Pacific, courtesy of The National Gallery of Victoria

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
Free Entry
Open 10am - 5pm Daily

Read more about the exhibition on the NGV website here.

16 June 2016

WORLD Art Month

WORLD Art Month

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

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

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

10 June 2016

Graham Fletcher features in 'Time of Others' travelling exhibition

Graham Fletcher features in 'Time of Others' travelling exhibition

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.

19 May 2016

Chris Heaphy and Paul Dibble at the Britomart Project Space

Chris Heaphy and Paul Dibble at the Britomart Project Space

A selection of recent works by gallery artists Paul Dibble and Chris Heaphy have been installed for public display at the Britomart Project space on customs street.  On show until the middle of June, be sure to stop by and take a look.

06 May 2016

Andre Hemer reviewed by Eye Contact

Andre Hemer reviewed by Eye Contact
New Representation part III, Installation View, 2016

Take a look at John Hurrell's review of Andre Hemer's debut exhibition with Gow Langsford Gallery here.

14 April 2016

New Commission by Reuben Paterson at the Christchurch Art Gallery

New Commission by Reuben Paterson at the Christchurch Art Gallery
The End, 2016. Photo by John Collie

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

 

28 March 2016

Mongrel Mob portraits show another side to gang

Mongrel Mob portraits show another side to gang
Jono Rotman, Toots King Country (profile), 2009

NewsHub takes a look at our current exhibition by Jono Rotman.

See an overview of the exhibition in their short film here.

29 February 2016

Gregor Kregar's 'Lost world' travels to Hastings City Art Gallery

Gregor Kregar's 'Lost world' travels to Hastings City Art Gallery
Lost World installation view, Gow Langsford Gallery

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
Hastings, 4122

03 February 2016

Reuben Paterson in Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson in Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, 2005, single channel animation on a billboard sized glitter screen, 10 min loop

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

19 January 2016

Upcoming: Participatory performance event by Alex Monteith

Upcoming: Participatory performance event by Alex Monteith
Surface Movements, Mt Maunganui (2014). Photo: Sarah Munro and Sean Joyce, courtesy of Alex Monteith

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

05 January 2016

Dick Frizzell nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Dick Frizzell nominated for New Zealander of the Year
Photograph by Brian Culy

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.


22 December 2015

Alex Monteith to show at Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, 2016

Alex Monteith to show at Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, 2016
Production still from Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones

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.

17 December 2015

The making of Simon Ingram's Random Walk Exercise

The making of Simon Ingram's Random Walk Exercise
Screenshot from time-lapse showing the making of Random Walk Exercise, 2015. 

Take a look at the making of Simon Ingram's work Random Walk Exercise, 2015, commissioned for Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
The exhibition runs from 28 November 2015 – 4 April 2016.

16 December 2015

New site-specific installation on Shortland Street by Sara Hughes

New site-specific installation on Shortland Street by Sara Hughes
Phoenix Cluster, 2015

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.

11 December 2015

Artist Talk: James Cousins at the Auckland Art Gallery

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

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

 

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

 

 

08 December 2015

James Cousins: Restless Idiom at Te Uru and Review by John Hurrell

James Cousins: Restless Idiom at Te Uru and Review by John Hurrell
Restless Idiom. Photography by Sam Hartnett

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

02 December 2015

James Cousins and Simon Ingram at The Auckland Art Gallery

James Cousins and Simon Ingram at The Auckland Art Gallery
James Cousins, Arc, 2014, 1700 x 1500mm, oil and acrylic on canvas currently exhibiting at The Auckland Art Gallery as part of Necessary Distraction, a painting show.

James Cousins and Simon Ingram are included in the Auckland Art Gallery's exhibition Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show curated by Natasha Conland (28 November  - 4 April 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.

 

13 November 2015

Reuben Paterson in Visiting Asia at Te Tuhi

Reuben Paterson in Visiting Asia at Te Tuhi
Reuben Paterson
Heirloom

2013
glitter on silk and mixed media
1420 x 530mm

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.

http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/exhibitions/exhibitiondetails.php?id=166

12 November 2015

Katharina Grosse transforms Chlodwigplatz Transport Center in Cologne

Katharina Grosse transforms Chlodwigplatz Transport Center in Cologne
Grosse, 2015, Chlodwigplatz, Cologne 

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. 

