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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 | 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 […]

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, […]

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 | 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.

Exhibition | Making Space

Exhibition | Making Space

June 10 to August 20, 2017 Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch MAKING SPACE is a timely celebration of collective practices, which have flourished across Aotearoa New Zealand over the last few years. Taking place in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch – where collaboration and collective working has become a part of the fabric of the post-earthquake […]

#keeponkimiora

#keeponkimiora

Exhibition runs from Saturday June 17 to Sunday September 3, 2017 Holt, Foyer and Alcove Galleries, Hastings City Art Gallery, In March 2017, Edith Amituanai was in Hawke’s Bay for five weeks as Hastings City Art Gallery’s first artist-in-residence, working with students at Kimi Ora Community School. The result is #keeponkimiora, presenting a series of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Thursday June 29 to Thursday August 24 2017 New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington The portraits in Feeling Blue feature blue in its expansive variety. Blue collars and blue scarves, blue skies and blue seas, a blue nose from the chill, the steely gaze of a career-defining blue, blue blood wrapped in a cobalt dress, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jann Medlicott Arts Award | Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

Jann Medlicott Arts Award | Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2017 JANN MEDLICOTT CREATIVE ARTS AWARD The annual $2000 award is to enable a creative mind to commence or continue tertiary study toward a career in the arts. Applications open 1 July and close 14 September. Applications are made through Creative Bay of Plenty. To download an application form go to: […]

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 Cooper

Toi Mauri | Todd Cooper

Artist Talk | Saturday July 22 from 2pm – 3pm Exhibition open from Saturday July 1 to Sunday September 10 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Contemporary Maori Carver Toi Mauri charts an impressive 15 year career and includes works, not often viewed in public, sourced from private collections in New Zealand and overseas.

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 […]

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 […]

TUTORS | Visual Arts tutors

TUTORS | Visual Arts tutors

Closing date: Sunday December 31 Seeking confident tutors to be part of the Incubator’s Art learning space – The Artery Confident, experienced tutors with own database and followers – The Incubator practices a ‘DIT’ Do it together philosophy to create a cohesive art community. Classes can be self managed or managed by the Incubator team- […]

Bob Jahnke | ATA – a third reflection

Bob Jahnke | ATA – a third reflection

Friday July 7 – Sunday August 27, 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton ‘Ata’ in te reo Maaori means reflection, form, light and shadow, but also refers to the act of deliberation. Professor Bob Jahnke’s ATA explores Maaori creation narratives and prophetic imagery through light and reflection. This new body of wall-mounted and free-standing installation works explores reflection […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Friday July 7 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Discover the beauty and intrigue of our natural environments and their inhabitants through large-scale photographs of breathtaking wildlife from around the globe. This ever-popular exhibition returns exclusively to the Museum direct from the Natural History Museum in London, with […]

Proposals | Light Nelson 2018

Proposals | Light Nelson 2018

Proposals must be received by Saturday October 7, 2017. Light Nelson is a walk in the dark and a celebration of light. We are looking for both large and small scale installations to participate in the Nelson-based event in July 2018. Light Nelson will be primarily located in the Queen’s Gardens and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology […]

Call for Proposals  - Artweek 2017 - There's an artist in the office!

Call for Proposals - Artweek 2017 - There's an artist in the office!

Artists Alliance is giving an artist (or artists) free reign over our office space for an exhibition/ project during Artweek. To do this we’re running an open call for proposals. What better way for us to provide support and opportunities for visual artists in Aotearoa, then handing over our conveniently located venue during the busiest […]

Roger Mortimer | Dilemma Hill

Roger Mortimer | Dilemma Hill

Exhibition opening: Friday July 14, 5.30pm. Opening speaker: Mark Hutchins-Pond, Contemporary Art Curator, PĀTAKA Art + Museum Open from Friday July 14 to Saturday September 2, 2017 Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland Roger Mortimer has been described as ‘a contemporary visual mythologist’. His paintings portray beauty and barbarity, warning of the eternal perils of the human […]

Fiona Clark | Te Iwi o Te Wāhi Kore

Fiona Clark | Te Iwi o Te Wāhi Kore

Saturday July 15 to Sunday November 5, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington For over 40 years, Fiona Clark’s style of documentary photography has continued to capture the essence of the communities she has been a part of, so they can be better understood. Her photographs from the 1980–81 series Te Iwi o Te Wāhi Kore and […]

Maureen Lander | Flat-Pack Whakapapa

Maureen Lander | Flat-Pack Whakapapa

Saturday July 15 to Sunday November 5, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Just as whakapapa (genealogy) reflects someone’s lineage and biology, the starting line of a kete determines how its patterning and size will develop. In Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander will create three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving).

Annabel Menzies-Joyce | Unless

Annabel Menzies-Joyce | Unless

Opening Sunday July 16 at 2pm Sunday July 16 to Sunday September 10, 2017 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton The artist will be in attendance and will present a floor talk following the formalities.

Call out for new artists to exhibit at the Depot Artspace!

Call out for new artists to exhibit at the Depot Artspace!

The Depot Artspace in Devonport is looking for new artists to exhibit in our Pocket Gallery, a curated retail space which showcasing high-quality, original art, craft and design. As the name suggests, our focus is on small objects at affordable prices and the Depot is keen to discover and engage diverse new works from more […]

Depot Artspace | Opportunity for full Gallery hire!

Depot Artspace | Opportunity for full Gallery hire!

