Group Show | Under Kaipara Skies

Group Show | Under Kaipara Skies

On from December 3, 2016 – October 2017 Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Kaukapakapa Against the backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour, a 1km trail winds through a secluded valley displaying the beauty of iconic New Zealand landscapes. More than 40 sculptures by emerging and established New Zealand and international artists are revealed at every turn. Exhibition on […]

Workshop | CANned Poetry Afternoon

Workshop | CANned Poetry Afternoon

January 2 to December 18, 2017 2-3pm Creative Arts Napier, Napier Every Monday afternoon at 2-3pm a group of writers and poets meet to read their works, exchange ideas, relax and make new friends in the informal setting of the workshop or mezzanine area of the CAN. New members always welcome!

Reassemble | Mark Braunias

Reassemble | Mark Braunias

January 18 to August 23, 2017 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton Painted directly to the Gallery wall an eccentric assortment of organic forms hover inside a rectangular grid structure. Presented as specimens in the process of being classified, these ‘blob-like’ shapes are what Braunias refers to as “archaeological pop morphism.” Braunias has long been interested in […]

Workshop | Painting Tuition with Helen Dynes

Workshop | Painting Tuition with Helen Dynes

January 19 to December 28, 2017 10:15am-12:45pm Every Tuesday and Thursday Creative Arts Napier, Napier All skill levels welcome to join this relaxed and friendly painting environment. Tap into your creativity and explore the options of mixed media techniques with the help and guidance from established artist, Helen Dynes. $30 casual or $125 for bookings of […]

Gallery Tour | Senoir Moments

Gallery Tour | Senoir Moments

Wednesday February 1, 2017 11am First Wednesday of every month Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland On the first Wednesday of every month, gallery staff give a free exhibition tour for older enthusiasts who enjoy a chat about art. This month Jodi Meadows introduces our Anne McCahon and Portage Ceramic Awards exhibitions. You can also […]

Workshop | Saturday Sittings

Workshop | Saturday Sittings

Saturday February 25, 2017 1-3pm New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Come on down to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of portraiture on the last Saturday of each month. These free portraiture sessions are for everyone – from the complete beginner to accomplished artists, and are relaxed, informal and fun. We will have […]

Open Application | NZ Pacific Studio Winter Residency

Open Application | NZ Pacific Studio Winter Residency

WINTER OPPORTUNITY Winter is a wonderful time of year to be at New Zealand Pacific Studio, where artists / writers / academics / creative practitioners can take a week, a few weeks, or up to three months to focus on a specific project. Since 2001, several hundred writers, visual artists, environmentalists, natural and cultural historians, […]

Workshop | Traditional Māori Korowai classes

Workshop | Traditional Māori Korowai classes

March 6 to November 26, 2017 Ohaki, Waitomo Programme delivered via Noho – Weekend stayovers, a total of 10 in 9 months. The Toi Paematua Raranga programme is based in the heart of the King Country (Waitomo) where tradition and legacy are key. If you have experience in Māori weaving and are looking to further your […]

Open Application | Botanical Art Worldwide Ngāi Tipu Taketake

Open Application | Botanical Art Worldwide Ngāi Tipu Taketake

Applications close November 16, 2017 5pm New Zealand will be one of more than 15 countries around the world collaborating in an exhibition organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). This worldwide event will bring together artists, institutions and the public to highlight the role contemporary botanical artists play in bringing attention to […]

RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME | Petra Cortright

RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME | Petra Cortright

April 8 to August 13, 2017  City Gallery Wellington, Wellington New exhibition from ‘pioneer of post-internet art’ City Gallery Wellington presents the first New Zealand exhibition from Los Angeles-based artist Petra Cortright. Opening 8 April, RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME features a suite of digital paintings on linen and paper, screen-based video paintings, YouTube-hosted webcam […]

In Transit (Arrival) | Yona Lee

In Transit (Arrival) | Yona Lee

Opening Saturday March 11, 2017 4-6pm Te Tuhi, Auckland Te Tuhi presents In Transit (Arrival), a large-scale sculpture by artist Yona Lee that explores the structure and pulse of civilisation. This vast entangled structure, which you can walk through and sit within, is made of the stainless steel tube commonly used as barriers and handrails in […]

Competition | DYI Doofus

Competition | DYI Doofus

Runs Daily until August 23, 2017 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton Do you have what it takes to create your own Braunias inspired shapes and forms? Grab one of our entry cards and let your imagination run riot. You can use pencils, felts or anything you can get your hands on to create your own Doofus […]

The Body Laid Bare | Masterpieces from the Tate

The Body Laid Bare | Masterpieces from the Tate

Saturday March 18 to July 16, 2017 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Buy your early bird tickets before next weekend to save $5 off general admission to The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate. Journeying through time, The Body Laid Bare brings together masterpieces from the collection of Tate, London, by renowned artists […]

Call for Applications | Exhibition Proposals for Blikfang

Application deadline June 30, 2017 Blikfang, Auckland Blikfang, a Danish word meaning ‘a trap for the eye’ invites us to wonder what it is that we find visually exciting. Blikfang Art and Antiques offers a hybrid spcae, an expanded concept, art in association with furniture, sculpture reflected in antique mirrors, accumulations of objects fascinating and […]

Livng History | Richard Stratton

Livng History | Richard Stratton

Opening Friday March 24, 2017 Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt  Livng History, Richard Stratton’s exhibition, opening at the Dowse Art Museum on Friday 24 March presents work made since an extensive 2015 European research expedition. Richard says: “Internationally, ceramics has played a key role to unlocking human history, helping us to date our growth […]

Open Call | Shoes Extravaganza

Open Call | Shoes Extravaganza

Application deadline August 3, 2017 A design event celebrating innovative and imaginative shoes in a catwalk extravaganza. 3 entry categories 2017: Contemporary fashion: Using well resolved leading edge design to create shoes with retail potential, this category rewards excellence in innovation and imagination. Shoes need to be size 39-40 (European) and must be crafted from scratch. […]

From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of a Thread | Emma Fitts

From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of a Thread | Emma Fitts

March 25 to July 2, 2017 The Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of a Thread will engage the history of textiles in Aotearoa New Zealand through artist Emma Fitts working in response to and alongside a selection of works from The Dowse Art Museum collection. Looking at the relationship […]

Jealous Saboteurs | Francis Upritchard

Jealous Saboteurs | Francis Upritchard

March 25 to July 16, 2017 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch Experience exquisitely imagined, startlingly strange works by this internationally acclaimed, New Zealand-born artist. Animated by mystery, Francis Upritchard’s works reverberate with possible histories, both ancient and imagined. Come face-to-face with enigmatic figures, sprawling sloths and cabinets full of the unexpected in this unforgettable […]

Living History | Richard Stratton

Living History | Richard Stratton

March 25 to July 2 2017 The Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt In Living History, Wellington artist Richard Stratton presents a series of new work that continues his interest in bringing together ceramic decoration and production techniques, art histories and social narratives. This exhibition explores how Stratton’s well known, intricate teapots and figurative representations have evolved […]

100 Chairs in 100 Days | Martino Gamper

100 Chairs in 100 Days | Martino Gamper

April 8 to August 13, 2017 City Gallery Wellington, Wellington Martino Gamper says, ‘There is no perfect chair.’ Some ten years ago, the London-based, Italian-born furniture designer initiated his project, 100 Chairs in 100 Days. He made a chair a day for a hundred days by collaging components of old found chairs. By blending their […]

Exhibtion | Te marae o Rongotaketake: Redressing our Kahungunu History

Exhibtion | Te marae o Rongotaketake: Redressing our Kahungunu History

April 8 to September 3, 2017 Aratoi, Masterton Aratoi in partnership with local iwi Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa is developing a large-scale exhibition redressing the long and rich history of the Wairarapa region and involving major loans of taonga from national and international private and public collections. The exhibition title has a conceptual depth and […]

On Going Out with the Tide | Colin McCahon

On Going Out with the Tide | Colin McCahon

April 8 to July 31, 2017 City Gallery Wellington, Wellington This April, City Gallery Wellington presents an exhibition of work by New Zealand’s most celebrated artist, Colin McCahon (1919–87). On Going Out with the Tide explores McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes in his works from the 1960s and 1970s. These works range from […]