03 November 2015

David McCracken's in the 19th Annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2015.

David McCracken's in the 19th Annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2015.
David McCracken, incendiary, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 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:

http://sculpturebythesea.com/

05 October 2015

Judy Millar SCAPE

Judy Millar SCAPE
Judy Millar, 'Call Me Snake', 2015, Installed for SCAPE8 In Christchurch

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/

25 September 2015

Paul Dibble on StatueFindr

Paul Dibble on StatueFindr

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.

 

26 August 2015

Max Gimblett Art of Remembrance at Workshop

Max Gimblett Art of Remembrance at Workshop

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

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

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

 

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

 

06 August 2015

Artists participate in Camouflage at Gus Fisher Gallery

Artists participate in Camouflage at Gus Fisher Gallery

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'.

Camouflage: conceal/distort/deceive/disguise
August 7 - September 26, 2015
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland

 

17 July 2015

Sarah Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall

Sarah Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall
Detail of Sarah Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall, 2015 

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/

 

17 July 2015

The Gnome has landed

The Gnome has landed
Gregor Gregar, Reflective Lullaby, 2015

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

15 July 2015

Simon Ingram in Basel

Simon Ingram in Basel
Simon Ingram, Random Walk Geometries, 2015

Simon Ingram is currently exhibiting at Hebel 121 in Basel, Switzerland.  Random Walk Geometries runs until 8th August. Check out our facebook page for more images. 

02 May 2015

Richard Lewer, The Custom of the Sea - Documentation online

Richard Lewer, The Custom of the Sea - Documentation online

Documentation of Richard Lewer's wall drawing, the feature of his exhibition The Custom of the Sea at St Paul St Gallery Two, is now available online.  Take a look here.

01 May 2015

James Cousins at Britomart Project Space

James Cousins at Britomart Project Space

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. 

23 April 2015

Max Gimblett: The Art of Rememberance

Max Gimblett: The Art of Rememberance

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

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

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

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

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

15 April 2015

The Custom of the Sea - Opening tomorrow, St Paul Street Gallery two

The Custom of the Sea - Opening tomorrow, St Paul Street Gallery two
Richard Lewer in action

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

11 April 2015

Max Gimblett commission - call for support

Max Gimblett commission - call for support

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

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

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

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

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

19 March 2015

Jono Rotman at City Gallery, Wellington

Jono Rotman at City Gallery, Wellington
Jono Rotman Installation View

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.

11 March 2015

Sounds for Transit Cloud

Sounds for Transit Cloud

Visit the New Lynn Town Centre this Saturday at 7:30pm to experience Gregor Kregar, Sara Hughes and Davor Popadichs' new public sculpture enlivened by musicians from the Waitakere Brass Band.

10 March 2015

John Walsh at Goulburn Art Gallery, NSW

John Walsh at Goulburn Art Gallery, NSW
John Walsh, Uncle Mehmet brings news – Turkish Grapevine communications, 2014

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.

28 February 2015

When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm - Now showing until 1 June

When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm - Now showing until 1 June
Dick Frizzell's Two Signs, featured in the exhibition.

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.

26 February 2015

Reuben Paterson at Corban Estate Arts Centre

Reuben Paterson at Corban Estate Arts Centre
Opening Thursday 5 March at 6pm

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.


09 February 2015

Controversy over New Lynn installation

Controversy over New Lynn installation
kregar's 'transit cloud'

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.’

07 February 2015

Reuben Paterson's GAYTM

Reuben Paterson's GAYTM
Reuben paterson's gaytm, ponsonby.

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. 

05 February 2015

Sara Hughes at Britomart

Sara Hughes at Britomart
Sara Hughes at Britomart

Visit Britomart to view a selection of Sara Hughes' paintings from her last exhibition at the gallery, Sing a Rainbow. There are additional works from this series, including a series of works on paper, available to view at our Lorne and Kitchener St galleries.  

