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!

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 | Senior Moments

Gallery Tour | Senior 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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- […]

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 […]

Call for Entries | The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D

Call for Entries | The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D

Entries close on Friday December 1, 2017 The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award – 3D has been established to provide a valuable professional platform for a range of practices, including sculpture, installation, and contemporary craft. It looks to recognise the quality and diversity of three dimensional work in New Zealand at present. Following the close of […]

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 The Life of Len with Roger Horrocks | Wednesday 4 October at 6pm 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 […]

Te Haerenga The Journey | Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Te Haerenga The Journey | Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Thirty years ago this October, a purpose-built museum and art gallery opened in Grantham Street, Hamilton. This event was the culmination of years of planning and community activism. While the journey toward a new museum was long and not always […]

Francis Upritchard | Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard | Jealous Saboteurs

Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Francis Upritchard’s sculptures and paintings reverberate with possible histories, both ancient and imagined. Come face-to-face with enigmatic figures, sprawling sloths and cabinets full of the unexpected in an unforgettable survey of this internationally acclaimed, NZ-born artist’s work. An exhibition partnership between City […]

Interior Worlds | Group Show

Interior Worlds | Group Show

Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Wayne Barrar, Pip Culbert, Lynn Hurst, Julia Morison, Anne Noble, Peter Trevelyan This exhibition brings together the work of six very different artists whose practice explores the idea of ‘interior worlds’, investigating the microscopic, overlooked, unseen and imagined. Their inspiration is drawn from transient […]

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 […]

Euan Macleod | Painter

Euan Macleod | Painter

Friday August 18 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North “Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast majority of his paintings – marching, striding, studying the ground in front of him or the canvas that rises […]

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

Erica van Zon | opal moon, local lime

Erica van Zon | opal moon, local lime

Saturday August 26 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Art Fix with Jessica Kidd | Thursday October 12, 2pm Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Art Fix with Jessica Kidd | Join Assistant Curator Jessica Kidd for a walk through Erica van Zon’s post-Tylee residency exhibition Opal Moon, Local Lime and an in-depth look at a number of works in […]

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 | Art on the Pacific Spectrum

The Cold Islanders | Art on the Pacific Spectrum

Saturday August 26 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton The Cold Islanders: Art on the Pacific Spectrum features art by second and third-generation migrant New Zealanders who identify or are identified as Pacific Islanders, but have a minimal physical connection to their respective islands. The exhibition features work by 29 artists covering a […]

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

Opening Sunday August 27 at 2pm 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. […]

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 […]

Jill Sorensen | Significant Others

Jill Sorensen | Significant Others

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Monday August 28 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Whangarei Art Musuem, Whangarei Jill Sorensen’s playful installation Significant Others invites her audience to view close up the many and varied significant others in her life. In general usage the term ‘significant other’ refers to an intimate relationship […]

Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 29 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei The new series, A Study of a Samoan Savage, is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry – explored together. Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this powerful, […]

Robert George | a memoir for falling light

Robert George | a memoir for falling light

Opening Saturday September 2, 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Te Uru is pleased to present a memoir for falling light, a new commission from acclaimed filmmaker Robert George. George’s work is typified by his love of surrealist cinema, the materiality of film and a […]

See what I can see | Discovering New Zealand Photography

See what I can see | Discovering New Zealand Photography

Saturday September 2 to Sunday November 26, 2017 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson See what I can see: Discovering New Zealand Photography is a celebration of the camera in New Zealand – the artists; the people; the place. Co-curated by Gregory O’Brien (independent curator & writer) and Greg Donson (Sarjeant Gallery Curator & Public Programmes Manager), the […]

Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi | Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence

Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi | Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence

Kōrero with Paemanu | Friday September 8, 5.30–7pm Friday September 8 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch CoCA and Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts Trust present Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi – Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence, from Friday 8 September at 12 noon. Curated by senior Paemanu artists, Nohoaka Toi embodies the trajectory […]

Bridget Reweti | Irihanga

Bridget Reweti | Irihanga

Saturday September 9 2017 to January 2018 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Wellington-based artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), who is originally from Tauranga Moana, has created an installation highlighting the 150 years since the Tauranga Bush Campaign that resulted in the raupatu (confiscation) of Tauranga Moana. Drawing on Pai Marire iconography and native […]

Lauren Lysaght | The Jar Room

Lauren Lysaght | The Jar Room

Saturday September 9 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Artist Talk | Saturday September 23 at 11am Sarjeant Gallery, 31 Taupo Quay above the i-Site, Taupo A collaborative community art installation led by artist Lauren Lysaght and facilitated by the Sarjeant Gallery, inspired by a trip to the Jar Bar at Sustainable Whanganui.  

Simon Ingram | Digital Primitive

Simon Ingram | Digital Primitive

Saturday September 9 to Sunday December 3, 2017 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Digital Primitive is an ongoing exploration of art history, technology, authorship, collaboration and authenticity. Over 12 weeks Simon Ingram’s painting machine will use data from a variety of sources to make 12 artworks within The Suter Art Gallery. Equal parts conceptual and performative the […]

Aberhart Starts Here | Laurence Aberhart

Aberhart Starts Here | Laurence Aberhart

Friday September 15 2017 to Tuesday February 6 2018 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch Iconic and unseen early photographs of Christchurch by Laurence Aberhart Aberhart started here. Between 1975 and 1983, when the internationally-renowned New Zealand artist lived in and around Christchurch, he began to photograph the everyday world around him. Christchurch […]

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line | Robyn Hughes

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line | Robyn Hughes

Opening Saturday September 16 at 4pm Elizabeth Rankin in conversation with Robyn Hughes | Sunday September 17 at 11am Art & War Floor talk – Greg Hall | Monday October 23 at 11am Exhibition runs from Sunday September 17 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Whakatane Museum and Arts, Whakatane The opening event will include a […]

The Lovepost | Calling on writers, photographers, illustrators & artists

The Lovepost | Calling on writers, photographers, illustrators & artists

The Lovepost launched last month and is ready to collaborate with more writers, photographers and illustrators. The Lovepost is an alternative publishing platform that transmits love through thought-provoking, uplifting, entertaining and informative writing, photography & illustrations. We offer articles with diverse perspectives that explore interconnecting relationships of love – every kind of love. Love offers a positive […]

Summer Residencies | New Zealand Pacific Studio

Summer Residencies | New Zealand Pacific Studio

Applications close Wednesday January 31, 2018 SUMMER OPPORTUNITY Summer 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, […]

Bloem en Blad | Clementine Edwards

Bloem en Blad | Clementine Edwards

Friday September 22 to Thursday November 23, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland A featherweight parcel arrives from the north. In it is the entire Bloem en Blad exhibition: green string, hatched eggs, seeds of the dandelion flower. This is a show about lightness in spring. Working with materials from Rotterdam, her new hometown, Clementine Edwards […]

Ralph Hotere | Black Paintings 1–7

Ralph Hotere | Black Paintings 1–7

Opening Saturday September 23 from 3-5pm Friday September 22 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth Ralph Hotere’s Black Paintings (1968–69) remain at the cutting-edge of minimal geometric abstraction painting produced in Aotearoa New Zealand and equally foreground conversations about the interplay between Māori aesthetics and consciousness and European cultural ideals and art practices. It’s a […]

Geometry | Group Show

Geometry | Group Show

Saturday September 23, 2017 to Sunday January 14, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Artists from almost every culture create art that is based upon geometric shapes. Everything in nature has a shape, so the very nature of drawing from nature is an attempt at recreating geometric shapes. At times, abstraction […]