Untitled (McCahon House Studies) | Shannon Te Ao

Untitled (McCahon House Studies) | Shannon Te Ao

April 8 to July 30, 2017 City Gallery Wellington, Wellington In 2016, Wellington artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) won the Walters Prize for his video-performance two shoots that stretch far out (2013–4), in which he recites a waiata to a donkey, a swan, a wallaby, rabbits, chicken, and geese. In 2015, we presented it […]

Call for Applications | Cliftons Art Prize 2017

Call for Applications | Cliftons Art Prize 2017

Application deadline July 30, 2017 Cliftons Art Prize is an annual competition that helps raise the profiles of local artists and encourages corporate patronage of the arts. Cliftons Art Prize offers international exposure for local artists across Asia Pacific. It is open to emerging and established artists in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. […]

Exhibtion | Colour is an Abstraction

Exhibtion | Colour is an Abstraction

Friday April 14 to November 26, 2017 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Trust collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition includes works by the Australian artist John Nixon collected over […]

Look Mum No Hands | Wayne Youle

Look Mum No Hands | Wayne Youle

April 14 to September 3, 2017 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch Full to the brim with high energy, sharp-witted artmaking This major solo exhibition features new and recent works in all manner of media, from a glistening cobweb in imitation gold chain and a supersized tyre swing, to hand knitted balaclavas and […]

Open Call | Careers Lab

Open Call | Careers Lab

Explore and Pursue Meaningful Work with Creativity and Optimism Creative Sector Mentoring Career Development Job Search Strategy As a visionary career hub engaged for 15 years in New Zealand’s creative sector we know that creativity forms the basis of all meaningful work. We believe that careers are created, not predestined and that creativity is boundless. […]

Call for Proposals | ArtsPost

Call for Proposals | ArtsPost

ArtsPost, Hamilton ArtsPost is located in a prime position next to Waikato Museum in Hamilton’s main street, Victoria Street. We offer a high profile space, high foot traffic and substantial sales and promotion opportunites for established and emerging artists and arts organisations. If you would like to exhibit at ArtsPost, please download the writable application […]

Workshop | Expressive Life Drawing and Painting with Allie Eagle and Cushla Parekowhai

Workshop | Expressive Life Drawing and Painting with Allie Eagle and Cushla Parekowhai

Wednesdays, May 10 to July 5, 2017 runs for eight weeks Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland A supportive group learning environment, suitable for people of all skills levels wanting to explore contemporary and traditional life drawing and painting techniques. Morning session (9:30am – 12:30pm): $270 Afternoon session (1:30pm – 3:30pm): $190 Click here to find out more, […]

Green Bank: A Window of Archaeological Discovery | Jacquelyn Greenbank

Green Bank: A Window of Archaeological Discovery | Jacquelyn Greenbank

April 29 to July 9, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin A REAR WINDOW PROJECT. Green Bank is a museum display for a mixed, blended and imagined cultural heritage. Each object on display is borne from a pseudo-historical narrative conjured by the artist which positions them as archaeological artefacts recently unearthed from within a nearby […]

Growing Demand | Eve Armstrong

Growing Demand | Eve Armstrong

April 29 to July 9, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Eve Armstrong speaks in the language of the cast-off – interested in value, currency and sculptural possibilities of materials found and discarded.  Living in Dunedin over the summer as part of the Gallery’s Visiting Artist Programme, she has been exploring what the city’s rhythms, […]

Watching Windows | Andre Hemer

Watching Windows | Andre Hemer

Opening Saturday April 29, 2017 at 4pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Windows can be a division, a connection or a conduit between realities, channelling daylight into interior spaces or electric light into the darkened landscape outside. In art history, a painting’s frame can offer a window to another world, while in our interconnected […]

Workshop | Drawing Fundamentals with Toni Mosley

Workshop | Drawing Fundamentals with Toni Mosley

Tuesdays starts May 2, 2017 at 7-9pm runs for 10 weeks Te Tuhi, Auckland In this 10 week course we will experiment with different media and techniques to explore drawing. We will use the still life as a starting point to create interesting and expressive compositions. Please bring an A3 pad of drawing paper and […]

Workshop | Contemporary Painting with Andrew Barns-Graham

Workshop | Contemporary Painting with Andrew Barns-Graham

Starts May 3 and 4, 2017 runs for 10 weeks Wednesday 9.30am – 12pm Wednesday 12.30 – 3pm Thursday 9.30am – 12pm Thursday 12.30 – 3pm Te Tuhi, Auckland This class is for beginners through to advanced painters wishing to express themselves in acrylic or oil painting in their own choice of subject. Cost: $201 […]

Workshop | Watercolour Magic Untutored (Term 2 only)

Workshop | Watercolour Magic Untutored (Term 2 only)

Starts May 3, 2017 runs for 9 weeks Wednesday 1pm – 4pm Wednesday 6pm – 9pm Te Tuhi, Auckland This class is untutored for Term 2 only. Come along and work in a supportive social environment. Bring your own subject matter including any research and resources you may need. Click here to book

Workshop | Open Photography with Chervelle Athena

Workshop | Open Photography with Chervelle Athena

Thursdays 1-3pm CLASS A: Starts May 4, 2017 runs for 5 weeks CLASS B: Starts June 7, 2017 runs for 5 weeks Te Tuhi, Auckland Enrol in both classes and receive a $10 discount. Take your photography skills from amateur to pro with this exciting new course. Learn to take professional photos using any sort of camera – from a […]

Workshop | Sarah Walker-Holt

Workshop | Sarah Walker-Holt

Thursdays, 6:30-9pm CLASS A: Starts May 4, 2017 runs 5 weeks CLASS B: Starts June 8, 2017 runs 5 weeks Te Tuhi, Auckland Aimed at beginners to intermediate, Contemporary Jewellery offers students an insight into using cold joining techniques and non precious materials. Lessons will begin with a technique demonstration exposing students to different approaches, building a strong knowledge base to […]

Group Show | Acting Out

Group Show | Acting Out

Opening Friday May 5, 2017 at 6pm Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi , Wellington Join us at 6pm on Friday 5 May at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi for the opening of Acting Out. Jack Body/ John Miller, Edward Bullmore, VALIE EXPORT, Sarah Lucas, Sarah Munro, Glenn Otto, Pipilotti Rist, Signe Rose, […]

Open Applications | The Lovepost : Writers, Photographers, Illustrators and Artists Wanted

Applications close August 18, 2017 The Lovepost will be an online platform that transmits love through thought-provoking, uplifting, entertaining and informative writing, photography & illustrations. We will offer articles with diverse perspectives that explore interconnecting relationships of love – every kind of love. Love offers a positive answer to the troubles of the planet and to channel […]

Workshop | Creating the Portrait with Nicole Peacock

Workshop | Creating the Portrait with Nicole Peacock

Starts May 5, 2017 at 1:30-4:30pm runs for 10 weeks Friday 10am – 1pm Friday 1.30pm – 4.30pm Te Tuhi, Auckland This course is great for students eager to explore painting or drawing the portrait. Using a photo reference (students own or tutor provided), students will be introduced to the structure of the head, facial […]

Call For Proposals | Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo 2018

Proposals close Friday June 30, 2017 Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand are calling for applications for an artist in residence programme in Tokyo, Japan, for visual artists. The successful candidate will live and work in Tokyo at Youkobo Art Space, a prestigious residency organisation in central Tokyo, for three months in September-November […]

Open Call | Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Open Call | Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Entries close December 8, 2017 at 4pm Time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries are now open for the biennial Adam Portraiture Award. With a major cash prize of $20,000 and international judge Angus Trumble of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia in Canberra – it is set to be a great competition. […]

Volunteer | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Volunteer | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Volunteer with us! We are always looking for friendly, outgoing, art and people loving volunteers to join our team. If you have even a few hours free a month we would love to hear from you. We also love to hear from people who would be interested in sitting for […]

Workshop | Jewellery with Renee Bevan

Workshop | Jewellery with Renee Bevan

Every Wednesday May 10 to July 12, 2017 at 6-9pm runs for 10 weeks MIT Faculty of Creative Arts $230.00 MAKE JEWELLERY NIGHT CLASS with Renee Bevan. A basic introduction to jewellery making; this course is designed for the absolute beginner. Participants will be taught by professional experienced jewellers in a supportive learning environment. No experience […]

