Melanie Roger Gallery will be part of K Rd's First Thursdays event on 6th July staying open 6-9pm with Claudia Jowitt's new solo exhibitiobn. Visit the gallery and chat with the artist over a glass of wine and ...Read post
RICHARD ORJIS recently completed a three month Asia New Zealand Foundation residency in Malaysia and has made a new online publication documenting a former Leprosy Colony in Malaysia that became famous for its thriving plant nurseries. See it here - https ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH exhibits her major new social practise installation "The Journey of a Million Miles - Following Steps" at the New Zealand Maritime Museum in Auckland from 18 March - 3 September 2017.
The project is an important one and is inspired ...
"From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of a Thread" will engage the history of textiles in Aotearoa New Zealand through artist EMMA FITTS working in response to and alongside a selection of works from The Dowse Art Museum collection. The ...Read post
As part of the NGV Festival of Photography, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne presents a suite of contemporary photography exhibitions and including a newly acquired suite of works by DEREK HENDERSON.
Photography is one of the most diverse ...Read post
"Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition" will be exhibited at The National Gallery of Victoria (Federation Square) in Melbourne, Australia from 31 March - 30 July 2017. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist. An avid collector ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery re-opens in late March with a new location at 444 Karangahape Road in Newton. Director Melanie Roger says “After seven years in Herne Bay in was time for a change. We’re excited to be joining other ...Read post
Recent work is included in the exhibition "Pack Lite" organised and curated by Stella Corkery and exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and soon Auckland.
To enquire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work by LIYEN CHONG, RICHARD ORJIS and PATRICK POUND is included in the exhibition "Bright Light, Soft Launch" at the Malcolm Smith Gallery 1 May - 3 June 2017.
Contemporary art practice has expanded the genre of portrait photography past purely ...
Recent work by EMMA FITTS and KIRSTIN CARLIN will be exhibited at Crane Brothers in High St in associaton with Melanie Roger Gallery and Heart of the City from 30 March - 2 April 2017 with an event on the evening ...Read post
New work by KRISTY GORMAN is featured in the upcoming exhibition "Fluid Structures" - a watercolour exhibition curated by Francis McWhannell for Parlour Projects in Hastings from 24 March - 22 April 2017.
Other artists include Georhgie Hill, Motoko Kikkawa, Denys Watkins ...
Congratulations to RICHARD ORJIS who is the current Asia New Zealand Foundation Artist in Residence at Rimban Dahan in Malaysia. The residency is for three months from February to April 2017.
"My artistic research is driven by an interest in ...
Congratulations to KIRSTIN CARLIN who last night was announced as the winner of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award! The Award, presented and hosted by the Whakatane Museum of Arts has developed over 27 years and sits credibly within the New ...Read post
Recent work by ERICA VAN ZON is featured in the new exhibition "WWWII Julian Dashper and Girlfriends" at Glovebox from 31st January - 4th February 2017.
The exhibition is a reboot of the exhibition "WWW" curated by Julian Dashper at Kaliman ...Read post
Newly commissioned work by gallery artists TIFFANY SINGH (image) and MATT ELLWOOD is featured in Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 from 27 January - 19 February on Waiheke Island.
Sculpture on the Gulf is New Zealand’s foremost outdoor sculpture ...
Recent ceramic work by TESSA LAIRD is featured in the exhibition "A Turn of the Wheel" at the Malcolm Smith Gallery from 23 January - 25 February 2017.
Curated by departing manager / curator Balamohan Shingade, the exhibition asks - With the radical ...
Work by KIRSTIN CARLIN (bottom image) and RICHARD ORJIS (top image) is included in "The First Flower People" from 8 December 2016 - 19 February 2017 at Nathan Homestead Gallery in Manurewa.
Curated by Annie Bradley for Auckland Council, the art ...Read post
Recent work by ERICA VAN ZON is included in the exhibition "By The Laws of Chance" curated by Andrea Bell at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery 10 December 2016 - 19 February 2017.
The definition of chance varies according to philosophical ...
Commissioned by Tauranga Art Gallery for the Tauranga Garden & Art Festival, RICHARD ORJIS' new project explores the history of meadows and wildflowers and how they can change the way we think about urban green spaces.
This offsite project has re-imagined ...