We are inviting artists and other creative ventures interested in hiring the Depot Galleries at the Depot Artspace in Devonport from 23 December, 2017 through to 21 January, 2018 to get in touch with your ideas! This is a unique opportunity over a significant holiday period in a vibrant community, for an artist or group […]

Call for 2018 Proposals | Enjoy Public Art Gallery

Call for 2018 Proposals | Enjoy Public Art Gallery

Our Call for 2018 Proposals is now open Applications close Sunday August 20 2017  Enjoy Public Art Gallery is now calling for proposals for our 2018 programme. As an independent art space dedicated to experimental and non-commercial work, we are seeking a diverse range of project proposals that are rigorous and explorative in nature. We […]

Call for new Proposals and Submissions | Art at Wharepuke

Call for new Proposals and Submissions | Art at Wharepuke

Deadline for submissions and proposals is Friday September 29, 2017 at 5pm We are seeking new proposals and submissions for the 2017 spring season to coincide with the installation of a new permanent sculpture by Regan Gentry. Regan is our first Wharepuke/Dalton Trust Artist in Residence. He has a very exciting proposal and will be making his […]

Figure and Space | 5 day workshop in Hamilton

Figure and Space | 5 day workshop in Hamilton

Monday November 27 to Friday December 1, 2017 | Arcenio Martin Campos Hamilton Join American contemporary figurative painter Arcenio Martin Campos in exploring the connection between figure and space in this 5 day dynamic and thought provoking workshop.Martin is adjunct Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts and teaches plein air and figurative drawing and […]

Tauranga Zine Fest | Call For Submissions

Tauranga Zine Fest | Call For Submissions

Saturday August 26 from 10am – 3pm Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga If you’re an artist, poet, lover, dreamer, writer, bookmaker, designer, cat lover, truck driver, neon fancier, cartoonist, student, creator and everything in between then the Tauranga Zinefest is for you. Email taurangazinefest@gmail.com to register your interest. Please note there is a $5 stall fee. If […]

Neil Dawson | ON REFLECTION

Neil Dawson | ON REFLECTION

Opening Thursday July 20, 5.30-7.30pm Open from Thursday July 20 to Sunday August 20, 2017 The Central Art Gallery, The Arts Centre, Christchurch

Call for Proposals | LUX 2018

Call for Proposals | LUX 2018

LUX 2018 Call for Proposals is now OPEN! LUX Light Festival is free public light festival that turns Wellington’s public spaces into a captivating celebration of light, art, design and technology. We invite Artists, Designers, Performers and the Curious, both nationally and internationally, to send through a proposal for consideration for the 2018 festival taking […]

Call for Whau Creative Proposals

Call for Whau Creative Proposals

The call for proposals closes 9am Monday August 21, 2017. Do you have an idea for a creative project or event that you’d like to make happen in the Whau local board area between October 2017 and July 2018? Whau Community Arts Broker is excited to be opening their annual call for creative proposals. Every […]

Concrete is as Concrete Doesn't | John Vea

Concrete is as Concrete Doesn't | John Vea

Opening Thursday July 20 from 6 – 8pm Open from Friday July 21 – Sunday September 3, 2017 Round table discussion with artist and curator | Saturday August 19 from 11am – 12pm Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland This new exhibition by John Vea critiques Western society’s preoccupation with putting up artificial barriers between people […]

The 45th Landlord

The 45th Landlord

Opening Thursday July 20, from 6 – 8pm Open Friday July 21 to Sunday September 3, 2017 Public Programme: The Art of Protest | Saturday August 12, from 10.30am – 12pm Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland With contributions from: 281 Anti-nuke, Michael Duffy, MoMA, Tim O’Brien, Pussyhat project, and Spatula&Barcode Throughout history artists have created […]

Loveliness extreme

Loveliness extreme

Open from Saturday July 22 to Sunday October 22, 2017 Artists talk on Saturday July 22 2017 at 1pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Formed around and within a new architectural work by contemporary artist Charlotte Drayton, and using works from the DPAG permanent collection, Loveliness extreme considers the processes and politics by which spaces, symbols […]

Marie Shannon | Rooms found only in the home

Marie Shannon | Rooms found only in the home

Open from Saturday July 22 to Monday October 23, 2017 Artists talk on Saturday 22 July 2017 at 1pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin This exhibition considers the intersecting spheres of Shannon’s practice, seen through works drawn largely from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection and the artist’s archive.  Bringing together works from the early 1980s through […]

Still, Like Air, I'll Rise

Still, Like Air, I'll Rise

Exhibition preview on Friday July 21 at 5.30pm Curator Talk with Abby Cunnane, Acting Director ST PAUL St Gallery | Saturday July 29, 2pm Exhibition runs from Saturday July 22 to Sunday August 27, 2017 The Physics Room, Christchurch Hannah Brontë, Skawennati, Esther Ige, Lisa Reihana, Salote Tawale, Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause An exhibition developed […]

The Tomorrow People

The Tomorrow People

Opening Friday July 21 at 6pm Open Saturday July 22 to Sunday October 1 Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi The Tomorrow People is an exercise in future-oriented thinking. Curated by Christina Barton, Stephen Cleland & Simon Gennard, the exhibition brings together a selection of works from an emerging generation of artists that offer urgent, […]

Popular Social Mechanics

Popular Social Mechanics

Opening Monday July 24 at 6pm Monday July 24 2017 to Saturday August 26, 2017 Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland Popular Social Mechanics is an on-going and participatory image installation by Sam Melser. Sam is a Devonport resident, who recently returned home to New Zealand after almost 20 years living in Europe. He has exhibited […]

Shaping Up

Shaping Up

Preview Saturday July 22 from 2 – 4pm Open from Tuesday July 25 to Saturday August 19, 2017 Antoinette Godkin Art House, Auckland Andrew Rankin, Bonco, Clare Gemima, Josh Hamilton & Monica Kwon Curated by Stellar Kim

Antonio Murado | New Works

Antonio Murado | New Works

Exhibition open from Wednesday July 26 to Saturday August 19, 2017 Gow Langsford Gallery, Kitchener Street, Auckland Spanish born painter Antonio Murado continually pushes the boundaries with his painting techniques. While a brush upon canvas may be the preferred method by many, Murado employs the acts of scraping, blowing, peeling and corroding his mediums in […]

George Watson | anxious garden

George Watson | anxious garden

Opening on Wednesday July 26 at 5.30pm Exhibition open from Thursday July 27 ­to Sunday August 26, 2017 Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington Enjoy is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by George Watson, accompanied by a text by Anna Rankin to be released on opening night.