Workshop | Contemporary Photography: Theory & Practice with Emil McAvoy

Workshop | Contemporary Photography: Theory & Practice with Emil McAvoy

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm CLASS A: Starts 10 May, runs 4 weeks CLASS B: Starts 7 June, runs 4 weeks Te Tuhi, Auckland Enrol in both classes and receive a $10 discount. An exciting introduction to the history and theory of photography with experienced tutor Emil McAvoy. Participants will engage in a series of exercises including sharing and critique of new and […]

Earthpushers | Jeremy Leatinu'u:

Earthpushers | Jeremy Leatinu'u:

May 13 to October 22, 2017 Te Tuhi, Auckland Image: Jeremy Leatinu’u, Earthpushers, 2017 (video still). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Cinematography by Ian Powell

Exhibition | Soften

Exhibition | Soften

May 13 to July 16, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Softness can describe the smoothness of a surface or the gentle quality of a sound; subtle light effects or the ease with which a thing may be moulded, folded or sliced. It may even be applied to people, indicating leniency or a compassionate nature. […]

I Swear | Bruce Barber

I Swear | Bruce Barber

May 13 to October 22, 2017 Te Tuhi, Auckland Image: Bruce Barber, Situation Room, 2008 (install view). Part of Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms curated by Blair French and Professor Brad Buckley, Artspace, Sydney. Photo by Jennifer Leahy

Singular Pluralities - Plural Singularities | Yuki Kihara, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Shannon Te Ao

Singular Pluralities - Plural Singularities | Yuki Kihara, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Shannon Te Ao

May 18 to July 1, 2017 Artspace, Auckland “Every poetics is a palliative for eternity.” Edouard Glissant Exhibitions from Yuki Kihara, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Shannon Te Ao take place within the framework of “Singular Pluralities ∞ Plural Singularities”, a series of solo presentations which began in 2015. Focusing on artistic research and exhibition methodology, the series […]

Call for Applications | Christchurch Art Gallery Volunteer Guides

Call for Applications | Christchurch Art Gallery Volunteer Guides

Applications close May 28, 2017 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu Want to join our team of Volunteer Guides? The Gallery has an incredible team of forty volunteer guides – and we want more! We’re currently seeking expressions of interest from ten enthusiastic individuals to join us. If you share our passion for art and want […]

BOUNDLESS | INFLUX | KEREAMA TAEPA: Whakapī

BOUNDLESS | INFLUX | KEREAMA TAEPA: Whakapī

Saturday May 20, 2017 at 2pm Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua The Director of Pātaka, Reuben Friend, warmly invites you to the opening of three new exhibitions on Saturday the 20th of May 2017 at 2pm. BOUNDLESS – printmaking beyond the frame INFLUX KEREAMA TAEPA: Whakapī TALKS  1pm: Dr Carole Shepheard will discuss the works in BOUNDLESS – printmaking beyond […]

Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

May 20 to October 15, 2017 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Explore how 11 contemporary New Zealand and Australian artists use ‘voice’ – and indeed who they speak to – in this triennial exhibition dedicated to the Chartwell Trust, whose important collection of contemporary art has been under the guardianship of Auckland Art Gallery […]

Call for Entries | 11th Aesthetica Art Prize

Call for Entries | 11th Aesthetica Art Prize

Submission deadline August 31, 2017 The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase […]

Call for Entries | Franklin Arts Festival 2017

Call for Entries | Franklin Arts Festival 2017

Entries Close July 31, 2017 Every entry is a valuable contribution to this annual event ! Each entry form includes full details specific to your Section and Category, including the award information, and the entry conditions. The committee has made a few changes from last year, so please read the conditions of entry carefully to avoid […]

Call for Entries | Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards 2017

Call for Entries | Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards 2017

Entries close September 29, 2017 Premier Award: $3000 Cash Prize. People’s Choice Award: As decided by public vote. Merit Awards: As decided by the judge. •Artists are invited to submit images with their entry form online and pay the non-refundable entry fee. •All entries will go before a selection committee who will choose the works […]

Call for Entries | Taranaki National Art Awards 2017

Call for Entries | Taranaki National Art Awards 2017

Entries Close September 15, 2017 Opunake’s Taranaki National Art Awards is a highlight of our region’s creative calendar.  In its fifthteenth year, the annual awards are a national competition offering an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork, with the added bonus of a $12,000 prize pool. All entries are displayed in the […]

Call for Entries | 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017

Call for Entries | 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017

Entries Close Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 5pm The Awards began with just one Paramount prize and have since grown to encompass four major prizes of international residencies and three other monetary prizes.  The judges change each year and consist of a panel of practitioners, institution leaders, past winners and academics. Almost all of the […]

Death of The Brickworks | Ace Firers

Death of The Brickworks | Ace Firers

Opening Thursday May 25, 2017 at 7pm Te Toi Uku Crown Lynn Museum, Auckland Join us for the opening of Death of The Brickworks an installation by Mark Goody & Emily Siddell, collectively known as Ace Firers. Emily and Mark have created a new body of work inspired by the West Auckland Brickworks including chimney […]

Theatre of the Mind | Roger Ballen

Theatre of the Mind | Roger Ballen

Opening Saturday 27 May, 4pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Born in New York in 1950 and based in South Africa for over 30 years, Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. In his early works, Ballen’s connection to documentary traditions is clear, but his more recent series employ drawings, […]

Project Kai

Project Kai

May 6 to June 25, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Kelston Girls’ College presents a photographic exhibition of still life that reflects the student’s interpretation of what food means to them. Throughout this project these photographers have been privileged to work with numerous professionals. Artist and founder of SaVAge K’lub Rosanna Raymond ran […]

E. Mervyn Taylor | Artist Craftsman

E. Mervyn Taylor | Artist Craftsman

Opening Thursday June 1 at 5:30-7pm Solander Gallery, Wellington Solander Gallery and the Taylor family warmly invite you to the opening of E. Mervyn Taylor: Artist Craftsman on Thursday 1 June from 5.30 to 7.00pm. E. Mervyn Taylor has long been reknowned for his beautiful wood engravings, this exhibition includes previously unseen drawings and watercolours […]

South Pacific Paradise | Max Gimblett

South Pacific Paradise | Max Gimblett

Opening May 31, 2017 Gow Langsford, Auckland “South Pacific Paradise” is the title of a new series of screenprints by Max Gimblett now available at the gallery. With this series of prints, Gimblett has chosen to work with the “tondo” format rather than his usual quatrefoil. Max notes that these works are reflective of the […]

Vevey Book Award | Jono Rotman Awarded Images

Vevey Book Award | Jono Rotman Awarded Images

Opening May 31, 2017 Gow Langsford, Auckland US based, New Zealand photographer and represented artist Jono Rotman has been awarded the prestigious Image Vevey Book Award for 2017/2018 for his Mongrel Mob photographic series. Rotman has dedicated over 10 years to exploring this subject matter which will now cumulate in the creation of a book project […]

Whitecliffe Open Days Schedule Announced 2017

Whitecliffe Open Days Schedule Announced 2017

May 31 to August 17, 2017 Whitecliffe, Auckland  Considering a career in Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design or Graphic Design? Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design would like to invite you to take part in our OPEN DAYS Programme for 2017. The next commencement date for the BFA programmes is February 2018, and July 2017 for our Level 4 […]

Group Show | Matariki - A Constellation of Artists

Group Show | Matariki - A Constellation of Artists

June 1 to August 1, 2017 Roar! Gallery, Wellington Ka tipu te whaihanga Creativity will strengthen Shining in June with a constellation of artists, ROAR! Gallery is celebrating Matariki 2017. Showing work by Ron Te Kawa, Bridget Nawalowalo, Di McMillan and other stellar artists. With a wonderful starry mix of  paintings, sculptures, kites and mixed media. […]

Whau Arts | Laundromat Series: Winter Edition

Whau Arts | Laundromat Series: Winter Edition

June 1 to July 31, 2017 Laundromats in the Whau Area, Auckland Throughout June and July you may take away more then just clean laundry when you visit your local Laundromat.  Whau the People and local artists will be presenting 6 art projects across Laundromats in the Whau. Art projects will include Story telling, Spin […]

Workings and re-Workings | Andrew Drummond

Workings and re-Workings | Andrew Drummond

On view until July 30 , 2017 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Workings and re-Workings is a landmark exhibition that brings Andrew Drummond back to his birth place of Nelson. One of New Zealand’s pioneering performance artists and sculptors, this exhibition presents reworked artworks from the last two decades that sit alongside new large scale […]