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

Saturday September 23 to Saturday January 13, 2018 TeKōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Waitangi A new exhibition will open at TeKōngahu Museum of Waitangi on Saturday 23rd September. Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars, is an astrophotographic map of Northland through the eye of Kerikeri photographer Chris Pegman. 25 images will be on display, showcasing Northland at night, […]

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Saturday September 23 2017 to January 2018 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. Over the past thirty years his distinctive style of photography has […]

Surface Affect | Group Show

Surface Affect | Group Show

Opening Saturday September 23 from 3-5pm Artist talk | Sunday September 24 from 2-3pm Saturday September 23 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin and Michael Zavros Curated by Simon Rees Surface Affect presents the work of three painters working with concepts of the surface, and the surface of […]

Louisa Afoa | A Pool is not the Ocean

Louisa Afoa | A Pool is not the Ocean

Tuesday September 26 2017 to Sunday November 26 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean, we must wake up […]

Midway | a Colectif Génération collaboration by John Yau & Kathy Barry

Midway | a Colectif Génération collaboration by John Yau & Kathy Barry

Opening Friday September 29, 6pm Exhibition on from Saturday September 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Objectspace, Auckland Midway brings to exhibition one of twelve handmade artist-books which have been produced in collaboration between American poet John Yau, and local visual artist Kathy Barry. Commissioned by bookmaker Gervais Jaasaud for his ongoing Global Books project, […]

The Company of Potters | Group Show

The Company of Potters | Group Show

Opening Friday September 29, 6pm Exhibition on from Saturday September 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Objectspace, Auckland Between 1974 and 1983, the three kilns at Ian and Sheryl Smail’s ‘Nodsdale’ property on Auckland’s North Shore were used to fire pots by a number of leading New Zealand ceramists. This exhibition explores the creative and […]

untitled (pending welcome) | Raukura Turei

untitled (pending welcome) | Raukura Turei

Opening Friday September 29, 6pm Exhibition on from Saturday September 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Objectspace, Auckland Building on earlier research-based projects in the field of architecture, artist and architect Raukura Turei responds to the Objectspace foyer by acknowledging its function as an entrance and transitional space. Working with terrain that spans embodied knowledge, […]

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018

The Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from Foundation North. Mentors will provide […]

Call for submissions | The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara

Call for submissions | The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara

Submissions close December 15, 2017 The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara consists of a three month residency, inclusive of a grant of $20,000 and studio at Ara School of Art and Design. The Award is for an artist who has an association with Canterbury whose work “gives consideration to place and environment – […]

Mentor Expressions of Interest | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

Mentor Expressions of Interest | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

The Artists Alliance is now calling for expressions of interest from experienced visual arts practitioners to be mentors on our 2018 Mentoring Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible […]

Leading Ladies | Group Show

Leading Ladies | Group Show

Opening Saturday October 14, 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 7 2017 to Sunday January 28 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland The arts and crafts movement in the early twentieth century was a vital moment in the education and uptake of ceramics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Though most histories of New Zealand studio […]

Landlines | Juliet Novena

Landlines | Juliet Novena

October 9 2017 to March 2018 Artist talk | 9 October 10:30am Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton For several days from the 30th of September Dunedin based artist Juliet Novena Sorrel will use observational drawing and mapping as tools for exploring Mid-Canterbury’s natural identity. She will spend the first two days in the Ashburton area making […]

Chris Charteris | Itutu / Needlework

Chris Charteris | Itutu / Needlework

Thursday October 12 to Thursday November 30, 2017 FHE Gallery, Auckland The needle is part of our primal toolkit. The needle plays an important part in our human development from the sewing of clothes to making fishing nets. This work celebrates the needle, utilising whalebone for it’s perfect curve, strength and flexibility.

Four exhibitions | Adam Art Gallery

Four exhibitions | Adam Art Gallery

Openings Friday October 13, 6–8pm. Exhibitions run from Saturday October 14 to Thursday December 21, 2017 Adam Art Gallery, Wellington Please join us for the opening of our final exhibitions for 2017 at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. From the College Collection What Remains, The Karori Commission Anna Sanderson, Gavin Hipkins, Philip Kelly Future […]

Surplus Reality | Nova Paul

Surplus Reality | Nova Paul

Exhibition preview Friday October 13, 5.30pm Artist talk | Saturday October 14, 1pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 14 to Sunday November 19, 2017 The Physics Room, Christchurch For her second exhibition at The Physics Room in 2017, Nova Paul has produced a new 16mm film, The Last Week of Spring. Over the past 12 […]

Glen Hayward | dendrochronology

Glen Hayward | dendrochronology

Saturday October 14 2017 to Sunday February 18 2018 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Glen Hayward is known for replicating and re-contextualising everyday objects – smoke alarms, security cameras, office furniture, tools, buckets of paint, animal skulls. These sculptures, while seemingly authentic and convincing are in fact hand-carved and hand-painted wooden imitations, devoid of their […]

Grahame Sydney | Etched in Time

Grahame Sydney | Etched in Time

Saturday October 14 2017 to Sunday February 18 2018 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Early works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection Grahame Sydney is one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists. Born in Dunedin in 1948 and having lived most of his life in Otago, Sydney’s distinctive style and subject matter have become synonymous […]

Louise Menzies | Gorgon Malkin Witch

Louise Menzies | Gorgon Malkin Witch

Opening Saturday October 14, 4pm Exhibition runs from October Saturday 14, 2017 to Sunday January 28, 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Louise Menzies, an Auckland-based artist, offers us objects, images and situations that explore the past and present through attention to the way they are already represented. For this exhibition, Menzies delves into […]

The Future Machine | Group Show

The Future Machine | Group Show

Saturday October 14 2017 to January 2018 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga In this group exhibition, Tauranga Art Gallery has conceived its own future machine to explore ideas of city and community. The Future Machine will infiltrate the central city environs, highlighting some of the more surprising imagery, historical and physical spaces we have in our […]

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Admin & Programmes Intern 2018

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Admin & Programmes Intern 2018

The Artists Alliance Internship Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates for a fixed term, paid internship with Artists Alliance. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for graduates to obtain significant work experience in the art industry. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from […]

Aiko Robinson | Sighs upon a midnight pillow

Aiko Robinson | Sighs upon a midnight pillow

Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Solander Gallery, Wellington Christchurch artist Aiko Robinson is presenting a selection of drawings and woodcut works in her exhibition – Sighs upon a midnight pillow. Her artwork is a contemporary response to Shunga (‘spring pictures’), a form of erotica that flourished in Japan during the Edo period between the […]

Gallery Co-Ordinator | The West Coast Gallery

Gallery Co-Ordinator | The West Coast Gallery

The West Coast Gallery at Piha is looking for a multi-tasking Gallery Co-ordinator in a part time role. The Gallery Co-ordinator is the face of the West Coast Gallery on a day to day basis, and as such, our ideal candidate will need to love, and excel at working with diverse groups of people and […]

John Pusateri | Caterpillar Killer

John Pusateri | Caterpillar Killer

Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Solander Gallery, Wellington Auckland based artist John Pusateri’s recent suite of works refers to museum specimens of owls and other bird species while bringing awareness to issues around biodiversity and conservation. His drawings and lithographs on exhibition tap into the artistic tradition of ‘memento mori’, a practice dating […]

Maudie

Maudie

Following its premiere screenings at the NZ International Film Festival, MAUDIE returns to NZ cinemas from October 19. Based on a true story, Maudie is a beautiful and absorbing portrait of reclusive Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis, following her life, the success story of her art and her life with husband, Everett Lewis in a […]