Hannah Valentine | Flex

Hannah Valentine | Flex

Open Wednesday July 26 to Thursday September 14, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland  Tactile bronze forms lay at rest as potential sites of action. Hannah Valentine’s Flex engages with the zone of the gym and the way we construct and understand our bodies, using forms reminiscent of exercise equipment to explore modes of sensory engagement […]

Jono Rotman | Matériel

Jono Rotman | Matériel

Opening event Saturday July 29, 11am-1pm Exhibition open from Wednesday July 26 to Saturday August 19, 2017 Gow Langsford Gallery, Lorne Street, Auckland America based, New Zealand born photographer Jono Rotman returns to Gow Langsford Gallery for his third solo exhibition Matériel, following on from his controversial Mongrel Mob Portrait series. Using large format photography, Matériel explores the politically and culturally […]

Knowing my fate is to be with you | Sam Mitchell + Gavin Hurley

Knowing my fate is to be with you | Sam Mitchell + Gavin Hurley

Opening Wednesday July 26, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition open from Wednesday July 26 to August 19 2017 Bartley + Company Art, Wellington While Sam Mitchell and Gavin Hurley have frequently shown together, a collaborative exhibition is a much rarer event and we are delighted to present their first collaborative exhibition in Wellington in a decade. Here they […]

Koji Ryui | Echoer

Koji Ryui | Echoer

Preview Wednesday July 26 at 6–8pm Open from Wednesday July 26 to Saturday August 26, 2017 Michael Lett, Auckland

Horizons | Poppy Lekner

Horizons | Poppy Lekner

Friday July 28 to Saturday August 19 Toi Pōneke Gallery, Wellington Poppy Lekner’s exhibition Horizons uses camera-less photography to playfully question scientific approaches to photography and documentation. Her delicate sungrams turn commonplace objects into bewildering abstract imagery. Image: Poppy Lekner Untitled (detail) sungram of shadows cast on resin coated matte photographic paper

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 […]

Ground Hum | Jordan Davey-Emms

Ground Hum | Jordan Davey-Emms

Opening Friday July 28 at 5.30pm Artist Talk | Saturday July 29,10:30-11.30am Exhibition open Saturday July 29 to Sunday September 10, 2017 Whakatāne Community Board Gallery, Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatāne As bodies in the world, we are swimming in fragments. We know moments of connection and linkage. But also the lurch and stutter of dislocation, […]

The Asia-Pacific Century: Part Two

The Asia-Pacific Century: Part Two

Saturday July 29 to Sunday October 1, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Over the next twenty years, Aotearoa’s Māori, Asian, and Pacific populations will grow to make up over 50% of the total population.* The Asia-Pacific Century is an ongoing project that responds to this shift. It is dedicated to collectively working through the questions […]

Visual Expressions

Visual Expressions

Opening Friday July 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition open from Saturday July 29 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Sheaff Family Gallery, Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatāne Visual Expressions is a new exhibition showcasing selected works by members of the Whakatāne Society of Arts and Crafts. Originally formed in 1960 as the ’Form & Colour Group’ to promote local arts […]

Redux | Stephen Bradbourne, 25 years of glass-blowing

Redux | Stephen Bradbourne, 25 years of glass-blowing

Preview Sunday July 30 from 2-4pm Exhibition open Sunday July 30 to August 19, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland Redux is the culmination for 25 years of glass-blowing by Stephen Bradbourne. For this exhibition Stephen has looked back on 25 years of practice to rework and reinterpret iconic works from his career. Please join us at […]

Room for conversation | Christopher Duncan, Aaron Scythe and Layla Walter

Room for conversation | Christopher Duncan, Aaron Scythe and Layla Walter

Preview Sunday July 30 from 2-4pm Exhibition open from Sunday July 30 to Saturday August 19, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Dunedin Room for conversation, combines the talents of weaver, Christopher Duncan, ceramicist Aaron Scythe and glass artist Layla Walter in a tableaux with a subtle domestic feel. The skills each artist has brought to the space […]

AK•75-85 | The Music Of Murray Cammick

AK•75-85 | The Music Of Murray Cammick

Exhibition open Tuesday August 1 to Tuesday August 22, 2017 Artist Talk | Saturday August 5, 2.30pm Black Asterisk, Auckland After the success of the 2016 Flash Cars show, Murray Cammick returns to Black Asterisk with a selection of music images, ‘AK•75-85’. Once again Cammick is exhibiting limited edition, silver-gelatin prints. When Cammick co-founded the seminal music […]

Call for proposals | Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

Call for proposals | Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

Proposals entries close on Wednesday August 23, 2017 Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Auckland Artists are invited to submit proposals for exhibiting at the upcoming Exhibition 2018 at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens which will be a celebration of 10 years of offering a wide range of sculpture to the viewing public and a show place for […]

Ludicrous Likenesses | The Fine Art of Caricature

Ludicrous Likenesses | The Fine Art of Caricature

Wednesday August 2 to Monday October 23, 2017 New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Caricature is portraiture of the everyday, documenting the highs and lows of our society. Ludicrous Likenesses: The Fine Art of Caricature marks the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand Cartoon Archive, bringing together depictions both hilariously crude and subtly subversive from the Alexander […]

Richard Lewer | Richard's Disasters

Richard Lewer | Richard's Disasters

Runs Wednesday August 2 to Saturday August 19 2017 Exhibition Opening Wednesday August 2 at 5:30pm – 7pm {Suite} Gallery, Wellington To view these and other available works by Richard, click here

Rough Rough | Soraya Rhofir

Rough Rough | Soraya Rhofir

Opening August 1 at 5.30pm Wednesday August 2 to Friday August 25 The Engine Room, Block 1 Massey University, Wellington Rough Rough is a set of new works inspired by French artist Soraya Rhofir’s 7-month residency in Wellington at Te Whare Hēra. With a practice based in collage, clip art, and immersive installation, Rhofir reinterprets elements of New Zealand […]