A Closer Look... | Marion Mertens

A Closer Look... | Marion Mertens

Opening Friday June 2, 2017 at 5:30pm The Moray Gallery, Dunedin The Moray Gallery invites Artists Alliance to join with Marion for the opening of her exhibition on Friday 2 June 2017 at 5:30pm. The exhibition runs from Saturday 3 to Thursday 29 June 2017, images and details will be available on our website from 5 June 2017 under Exhibitions/A Closer Look… […]

Flash Back | Fashion Photography in New Zealand 1930-2015

Flash Back | Fashion Photography in New Zealand 1930-2015

Opening on Friday June 2, from 5.30pm with speaker Doris de Pont On from June 2 to June 30, 2017 Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland Dramatically lit studio shots, quirky street photography, glamourous models in exotic locations,  images that embrace the landscape as a player in the narrative, artifice and hyper-reality – the images of New Zealand […]

Four Seasons | Kirsten Ferguson and Marie Strauss

Four Seasons | Kirsten Ferguson and Marie Strauss

Opening Friday June 2, 2017 at 5pm Mint Gallery, Dunedin .Kirsten Ferguson and Marie Strauss are showing their latest work at Mint Gallery in the next exhibition ‘Four Seasons’. The work is a mixture of naive and abstract, expressionist – style paintings by two well established Dunedin artists.

Online Gallery | Sell My Art

Online Gallery | Sell My Art

Sell My Art online gallery (www.sellmyart.co.nz) Recently we sold our art business Art Bureau NZ Ltd which specialised in leasing artworks to corporate customers in Auckland. We have relocated to Tauranga and have been working on our passion, which is to give NZ Artists an opportunity for greater public exposure than they would receive in […]

Real Pictures: Imaging XX

Real Pictures: Imaging XX

Sue Gee, Megan Jenkinson, Marie Shannon, Deborah Smith and Jenny Tomlin.
Curated by Nina Seja in conjunction with PhotoForum.

Exhibition | Behold

Exhibition | Behold

June 3 to September 3, 2017 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Behold examines the ways in which gender is and has been represented within The Suter collection. Hyper-masculine physicality, stoic intelligence, contentious domesticity, and fragmented femininity are each exposed by the artists included in the exhibition. Their use or subversion of gender tropes within their artworks […]

Exhibition | Jo Dixey

Exhibition | Jo Dixey

June 3 to July 23, 2017 Whakatane Museum and Arts Whakatāne Community Board Gallery, Whakatane Applying traditional embroidery techniques to create contemporary works connected with the modern world.

Group Exhibition | /sla:nt/ different aspects of glass

Group Exhibition | /sla:nt/ different aspects of glass

Opening Saturday June 3, 4.00 to 6.00pm Artist Talk by Fiona Pardington – Sunday June 4, 11.00am to 1.00pm On From Saturday June 3 to Sunday July 2, 2017 The Vivian, Matakana You are warmly invited to the opening of /sla:nt/ – different aspects of glass. An exhibition curated by Elizabeth McClure and Vicki Fanning […]

The Accessories of a Mystical Globetrotter | Christina Conrad

The Accessories of a Mystical Globetrotter | Christina Conrad

Opening Saturday June 3, 2017 at 5pm Pierre Peeters Gallery, Auckland Sydney-based Christina Conrad will read from her poetry at the opening at Tivoli Gallery, Oneroa, Waiheke. Pierre Peeters and Claire Ulenberg of the Pierre Peeters Gallery will launch the exhibition. I am a timid child flung by an invisible force into the dark realm of my mother’s long hallway.  […]

Exhibition | Artful Frenzy

June 5 to June 30, 2017 Eltham Village Gallery, Hawera A showcase of diverse artworks by Friends of the Gallery, coinciding with the Taranaki Arts Trail.

Exhibition | Star Gossage

Exhibition | Star Gossage

June 5 to September 2017 Opus Gallery, Whakatane Immerse yourself in the wistful dreamscapes of leading Māori artist Star Gossage, presenting paintings inspired by her ancestral homeland – Pakiri Beach.

A 'mil' lineal child | Lisa Grennel

Opening Tuesday June 6, 2017 Quirky fox, Hawera Drawing on memories of her children growing up, Lisa Grennell creates striking artworks that draw the viewer in and encourages them to remember their youth and ponder how future generations may not interact with nature in the same way. Lisa works within a limited colour palate with […]

Fāgogo | Pati Solomona Tyrell

Fāgogo | Pati Solomona Tyrell

Opening Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm ST PAUL St Galleries One and Two, Auckland Fāgogo in Sāmoan refers to fables that are told to people in a shared context. The receiver of a fāgogo is vested with an expectation to pass on the story, making it their own and then passing it on. This oral tradition is sustained […]

Small Space | Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell

Small Space | Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell

June 7 to July 24, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell are two established artists who are known for their large-scale works. For this installation, they have collaborated in exploring various qualities and histories of glass, referencing both the very familiar shapes of recycled wine bottles and the most […]

Black on Black | Visesio Siasau

Black on Black | Visesio Siasau

Opening Thursday June 8, 2017 Orexart, Auckland Visesio Siasau won The Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award (2015) including a trip to New York and a 6 month residency at the ISCP. To quote the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was invited to show and discuss his work, ‘Tongan artist-philosopher Visesio Siasau has built a […]

Gary Freemantle | Cave Colours

Gary Freemantle | Cave Colours

Opening Thursday June 8 at 6.30pm On from June 8 to June 28, 2017 Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland Earth colours have become synonymous with the Italianate terms Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and so on. The provenance of these brown colours, that we receive in this part of the world are mostly dubious and not really […]

Anthony Davies | Images from the Front

Anthony Davies | Images from the Front

Opening Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5-7pm Gilberd Marriott Gallery, Wellington You are invited to the opening of an exhibition by Whanganui printmaker Anthony Davies on Friday, 9th June, 5pm-7pm. We will be showing Anthony’s 2016 series of stone lithographs ‘Images from the Front’ in the main gallery room. Artist info

Bored Holes and Renovations | James Oram

Bored Holes and Renovations | James Oram

June 9 to June 29, 2017 Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch Bored Holes and Renovations explores the construction of identity and personalised domestic spaces through the buying and buying into of elements of mass culture. The works use material associated with the creation and ornamentation of such to produce representations of the human form as composites […]

Cave Colours | Gary Freemantle

Cave Colours | Gary Freemantle

Opening Friday June 9, 2017 at Black Asterisk, Auckland Gary Freemantle came to prominenence as a painter in the 1980s with his expressionist landscapes. For the past decade Freemantle has been creating his own pigments using natural products such as mud, quartz, sand, coal, pyrites, and manganese, a practise as old as cave painting. The inspiration […]

Exhibition | Kauri Ora, Mauri Ora

Exhibition | Kauri Ora, Mauri Ora

June 9 to July 17, 2017 Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei Curated by Ariane Craig-Smith & Chris McBride for the Kauri Project, Kauri Ora, Mauri Ora brings together work by artists from across Northland and beyond to explore the complexity of our relationship with this tree, its forest and its health.

Into the everyday; scenes from the Wellington bush | Sue Guest

Into the everyday; scenes from the Wellington bush | Sue Guest

Opening Friday Juen 9, 2017 Photospace Gallery, Wellington How much does the unique landscape we live in form our character as a country? I have asked this question as I photographed these scenes from the bush taken in the western hills around Wellington. Early European settlers found the sunless and impenetrable nature of the New […]

Solo Exhibition | Fraser Chatham

Solo Exhibition | Fraser Chatham

Opening Friday June 9, 2017 6-9pm Olly, Auckland Come and check out Fraser Chatham’s solo exhibition on Friday the 9th of June at Olly. Fraser’s abstract photographic compositions attempt to strip back the photographic medium to purely colour, light and form. The work is created through technical studio lighting and postproduction processes to create clean […]

A Shelter for Amnesic Relatives | Ammon Ngakuru

A Shelter for Amnesic Relatives | Ammon Ngakuru

Opening Friday June 9, 2017 at 5:30pm Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin Click here to join Facebook event Free to attend, all welcome Please join us for the opening of A Shelter for Amnesic Relatives, presenting new works by Auckland-based artist Ammon Ngakuru. A Shelter for Amnesic Relatives considers the safe room, a space common […]