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 […]

Andrew Mcleod

Andrew Mcleod

Opening Saturday October 21, 5pm Exhibition runs from Satruday October 21, 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018 Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre, Whakatāne You’re warmly invited to attend the opening of Andrew McLeod’s first solo exhibition in Whakatāne, opening at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre. Featuring grand […]

Martin Poppelwell | Index

Martin Poppelwell | Index

Saturday October 21, 2017 to Sunday January 21, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton This exhibition, toured by Hastings City Art Gallery, exhibits a new body of work from Hawke’s Bay artist Martin Poppelwell. This idiosyncratic look at the alphabet uses images and icons that Poppelwell has built up over years. […]

Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Saturday October 21 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland Pascal Atiga-Bridger’s artworks, which use elements of the design of the Union Jack to illustrate some of the effects of British colonisation, will be on show at Papakura Art Gallery from October 21. “My works replace the original colours on the Union Jack […]

Oriental Painting Class

Oriental Painting Class

Tuesday October 24 to Tuesday December 12, 2017 | 9.30-11.30am Studio 1 WSA Art School, Hamilton To enrol in the class please contact artschool@wsa.org.nz 07 839 1018 120 Victoria st, 3240

Sacha Lees | Vagrant Mind

Sacha Lees | Vagrant Mind

Opening October 26, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday October 26 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, Wellington ‘Vagrant Mind’ captures moments of contemplation – sometimes conscious, sometimes dormant. Not unlike fish in a bowl, thoughts and feelings drift idly from place to place in our psyche bringing with them at times the unexpected. […]

Ex-ante | Group Show

Ex-ante | Group Show

Opening Friday October 27, 6pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 27 to Friday December 22, 2017 Artspace, Auckland Fiona Amundsen, Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė, Seamus Harahan, Chia-Wei Hsu, Susan Schuppli Utilising observation, forensic, and analytical strategies, the work of six artists offer cinematic approaches to capturing community-based realities. Through their exhibition, and a series […]

Jeena Shin | Movement Image Time

Jeena Shin | Movement Image Time

Private view Thursday October 26, 6-8pm Exhibition runs from  Friday October 27 to Saturday November 2017 Two Rooms, Auckland Jeena Shin presents a new body of work comprising of a series of 70 black and white digital-photograms and paintings. She has established a generative system by combining mathematical instructions in a formal sequence with ever-changing variations. […]

Nichola Shanley | From Winter

Nichola Shanley | From Winter

Private view Thursday October 26, 6-8pm Exhibition runs from  Friday October 27 to Saturday November 2017 Two Rooms, Auckland Nichola Shanley presents a collection of new ceramic works using hand – molded techniques and glazed surfaces. Occupying a space between the boundaries of past and present, mythic symbology and domestic objects, Shanley’s works appear like decorated […]

Michael Hight | Recent Paintings

Michael Hight | Recent Paintings

Saturday October 28 to Wednesday November 22, 2017 Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown Michael Hight’s depictions of South Island vistas possess a beautiful stillness underpinned by a sense of anticipation – the landscape seems to be holding its breath.

Connect | Disconnect | Reconnect

Connect | Disconnect | Reconnect

Monday October 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Northart, Auckland Fidalis Buehler, whose delightfully whimsical paintings have been exhibited at Northart on several occasions over the past few years, returns to New Zealand to curate a show that brings together multimedia works by eight American artists (Brian Christensen, Janna Siebert, Joe Ostraff, Kala Kim, Tali […]

LEANINGS | handshake4

LEANINGS | handshake4

Opening Monday October 30 2017, 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday October 31 to Sunday December 10, 2017 Long Gallery, The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland Twelve artists from the new group called Handshake 4 (HS4) showcase their yearlong developments in the exhibition LEANINGS: handshake4. HS4 was selected from an open call by Ruudt Peters, a renowned […]

Call for Applications | Curator of Contemporary Art

Call for Applications | Curator of Contemporary Art

Applications close Sunday November 19,  2017 The Gus Fisher Gallery is the University of Auckland’s public art gallery and part of the University’s commitment to supporting contemporary creative practice research. The Gallery aims to present an innovative programme of curated exhibitions of contemporary art that fosters discussion of contemporary artistic practices nationally and internationally. Curator […]

Hamish Coleman | Shot Silk

Hamish Coleman | Shot Silk

Opening Wednesday November 1, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 1 to December 2, 2017 Bartley + Company Art, Wellington Minimalism and representation are woven together in Hamish Coleman’s shimmering and textured surfaces. Fleeting moments in cinematic frames from found film footage are rendered still and then remobilised and given new life in iridescent hues. […]

Harry Culy | Rose Hill

Harry Culy | Rose Hill

Opening Wednesday November 1, at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 1 to Friday December 22, 2017 Parlour Projects, Hastings Parlour is pleased to present Rose Hill, an exhibition of new work by Harry Culy that documents and explores the wider Hawke’s Bay region.

Te Ahi Pūmau | Group show

Te Ahi Pūmau | Group show

Opening Wednesday November 1, 6-8 pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 2, 2017 to January 12, 2018 Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum, Auckland Te Toi Uku and Auckland Festival of Ceramics present – Te Ahi Pūmau An installation by Ngā Kaihanga Uku – Māori Clay Collective. Featuring nine of the collective’s members […]

Funktionslust | Guillaume Caileau

Funktionslust | Guillaume Caileau

Wednesday November 2 to Wednesday December 6, 2017 Masons Screen, Wellington “Funktionslust” is a German phrase meaning “the joy of doing what we are designed to do”. Here the artist imagines Masons Lane as analogous to a wasp nest or an anthill – a place of high transit where workers pass between home and the […]

Korean Ceramics | Group Show

Korean Ceramics | Group Show

Opening Thursday November 2, 6.30pm Exhibition open Thursday November 2 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland Presented by Korean-NZ Cultural Association and Icheon Ceramic Association, Korea Korea’s Icheon ceramics village became the centre of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in […]

Scott, Erica & Leah Wilson | Drawn to Paint

Scott, Erica & Leah Wilson | Drawn to Paint

Opening Saturday December 2, 2.00pm–3:30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Wednesday December 20, 2017 Front Gallery, Depot Artspace Devonport local Scott Wilson returns to the Depot, this time with his daughters Leah and Erica for their first family exhibition, Drawn to Paint, which explores and celebrates the natural environment and its interconnection with humanity. While […]

Staff Only II | Gordon Harris Group Exhibition

Staff Only II | Gordon Harris Group Exhibition

Opening Thursday November 2, 5.30–7.00pm Exhibition runs from Thursday November 2 to Tuesday November 28, 2017 Roar! Gallery, Wellington “Staff Only II” is a group show featuring amazing work from the team at Gordon Harris – Andrew Glennie, Jamie Mackman, Kate Leslie, Nikki Lewis, Leah Pikimaunga Reilly, Georgette Brown, Clare Marlow-Eilbeck, Michael Hodge & Yvette […]

Ana Teofilo | O Le Malaga

Ana Teofilo | O Le Malaga

Friday November 3 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Nathan Homestead Gallery, Manurewa O le Malaga refers to the notion of a journey – in this case, both the personal and collective.  Ana Teofilo’s exhibition of paintings is a reflection on her heritage, her journey and Fa’a Samoa.

