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Kerry Ann Lee in conversation with Reuben Friend

23 February 2017

Join us in the gallery on Saturday 18 March, 4pm, to hear Kerry Ann Lee in conversation with the Director of Pātaka Art + Museum, Reuben Friend.

Kerry Ann Lee will discuss her practice in relation to the new body of work in In Praise of Weird Wonders and look towards what might be in store as she prepares for a solo exhibition at Pātaka, opening in August.

Kazu Nakagawa collaborates for Sculpture on the Gulf

11 February 2017

Carving Water Painting Voice, a collaboration between artist Kazu Nakagawa and composer Helen Bowater, is currently on show at headland Sculpture on the Gulf until 19 February. The visual/sonic installation explores voyaging and migration through the restoration of a Nuiean canoe damaged in transit to Waiheke Island a decade ago and recorded stories and songs of more than 50 migrants in their native tongues. Woven into a sonic ocean, a new medium for the canoe’s ongoing voyages, the narrative of this work is both poignant and timely. You can read more about the work’s story and the story of those involved on the website.

Brett Graham in Sculpture on the Gulf

10 February 2017

This large basalt/blue stone work by Brett Graham is called Te Tumu. While the term is literally a stump or foundation in Maori, it is often used to describe a strong leader or ‘pillar’ of the community. In the context of Waiheke it is also reminiscent of a tuahu or stone altar. Such tuahu were built by the first Polynesian seafarers to make a claim on the land or to offer thanks to the gods for safe passage. It is a reminder of the original occupants of the islands and a homage to Ngāti Paoa. headland Sculpture on the Gulf runs until 19 February.


Roger Mortimer survey opens at Pātaka on 26 February 2017

26 January 2017

An exhibition covering the past 20 years of 2014 Wallace Art Award winner Roger Mortimer opens at Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua in late February and travels to the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland in July. A catalogue, with an essay by Gus Fisher director Linda Tyler, will accompany the show. The survey draws its title Dilemma Hill from a painting (now in a private collection) from Roger's most recent exhibition.

Cat Auburn films screen in Nelson and the UK

26 January 2017

Cat Auburn has a new moving image work Preparing the Ground made while she was Tyneside Cinema Graduate Artist in Residence 2016 showing in Newcastle upon Tyne until 12 March. Another work Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay, made with another expat New Zealand artist Estella Castle and curator Sarah McClintock opens at the Suter Gallery in Nelson later in February.

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Singing with the Bees: Anne Noble at Abbaye de Noirlac

25 January 2017

In 2016, Anne Noble installed a major multi-media exhibition in a 12th century abbey near the French town of Bourge. Pauline Autet, a New Zealander living in Paris, has published a comprehensive review of the exhibition on Contemporary Hum, a new online platform she established to generate critical discussion and provide great visibility of New Zealand visual arts presented overseas.

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Ann Shelton 20 year review at Auckland Art Gallery until 17 April 2017

24 January 2017

Dark Matter, Auckland Art Gallery's beautifully hung survey of 20 years of Ann Shelton's practice includes all her major bodies of work. A performance produced to accompany the new body of work - jane says - included in the show is being staged at regular intervals - for dates contact Auckland Art Gallery.



André Hemer's recent art practice investigated

24 January 2017

Read about André Hemer's recent work in an article by Jodie Dalgleish published on

Please contact us if you would like to go on the preview list for his April exhibition in the gallery.

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