Exhibition | From the Rivers to the Shore

Exhibition | From the Rivers to the Shore

June 10 to July 14, 2017 Arts In Oxford, Oxford From the Rivers to the Shore and the accompanying exhibition, The Flyway Print Exchange, are art projects that explore the connectivity of place through migratory birds. The shorebirds that nest on the South Island’s braided river beds and seek northern warmer waters over winter, and […]

Us, Us, Us | Josephine Cachemaille

Us, Us, Us | Josephine Cachemaille

Opening Saturday June 10, 2017 at 5pm The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Delving into The Suter collection artist Josephine Cachemaille has spent months engaging with the eccentricities of the gallery. Through the process of exploring the clinical safety of the collection store, Cachemaille has forged relationships with and between a vast array of artworks as […]

Matariki | Aroha Gossage

Matariki | Aroha Gossage

On from June 12, 2017 Northart, Auckland Northart celebrates this special time of reflection and renewal with a window installation made specifically for the gallery and Matariki by young Northcote visual artist Aroha Gossage. Of Ngati Wai, Ngati Ati Awa and Ngati Ruahine/Ruanui, Ngati Manuhiri descent, Aroha has fast been making a name for herself […]

Exhibition | Michael Hall

Exhibition | Michael Hall

June 13 to July 1, 2017 Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland Michael will be giving a talk on his work at the  Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium as part of the Talking Culture series on the 18th June at 3pm.

Return to Paradise and Peace | Ana Teofilo

Return to Paradise and Peace | Ana Teofilo

June 13 to July 1, 2017 Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland Emerging artist Ana Teofilo (NZ born Samoan), who graduated with a Bachelor of visual Arts in 2013, and a Masters in 2015, is a very talented and inventive artist whose roots are firmly based around her traditional Samoan heritage.  This will be Teofilo’s first solo exhibition […]

Return to Paradise and Peace | Ana Teofilo

Return to Paradise and Peace | Ana Teofilo

Opening Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 5:30-7:30pm Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland Ana Teofilo is a NZ/Samoan artist based in Dunedin who unusually carves and paints each artwork. The intricately carved board is painted and then carved with traditional patterns and imagery created by the artist. Muted tones add to the subtle Pacifica flavour of each […]

From the South and the North | Marion McCartney and Lorraine Vickers

From the South and the North | Marion McCartney and Lorraine Vickers

June 14 to July 8, 2017 Lysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera Marion McCartney is an artist from Whanganui. Her intention is to convey ‘the connection of all life and the affinity I feel for the natural world’s innateness of ‘being’, a vital component which has been largely been forgotten in human beings evolutionary path’. She will […]

The Burt Brailsford Ethnoarchaeological Studies | Jacquelyn Greenbank

The Burt Brailsford Ethnoarchaeological Studies | Jacquelyn Greenbank

Opening Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 5:30pm        The National, Christchurch Recently unearthed by an amateur archaeologist in a cave at an undisclosed location, these artefacts describe a slice of life from a previously undiscovered culture from an indecipherable historic period. With an air of unpredictability the objects are not quite utilitarian, the […]

Exhibition | A Series Of Bad Decisions

Exhibition | A Series Of Bad Decisions

June 16 to July 22, 2017 Ivan Anthony , Auckland Featuring: Bill Hammond, Michael Harrison, Julian Hooper, Richard Killeen, Tony de Lautour, Saskia Leek, Andrew McLeod, Liz Maw, Yvonne Todd, Francis Upritchard, Ronnie van Hout, Rohan Wealleans and Brendon Wilkinson

Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize (FFAP) 2017

Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize (FFAP) 2017

Opening Friday June 16, 2017 at 5:30pm The Physics Room, Christchurch The Physics Room is pleased to announce the inaugural Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize (FFAP), aiming to inspire the nation’s artists to engage with the all-important concept of the future. “The concept of the future is both exciting and difficult, at once packed with meaning […]

Press Release | Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize (FFAP) 2017 Finalists Announced

Press Release | Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize (FFAP) 2017 Finalists Announced

Opening Friday  June 16, 2017 at 5:30pm The Physics Room, Christchurch The Physics Room is proud to announce the four outstanding artists who have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize (FFAP). Applicants were submitted through an anonymous nomination process, and were then blind assessed by the selection panel, comprised of artist […]

Space Studio and Gallery | Studios Available

Space Studio and Gallery | Studios Available

Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui Space Studio and Gallery is excited to announce opportunities currently in their studios… Space Studios was developed in order to further support and encourage artists, local & new to the area, by providing more opportunity to make and sell their work. They offer a yearly exhibition slot with Space at a discounted rate (exhibition […]

Abstraction | Latitude by Longitude

Abstraction | Latitude by Longitude

Opening Thursday June 15, 4 to 6pm On from June 16 to July 13, 2017 Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei A specific connection with land is the theme of an exhibition of new work by Northland artist Filani Filina Macassey. Filani has used materials sourced from the earth – paper mulberry fibre from Fiji, natural mud […]

call sick | Campbell Patterson

call sick | Campbell Patterson

June 17 to October 1, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin In this exhibition, artist Campbell Patterson wallows in the peculiar pleasure of the sick day – the kind taken when you are not actually sick. Through bodily intimacy and repetitive acts, call sick finds the spiritual in the mundane and evokes the difficulty, precarity […]

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The Spaces Between | Anne Morris

The Spaces Between | Anne Morris

June 17 to July 12, 2017 Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is pleased to host Palmerston North painter, poet and philosopher Anne Morris’s third solo exhibition at the gallery – her fifth career solo exhibition. The Spaces Between: New Paintings by Anne Morris will feature 20-25 new works in a variety of sizes […]

Winter Sale | Korekore Whakapiri

Winter Sale | Korekore Whakapiri

Saturday June 17, 2017 at 2pm Mokopōpaki, Auckland Mokopōpaki warmly invite you to join them on Saturday, 17 June from 2pm to celebrate the beginning of Korekore Whakapiri our Winter Sale. In the Māori lunar calendar Korekore Whakapiri is the 23rd night after a new moon and literally means time to ‘hold onto nothing’. As […]

DIY | Cat Fooks

DIY | Cat Fooks

Opening Sunday June 18, 2017 at 3-5pm Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland For the past 7 years, Cat Fooks has occupied a studio of ballroom proportions in the basement of a 1901 heritage-listed building in Onehunga. Her self-described ‘safe and steady’ space is a complex place where tightly-held resolves morph in unanticipated directions. in July 2016, Pleasant Street, […]

Group Show | In the Quiet Moments

Group Show | In the Quiet Moments

June 18 to July 8, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland Rachel Carter, John  Edgar, Kirstie Rea, Christina Rivett, and Stephen Bradbourne & Emily Siddell In the Quiet Moments brings together a group of artists whose works share a quiet elegance through the manipulation of pared back forms and a restrained colour palette. The works included all […]

Six Positions | An Installation By Six MIT Year 2 Jewellery Students

Six Positions | An Installation By Six MIT Year 2 Jewellery Students

June 18 to July 8, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland Contemporary jewellery is an ideas driven practice with an open attitude to materials and methods. The aim of this MIT course is to enable students to successfully resolve contemporary jewellery works using ideas as starting points. ‘Six Positions’ A story of murder mystery and deceit….. Exploring […]

Weight | Isaac Katzoff

Weight | Isaac Katzoff

June 18 to July 8, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland Weight  – a new installation of glass works by Isaac Katzoff. This latest installation by Isaac Katzoff for our bulb gallery continues his investigation of the everyday plastic bag. Fluid clear glass forms play with the malleability of this invasive object with alluring results.

Group Show | Feast

Group Show | Feast

Opening Sunday June 18, 2017 4pm Northart, Auckland Food – its preparation, presentation and consumption – is the theme of this group exhibition by invited artists including photographers Harvey Benge, Niki Hill, and Stephen Piper, painters Karl Amundsen, George Ritchie, Frances Atkins, Ross Ritchie, Carole Prentice and Bernard Waters, mixed media artist, Lindsey Kirk, printmaker […]

EXHIBITION | MATARIKI AT TOI ORA

EXHIBITION | MATARIKI AT TOI ORA

MATARIKI AT TOI ORA EXHIBITION We welcome you to attend the exhibition opening of “Matariki at Toi Ora”, a group show curated by Selwyn Vercoe displaying photography, painting, glass sculptures and woven harakeke. Opening TOMORROW 5pm – 7pm Tuesday 20 June 2017. The show runs until 7 July. Open week days only.