Rules of Engagement: Ria Hall show | Tracey Tawhiao

Rules of Engagement: Ria Hall show | Tracey Tawhiao

Opening Friday November 3, 5-9pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017 LOT23 Cafe, Auckland There is history in this country that has never seen the light of day. History that gives us hope and pays homage to our illustrious ancestry. This Exhibition and Ria Hall’s Album are both creative ways […]

Strangely Familiar | Wayne Youle

Strangely Familiar | Wayne Youle

Friday November 3, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Curated by Helen Kedgley, this exhibition consists of a series of bold, stylised portraits of well-known, recognisable New Zealand art world personalities Wayne Youle admires – from Ralph Hotere to Rita Angus to Philip Clairmont. For some […]

Whitecliffe | End of Year Exhibitions 2017

Whitecliffe | End of Year Exhibitions 2017

Friday November 3 to Tuesday November 28, 2017 Auckland Showcasing artworks and designs from our current FINE ARTS, PHOTO MEDIA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, FASHION DESIGN, FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE and MFA  programme students. Exhibitions will be held at our Main Campus on 24 Balfour Rd, Parnell; SGBR Studios located at 130 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell; Silo Park, […]

Anne Dillon | Gravitational Pull of the Sun

Anne Dillon | Gravitational Pull of the Sun

Opening Saturday November 4, from 11am Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017 Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland Image: THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES, oil and watercolour on paper

FREEDOM | Jamie Adamson

FREEDOM | Jamie Adamson

Opening and artist’s talk | Saturday November 4, 3pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 23, 2017 Art by the Sea Gallery, Auckland Our next exhibition is a uniquely original sculptural show by Jamie Adamson whose steam-bent wooden wall pieces have been hugely popular. This show will introduce some stunning new 3D steel […]

MATATAU | Group Show

MATATAU | Group Show

Saturday November 4, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti – Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are […]

Small Show V

Small Show V

Opening Saturday November 4, 4-6pm Artist Talk | Sunday November 5, 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Sunday December 10, 2017 The Vivian, Matakana An opportunity to procure an affordable piece of high quality art by some of New Zealand’s foremost artists. The walls and spaces of the exhibition will be bursting with […]

Town & Country | Judy Smith

Town & Country | Judy Smith

Opening Saturday November 4, 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017 Moray Gallery, Dunedin New Acrylic Paintings by Judy Smith Image: The Clutha from the Clyde Bridge

Twig Pots Revisited | Madeleine Child

Twig Pots Revisited | Madeleine Child

Saturday November 4 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Whitespace, Auckland Harking back to those days when more than a few could recognise a dolomite speckle, and a display of twig pots was de rigeur – ours were mostly purchased from The Connoisseur – down in the basement of Dawsons the Jewellers. It seemed a fairly open form […]

Sally Burton | Pale History

Sally Burton | Pale History

Sunday, November 5, 2017 to Sunday March 11, 2018 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson On 17 June 1843 twenty six people perished in the Wairau Valley. Violently clashing over land rights, this was the first major confrontation between Māori and colonials since the 1840 signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. Nelson artist Sally […]

Benjamin Work | Whenua Fonua ‘Enua

Benjamin Work | Whenua Fonua ‘Enua

Opening Saturday 4 November, 2.30PM Exhibition open Monday November 6 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland In Whenua Fonua ‘Enua Auckland-based artist Benjamin Work explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present.

Nic Moon | Me : And : With

Nic Moon | Me : And : With

Opening Monday November 6, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Monday November 6 to Friday December 1, 2017 PG Gallery, Christchurch Image: The Love Letter – Kauri (detail), 2017, Oil on board 710 x 720mm

Vie De Pacifique | Pacific Life

Vie De Pacifique | Pacific Life

Monday November 6 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Whangarei Art Musuem, Whangarei Studio Printmakers Collective have generously gifted two collections of prints to the Whangarei Art Museum from a Pacific print exchange. This innovative exchange of contemporary prints was first initiated in 2011-12 by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura to coincide with the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial at […]

Matthew Browne | Sonder

Matthew Browne | Sonder

Opening Tuesday November 7, 5-7pm Artist talk Saturday November 18, 1pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 7 to Saturday December 2, 2017 OREXART, Auckland The abstract forms in Matthew Browne’s paintings have always sidestepped definition, but at the same time they do communicate across shared memories or sensations. We recognise in them something special, something […]

No Straight Lines | Richard Cranenburgh

No Straight Lines | Richard Cranenburgh

Tuesday November 7 to Saturday November 26, 2017 Reyburn House Art Gallery, Whangarei Richard Cranenburgh’s work is very much like the man himself.  It refuses to be put ‘in a box’, is incredibly varied and leaves the viewer to interpret the work for themselves. “Painting is like a continuous discussion with yourself.  My key themes […]

Daniel Unverricht | Dominion

Daniel Unverricht | Dominion

Opening Wednesday November 8, 5:30 – 7.00pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 8 to Saturday November 25, 2017 {Suite} Gallery, Wellington

Sustain | Koji Miyazaki and Sophie Divett

Sustain | Koji Miyazaki and Sophie Divett

Opening Wednesday November 8, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 8 to Tuesday November 28, 2017 form Gallery, Christchurch The resident artist’s of Workshop@468 – Koji Miyazaki and Sophie Divett – will be displaying new jewellery in an exhibition through the month of November, we would like to warmly invite you all to the exhibition […]

Jacqueline MacLeod | Memory for $ale

Jacqueline MacLeod | Memory for $ale

Opening Friday 10 November, 6pm-8pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 11 to Thursday November 30, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland Memory for $ale is Jacqueline MacLeod’s exploration of female online identity, questioning how networked technologies influence women and the relationships women have with each other; ‘groups’, online ‘friends’, cyber-security, social online discourse and the forming of self.

Karanga Hokianga | Nigel Borell & Margaret Aull

Karanga Hokianga | Nigel Borell & Margaret Aull

Friday November 10 to Wednesday November 29, 2017 Quest Art Space, Whangarei Karanga Hokianga speaks to whakapapa, whenua and wahi ngaro: those tangible and intangible spaces that exist within our being. Both artists recall their connection to land and place as they forge a conceptual pathway to a hokianga (a returning) of thought and contemplation. […]

Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

Awards night, Thursday November 9, 6pm | Tickets $40 from portage@teuru.org.nz Friday November 10 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland As an annual update on the state of ceramic practices in Aotearoa, the Portage Ceramic Awards provides insights on current directions and future possibilities. Established in 2001, the awards are […]

Robyn Gibson | Solace in Familiar Things

Robyn Gibson | Solace in Familiar Things

Friday November 10 to Thursday November 30, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland Solace in Familiar Things explores our self-indulgent consumerist society where the products designed for an apparently innocent domestic market are often, ironically, the source of human suffering. Gibson’s paintings observe characters in relation to a love for objects we so greedily consume and yet so readily dispose of. […]

Eve Armstrong | Collective Pursuits - Horticultural Hall Activity Archive

Eve Armstrong | Collective Pursuits - Horticultural Hall Activity Archive

Saturday November 11 to Wednesday November 22, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Eve Armstrong welcomes you to drop in to The Dowse from 11–22 November to share your Horticultural Hall event memories and anecdotes. Your personal records will create an informal archive from which Eve will form further research and artworks, as part of […]

Gordon Walters | New Vision

Gordon Walters | New Vision

Saturday November 11, 2017 to Sunday April 8, 2018 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Gordon Walters: New Vision is a major survey of one of New Zealand’s great modernist artists. Walters’ abstraction was centred on a deceptively simple geometric language, and the infinite potential to be found in a limited range of forms. New Vision […]

Kumeu Art Awards

Kumeu Art Awards

Awards Ceremony Saturday November 11, 7-9pm Exhibition open Monday November 13 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Kumeu Arts Centre, Huapai A wide range of talent from local artists and further afield will be on display. We have a range of categories for which the winners will be announced during the opening night/awards ceremony. Join us for a great […]

Leonie Sharp | With a Touch of Gold

Leonie Sharp | With a Touch of Gold

Opening Saturday November 11, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 11 to Friday November 24, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui Revisiting past symbols with a touch of gold to mimic the shine and iridescence that many feathers have themselves.