ERICA VAN ZON will be included in the exhibition "SOLO 2016 Six Wellington Artists" at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, from 18 November – 2 April 2017.
Her new body of work entitled ‘Coffee Perhaps’ features newly commissioned works by ...
TIFFANY SINGH is known for her socially engaged practice that often manifests in colourful and large-scale installations. Her works draw on a variety of influences that include Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, ancient culture, Jungian psychology and Modernism.
For the ...
Following his debut solo exhibition "Show me Something Quieter" with Melanie Roger Gallery, we are pleased to welcome ROBIN NEATE as a represented artist.
Currently based in Christchurch, painter Robin Neate has exhibited locally and nationally in both private and ...
Join us on Saturday 29 October at 11am to hear STANLEY PALMER discuss his new work in the exhibition "Chart of the Far North".
This artist talk is part of our ongoing series of public programmes. To enquire: info@melanierogergallery ...Read post
‘Indra’s Bow’ is a new collaboration between gallery artist TIFFANY SINGH and Jo Blogg at the MTG Hawke’s Bay in Napier. The installation consists of two main elements, a mandala constructed upon the ground and a suspended work ...Read post
ERICA VAN ZON will exhibit a selection of her hand-hooked rugs from the past ten years at Double Denim HQ (in association with Melanie Roger Gallery) in Wellington for one night only on Thursday 6 October from 5.30 - 7pm ...Read post
Guest artist YOLUNDA HICKMAN exhibits new work alongside work by Gabrielle Amodeo in the two person exhibition "Empty Orchestra / Rock Garden" at the Papakura Art Gallery from 8 October - 12 November 2016 as part of ARTWEEK 2016.
The two artists ...
"Through the Trees" sets gallery artist KIRSTIN CARLIN onto a collision course with one of Dunedin's favourite daughters, Frances Hodgkins. Interested in the familiar tropes of art history and image production, Carlin's paintings both celebrate and unravel some ...Read post
The ART FOR FOOD PROJECT aims to create lines of communication between artist, audience and community partners by making artworks accessible and available in exchange for food that is then gifted to the Auckland City Mission.
The ART FOR FOOD ...
MATT ELLWOOD has a new sculptural work "Maquette for a Monument to Global Capitalism and the Free World" as a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Award at Waikato Museum from 3 September - 4 December 2016.
This is the ...Read post
Gallery artist TIFFANY SINGH and chef Ed Verner of Pasture restaurant in Parnell are collaborating to emphasize the ethics behind the sustainable future of food. Visually articulating the relationship between the garden and the table, Singh will create artworks that ...Read post
"Painting: a transitive space" is initiated by Simon McIntyre (coordinator, facilitator, participant and curator) and includes new and recent work by gallery artists CLAUDIA JOWITT and PATRICK POUND.
This first event is an exhibition project with 21 participating artists opening ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to be participating in Art Week 2016 from 8-16 October. The gallery will exhibiting a new series of works by Christchurch based painter ROBIN NEATE (image) - "Show Me Something Quieter".
Also on during Art Week ...
"Ocular Fusion" includes the works of Australian painters Jude Rae & Kevin Malloy alongside NZ painters Gary McMillan and RUTH CLELAND (courtesy of Melanie Roger Gallery). There are common threads in these works that allude to visions’ inherent instability and a ...Read post
New work by SAM MITCHELL and GAVIN HURLEY will be exhibited at the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui from 13 August - 30 October 2016. The exhibition "Beards, Boys, Platters, Shattered Dreams" includes work made during their time spent at Tylee Cottage ...Read post
Saturday, 20 August 2016
As part of our ongoing series of public programmes, join us to hear RUTH CLELAND discuss her new paintings in the solo exhibition "Concrete Abstraction" at Melanie Roger Gallery. This will be at 11am on ...Read post
DEREK HENDERSON (top image) and PETER PERYER (bottom image) both have work in the exhibition "Ruminations in the Cloisters: Talking About Photography" at Old Bank Space (A Govett Brewster Gallery annex), 87 Devon Street West, New Plymouth.
An exhibition of ...
PATRICK POUND will exhibit new work at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington from 30 July - 18 September.
"I started by collecting things in order to inform my work. What seems to have happened slowly is that the collections eventually ...