Atua Wāhine | Amber Hahipene

Atua Wāhine | Amber Hahipene

Opening June 21, 2017 at 5pm Studio One Toi Tu Gallery Two, Auckland Melbourne based artist, Amber Hahipene (Ngati Awa) interprets her cultural heritage through the use of acrylic, resin, pen, ink and aerosol. Inspired by Matariki and The Seven Sisters, this exhibition acknowledges the central role of women in Māori creation stories. The exhibition […]

Exhibition | Bella and Theo Ideate!

Exhibition | Bella and Theo Ideate!

Opening Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 6-8pm RM, Auckland In 2016, Bella and Theo attended an entrepreneurial seminar to try and acquire a little bit of funding to start a gallery. Though they left without any cash, what Bella and Theo did gain – as well as the night terrors – was far more important than […]

The Closet Door Leads to a Little Death | Anna Sisson

The Closet Door Leads to a Little Death | Anna Sisson

June 21, 2017 at 5.30pm Window, Auckland Now exposed, there is a kind of space, both inside and outside the mind. It is a fluid and hidden space. To live in queer space through the body, mind and environment calls for researched and discovered ways in and out. The Closet Door Leads to a Little […]

Uwha: I Became My Own Muse | Tipare

Uwha: I Became My Own Muse | Tipare

Opening  June 21, 2017 at 5pm Studio One Toi Tu Gallery One, Auckland Curated in the spirit of avant-garde montage, this multi-media exhibition explores indigenous gender politics, loss, relationships, tribal identity and transformation. Tipare purposefully chose to unveil this series of photographs, moving imagery, poetry, and sound during Matariki as a symbolic gesture of evolution […]

Whai Whakapapa: Te Tuatahi | Turumeke Harrington

Whai Whakapapa: Te Tuatahi | Turumeke Harrington

Opening  June 21, 2017 at 5pm Studio One Toi Tu Gallery three, Auckland Whai Whakapapa: Te Tuatahi (Exhibition) Turumeke Harrington (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe) Ko Maukatere te māunga Ko Rakahuri te awa Ko Ngāi Tahu, ko Kāti Mamoe ōku iwi Ko Ngāi Tūāhuriri tōku hapū Nō Ōhinehou ahau Ko Turumeke toku ingoa Whai Whakapapa: Te […]

Domain Paintings | Max Thomson

Domain Paintings | Max Thomson

June 22 to July 4, 2017 Black Asterisk, Auckland After working as a professional photographer for thirty-five years, Max Thomson has spent the last decade turning his creative skills to painting. Thomson was born in Wanganui, and his early life brought him in close contact with the landscape of the West Coast and Wanganui river. […]

Matariki: The Strength of the Sistas | Ngā Rangatahi Toa

Matariki: The Strength of the Sistas | Ngā Rangatahi Toa

Opening  June 21, 2017 at 5pm Studio One Toi Tu Gallery four, Auckland Using photography to tell our stories of connection, this exhibition celebrates the strength of sistahood within Ngā Rangatahi Toa. Guided by established artists, young sistas excluded from mainstream school gain a fresh understanding of atua wāhine to take with them as they […]

Tidal Visions | Carl Foster

Tidal Visions | Carl Foster

June 22 to July 10, 2017 NKB Gallery, Auckland Tidal Visions showcases a new body of work by early career artist Carl Foster. Foster’s mission in his painting practice is to achieve balance in line, tone and colour – providing harmony and flow to his overall composition. A large part of Foster’s inspiration and subject matter is […]

Whitelight | Lisa Roet

Whitelight | Lisa Roet

Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 5-7pm Gow Langsford Lorne Street, Auckalnd Australian artist Lisa Roet presents a new body of work completed especially for her third solo exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery. These works are based on her visit to the snow monkeys in the hot springs of Japan in 2016. Commenting on her travels, […]

Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle | Fiona Pardington

Nabokov's Blues: The Charmed Circle | Fiona Pardington

Opening Thursday June 22, 2017 at 6-8pm Starkwhite, Auckland The Leading Nabokov scholar, Professor Brian Boyd, will speak at 7pm Starkwhite is presenting a large new body of work by Fiona Pardington, entitled Nabokov’s Blues: The Charmed Circle. Returning from its debut at the inaugural Honolulu Biennial in early 2017, the works focus on the butterfly collections, notes and […]

Relative Reciprocity | Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson

Relative Reciprocity | Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson

June 24 to August 27, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson are renowned contemporaries who have each firmly embedded Māori and Polynesian world-views and visual languages into their works. This exhibition brings Hutchinson and Paterson together to explore the recurring aesthetic, political and spiritual use of light and darkness […]

Two Homes | Cathy Williams

Two Homes | Cathy Williams

Opening Sunday June 25, 2017 at 4pm Northart, Auckalnd Painter Cath Williams, who recently returned to Auckland after living in Australia for many years, explores the landscape of both countries in her show. Her interest in landscape grew in direct response to the impact of climate change, and to the juxtaposition of the ‘often languid […]

The Delicate Balance of Wobbling Stars | Maureen Lander

The Delicate Balance of Wobbling Stars | Maureen Lander

On until Sunday July 16, 2017 Corban Estate Art Centre, Auckland Fibre installation artist Maureen Lander explores the astronomical phenomenon of ‘wobbling stars’ by referencing scientific research about the star motion that can be seen amid constellations. This exhibition is part of the Matariki Festival 2017 Maureen Lander, Parra Matariki (2010). Image courtesy of the artist.

The Flow of Time | Traces

The Flow of Time | Traces

Opening Sunday June 25, 2017 at 4pm Northart, Auckalnd In her first solo exhibition in New Zealand, Korean-trained Insook Kim looks at the transience of time and the ways in which traces of the past inform everyday life. Kim immigrated to New Zealand in 2004 after graduating from Hongik University with a major in printmaking.

Tūrangawaewae - a place to stand | Rona Ngahuia Osborne and Dan Mace

Tūrangawaewae - a place to stand | Rona Ngahuia Osborne and Dan Mace

On until Sunday July 16, 2017 Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland Our impact on the environment is so severe that we have shifted into a new geological epoch- the Anthropocene. Through photographic and video portraiture, Tūrangawaewae gives human faces to elemental aspects of the natural world that surround and sustain us. Panel discussion featuring the […]

Group Show | New Zealand Light

Group Show | New Zealand Light

Opening Tuesday June 27, 2017 Gow Langsford Kitchener Street, Auckland New Zealand Light is a group exhibition which celebrates how four of New Zealand’s most significant modern artists, Colin McCahon, Gordon Walters, Ralph Hotere, and Shane Cotton, utilised a monochromatic colour palette to depict light and shadow, foreground and background, positive and negative space, in […]

Paradox | Rebecca Harris and Hamish Southcott

Paradox | Rebecca Harris and Hamish Southcott

Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 5:30-7.30pm Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch You are warmly invited to opening night of Paradox A collection of new work by Rebecca Harris and Hamish Southcott   Image: Rebecca Harris – Here Today and Gone Tomorrow

This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy (2016)

This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy (2016)

Opening Tuesday June 27, 2017 Te Whare Hera Gallery, Wellington You are invited to join resident artist Soraya Rhofir in celebrating New Zealand’s Cult B-films with fortnightly film screenings this May and June at the Te Whare Hēra Gallery, Prow end of Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington Harbour. This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy […]

Call for Expressions of Interest | Down To Earth

Call for Expressions of Interest | Down To Earth

July 28 to August 20, 2017 Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford Down to Earth is an exhibition of artwork exploring our relationship with Earth; processes, elements, form and philosophy. Curated by gallery director Rhonda Bunyan, this exhibition will feature a diverse range of work. “I envisage work that embodies a sense of ‘belonging to and off […]

Exhibition | Five Lacquer Artists

Exhibition | Five Lacquer Artists

Opening July 1, 2017 at 11am Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland “The Lake House is proud to present and exhibition curated by Han Nae Kim, bringing together five Chinese Lacquer artists with special international guest Meng Hong Li celebrating the history of Chinese lacquer and its contemporary use. Han Nae Kim has over the past […]

Namesake | Quishile Charan and Salome Tanuvasa

Namesake | Quishile Charan and Salome Tanuvasa

Opening Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 5:30pm Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington Bringing together the work of Quishile Charan and Salome Tanuvasa, Namesake explores the related ideas of lineage and displacement, developed within an atmosphere of friendship and close dialogue between both artists. Matriarchal family figures are central to these investigations. In Charan’s case, she has produced […]