Luise Fong | Interplay

Luise Fong | Interplay

Preview Saturday November 11, 2-4pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Antoinette Godkin Art House, Auckland

Sculpture in the Gardens 2017-2018

Sculpture in the Gardens 2017-2018

Saturday November 11 2017 to Sunday February 25, 2018 Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland Sculpture in the Gardens is a free public event held for 3 months biennially at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. The exhibition’s main feature is a 2km sculpture trail through the Gardens. 20 outdoor works from the exhibiting artists will be exhibited. The event also features an extensive indoor gallery […]

Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183 | Michael Stevenson

Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183 | Michael Stevenson

Sunday November 12, 2017 to Sunday February 4, 2018 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510 & CS183 will be Stevenson’s first solo exhibition at a New Zealand public gallery in more than 15 years. For the occasion Stevenson has developed a significant new large-scale installation which has been commissioned by Auckland […]

Notes Towards a Speculative Fiction

Notes Towards a Speculative Fiction

Opening Celebration Monday November 13, 6pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14, 2017 to Sunday January 21, 2018 Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland There is a Kingdom; there is a King. Tim greeted me at his front door. He led me in to the ballroom where I was struck by plush deep blue […]

TE IRA TANGATA | Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017

TE IRA TANGATA | Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017

Monday November 13 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston Auckland It is with great pleasure that Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts again presents the end-of-year projects of the graduating weavers of Te Wananga o Aotearoa based in Palmerston North. The exhibition will showcase the skill and ability of the nine graduating Wananga students who have […]

Chris Heaphy | The Here and Now

Chris Heaphy | The Here and Now

Preview Tuesday November 14, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Gow Langsford Gallery, Kitchener St Chris Heaphy’s new exhibition The Here and Now explores our perception of place and time. The paintings appear to be flat images of coloured flower arrangements, or brightly coloured dots, ordered on a white […]

Dagmar Dyck | un/trained thoughts

Dagmar Dyck | un/trained thoughts

Preview Tuesday November 14,  5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland Dagmar Dyck has broken away from some of her traditional imagery, moving into neo-expressionist realms following her experience working with fellow Tongan artist Tevita Latu. “untrained thoughts” is my attempt to retrace and regain a […]

Entanglement | Krystie Wade, Hanna Petrick & Caroline Earley

Entanglement | Krystie Wade, Hanna Petrick & Caroline Earley

Opening Tuesday November 14, 5.00pm-7.30pm Caroline Earley Artist Talk | Wednesday November 15, 12.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland In image: Krystie Wade, Wait Here, 200 x 280mm, Oil on Aluminium Composite Panel

Karl Maughan | Zig-Zag

Karl Maughan | Zig-Zag

Preview Tuesday November 14, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Gow Langsford Gallery, Lorne St During his years at Art School, Karl Maughan began working with garden scenes as a way of dealing with light, shade and composition. The subject matter suited his explorations with paint, and gardens have […]

Our People - Our Land | Group Show

Our People - Our Land | Group Show

Opening Tuesday November 14, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14 to Monday December 4, 2017 ARTIS Gallery, Auckland ‘Our People Our Land’, curated by Richard Wolfe brings together works from New Zealand’s leading artists. Image: Grahame Sydney, Whangaroa Bay, Northland

Red Gate Residency | Open Call for Winter (December 2017-February 2018)

Red Gate Residency | Open Call for Winter (December 2017-February 2018)

Deadline: Rolling, until spaces are filled. Red Gate Residency is now accepting applications for December 2017 to February 2018. Experience temple fairs, fireworks, and red lanterns on every corner during China’s most important festival, Chunjie (Chinese New Year), which runs from February 16-March 2. Red Gate Residency provides artists, curators, writers, and academics an opportunity […]

Sam Hamilton | APPLE PIE

Sam Hamilton | APPLE PIE

Tuesday November 14, 2017 to Sunday February 4, 2018 Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland Completed in 2017, APPLE PIE is a ten-part creative inquiry into the relational intersections between astronomy and the evolution of human agency. Image: Film still from Apple Pie, by Sam Hamilton

SELECT '17

SELECT '17

Opening Thursday November 16, 5pm | School Prizes and Select Award announcement from 5.30pm Exhibition open Tuesday November 14 to Thursday December 7, 2017 Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts, Christchurch SELECT ’17 is the ninth occurrence of the annual Select exhibition, which is run by the University of Canterbury Art Acquisitions Committee.  The […]

A Good Duck | Uma Tuffnell

A Good Duck | Uma Tuffnell

Opening Wednesday November 15, 6pm Window Gallery, Auckland As soon as you think you’ve underpinned the rules of the game, the rules change. The game is tipped upside down, slipping into a new modus operandi. Theory is quick to frame a way of seeing the world that can help make sense of what we see […]

Between the Lines | Toi Ora Group Show

Between the Lines | Toi Ora Group Show

Opening Wednesday November 15, 5pm Wednesday November 15 to Thursday December 7, 2017 Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland Pattern, intricate mark making and arts mediative processes connect with Toi Ora artists Toby King, Olivia Birdsall and Lance Glozier. Through printmaking and painting they present work informed by life experience and personal journeys. Image: Toby King, […]

Heaven's Now My Home | Jess Robins

Heaven's Now My Home | Jess Robins

Launching Wednesday November 15, 6pm Window online, Auckland | windowgallery.co.nz Every night I fantasise pulling hair from my body thick like rope and brittle I continue to pull until my body deflates

Kristy Gorman | Drawn

Kristy Gorman | Drawn

Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland Folding, shifting and overlapping- geometric inhabitants of indefinite scale drift and dwell in pale spaces. Expanding hexagons, tilting stripes, crystal-like structures and even harlequin patterns are carefully painted by this subtle yet accomplished painter and realised in her refined and precise style. Parallelograms permute, […]

Rea Burton | Dirty Girl's Daydream

Rea Burton | Dirty Girl's Daydream

Opening Wednesday November 15, 6pm Wednesday November 15 to Friday December 22, 2017 Ivan Anthony, Auckland Image: Modern Mother, Tell Me What We’re Doing Here, 2017, oil on canvas, 1520 x 1020mm

Frances Hodgkins | People

Frances Hodgkins | People

Thursday November 16, 2017 to Wednesday February 14, 2018 Curator’s Talk “Putting on a Show” | Saturday November 18, 12.30pm Talk “The Generation Gap?” | Wednesday November 22, 1-2pm Main Gallery, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Curated by Dr. Pamela Gerrish Nunn

Katherine Simpson & Freeman White | New Paintings

Katherine Simpson & Freeman White | New Paintings

Opening Thursday November 16, 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Thursday November 16 to December 5, 2017 nkb Gallery, Auckland Katherine Simpson and Freeman White’s combined exhibition of new work sees both artists exploring their respective environments and concepts of ‘the land’. Freeman’s lush, vibrant rolling hills which give the illusion of eternality are contrasted by Katherine’s, cool angular rhythms which depict […]

People | Harriet Bright

People | Harriet Bright

Opening Thursday November 16, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Monday December 18, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton ‘I enjoy the simple and expressive qualities of line, attempting to reproduce the immediacy and intimacy of working from life. When I am consistent and committed in my drawing and […]

Recollections | Richard Horner

Recollections | Richard Horner

Opening Thursday November 16, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Monday December 18, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton A love of the land and sea has led to landscapes being Richard Horner’s favoured subject. He has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions around New Zealand and had […]

Relatives | Jenni Taris & Rene Goodfellow

Relatives | Jenni Taris & Rene Goodfellow

Opening Thursday November 16, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Monday December 18, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Relatives is an exhibition about the ceramic works of two sisters, Jenni Taris and Rene Goodfellow. Each sister has their own style, but their relationship is a part of their pieces. These […]

Two Hands Tattoo // Forever

Two Hands Tattoo // Forever

Thursday November 16 to Thursday December 7,2017 Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland Event | Tattoo Time | Saturday December 2 & Sunday December 3, 9am-6pm 30 Tattoo Artists – Walk-ins only Tattoo Time is an annual tattoo event hosted by Two Hands Tattoo. It acts as hub for both local and international tattoo artists who will tattoo solely from […]

Book Party!