MARTIN POPPELWELL exhibits a new body of work as a solo exhibition "Index" at the Hastings City Art Gallery from 30 July - 24 October 2016.
This idiosyncratic look at the alphabet uses images and icons that Poppelwell has built up ...
Portrait paintings by SAM MITCHELL are included in the exhibition "Traits" at Corbans Estate Arts Centre from 22 July - 4 September 2016.
Portraiture has a long tradition in the history of art as a commissioned mode of representation of an ...
Recent work by gallery artists KIRSTIN CARLIN (image), KRISTY GORMAN and PETER GOUGE is include din the exhibition "Painting Programme" at the Wallace Trust Gallery from 28 June - 11 September.
A common epoch connects the artists in this exhibition; however ...
New work by HENRIETTA HARRIS (top image), GAVIN HURLEY (bottom image) and SAM MITCHELL will be exhibited in "Rumours" at the Franklin Arts Centre from 9 July - 20 August 2016.
Curated by Kara Wallace, the exhibition explores contemporary portraiture and ...
New and recent work by PETER PERYER is featured in a photo essay and on the cover of the latest issue (#231) of of prestigious arts journal Landfall. "When I was a young man and fancied that perhaps I could ...Read post
PETER PERYER has a new exhibition with the Govett Brewster Art Gallery at their TSB annex in New Plymouth.
New Plymouth’s former TSB Bank has a new life as a temporary art space, with the iconic building housing exhibitions ...
Gallery artists GAVIN HURLEY, LIYEN CHONG and PATRICK POUND all have new or recent work in the exhibition "Bad Hair Day" at the Christchurch Art Gallery from 4 June 2016.
A 'bad hair day', according to the Compact Oxford English ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of emerging artist CLAUDIA JOWITT.
Curator Francis McWahnnell writes in Art News magazine (Winter 2016) - "The recent pieces were exceptionally alluring, both because their subtle colours and elaborate surfaces made Jowitt ...
As part of the Auckland Art Fair, LIYEN CHONG has been selected to be part of Auckland Art Fair Projects: Pacific Real Time with "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (referencing Copernicus)". An Instagram feed created by the artist ...Read post
Pick up a copy of the latest Art News New Zealand magazine (Winter 2016) to read about LIYEN CHONG's 2015 residency at Cemeti Art House in Indonesia. Works from this residency were exhibited at Melanie Roger Gallery in late ...Read post
Pick up a copy of the latest issue (Winter, issue 158) of Art New Zealand magazine to read "Creative Industry: MATT ELLWOOD Interrogates Art and Fashion" by Sydney based writer Anna Madeleine which explores his recent exhibition "Freize Saint Laurent ...Read post
In 2014 STANLEY PALMER was one of a group of esteemed New Zealand and Australian artists, filmmakers and historians who travelled to the Gallipoli Peninsula to make work towards the exhibition entitled "Your Friend the Enemy". The work created as ...Read post
"Visiting Asia" at the Hastings Art Gallery from 16 April – 17 July 2016 shares the perspectives of New Zealand artists who have undertaken residencies in China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Through a wide variety of media including ...Read post
The following is in response to the recent online commentary by Art Bank on BFM and Frances Morton on Vice.com regarding the representation of female artists by New Zealand galleries.
I believe the discussion is a valid one, but ...
The Auckland Art Gallery has released the catalogue publication to accompany their recent exhibition "Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show" curated by Natasha Conland. The exhibition and publication feature new and recent work by KIRSTIN CARLIN and EMMA FITTS and a ...Read post
Pick up a copy of the latest Art New Zealand Magazine (Number 157, Autumn 2016) to read about our recent exhibition "Iti" of work by TAME ITI and BIRGIT KRIPPNER. The feature is written by emerging artist HEIDI BRICKELL and ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of US based New Zealand artist PETER GOUGE.
Peter Gouge (Auckland, 1984) is currently based in Florida, USA. He has a Bachelor of Design from Unitec, Auckland. (2009) and is completing ...
Saturday 9 April | 11am
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATE DIFFERS FROM THAT PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED.
Hear MATT ELLWOOD discuss his new body of work in the exhibition "Frieze Saint Laurent".