Swirling Dream-Wreck | Fu-On Chung and Sam Thomas

Swirling Dream-Wreck | Fu-On Chung and Sam Thomas

Opening preview on Tuesday August 1, 5:30pm Open Wednesday August 2 to Saturday August 26, 2017 Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin Swirling Dream-Wreck is the second iteration of an ongoing collaboration between Auckland-based painters, Fu-On Chung and Sam Thomas. The first collaborative exhibition, Nets (GLOVEBOX, October 2016), saw the artists focus on tennis—their contrasting practices, […]

Call for Submissions | The Zipp Saver

Call for Submissions | The Zipp Saver

The Zipp Saver is a art zine / cafe reader created in NZ and currently distributed in Wellington (though in time will be in a town near you!) We have been going strong for 7 issues now and looking to recruit more submissions. We don’t care about your credentials, if you draw good, you write tip-top, […]

Elizabeth Thomson | The Black-and-Whites

Elizabeth Thomson | The Black-and-Whites

Runs Thursday August 3 to Saturday August 26 2017 Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington Join us from 5:30pm on Thursday August 3 to celebrate Elizabeth’s new exhibition and meet the artist. Contact the Gallery for more information or to arrange a preview.

Group Show | Funky Faces

Group Show | Funky Faces

Thursday August 3 to Saturday August 26, 2017 Roar! Gallery, Wellington A new funky, groovy exhibition featuring artists from Pablos Art Studios.

INK

INK

Opening Thursday August 3 from 5 – 7pm Artists discussion | Wednesday August 16 at 6pm Exhibition open Thursday August 3 to Tuesday August 29, 2017 Railway St. Studios Auckland INK features works by Deborah Crowe, Steve Lovett (in collaboration with Amanda Wright), Prue MacDougall, Carole Shepheard and Christine Wylie. In this exhibition Prue MacDougall brings together artists connected […]

Peter Miller | This Mortal Coil

Peter Miller | This Mortal Coil

Opening on Thursday August 3 from 6-8pm Exhibition on Thursday August 3 to Monday August 21, 2017 NKB Gallery, Auckland Peter Miller’s exhibition of new work is centred around existence, the human condition and the environment we live in. Although perhaps better known as a still life painter, Miller has also used the human figure as the carrier of narrative […]

DIRT FUTURE | Artspace NZ

DIRT FUTURE | Artspace NZ

Opening Friday August 4, 6pm  From Friday August 4 to Saturday September 2, 2017 Artspace, Auckland Featuring; Ruth Ige, Tash Keddy, Sione Monu, Joanna Neumegen, Shiraz Sadikeen, Samuel Te Kani, Nââwié Tutugoro Benevolent nipples dripping nectar for the youth. I am no longer a mother, but a deposit of cellular memory making contact with divinity. My […]

Group Show | Poor Timing

Group Show | Poor Timing

Runs from Friday August 4 to Saturday September 2 2017 Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland Hopkinson Mossman is pleased to present Poor Timing, a group exhibition of work by Nick Austin, Bill Culbert, Daniel Malone, and B. Wurtz. Poor Timing brings together four practices that consider the potential of available things. The works in Poor Timing are all, in a sense, […]

Ian Andrews | Mini Sandscapes

Ian Andrews | Mini Sandscapes

Runs from Friday August 4 to Monday August 21, 2017 Photospace Gallery, Wellington These photographs are all taken in and around the shore at Castlepoint, East Wairarapa, New Zealand. Ambiguous, fractal, austere or luscious, sometimes all at once, these pictures were taken at waist height, looking vertically down, using an iPhone. No cropping or ‘shopping. […]

lei-pā

lei-pā

Opening Thursday August 3 at 5.30pm Friday August 4 to Friday September 8, 2017 ST PAUL St Galleries One and Two, Auckland Darcell Apelu, Sione Monu, Kerry Ann Lee, LI Liao, LI Jinghu, LIU Weiwei, Natalie Robertson, HUANG Songhao, Salome Tanuvasa, Angela Tiatia, Vaimaila Urale Curated by Lana Lopesi and Ahilapalapa Rands Food is inherently political: […]

Marabar Caves

Marabar Caves

Runs from Friday August 4 to Saturday September 2, 2017 Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland Marabar Caves is an exhibition that takes its title from the caves featured in E.M. Forster’s 1924 novel ‘Passage to India.’ This is the first exhibition in a series of three entitled ‘Resources of the Social Imagination’ which looks at the relationship between narrative pleasure […]

Nick Servian | Dummies for Windows

Nick Servian | Dummies for Windows

Runs from Friday August 4 to Monday August 21, 2017 Photospace Gallery, Wellington Nick Servian has been a professional photographer since a mac was a raincoat and a photoshop was a place to buy film.  He worked in England for 12 years, photographing landscapes and cathedrals, and since settling in New Zealand he’s worked with most […]

WAIPRINT 2017 | Waikato Society of Arts Printmakers

WAIPRINT 2017 | Waikato Society of Arts Printmakers

Friday August 4 to Monday September 4, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Waikato WAIPRINT is the annual exhibition of the WSA printmakers and includes works in a range of techniques: etching, drypoint, linocut, woodcut and lithography. This year we feature a guest exhibition: The Small Print, a selection of works by members […]

Anya Sinclair | Forest Lives

Anya Sinclair | Forest Lives

Opening Saturday August 5 at 2pm Saturday August 5 to Sunday September 24, 2017 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton Join Dunedin based painter Anya Sinclair to celebrate the opening of her new exhibition Forest Lives. The artist will be in attendance and will present a floor talk following the formalities.