Book Party!

Friday November 17 to Sunday December 3, 2017 play_station, Wellington

Denys Watkins | DYNAMO HUM

Denys Watkins | DYNAMO HUM

Opening and book launch Friday November 17, 5.30pm | Guest speaker: Anna Miles Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Friday December 15, 2017 Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland Denys Watkins: DYNAMO HUM features a selection of key paintings by Denys Watkins – one of New Zealand’s outstanding visual artists. The exhibition is the first travelling survey of recent […]

KIMSOOJA | Kimsooja

KIMSOOJA | Kimsooja

Preview Friday November 17, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Friday December 22, 2017 Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland Trish Clark Gallery is pleased to present internationally acclaimed artist Kimsooja in the first solo exhibition of her work in a private gallery in Australasia. Three key video works from different periods will create an […]

Michael Zavros | The Silver Fox

Michael Zavros | The Silver Fox

Friday November 17, 6–8pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Saturday December 16, 2017 Starkwhite, Auckland Michael Zavros turns his gaze inward, to home and self, depicting and documenting the Zavros lifestyle in his work. He paints what he appears to have become – a poster boy for a life perfected. Viewed collectively The Silver […]

Vicious Circles | Kirsty Lillico

Vicious Circles | Kirsty Lillico

Saturday November 17 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington Kirsty Lillico presents an installation of large fabric banners, based on Google Earth views of the Canterbury Plains (Kā Pākihi whakatekateka a Waitaha) and the Mackenzie Basin (Te Manahuna). The green irrigation circles that now inhabit these landscapes are central motifs in this exhibition, which refers […]

Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2017

Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2017

Opening night and winners announced | Friday November 17 Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18, 2017 to Saturday February 18, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Waiclay was established in 2001 at a national convention in the Waikato which included a national ceramic exhibition at Waikato Museum. Waiclay has continued this […]

Waves | Paul Foote

Waves | Paul Foote

Opening Friday November 17, 5 pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Friday December 1, 2017 Creating Waves, The Cruise Deck, Mt. Maunganui Exhibition of large acrylic originals by Tauranga based artist Paul Foote. Prints of Paul’s originals will also be available.

Anna Rankin | hail to

Anna Rankin | hail to

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 25, 2018 Te Tuhi, Auckland hail to is a Te Tuhi Billboard Project by Anna Rankin which explores positions of loss, grief, weakness and death through poetry and imagery in order to invoke transitional and unstable relationships of time in relation to the self and to the divine. The […]

Billy Apple | Further Alterations

Billy Apple | Further Alterations

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018 In conversation: Billy Apple, Wystan Curnow, Simon Rees | Saturday November 18, 12–1pm Gallery 1, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth Since its permanent installation and acquisition for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection in 1980 Billy Apple’s Altered Staircase has been ‘re-altered’ on two occasions linked to renovations […]

Gary Peters | A Slow Take

Gary Peters | A Slow Take

Opening Saturday November 18, 4-6pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 25, 2018 Te Tuhi, Auckland A Slow Take by Wellington-based painter Gary Peters is a site-responsive exhibition commissioned by Te Tuhi that explores the legacy of formal abstraction through the geometry of the everyday. Using architectural features as compositional devices, Peters […]

Human Era | Group Show

Human Era | Group Show

Opening Saturday November 18, 6pm Artist talk | Saturday December 2, 10.30am Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Zeus Gallery, Tauranga Human Era is a group show, curated by Laree Payne. Showcasing the work of Waikato based artists; Craig McClure, Jacob Sparrow, Ali Selliman and Claudia Latisnere. The exhibition displays […]

Ode to Joy | Zoe Feng

Ode to Joy | Zoe Feng

Opening Saturday November 18, 3pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18 to Tuesday December 5, 2017 Art by the Sea Gallery, Auckland Our next exhibition is a stunning selection of beautiful oil paintings by Zoe Feng. This is Zoe’s second solo show at the gallery and these works represent a years worth of painting.  Image: Ode to […]

Open Studios Waitākere

Open Studios Waitākere

Saturday November 18 & Sunday November 19, 2017 Waitākere region, Auckland Open Studios Waitākere is an annual weekend opportunity for artists resident in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area to open their studios to the public. This year’s event will be held over the weekend of 18 & 19 November. With over 70 artists involved, and […]

Shannon Te Ao | With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Shannon Te Ao | With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Opening Saturday November 18, 4-6pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18, 2017 to  Sunday April 22, 2018 Te Tuhi, Auckland Curated by Sorcha Carey and Bruce E. Phillips Te Tuhi is proud to present With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, a major new work by Wellington-based artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) and […]

Simon Denny | The Founder's Paradox

Simon Denny | The Founder's Paradox

Opening Saturday November 18, 12–2pm Saturday November 18 to Friday December 22 Michael Lett, Auckland Michael Lett is pleased to present a new body of work by Simon Denny, his fifth exhibition with the gallery. Featuring new sculptures and wall-based works developed in close conversation with author and journalist Anthony Byrt, The Founder’s Paradox uses the framework […]

Te Rongo Aaniwaniwa/A Dissonant Harmony | Group Show

Te Rongo Aaniwaniwa/A Dissonant Harmony | Group Show

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Bringing together work by artists from across Waikato and beyond to explore the complexity of our relationship with the kauri tree and its forest, Te Rongo Aaniwaniwa/A Dissonant Harmony inhabits the space where concepts of art, science […]

The New Zealand Tree Project

The New Zealand Tree Project

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Saturday February 18, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton In 2015, climbers, scientists and photographers spent more than 100 hours over four weeks high in the boughs of giant rimu and kahikatea trees within the biodiverse Pureora Forest. Using a specially-designed camera rig suspended from the […]

In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-Framed

In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-Framed

Opening November 19, 2:00pm Exhibition runs from November 20, 2017 to January 21, 2018 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton The amalgamation of the past and present is reflected in Lyttelton-based contemporary jeweller Elfi Spiewack’s exhibition, In Splendour Moot. Jewellery has always been worn as a symbol of self-expression and identification even if the meaning, purpose, materials and […]

Artist Talk | Tom Dale - Volatile Structures

Artist Talk | Tom Dale - Volatile Structures

Monday November 20, 6pm | FREE 10A02, The Old Museum Building, Massey University, Wellington Tom Dale is a London-based artist whose grandiose sculptures, videos and installations explore the absurd and preposterous aspects of society. Dale works across a number of disciplines and defines himself simply as an artist that doesn’t paint. His large scale sculptures, […]