One year in the making, the exhibition "Frieze Saint Laurent" includes ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to announce participation in the 2016 Auckland Art Fair - New Zealand’s premier international showcase for contemporary art which returns this year after a three-year hiatus, from May 25th - 29th at The Cloud on Auckland ...Read post
Ruth Thomas Edmond's major sculptural work "Sugared Heap" (2012) will be exhibited in "Body | Memory" at Fresh Gallery in Otara from March 24th.
"Body | Memory" is a group exhibition about abstract painting and mark making in contemporary art practices ...
New York based New Zealand artist VICTORIA MUNRO is exhibiting her new project "Great White: Collapsing Spaces / Alternate Locations" at Staten Island Arts in New York from March 3 – May 14, 2016
Great White is an exhibit based on ideas ...Read post
New work (bottom image) by VICTORIA MUNRO is included in the exhibition JULIAN DASHPER & FRIENDS at PS Project Space in Amsterdam. A group exhibition featuring work by 18 international artists who all had a connection with the New Zealand artist ...Read post
MARTIN POPPELWELL will exhibit " A Storage Problem" at Objectspace in Ponsonby from 5 March - 16 April 2016 as part of Auckland Festival 2016.
Collaborating with architect Ben Daly and photographer Derek Henderson, artist Martin Poppelwell’s installation "A Storage Problem ...
Each of the 14,000 flags in TIFFANY SINGH’s award-winning installation expresses the hopes and dreams of a child somewhere in New Zealand. Singh has been working with school children from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch since 2012, helping them ...Read post
Gallery artists GAVIN HURLEY and RICHARD ORJIS have new and recent work featured in the exhibition "Certainly Very Merry" at Tim Melville Gallery from 2 February - 5 March 2016 as part of Pride 2016.
The exhibition takes its title from ...
MARTIN POPPELWELL has new work and writing in "Empire of Dirt: Writing about Ceramics" at Objectspace in Auckland from 14 November 2015 - 19 December 2015.
Bringing new voices and perspectives to the appreciation of ceramics, Empire of Dirt brings together ...Read post
RUTH CLELAND and RICHARD ORJIS have recent work in the exhibition "Suburban Dreams" at The Dowse Art Museum in Wellington from 30 January - 29 May 2016. The dream of the nuclear family in a brand new house on a quarter ...Read post
"Enshrine" is the latest meditative and multi-sensory installation by TIFFANY SINGH and is influenced by the teachings of Anicca, or impermanence and the repeating cycle of life, death and rebirth.
This is played out literally and metaphorically within the work ...Read post
LIYEN CHONG (image) and ERICA VAN ZON have work in the exhibition "Visiting Asia" that opens at Te Tuhi Gallery this weekend.The exhibition runs from 14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Artists are: Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis // Ben Buchanan ...Read post
New York based VICTORIA MUNRO has new work featured in Minus Space's group exhibition "Fiber Optic", highlighting several generations of artists innovating at the intersection of geometry and fiber. The exhibition which runs from November 7th - December 19th 2015 ...Read post
STANLEY PALMER will give an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday 21 November at 11am where he will discuss both his work in the exhibition and his personal connections with Gallipoli.
In 2014 STANLEY PALMER was one of a ...
New and recent work by KIRSTIN CARLIN and EMMA FITTS is included in "Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show" at the Auckland Art Gallery from 28 November 2015 - April 2016.
Discover a new vigour in recent New Zealand painting in this ...Read post
A new catalogue publication has been produced to coincide with LIYEN CHONG's new exhibition "Practicing Colour" at Melanie Roger Gallery. The catalogue titled "Teardrops, dingbats and chasing the unknowable: a conversation with Liyen Chong" contains an extensive interview between ...Read post
LIYEN CHONG will discuss her new work in the exhibition “Practicing Colour” followed by a short paper marbling demonstration on Saturday 31st October at 11am at Melanie Roger Gallery. Numbers are limited.
She will also discuss the time she spent ...
Director Geoff Murphy’s 1985 cult sci-fi feature ‘The Quiet Earth’ turns 30 this year. This exhibition at RAMP Gallery, features new work by three artists including ERICA VAN ZON and two writers, all responding to ‘The Quiet Earth’.