23 January 2015

Richard Lewer's collective project at St Paul St

Richard Lewer's collective project at St Paul St
st paul st

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 sgallery@aut.ac.nz to register your interest.

Richard Lewer
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.

23 January 2015

Judy Millar at Te Uru

Judy Millar at Te Uru
Millar at the IMA

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.

Judy Millar
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.

23 January 2015

Dick Frizzell at Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga O Waikato

Dick Frizzell at Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
Dick frizzell pile of stumps, 2013

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. 

Dick Frizzell
When Tom and Elizabeth Took the Farm
21 February - 1 June 2015

20 December 2014

Hye Rim Lee at Te Manawa Toi

Hye Rim Lee at Te Manawa Toi
From the Land of Morning Calm to the Land of the Long White Cloud exhibition poster

Several works by gallery artist Hye Rim Lee are currently on display at Whangarei's Te Manawa Toi.
From the Land of the Morning Calm to the Land of the Long White Cloud is a group exhibition by Korean artists working in New Zealand. Visit until 22 February 2015.

20 December 2014

New Paul Dibble work installed in Napier

New Paul Dibble work installed in Napier
Paul Dibble's 'The Gold of the Kowhai'

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. 

18 December 2014

Unveiling of Paterson's 'The Golden Promise'

Unveiling of Paterson's 'The Golden Promise'
reuben paterson's 'the golden promise', 2014

Reuben Pateron’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

17 December 2014

Reuben Paterson's 'The Golden Bearing' installed at the Rhododendron Dell

Reuben Paterson's 'The Golden Bearing' installed at the Rhododendron Dell
reuben paterson's 'the golden bearing'

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

12 December 2014

Karl Maughan at Pataka and Dowse Art Museum

Karl Maughan at Pataka and Dowse Art Museum
karl maughan at dowse art museum

Visit two public exhibitions of Karl Maughan's work this summer. A Clear Day at Pataka, Porirua, until 8 February 2015 and Solo at Dowse Art Museum until 1 March 2015.

Read Mark Amery's review on the two exhibitions and Maughan's career here.




03 December 2014

Dick Frizzell exhibits at Australian Galleries, Sydney

Dick Frizzell exhibits at Australian Galleries, Sydney
the phantom show, australian galleries, sydney

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. 

21 November 2014

Now on - Karl Maughan at The Dowse

Now on - Karl Maughan at The Dowse
karl maughan in front of his wall of hydrangeas at the dowse art museum

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.

04 November 2014

Katharina Grosse in 'wizz eyelashes', Stockholm, Sweden.

Katharina Grosse in 'wizz eyelashes', Stockholm, Sweden.
katharina grosse in stockholm.

Katharina Grosse is currently participating in the group exhibition, wizz eyelashes, in Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden. Visit to view work by Grosse alongside Sol LeWitt and Walter De Maria before 14 December.

17 October 2014

Hye Rim Lee at Britomart Project Space

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.

07 September 2014

Sing a Rainbow

Sing a Rainbow
Image: Sara Hughes new publication, Works in Public Spaces.

To coincide with Sara Hughes' current exhibition Sing a Rainbow at Lorne St, we have a new publication, focusing on Hughes' public works, available through the gallery. Please contact us to reserve a copy. 
 

13 August 2014

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher
Image: Graham Fletcher, Untitled (The Petrified Object), oil on canvas, 1800 x 2100mm,

Graham Fletcher has a work included in Dunedin Public Art Gallery's current exhibition, Sleight of Hand. Fletcher also has his first solo exhibition with Gow Langsford at our Lorne St gallery until Saturday 13 September. Contact us for a list of available works.

11 August 2014

Phantom City

Phantom City
Image: Installation image of Phantom City at Rotorua Museum

Don't miss the final week of Phantom City at Rotorua Museum. The exhibition includes work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar and Anthony Goicolea, as well as Gregory Bennett, Deborah Crowe, Judy Darragh, Shannon Novak, Peter Gibson Smith, Richard Stratton and Yang Yongliang.

27 July 2014

Gregor Kregar

Gregor Kregar
Image: Gregor Kregar at Corban's Estate

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.