Necessary Threat | Hikalu Clarke

Necessary Threat | Hikalu Clarke

Opening Tuesday November 21, 5.30pm Artist Talk | Wednesday November 22, 12pm Wednesday November 22 to Friday December 15, 2017 Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin Necessary Threat questions how permanent colonisation is often implemented initially through temporary occupation. Temporary scaffolding configurations will dominate the exhibition space, forcing the audience to negotiate their spatial agency within the […]

Ross Jones | Made to be Played With

Ross Jones | Made to be Played With

Preview Tuesday November 21, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 21 to Tuesday December 5, 2017 Parnell Gallery, Auckland Image: Shimmer, Oil on Linen, 1250 x 950 mm

Roy Good | Diamond Matrix Series

Roy Good | Diamond Matrix Series

Opening Tuesday November 21 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 21 to Saturday December 9, 2017 Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch Image: DIAMOND MATRIX – THREE MAKES FOUR, Roy Good

Tom Dale workshop | Translation is a traitor and your friend

Tom Dale workshop | Translation is a traitor and your friend

Tuesday November 21, 10am-5pm & Wednesday November 22, 1pm-5pm Massey University, Wellington Register with Lauren Redican L.Redican@massey.ac.nz | Limited spaces available, registration essential Two day intensive workshop with British contemporary artist Tom Dale What happens when you take footage of a performance or an event and start to edit it? What is lost and gained by squeezing […]

Natural Forces | Group Show

Natural Forces | Group Show

Preview Tuesday November 21, 6pm Wednesday November 22 to Saturday December 16, 2017 The Diversion Gallery, Picton Wayne Seyb Nigel Brown Fatu Feu’u Mary McFarlane James Robinson Don Driver Josh Bashford Group exhibition centred on the forces of nature, and the need for nurture Image: Buller River, oil on canvas

As Time Goes By (elements from The Ground Swallows You) | Matthew Galloway

As Time Goes By (elements from The Ground Swallows You) | Matthew Galloway

Thursday November 23, 2017 to Friday February 9, 2018 ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland In The Ground Swallows You Matthew Galloway investigates the geopolitical implications of using imported fertiliser in our agricultural industry. Part I of this project traced the path of the container ship Josco Suzhou, carrying Rock Phosphate from the occupied territory of Western […]

I digress | David Bennewith, Gregory Kan & Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester

I digress | David Bennewith, Gregory Kan & Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester

Opening Wednesday November 22, 5:30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday November 23 to Saturday December 16, 2017 Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington David Bennewith, Gregory Kan & Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester Curated by Sophie Davis Delving into different modes of address and encounter, I digress explores the transmission of language through different technologies as a relational […]

Labyrinth | UNITEC Gradfest 2017

Labyrinth | UNITEC Gradfest 2017

Opening night Thursday November 23, 6-9pm Exhibition runs from Friday November 24 to Sunday November 26, 2017 UNITEC, Building 1, Mt Albert campus, Auckland

6148 CUPS OF COFFEE | Group Show

6148 CUPS OF COFFEE | Group Show

Friday November 24, 2017 to Sunday March 4, 2018 Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI). Each student’s project is self-directed and will be an accumulation of an entire years […]

dEEP ANATOMY | Group Show

dEEP ANATOMY | Group Show

Opening Friday November 24 2017, 6pm | Please RSVP to samtrubridge@gmail.com Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Silo6, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Denise Batchelor, Mick Douglas, Igor Liberti, Christopher McElroen + The Box Collective, Sally J Morgan + Jess Richards, Amelia Tavernver, Sam Trubridge, William Trubridge, Daan Verhoeven dEEP ANATOMY is an exhibition […]

farrago | 2017 Bachelor of Applied Arts Graduate Exhibition

farrago | 2017 Bachelor of Applied Arts Graduate Exhibition

Opening Thursday November 23, 4:30–6:30pm November 24 to December 8, 2017 Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei farrago is an exhibition of the multimedia artwork for NorthTec’s Bachelor of Applied Arts graduates of 2017. The work exhibited is a culmination of hard work and intensive refinement by the 10 graduating students, whose work derives from a multitude of […]

Gavin Hipkins | The Domain

Gavin Hipkins | The Domain

Saturday November 25, 2017 to Sunday March 25, 2018 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington New Zealand artist Gavin Hipkins’ career is characterised by a remarkable fluidity, spanning a wide range of photographic media, from slide transparencies to photograms to moving image. The Domain will be an expansive survey of Hipkins’ work, bringing together 25 years of […]

Kushana Bush | The Burning Hours

Kushana Bush | The Burning Hours

Opening day artist talk | Saturday November 25, 3pm Opening Saturday November 25, 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25, 2017 to Wednesday February 28, 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Kushana Bush (b. 1983) inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Reaching across history, culture and society, her meticulously detailed compositions, […]

Sandy de Kock | The joy of Fauvism and my Favorite Books

Sandy de Kock | The joy of Fauvism and my Favorite Books

Opening Saturday November 25, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Friday December 8, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui This body of work is driven by my love of reading and the desire for self-expression through the written image.  

Stephen Allwood | Darkness and Delight

Stephen Allwood | Darkness and Delight

Saturday November 25, 2017 to Sunday January 28, 2018 Aratoi, Masterton Wairarapa artist Stephen Allwood presents a variation of the vanitas theme; a category of symbolic art works especially associated with 16th and 17th Century still life paintings in Flanders and the Netherlands. These paintings reference traditional Christian views of earthly life and its fleeting nature. Common […]

Wendy Fairclough | Common Ground

Wendy Fairclough | Common Ground

Saturday November 25 to Sunday February 11, 2018 Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Australian-based, Whanganui born glass artist Wendy Fairclough was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage in 2016. Her post-residency exhibition Common Ground features cast glass and bronze works exploring Māori and European food sources. Running alongside this is a selection of the artist’s works from 2003-2014. Image: Wendy Fairclough Rain at […]

Kintsugi repair workshop

Kintsugi repair workshop

Sunday November 26, 10am-1pm Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum, Auckland Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) which loosely translates to ‘Golden Joinery’ is the age-old Japanese art form of repairing broken ceramics in a way that is often considered more beautiful than when it was when whole. This ancient technique is a true […]

ALL ABOARD | Group Show

ALL ABOARD | Group Show

Opening Tuesday November 28, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 28 to Saturday December 23, 2017 Solander Gallery, Wellington Our end of year exhibition for 2017 ‘ALL ABOARD’ will feature an exciting collection of smaller scale drawings, paintings and prints on ‘ready to hang’ custom made wooden panels. Our 30 selected artists have really excelled […]

SUMMER SHOWCASE | Group Show

SUMMER SHOWCASE | Group Show

Tuesday November 28, 17 to Sunday January 21, 2018 Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland Summer Showcase presents a forecast for 2018, offering a glimpse into the exciting programme of exhibitions and events that we have in store for the next 12 months. The gallery’s programme for 2018 includes major new exhibitions from our stable, curated group shows, and […]

Collecting & Cataloguing | Mark N Sharma

Collecting & Cataloguing | Mark N Sharma

Opening Wednesday November 29, 6-8pm Exhibition open Wednesday November 29 to Sunday December 10, 2017 Potocki Paterson Gallery, Wellington Mark Sharma is of Indo-Fijian, Southern Māori, Polish, Irish and Scottish ancestry . He  has been exhibiting his work in group and solo exhibitions for 20 years with his first solo exhibition at the Southland Public […]