The ...Read post
"Florence & Friends" is a pop-up exhibition curated by RICHARD ORJIS and Julia Holderness at Flotsam and Jetsam from 26 September - 11 October. It features the launch of ceramics by Florence Weir alongside selected pieces by Kirsten Dryburgh, Steve Lovett, EMMA ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH's new exhibition, "Mahābhūta", is a Sanskrit term translating to "the great natural element" at Malcolm Smith Gallery (26 September - 19 November 2015) as a joint project with Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, 16 Stancombe Road, Flat Bush ...Read post
SAM MITCHELL will discuss her new work in the collaborative exhibition "Meet" with GAVIN HURLEY on Saturday 17th October, 11am at the gallery. This will also be the final day of the exhibition.
GAVIN HURLEY and SAM MITCHELL have paired ...
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to be part of Artweek Auckland 2015 which runs from 10-18 October across the city. Our collaborative exhibition "Meet" of new work by GAVIN HURLEY & SAM MITCHELL (image) will be part of this as well ...Read post
New work by EMMA FITTS is featured in "Embodying the Archive" at The Physics Room in Christchurch from 5 September - 10 October 2016.
Curated by Anneke Jaspers and Melanie Oliver, "Embodying the Archive" explores history mediated through the body. Rather ...
Congratulations ot ERICA VAN ZON who has been confirmed as one of the 2016 Artists in Residence at The Tylee Cottage in Whanganui from January - March.
"Over the past year I have conducted a number of trips to Whanganui. I ...Read post
A full colour 6 page online catalogue publication "RICHARD ORJIS: GARDEN CITIES OF TOMORROW" has been produced by the Sarjeant Gallery to mark the exhibition of the same title. It features a major interview between the artist and curator Greg ...Read post
RICHARD ORJIS will discuss his recent work in his exhibition "Garden Cities of Tomorrow" on Saturday 29 August at 11am.
Work in this exhibition was made as a response to research carried out during his 2014 Tylee Cottage Residency in ...Read post
STANLEY PALMER is featured in the latest Spring issue of Art New Zealand magazine with an extensive 9 page interview by Richard Wolfe looking at both his recent work as well as the development and progression of both his painting ...Read post
You asked for it so now Melanie Roger Gallery has a Vimeo channel! We will update this where relevant with recordings (mostly audio) of our ongoing public programes series - artist and curator talks. This is a great opportunity for collectors ...Read post
Tiffany Singh’s collaborative project "Calling a Circle" initiated when 2013 McCahon House Artist in Residence, has now been re-homed at Hospice West Auckland where the project will continue to explore ideas of social wellness through a sharing and making ...Read post
On Saturday 25th July at 11am as part of our ongoing but occasional series of public programmes at the gallery, GAVIN HURLEY and MARTIN POPPELWELL will give artist talks about their work in our current group exhibition. All welcome.
Congratulations to SAM MITCHELL who has been selected as the Tylee Cottage / Sarjeant Gallery Artist in Residence for late 2015.
Mitchell intends to immerse herself in, and explore Whanganui with its strong craft community and history as a continuation of ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to be working with UK based New Zealand artist EMMA FITTS as part of KIRSTIN CARLIN's upcoming exhibition "Pleasure Garden". Carlin and Fitts have collaborated on exhibitions for the past few years and will ...Read post
LIYEN CHONG exhibits new work at the Cemeti Art House in Indonesia in an exhibition titled "Infinate Horizontal and Vertical". The work has been made while Chong was the 2015 Asia New Zealand Foundation Artist in Residence.
New work developed ...
TIFFANY SINGH is on a three month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in California from March - May 2015. The focus of her residency is "Food Justice" and Singh will be researching and working with local communities as well ...Read post
As part of our ongoing but occasional series of public programmes at the gallery, STANLEY PALMER will give an artist talk about his current exhibition "Return - Otago Peninsula" on Saturday 13th June at 11am. All welcome.
Image: "Stanley Palmer" by ...
The new Winter issue of Art New Zealand magazine includes a feature by Peter Wells on the recent work of GAVIN HURLEY. He writes -
"I offer these interpretations as a personal response to Hurley's work. I have to add ...