Handshake 3 | Reflect

Handshake 3 | Reflect

Saturday August 5 to Sunday December 3, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington To ‘reflect’ can mean both to mirror or to cast back and respond. In this exhibition, 12 jewellers who are a part of the Handshake project have been invited to draw connections between the term ‘reflect’ and the self-reflexive nature of contemporary jewellery, which […]

Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Opening event on Friday August 4 at 7.30pm Exhibition open from Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch An exhibition inspired by a flash of light and a thunderclap. As a small boy growing up in Christchurch, Len Lye kicked a kerosene can around the backyard […]

Oliver Perkins | Japanese Laurel

Oliver Perkins | Japanese Laurel

Saturday August 5 to Sunday October 1, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Oliver Perkins, current McCahon House artist-in-residence, produces works that are suggestive reminders of painting’s adherence to quotidian objects, citing art histories, material agency and cognitive thought as the initiating factors of his studio practice. Here, Perkins looks at the potential of unpacking […]

Call for Applications | The Islands Arts Writing Residency

Call for Applications | The Islands Arts Writing Residency

Application deadline: August 20, 2017 Residency period: November 1 to December 15, 2017 Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to Canadian and international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape […]

Open Call for 2018 Exhibition Proposals | Studio One Toi Tū

Open Call for 2018 Exhibition Proposals | Studio One Toi Tū

Submissions close at midnight Sunday 27 August 2017. Do you have a great idea for an exhibition? We are calling for your proposals to be included in the Studio One Toi Tū 2018 exhibition programme. Proposals for our four ground floor galleries are now being accepted via an online application form. For more information about our galleries and […]

Two Rising Stars from Cuba

Two Rising Stars from Cuba

Monday August 7 to Wednesday August 23, 2017 Floor talk by Ortega Sunday August 20 at 3pm Northart, Auckland In a rare opportunity, Northart will present the work of two of Cuba’s foremost emerging visual artists. Osmeivy Ortega is visiting New Zealand on the invitation of Otahuhu College, where he will be Artist in Residence […]

Kate van der Drift | Sea of Echoes

Kate van der Drift | Sea of Echoes

Opening; Tuesday 8th August, 5.30pm  Closing; Sunday 27th August Sanderson Contemporary Sea of Echoes is part of Kate van der Drift’s ongoing project investigating the history and ecology of the Hauraki Plains. In 1987 New Zealand ecologist and historian Geoff Park paddled up the Waihou River, tracing the journey of the 1769 Endeavour party.  In 2017 van der Drift followed Parks journey, visiting the places he […]

Paris Kirby | Sanctuary

Paris Kirby | Sanctuary

Opening; Tuesday 8th August, 5.30pm  Closing; Sunday 27th August Sanderson Contemporary Paris Kirby’s phenomenal works are immersive, highly detailed and evocative abstracted portrayals of New Zealand’s native flora.  Kirby has a unique and spiritual approach to her artistic practice, her works posing a meditation on specific places of importance to the artist. “Kirby’s paintings attempt to bring the viewer to where the […]

Anneke Bester | Revealing

Anneke Bester | Revealing

Opening: Wednesday 9th August, 5:30pm. Exhibition closes 29th of August. Anneke has been sculpting and painting full-time since she was 16 years old, when she was accepted into art school (Pro Arte; School of Art, Music, Ballet and Drama). She studied Theatre for three years after that. Since this time she has travelled to over twenty countries, and […]

Kyoko Imazu: Secret Stories | John Callaghan: New Papercuts

Kyoko Imazu: Secret Stories | John Callaghan: New Papercuts

Opening Wednesday 9 August, 5.30pm Exhibitions run from 9 August to 9 September Kyoko Imazu: Secret Stories In this exhibition, I focus on my memories from childhood where I often drew strange creatures, animals and humans for my mother. I used them to tell my ‘Secret Stories’ on themes such as life, death, regeneration as well as belonging and […]

Studio Arts Space Available | Lake House Arts Centre

Studio Arts Space Available | Lake House Arts Centre

Expressions of interest close on September 1, 2017 Lake House Arts Centre offers a unique and inexpensive exclusive use studio for an artists or artists of any genre to share. Studio 2 at Lake House is 4 metres by 3.5 metres, quiet with negotiable furniture/tables available.  Our current tenant has upgraded to a larger studio […]

Call for Proposals: HAMSTER, a new publication by The Physics Room

Call for Proposals: HAMSTER, a new publication by The Physics Room

Proposals due by 5pm Friday 1 September The Physics Room is calling for contributors to a new experimental serial titled, HAMSTER. WHAT IS THIS? The first three issues of HAMSTER engage with the idea of a ‘post-truth world’. We encourage contributors to consider hacking strategies as lenses through which to explore contemporary creative and cultural […]

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 […]

Harry McAlpine | Happenstance

Harry McAlpine | Happenstance

Runs Friday August 11 to Saturday August 27 2017 Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton Harry Mcalpine is an Auckland based artist and a recent BFA graduate from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. With a multi-media practice, focusing on philosophical ideas ranging from Ethics to Ontology, Harry’s work tends to draw directly from the historical wellspring of […]

Kohl Tyler-Dunshea | Purlieus No Categories

Kohl Tyler-Dunshea | Purlieus

Runs Friday August 11 to Saturday August 27 2017 Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton Kohl Tyler-Dunshea is an Auckland based Artist and a recent BFA graduate from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Kohl works with a variety of mediums, ranging from watercolour paintings to interactive living installations. The content of her work often falls within the […]

Land Girls and Lifesavers

Land Girls and Lifesavers

Friday August 11 to Tuesday August 29, 2017 Yvonne Rust Gallery, Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei The Yvonne Rust Gallery at the Quarry Arts Centre will be exhibiting Land girls and Lifesavers, from 11 August through until 29 August by Sally Spicer. Spicer has created paintings and prints that observe the varied lives and contributions of […]

Moments of Transcendent Beauty | Paintings by Paul Lyons

Moments of Transcendent Beauty | Paintings by Paul Lyons

Opening Saturday August 12 from 1-3pm Exhibition runs from Friday August 11 to Wednesday September 6, 2017 Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North Moments of Transcendent Beauty is an eye-catching array of 15 – 20 watercolour works which this Palmerston North-based computer systems designer has created when he has ‘felt the need for something more down-to-earth to complement […]

Identification | Group Show

Identification | Group Show

Opening Saturday August 12 from 4 – 6pm Artist talk with Richard McWhannell & Toby Raine | Sunday August 13 at 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 12 to Sunday September 24, 2017 The Vivian, Auckland