Peter Trevelyan | Line and Plane 

Peter Trevelyan | Line and Plane 

Opening Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 5:30-7:30pm Bartley + Company Art, Wellington Greetings Artists, please join us to celebrate the opening with Peter Trevelyan. We’re pleased to present a new solo exhibition by Peter Trevelyan. The work in this exhibition was produced during his time in Whanganui as the Tylee Cottage artist in residence in […]

Eden Arts Art Schools Award 2017

Eden Arts Art Schools Award 2017

June 29 to July 3, 2017 Pearce Gallery, Auckland Now in its seventh year, the Eden Arts Art Schools Award offers a total of up to $8,500 in prize money to art school students. Launched by the Eden Arts Trust in 2011, this award brings together Central Auckland’s four major art institutions: Whitecliffe, AUT, Elam […]

Talk | Sculpture Trust Public Art with Peter Trevelyan

Thursday June 29, 2017 at 6pm Bartley + Company Art, Wellington Peter Trevelyan was the Wellington Sculpture Trust’s second 4 Plinths Sculpture Award winner with his work Mimetic Brotherhood in 2010. His four rubberised, abstract shapes engulfed the plinths, their shiny geometric steel surfaces reflecting and mimicking everything within view — clouds, the harbour, and passers-by. You are […]

A Painter on Tūrongo Street | Hiria Anderson

A Painter on Tūrongo Street | Hiria Anderson

June 30 to July 31, 2017 Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton “I paint the everyday lives of people in my community, paying particular attention to relationships amongst family members, intertribal relationships, politics and environments that show the nuance between culture and 21st century life. Through my genre I acknowledge the history of […]

Aeromancy | Dane Mitchell

Aeromancy | Dane Mitchell

Opening Thursday 29 June 6-8pm Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland Hopkinson Mossman is pleased to present Aeromancy, a new exhibition by Dane Mitchell. Aeromancy brings together two major bodies of work: one initated in 2003, and the other developed over the past three years. The main gallery of Hopkinson Mossman holds a single work, Sketches of Meteorological Phenomena […]

Exhibition | Art for Education

Exhibition | Art for Education

June 30 to July 2, 2017 449 Mount Eden Rd, Auckland Join us in raising money and awareness for the millions of girls around the world who are being excluded from education due to discrimination, poverty and war. ‘Art for Education’ is bringing together an eclectic range of New Zealand artists to sell pieces for […]

Exhibition Events | Fāgogo

Exhibition Events | Fāgogo

June 30 to July 22, 2017 ST PAUL St Galleries One and Two, Auckland PUBLIC PROGRAMME: Performance showcase Friday 30 June, 2017 at 7pm Vogue night Friday 14 July 14, 2017  at 8pm Artists’ talk Saturday July 22, 2017 at 11am All events to be held at ST PAUL St Gallery, and all are welcome. Please check our […]

Explorations | Gaye Jurisich

Explorations | Gaye Jurisich

June 30 to July 31, 2017 Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton “It has become more and more obvious to me that my works are a dialogue that involves the reality of space and time, visual associations and ambiguity. My work reveals elements of the journey, the familiar becoming unfamiliar, and the known […]

I do not want to be a fool |  Isabella Loudon

I do not want to be a fool | Isabella Loudon

June 30 to July 22, 2017 Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington Isabella Loudon’s hand-formed concrete and fabric sculptures perceive vulnerability at the edge of collapse. I do not want to be a fool humours the risks the artist takes to push the material to its limits. Referencing her own body through scale and mark making, she […]

International Call For Artists and Writers | “Abstract” by ArtAscent

International Call For Artists and Writers | “Abstract” by ArtAscent

Deadline for applications June 30, 2017 Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as an idea, feeling or quality but not having a tangible existence. Some conversations can be abstract, vague and theoretical and not based on particular examples or facts. And of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without […]

Moments of Inertia | Viv Davy and Su Hendeles

Moments of Inertia | Viv Davy and Su Hendeles

June 30 to July 23, 2017 Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford A joint exhibition between textile artist Viv Davy (Opunake) and photographer Su Hendeles (Whanganui). Viv’s work challenges our perceptions of life and encourages close inspection to interpret the many layered meanings. Su Hendeles has taken part in a vast number of exhibitions across New Zealand. […]

The Ministry Mark | Antony Curtis

The Ministry Mark | Antony Curtis

June 30 to July 31, 2017 Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton The colour palette of Mark’s work has shifted from bright pop colours to a more mature and richer palette of burgundy, blue, grey, carbon black, bone ivory and iridescent metallic gold, copper and silver, along with a generous touch of glitter. […]

The Trial | Philip Madill

The Trial | Philip Madill

Friday June 30, 2017 at 5pm Mint Gallery, Dunedin Introducing The Trial … a collection of ten brand-new works by Dunedin-based artist Philip Madill. Bringing monochrome colour to his work with a series of chalk pastel pieces, alongside several of his signature-style graphite drawings, this exhibition is an exclusive opportunity to view Madill’s work at its very best. Combining […]

Voyage Into The Heartland | Photographic Works From the Batten Collection

June 30 to July 23, 2017 Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford Voyage into the Heartland: Photographic Works from the Batten Collection is a new exhibition discovering the photographic works of the Batten Family from Tokaora. During the early 1930s the family set out across the North Island of New Zealand with their camera and a horse […]

Generosity | Gifts for a Gallery 

Generosity | Gifts for a Gallery 

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Tauranga Art Gallery has invited former Gallery director and curator Penelope Jackson to curate an exhibition that celebrates our 10th anniversary. The exhibition features a carefully selected group of works that explore the relationships that have been fostered with significant individuals and personalities who have […]

Green Fusion | Kate Williamson

Green Fusion | Kate Williamson

Saturday July 1, 2017 12pm The Moray Gallery, Dunedin The Moray Gallery invites Artists Alliance to join with Kate for the opening of her exhibition on Saturday 1 July at 12.00 noon. Click here to RSVP

Insert Coin | Kereama Taepa

Insert Coin | Kereama Taepa

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Commissioned for the Gallery’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, Papamoa-based artist, Kereama Taepa has created one of his unique graphic mash-ups inside the Tauranga Art Gallery lift. Using imagery from contemporary popular culture mixed with Māori kōwhaiwhai designs and symbols he has transformed this small space into […]

Matariki Market

Matariki Market

Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10am-4pm Roar! Gallery, Wellington ROAR! Gallery and Pablos Art Studios are excited to present the very first Matariki Arts & Craft Market. Cash sales only This will be a vibrant, fun market with great art & craft stalls, featuring original artwork – paintings, prints and Stuart Gray’s Robotic sculptures. Soraya […]

SITUATE | Graduate Show

SITUATE | Graduate Show

Saturday July 1, 2017 Hungry Creek Art and Craft School Join us in celebrating creative excellence at SITUATE, the Hungry Creek Art & Craft School Graduate Exhibition. Showcasing artwork and designs from July graduates in: Certificate in Art & Craft Certificate in Jewellery Diploma in Art & Craft Diploma in Jewellery Diploma in Art & Craft Advanced […]

The 80s Show | Paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection

The 80s Show | Paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga The 1980s represented a boom in pop culture and conspicuous consumption. It was a decade well known for neon lycra, leg warmers, pop art and the Rubik’s cube; where the American dream, thanks to Wall Street, was almost a reality and Michael Jackson and Madonna […]

Toi Mauri | Todd Couper 

Toi Mauri | Todd Couper 

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Tane – God of the Forest , Todd Couper. This will be Tauranga-based, contemporary Māori artist, Todd Couper’s first survey exhibition. It charts his impressive career over the past 15 years and includes works, not often viewed in public, sourced from private collections in New […]

Waves of your Breath | Jae Kang

Waves of your Breath | Jae Kang

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga For Tauranga Art Gallery, Auckland based, Korean artist Jae Kang will make a large scale, site-specific drawing on the walls of our gallery stairwell, across two levels. Kang’s practice is influenced by Dansaekhwa, also known as Tansaekhwa or monochromatic painting, which is focused on repetition […]