Elam Grad Show 2017

Elam Grad Show 2017

Thursday November 30 to Sunday December 3 2017, 10am-5pm Elam School of Fine Arts studios, Auckland Locations: 20 Whitaker Place (Main Fine Arts Building 431 and Mondrian Building 433), 5 Symonds Street (Elam B), 25a Princes Street (George Fraser Gallery) The Elam Artists Graduate Show provides the opportunity for our exceptional emerging artists to share […]

Elliot Collins | Surveyor

Elliot Collins | Surveyor

Friday December 1 to Friday December 15, 2017 ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland This exhibition attempts to elucidate through a process of travel, research and making, the way memory markers reveal or conceal themselves in differing circumstances, specifically discussing ideas of enigma, signature, place-naming, silence, absence and speech. By observing and referencing signs, signwriting, tombstones […]

Ziggy Lever | Title (To Be Specified)

Ziggy Lever | Title (To Be Specified)

Friday December 1 to Friday December 15, 2017 ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland “A form of synchronic research plays an important part in my work, in which I re-turn materials, sitting sometimes for a long time, waiting for a trace to follow. Slowly, as this research gestates and unfolds, a kind of temporary condition can […]

Bevan Smith | Saving Our Species: New Zealand Birds

Bevan Smith | Saving Our Species: New Zealand Birds

Opening Saturday December 2, 2.00-3.30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Wednesday December 20, 2017 Back Gallery, Depot Artspace, Auckland Saving Our Species: New Zealand Birds is emerging artist Bevan Smith’s singular effort to provide a visual education on a serious conservation issue. Smith’s articulate graphite pencil drawings expertly capture the desperate situation of New […]

Nigel Brown | I AM, WE ARE

Nigel Brown | I AM, WE ARE

Saturday December 2, 2017 to Sunday March 18, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton A wide-ranging yet cohesive exhibition, I AM, WE ARE features exemplary works from many distinct periods of Brown’s artistic exploration over the last 35 years. The diverse themes represented in the exhibition are all drawn together by Brown’s unmistakeable […]

Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary | The Reed Pens Tale

Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary | The Reed Pens Tale

Opening Friday December 8, 6pm-8pm Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Wednesday December 20, 2017 Vernacular Lounge, Depot Artspace The Reed Pen’s Tale is the first New Zealand solo exhibition for Afghanistan born calligraphy artist, Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary (Ali). The exhibition will feature 12 distinctive Persian calligraphic works. Ali is a Master calligrapher, having […]

Te Wairua | Joanna Tokona

Te Wairua | Joanna Tokona

Opening Saturday December 2, 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Saturday December 23, 2017 Moray Gallery, Dunedin Image courtesy of Moray Gallery

No Apologies | Expressive Drawing Workshop with Sian Torrington

No Apologies | Expressive Drawing Workshop with Sian Torrington

Saturday December 2, 1.00-3.30pm $40 | Register here Thistle Hall Gallery, Wellington Join Sian Torrington and the Wellington HELP Foundation for a very special creative drawing workshop in response to the #metoo campaign! 2.5 hours of community, and connection through active drawing together. We will make large scale charcoal drawings together in which all marks […]

Art Writing Workshop | Lana Lopesi

Art Writing Workshop | Lana Lopesi

Saturday December 2, 3-5pm Price: $25.00 (limited to 15 participants) | Book here Time Out Bookstore, Auckland Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to have Lana Lopesi presenting our December Art Writing session: Art Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Digital Art Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Digital Lana Lopesi along with Louisa Afoa founded the […]

Freedom and Structure | Cubism in New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Freedom and Structure | Cubism in New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Wednesday December 6, 2017 to Monday April 2, 2018 | FREE Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton A revolutionary style, Cubism’s influence spread globally beyond Europe and the United States to Asia and Australasia, affecting other disciplines including architecture, design and fashion. Freedom and Structure looks at the significant effect of Cubism […]

Summer | Group Show

Summer | Group Show

Opening Tuesday December 5, 5.30-7.30pm Wednesday December 6 to Friday December 22, 2017 Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland A changing exhibition of new and recent work by selected gallery and guest artists. KIRSTIN CARLIN presents a new series of still-life oils based around the nasturtium flower. These are a continuation of her exploration of colour and […]

Call for artists | The lazy days of summer member exhibition

Call for artists | The lazy days of summer member exhibition

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday January 14, 2018 Upstairs Gallery, Auckland Registrations must be in by Friday 24th November. Our popular Summer members show opens on 8 December with a Twilight Market planned in the Lopdell Precinct (details about this market will be sent soon). Make sure you get your entries in for this […]

Ground Work | Craig McIntosh

Ground Work | Craig McIntosh

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Objectspace, Auckland ‘Ground Work’ is a solo presentation by contemporary New Zealand Jeweller Craig McIntosh, which features a new body of work developed in his Dunedin studio over an 18 month period. Primarily working in Pakohe (Metamorphosed Argillite) and Basalt, McIntosh’s making practice has been shaped by […]

Kahoa Kakala | Sione Monu

Kahoa Kakala | Sione Monu

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Objectspace, Auckland ‘Kahoa Kakala’ is a solo exhibition by Māngere-based artist Sione Monu, centred on Monu’s experimental work with nimamea’a tuikakala; or the Tongan fine arts of flower designing using the form of kahoa or Tongan garland. Weaving connections between place, people and the different environments in […]

Opal Moon, Local Lime | Erica van Zon

Opal Moon, Local Lime | Erica van Zon

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Objectspace, Auckland Banh Mi, Killer Croc, Sage Fried Egg, Brutal Grid, Crescent Moon, Space Shuttle, Fukushima Fruit… The title list for artist Erica van Zon’s 2017 body of work ‘Opal Moon, Local Lime’ reads like an unlikely set of coordinates. The more than forty objects plot a […]

Yuki Kihara | Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Yuki Kihara | Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Artist’s Floor Talk | Friday December 8, 4pm Friday December 8, 2017 to Tuesday June 5, 2018 MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from leading interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salome in the landscape of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga – Hawke’s Bay. Kihara was inspired […]

Elizabeth Thomson | Cellular Memory

Elizabeth Thomson | Cellular Memory

Saturday December 9, 2017 to Monday April 2, 2018 Aratoi, Masterton Curated by Gregory O’Brien For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson’s art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, what it means to live in the South Pacific in the 21st century. Thomson’s art has been described, variously, as hypnotic, intense, soothing, […]

Paratene Matchitt | Hui

Paratene Matchitt | Hui

Saturday December 9, 2017 to Sunday March 18, 2018 Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art gallery collections in this country. The gallery is thrilled to present new work in ‘HUI’ Matchitt’s first major exhibition […]

Geophagy | Ruth Watson

Geophagy | Ruth Watson

Saturday December 16, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch CoCA presents Geophagy, the first major Ōtautahi Christchurch exhibition by Canterbury born Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson. First exhibited at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland, this critically acclaimed exhibition is reworked and up-scaled to respond to CoCA’s galleries. Featuring […]

Hannah Beehre | Mures, et Terram

Hannah Beehre | Mures, et Terram

Saturday December 16, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018 Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch In collaboration with Jonathan Smart Gallery, CoCA presents Mures, et Terram by Christchurch-based artist Hannah Beehre. This large, seven-panel drawing explores chance as both artistic strategy and subject. Expressive applications of ink on canvas create the chaotic composition from […]

Christmas Night Market | Callout for Stalls

Christmas Night Market | Callout for Stalls

Saturday December 16 2017, 5.30pm-8.30pm Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui We are now seeking expressions of interest for our next Night Market event! If you’d like to be a stall holder in our Christmas Night Market on the 16th of December please get in touch now. We have outdoor stalls available for this event and also […]