Lisa Crowley | The Incandescents

Lisa Crowley | The Incandescents

Saturday August 12 to Sunday October 22, 2017 Te Tuhi, Auckland The Incandescents is a major new body of work by Lisa Crowley with contributions from Jan Bryant, Gwyn Porter, Ngahuia Harrison, E. R. Graham and George Watson. Consisting of a multichannel video installation and a collaborative publication project, Crowley gathers together a number of concepts […]

Nicola Gregory | La La Land

Nicola Gregory | La La Land

Opening Saturday August 12 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 12 to Friday August 18, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui La La Land explores the choice we have to accept and courageously navigate our way through pain into growth and a deeper sense of self; or to avoid and mask pain, causing us to […]

Occulture | The Dark Arts

Occulture | The Dark Arts

Opening Day Talks | Saturday August 12, 2017 at 1pm and 3pm Exhibition runs Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 19, 2017 City Gallery, Wellington Art and the occult draw powers, rituals and symbols from one another to re-enchant the world and redefine human experience. Spells are cast, thresholds crossed, astrological charts consulted. Occulture: The Dark Arts features over […]

Call for applications | Two Environment Envoy Commissions

Call for applications | Two Environment Envoy Commissions

Urban Dream Brokerage Environment Envoy Applications close midnight Sunday 27 August Are you an artist passionate about your work making a change in our environment? Dunedin City Council with Letting Space are pleased to announce a new commission for artists resident in New Zealand. The commission is part of Te Ao Tūroa – Dunedin’s Environment […]

橙色白毫 / orange pekoe | Amy Weng

橙色白毫 / orange pekoe | Amy Weng

Conversations | Monday August 14 and Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 5.30-7.30pm Window Gallery, Auckland 橙色白毫 / orange pekoe is a research project that examines the mobility and politics of knowledge. 橙色白毫 / orange pekoe responds to Window Gallery and its location at the threshold of an educational institution and safehouse of knowledge. Evoking the […]

Call for exhibition proposals | BSA Gallery

Call for exhibition proposals | BSA Gallery

Proposals close Saturday September 30, 2017 BSA Gallery, Auckland BSA Gallery is seeking proposals for our new gallery space situated upstairs on Great North Road in central Auckland. Proposals may include solo collaborative or group projects. To apply, please email us your proposal, including images, an artist statement and a brief description of the proposed exhibition or […]

John Madden | West

John Madden | West

Opening Tuesday August 15 from 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 15 to Saturday September 2, 2017 Orexart, Auckland John Madden translates the raw drama of the coastal landscape without contrivance: he matches the land’s ruggedness with his own rigorous approach. According to author, Christopher Johnstone in Landscape Paintings of New Zealand, Madden’s works possess a “brooding, […]

Kazu Nakagawa | Here, Now

Kazu Nakagawa | Here, Now

Preview Tuesday August 15 at 5.30pm Tuesday August 15 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland Trish Clark Gallery is pleased to present Kazu Nakagawa’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, Here, Now. A rich coda to previous exhibitions, as well as an introduction for audiences unfamiliar with his work, Nakagawa’s mini-survey presents us with […]

Matt Payne | From Coast to Peak

Matt Payne | From Coast to Peak

Opening Tuesday August 15, 5.30pm Exhibition open Tuesday August 15 to Tuesday August 29, 2017 Parnell Gallery, Auckland Matt Payne returns to Parnell Gallery in August with a fresh body of work, ‘From Coast to Peak’. Precise representations of particular moments in time evoke the mystery of the natural world. The translucency of a wave, […]

Philip Trusttum | Whitespace

Philip Trusttum | Whitespace

Preview | Tuesday August 15, from 5-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 15 to Saturday September 2, 2017 Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland “Christchurch, as we knew it, was utterly changed by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Our house was immediately demolished. Most of the central city followed suit, with rebuilding increasing as time, money […]

Group Show | Taking Shape

Group Show | Taking Shape

Preview Tuesday August 15 from 5-7pm Exhibition open from Wednesday August 16 to Saturday August 26, 2017 Grey, Auckland A group exhibition featuring Kate Banazi, Annie Sandano, Sarah Williams, Janna van Hasselt and Tevita Sung.

Group Show | Where the River Bends

Group Show | Where the River Bends

Opening Tuesday August 15 at 5pm Panel discussion | Wednesday August 16 at 12.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 16 to Thursday September 7, 2017 Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch Curated by Harry Culy Wayne Barrar, Mitchell Bright, David Cook & Wiremu Puke, Liesel Carnie, Caroline McQuarrie & Shaun Matthews, Anton Maurer, Andrew Ross, George Staniland, […]

Ipu ki uta, ihu ki tai: ST PAUL St Symposium 2017

Ipu ki uta, ihu ki tai: ST PAUL St Symposium 2017

KEYNOTE Dr Carl Te Hira Mika Thursday August 17 2017, at 5.30pm WA224 Conference Centre, AUT University, 55 Wellesley Street, Auckland Free WĀNANGA Friday August 18 to Saturday August 19, 2017 Makaurau Marae, 8 Ruaiti Road, Māngere $60 Waged, $30 Unwaged * To attend the wānanga, you must also attend the keynote lecture. If the cost […]

Gregory Bennett | Nature Morte

Gregory Bennett | Nature Morte

Preview Thursday August 17 from 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Friday August 18 to Saturday September 16, 2017 Two Rooms, Auckland Gregory Bennett presents a new video work drawing on a number of sources including the art historical term Nature Morte, conceptions of the ‘hyperobject’, term coined by Timothy Morton to describe transcendent and massively distributed phenomena […]

Julia Morison | Things from the Book of Shadows

Julia Morison | Things from the Book of Shadows

Preview Thursday August 17 from 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Friday August 18 to Saturday September 16, 2017 Two Rooms, Auckland Two distinct suites of work made 15 years apart have been brought together for this exhibition. In From the Book of Shadows (2002) Morison combined the illusion of painting with the reification of sculpture. At […]

kill your darlings | Group Show

kill your darlings | Group Show

Opening event August 17, 6 to 8pm On from August 18 to August 26, 2017 Potocki Patterson Art Gallery, Wellington  “even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” First time collaboration kill your darlings celebrates new works by Wellington based Oliver Morse, Jamie Mackman and Tegan Jenkins, alongside West Australia’s Kate […]