Willow | Sara Hughes 

Willow | Sara Hughes 

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Sara Hughes, Magma, 2016. Crn Symonds Street and Mt Eden Road, Auckland. This major atrium project by Auckland-based artist Sara Hughes, known for her dynamic installations and public works, references local architecture and histories relevant to Tauranga. “I have a deep interest in the ways […]

Exhibition and Events | Fabulous Fibres

Exhibition and Events | Fabulous Fibres

Opening Sunday July 2, 2017 at 2pm Eltham Village Gallery, Hawera An exhibition of wearables and fibre art using traditional techniques of felting, weaving, spinning and knitting. Artworks and workshops by members of Central and South Taranaki Creative Fibre Groups. A series of free mini-workshops are offered: Saturday 8 July – Felting Tuesday 11 July – […]

Group Show | Elements

Opening July 3, 2017 Quirky fox, Hawera Part of Quirky Fox’s fifth birthday celebrations, Elements showcases the work of 26 emerging and established artists. Each of the participating artists were provided with a platform on which they could create their work resulting in an eclectic exhibition with various styles, mediums and subjects showcased. Consisting of […]

Opening Celebration | 25 Years of Winners

Opening Celebration | 25 Years of Winners

Opening July 3, 2017 at 6-8pm Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre invites you to the opening of “25 Years of Winners: The Wallace Art Awards Paramount Winners 1992-2016” This exhibition celebrates the past twenty-five Paramount Award Winners with an exhibition of the winning works at the Pah […]

NCEA Top Art exhibition + UC Open Day

NCEA Top Art exhibition + UC Open Day

Opening Tuesday July 4, 2017 Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch Top Art is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year. Five streams are covered: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Top Art provides an opportunity for secondary students and teachers […]

The Space Between | Timothy Jones

The Space Between | Timothy Jones

Tuesday July 4, 2017 at 5:30pm The Parnell Gallery, Auckland In Timothy Jones’ upcoming exhibition we are presented with an arresting body of new works in the artists’ contemporary abstract style. His paintings emerge from the canvas in bursts of fluid, dynamic expression, giving the viewer a sense of being witness to an elemental event. […]

Crystallism | Peter Collis

Crystallism | Peter Collis

Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 5:30pm Form Gallery, Christchurch New Zealander Peter Collis has worked with clay nearly all of his life; the main focus of his work has been the handling of shape and surface. Collis is a highly skilled thrower and a leader in technical aspects – he creates pure form vessels, which he […]

Call for Applications | 2017 ILT Art Awards

Call for Applications | 2017 ILT Art Awards

Entries close Thursday July 6, 2017 The Southland Art Society is calling for entries into the Invercargill Licensing Trust Art Awards 2017. All mediums are welcome: Painting, Printmaking, 3D Sculpture, Jewellery, Photography, Digital Graphic, Video Work. Prizes: Supreme Award – Open Nationally: $6000 2nd Prize – Open Nationally: $2500 3rd Prize – Open Nationally: $1000 […]

Infinities | Tony Lane

Infinities | Tony Lane

Thursday July 6, 2017 at 6:30pm Black Asterisk, Auckland You are cordially invited to the opening event of Tony Lane’s new exhibition ‘Infinities’, Thursday July 6th, from 6.30pm. The exhibition runs until July 26th. See you Thursday night at The Asterisk!

Artist Talks at blikfang

Friday July 7, 2017 at 6pm blikfang Gallery, Auckland 10 min. talks with images, by 4 to 6 speakers on an arts related subject followed by supper and wine. $25 per person Confirmed speakers: Prof. Welby Ings – Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology Caroline McBride – Librarian/Archivist at the Auckland Fine Arts […]

Artists Alliance Fundraiser | Open Studio Evan Woodruffe: Get an insider’s view

Artists Alliance Fundraiser | Open Studio Evan Woodruffe: Get an insider’s view

Saturday July 8, 2017 at 3-5pm Akepiro Studios, Auckland Artists Alliance is fundraising to raise critical support in order to continue providing services to the visual arts community. For example Artists Alliance provides information and resources relevant to the visual arts sector. On any given day there are 50 varied opportunities, both national and international, […]

Call for Submissions | SELFIE!

Call for Submissions | SELFIE!

Submissions close July 14, 2017 Northart, Auckland You don’t have to be an established artist, or even a member, to participate in Northart’s exhibition of photographic self portraits. All you have to do is take a selfie on your phone and email it to Anna van den Berg by Wednesday 14 July. And if that’s not […]

Open Application | Iris Fisher Scholarship 2017

Open Application | Iris Fisher Scholarship 2017

Applications close Monday July 17, 2017 at 10am Te Tuhi, Auckland The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 to support a postgraduate student enrolled in a visual arts/fine arts course of study. Since 2007, Te Tuhi in partnership with the Fisher family, have supported the development of emerging New Zealand artists with […]

Open Call | Performance Artists

Open Call | Performance Artists

Applications close July 18, 2017 Performance artists! Performance Art Week Aotearoa are looking to create a diverse programme of performance art with durational, participatory, indoor, public and site-specific performances, alongside workshops, discussions, and community gatherings. There is no one theme as we do not want to limit the scope of what is happening in performance […]

Call for Proposals | Papakura Art Gallery and Fresh Gallery Ōtara

Call for Proposals | Papakura Art Gallery and Fresh Gallery Ōtara

Proposals close June 24, 2017 Papakura Art Gallery connects and inspires local communities by nurturing creative networks and talents in the area. The gallery hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions and public programmes by local and national artists, both emerging and established. Situated in the Ōtara Town Centre, Fresh Gallery Ōtara provides an opportunity for […]

Call For Applications | The Performance Arcade 2018

Call For Applications | The Performance Arcade 2018

Applications close July 28, 2017 at 5pm The Performance Arcade announces its open call to artists from New Zealand and around the world for its 2018 programme of works (23 February – 4 March). This annual exhibition and programme of events located on Wellington Waterfront is recognized as an important platform for live art, with eight […]

Workshop | Traces

Workshop | Traces

Fridays July 28 to August 25 at 10am-1pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Over five weeks, this class offers innovative ways of working with paper, card, plaster, and unfired clay to create a series of unique sculptural forms inspired by museum collections. Emphasis will be on integrating different media together to create a small […]

2017 National Contemporary Art Award Finalists

2017 National Contemporary Art Award Finalists

Exhibition on from July 29 to November 5, 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton Free entry This is the 18th year of the National Contemporary Art Award (NCAA) which launched in 2000. This year’s award is judged by the Director of Wellington’s City Gallery, Elizabeth Caldwell, and is managed by Waikato Museum. The winner of the 2016 […]

Workshop | Portraits 

Workshop | Portraits 

August 5 and 6, 2017 at 10am-4pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Join portrait artist Zarahn Southon in a fun and informative investigation of portraiture. Over two days, draw from a life model and learn about proportion, tone, structure and light. Explore portraiture traditions while discovering more about contemporary styles and approaches. This workshop […]

Call for Entries | Rotorua Museum Art Awards

Call for Entries | Rotorua Museum Art Awards

Entries close August 11, 2017 at 5pm Rotorua Museum is pleased to announce the Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2017 and is calling for entries from Bay of Plenty artists. The awards include: $10,000    Rotorua Museum Supreme Award $1,000      Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist Award $1,000      Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award $500 x2    2 x More FM People’s […]

Drawings 1960 – 70 | Susan Te Kahurangi King

Drawings 1960 – 70 | Susan Te Kahurangi King

Opening August 11, 2017 Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington Robert Heald Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by the internationally celebrated New Zealand outsider artist Susan Te Kahurangi King, Drawings 1960 – 70, opening 11 August and closing 2 September 2017.Born 1951, Susan Te Kahurangi King is a self-taught or ‘outsider’ artist who stopped speaking […]

Workshop | Drawing with Susan Te Kahurangi King

Workshop | Drawing with Susan Te Kahurangi King

Saturday August 12, 2017 at 2pm Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington The exhibition will also be accompanied by the event Drawing with Susan on Saturday 12 August at 2pm. This workshop allows visitors to join Susan in a drawing workshop and offers a unique opportunity to witness the artist at work.

Pop Up Mobile Gallery | Arthouse Revolution

Pop Up Mobile Gallery | Arthouse Revolution

Arthouse Revolution is a free community based project, showcasing the work of local amateur artists. A pop-up gallery that travels the country, exhibiting art, by the people, for the people. Some of our most talented local artists don’t have an outlet, or never make it into our galleries because of the costs associated with securing […]