Jake Walker | The Turps

Jake Walker | The Turps

Opening Saturday August 19 at 11am Exhibition runs from Saturday August 19 to Saturday September 9, 2017 Hamish Mckay Gallery, Wellington

Nicholas Mangan | Limits to Growth

Nicholas Mangan | Limits to Growth

Saturday August 19 to Sunday November 12 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Limits to Growth is the first survey exhibition of Australian artist Nicholas Mangan to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand. With a strong research base in history, science and visual culture, Mangan’s work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of […]

One Hit Wonder | 20 Artists/1 Work

One Hit Wonder | 20 Artists/1 Work

Opens Saturday August 19 at 5.30pm Exhibition on view from Saturday August 19 to Friday September 1, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui Experience the creative delights of Winter Wonderfest with this dynamic exhibition featuring a host of local talent: Frances Stachl/ Nicola Gregory/ Craig Sharp/ Leonie Sharp/ Jodi Clark/ Kaye Coombs/ Sandra Grieve- The […]

Richard Killeen | Database J

Richard Killeen | Database J

Opening drinks Saturday August 19 at 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 19 to Saturday September 16, 2017 Ivan Anthony, Auckland

Rohan Wealleans | Joy Control

Rohan Wealleans | Joy Control

Opening drinks Saturday August 19 at 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 19 to Saturday September 16, 2017 Ivan Anthony, Auckland

Social Matter | Group Show

Social Matter | Group Show

Saturday August 19 to Saturday September 9, 2017 RM, Auckland Curated by Louisa Afoa RM Gallery is proud to present Social Matter, a group exhibition including works by Public Share, Valasi Leota-Seiuli, Janet Lilo, Lana Lopesi and Sione Monu. This exhibition was first shown at Blue Oyster, Dunedin, 26 October 2016 – 19 November 2016. […]

Water, Water, everywhere... The artists take a stand

Water, Water, everywhere... The artists take a stand

Opening Sunday August 20 at 4pm Exhibition runs from Sunday August 20 to Saturday September 23, 2017 The Diversion Gallery, Picton Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink… Swimmable, wadeable, drinkable…? Or degraded? These are questions our artists have long explored, working to raise public consciousness of the issues into the ‘mainstream’ before it […]

Michael Armstrong | Preaching to the Disconcerted

Michael Armstrong | Preaching to the Disconcerted

Opening preview Tuesday August 22 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 23 to Saturday September 16, 2017 City Art Depot, Christchurch An exhibition of calamitous, prophetic, furious, frothing, erupting, comical, billowing, cautionary, volatile and fantastic painting.

Yona Lee | Turn of Phrase

Yona Lee | Turn of Phrase

Opening Wednesday August 23 at 6pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 23 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland Fabricated from the unassuming materials of commercial shop fitting and industrial design—MDF board and powder-coated steel—the works in Turn of Phrase speak the language of the almost-invisible structures that dictate our experience of public space. […]

Lindsey Baker & Michael Lowe | New Paintings

Lindsey Baker & Michael Lowe | New Paintings

Opening Thursday August 24 from 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Thursday August 24 to Tuesday September 12, 2017 nkb Gallery, Auckland Lindsey Baker and Michael Lowe are both known for their independent and distinctive brands of realism. While both artists broadly speaking, produce works centered around landscape, environment and ecological issues – the only real connection between the two – is their practice, one which […]

Four | Group Show

Four | Group Show

Opening Friday August 25 from 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Friday August 25 until Saturday September 16, 2017 Photospace Gallery, Wellington Four features individual exhibition projects by Linsey Sutton, Rex Bultitude, Lesley McConnell, and Catherine Adam. Four is the culmination of year-long personal photography projects by each of these artists, working both individually and as a group during […]

Microcosmic | Astrid Visser & Alexia George

Microcosmic | Astrid Visser & Alexia George

Friday August 25 to Saturday September 16, 2017 Tuesday September 5 at 5.30pm | Floor Talk with the artists, supported by Psychology-Neurocience and Ortho-Bionomy specialist Tiffany Beese Toi Pōneke Gallery, Wellington Informed by research into neuroscience, artists Astrid Visser and Alexia George delve into the workings of the mind, examining the Cartesian idea that the […]

Christine Hellyar | Looking, Seeing, Thinking

Christine Hellyar | Looking, Seeing, Thinking

Opening and artist talk | Saturday August 26 at 2pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 26 to Sunday November 5, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Acclaimed artist Christine Hellyar has long been interested in how people see and depict the landscape. Working with different materials and formats, she presents here botanical drawings of a […]

Colonial Sugar

Colonial Sugar

Talk | Saturday 26 August at 1pm Saturday August 26 to November 19, 2017 City Gallery, Wellington Colonial Sugar refers to the dark history of Australia’s nineteenth century sugar-slave trade. It features an installation by Jasmine Togo-Brisby and photographs by Tracey Moffatt. Read more

Dominique Marriott | Bare Lines

Dominique Marriott | Bare Lines

Opening Friday August 25 5.30-7pm Exhibition open Saturday August 26 to Sunday August 27, 2017 David Lloyd Gallery, Hamilton Bare Lines is an exhibition of delicate nude charcoal drawings that embrace the cosiness of being in a private space, uninhibited by the public eye. The figures in this series are mostly portrayed in repose, and have an intimate tone. Dominique’s […]

John Stezaker | Lost World

John Stezaker | Lost World

Opening Day Friends Tour | Saturday August 26 at 11am John Stezaker Lecture | Saturday August 26 at 2pm Saturday August 26 to November 19, 2017 City Gallery, Wellington Lost World presents work by celebrated UK artist John Stezaker. Coined the ‘master of slicing and splicing’, it features his deceptively simple collages, sculptures and a […]

The Cold Islanders

The Cold Islanders

Saturday August 26 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton The physical adjustment to the cold winters of Aotearoa would have been difficult for Maaori, equally so for the second wave of Pacific migrants on arrival here. The artists in this exhibition trawl their oceans within through dreams, grandparents’ watery memories and droplets of […]

CIRCUIT Symposium 2017 | The Thickness of Cinema

CIRCUIT Symposium 2017 | The Thickness of Cinema

Saturday August 26 2017, 10am – 4pm Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch CIRCUIT is proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema, a one day symposium exploring cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience, presented by CIRCUIT at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 10-4pm. With support from Creative New Zealand, […]

Peter Collis | Tableware & Working With Top Chefs

Peter Collis | Tableware & Working With Top Chefs

Saturday August 26, 2017 at 11am Te Toi Uku, Auckland Peter Collis has been potting most of his life creating elegant hand thrown objects from his studio in Birkenhead, Auckland. Peter will discuss creating NZ made domesticware and collaborating with top chefs to create a perfect plate. He will be bringing a selection of ceramics […]

Dark Horizons | Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Khaled Sabsabi

Dark Horizons | Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Khaled Sabsabi

Artist Talk | Sunday August 27 at 2.30pm Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018 Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo exhibitions by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration and multiculturalism explored through sculpture, film, […]

Kerry Ann Lee | Fruits in the Backwater

Kerry Ann Lee | Fruits in the Backwater

Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018 Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Wellington-based artist Kerry Ann Lee’s new installation celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand as a remote archipelago – a place where diversity has a chance to grow roots deeper than it might in more densely populated centres. Photographic cut-outs of tantalizing images from […]

Nandita Kumar | Tentacles of Dimensions and Birth of BrainFly

Nandita Kumar | Tentacles of Dimensions and Birth of BrainFly

Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018 Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Nandita Kumar is a new-media artist who creates immersive environmental spaces using sound, video, animation and digital technology. Her installations, interactive sculptures and animations seamlessly integrate new media, highlighting contradictions within the techno-industrial revolution and natural landscape. Pātaka will be exhibiting two of […]

From the Peninsula | Devonport Peninsula Schools

From the Peninsula | Devonport Peninsula Schools

Opening Saturday September 2 from 12.30-3pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 30 to Sunday September 24, 2017 Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland  From The Peninsula will showcase the artwork of 9 schools from the Devonport Peninsula from year 1 to year 13, including Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate, Devonport Primary, Belmont Primary, Vauxhall Primary, Hauraki School, […]

The Enjoy Art Book Fair

The Enjoy Art Book Fair

Wednesday August 30 to Saturday September 2, 2017 The Enjoy Art Book Fair is back! Featuring a range of galleries, independent publishers and design studios from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. Including: Adam Art Gallery ARTSPACE Blue Oyster Clouds Discipline (AUZ) Dissect Journal (AUZ) Hue&Cry Ilam Press Matters MEANWHILE North Projects Physics Room Pivot print— […]

Decent Exposure | The University Art Collection Undressed

Decent Exposure | The University Art Collection Undressed

Opening Thursday August 31 at 5.30pm Friday September 1 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 Old Government House, Auckland Take a peek at what the University of Auckland Art Collection has tucked away. Decent Exposure features 25 nudes, semi-nudes and demi-nudes in what Associate Professor Linda Tyler describes as, “a jaunty local riposte to the Body […]

Character Development for Children's Book Illustration | Selwyn Community Education

Character Development for Children's Book Illustration | Selwyn Community Education

Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3, 2017 Selwyn College Join Sandra Morris and learn techniques to create and develop your very own storybook characters. Learn drawing techniques that will have your characters running, jumping and leaping right off the page. Suitable for those with basic drawing ability. Outline: an introduction to picture books – where […]

Art Writing Workshop Series | Anthony Byrt

Art Writing Workshop Series | Anthony Byrt

Saturday September 2, 3-5pm Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to present in partnership this series of art writing workshops. Each month from July through December we will host a different writer who will share their insight and expertise. Our September 2 session will be presented by Anthony Byrt  What art critics can learn from […]

Smile, Darling! | Jessica Philbrick and Liza Savage

Smile, Darling! | Jessica Philbrick and Liza Savage

Opening night Tuesday September 5 from 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday September 5 to Saturday September 9, 2017 Projectspace Gallery, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland Smile, Darling! is a mixed-media exhibition by contemporary artists, Jessica Philbrick and Liza Savage. The interrelationship between the two artist practices combine to (re)discover past and present conversations of feminist issues. Smile, Darling! will hold space for […]

2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards | Rotorua Museum

2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards | Rotorua Museum

Runs from Saturday September 9 to Friday October 6 2017 Entries due by Friday August 11 2017 Rotorua Museum, Rotorua Rotorua Museum is delighted to confirm that the 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards, run in association with the Friends of Rotorua Museum, will be judged by renowned curator and writer Emma Bugden. This year’s awards […]

The Art Room Extended | Depot Artspace

The Art Room Extended | Depot Artspace

Runs from Saturday September 9 to Wednesday September 27 Application due by Friday August 25 at 5pm Depot Artspace, Devonport http://depotartspace.co.nz/event/art-room-extended/ Since establishing The Art Room to provide an opportunity for Depot members to sell their works without committing to a full exhibition, or to maintain a profile in the community or  test audience response […]

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 […]

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park | An event in support of Artists Alliance

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park | An event in support of Artists Alliance

Thursday October 26, 2017 from 10am – 2pm Gibbs Farm, Auckland Gibbs Farm, the internationally renowned sculpture collection situated beside the expansive Kaipara Harbour, is opening its gates for us in October. Gibbs Farm includes major works by Anish Kapoor, Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, […]

The Chelsea International Photography Competition | Agora Gallery

The Chelsea International Photography Competition | Agora Gallery

Runs from Saturday January 27 to Wednesday February 7 2018  Agora Gallery, New York  The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) is an opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit in New York City and receive valuable promotional benefits. The work of selected artists will be presented […]