DEREK HENDERSON has new photographic work featured in "Lay of The Land" at Papakura Art Gallery from 2 May - 13 June 2015. The exhibition features the work of contemporary New Zealand artists whose practices are centred on recording with a ...Read post
PATRICK POUND exhibits his new installation based work "The Museum of Holes" at the Castlemaine Gallery and Museum from 13 - 22 March 2015 as part of the Castlemaine State Festival in Castlemaine, Australia.
Conjuring up a surprising range of meanings ...
Recent work by TESSA LAIRD is featured in the exhibition "Five by Five: New Conversations with Clay" at Te Uru Gallery in Waitakere from 11 April - 7 June 2015.
In 1980, Denis Cohn Gallery in Auckland staged an exhibition of ...Read post
Long time Workshop Clothing partners MARTIN POPPELWELL and Max Gimblett have collaborated to create a new conversation built on their experience of ceramics and painting. Both Poppelwell and Gimblett place a high value on the daily practice of drawing and ...Read post
In 2014 STANLEY PALMER was one of a group of esteemed New Zealand and Australian artists, filmmakers and historians who travelled to the Gallipoli Peninsula to make work towards the exhibition entitled "Your Friend the Enemy". The work created as ...Read post
From 14 March - 21 June 2015 at the Auckland Art Gallery, see the most comprehensive exhibition of the work of BILLY APPLE®, New Zealand's most important conceptual artist. Featuring everything from early pop art works to his latest investigations ...Read post
RUTH CLELAND exhibits recent work in "New Urban Realists" at the Eastern Southland Gallery from 13 December 2014 - 15 February and later at the Millenium Gallery in Marlborough from 21 March - 27 April 2015.
The exhibition explores aspects of everyday ...
GAVIN HURLEY has created a new series of works for the exhibition "Tranquility Disturb'd" at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington from 12 March - 31 May 2015.
Curated by Richard Wolfe the exhibition offers a unique view of ...
Recent ceramic wall works by MARTIN POPPEWELL are included in the new exhibition "Form", curated by AD Schierning for the Papakura Art Gallery. "Form" is intended as a consideration of the perception of artifacts via the inherent qualities of materials ...Read post
ERICA VAN ZON (top image), TIFFANY SINGH and LIYEN CHONG (lower image) exhibit work in "Imagine Asia" at Pataka Art Museum in Wellington from 22 February - 3 May 2015. Since 2007, the Asia New Zealand Foundation has run a programme ...Read post
MATT ELLWOOD exhibits newly commissioned work "Half a Pallet of Building Blocks" in Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015 on Waiheke Island.
Ellwood has created a plywood version of concrete mortar blocks on a pallet alongside individually available blocks. The ...
KIRSTIN CARLIN exhibits new watercolour and gouache works alongside new work by Emma Fitts as a one night only collaborative exhibition - "74 Heaton Street" in Christchurch on Friday 5 December 2014.
This is the third in an on-going series of ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH presents "Life is but a Vapour" at Waitakere's new contemporary art gallery Te Uru from 11 December 2014 - 15 February 2015. The exhibition is the presentation of work developed during Singh's three month stay at McCahon ...Read post
RICHARD ORJIS exhibits new work as a solo project "The Ark: Garden Cities of Tomorrow" from 28 February - 24 May 2015 at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui. The exhibition is a culmination of Orjis' recent interests in sustainability and the land ...Read post
RICHARD ORJIS will exhibit new and recent work as a solo project "Home" at Corbans Estate Arts Centre from 23 January - 28 February 2015. Invoking the familiarity and warmth of domestic with the hand-crafted and home-spun, Richard Orjis' latest exhibition ...Read post
RUTH CLELAND is exhibiting new works from her "grid" series at Window Gallery at Auckland University from 28 October - 22 November 2014.
Recently Cleland has started to include within her works portions of grids, the very ones used to transfer ...
LIYEN CHONG has been awarded a three month Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency at Cemeti Art House in Indonesia from March to May 2015.
The residency will take place at Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia which has been exhibiting ...Read post
RICHARD ORJIS has collaborated with A.D. Schierning to create "Hauora Garden" as part of Pop Projects. Located at Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, the garden is an interactive and sensory space that aims to reconnect urban dwellers ...Read post
Utilising a natural rainbow to explore ceremony and ritual in different cultures, TIFFANY SINGH’s latest installation, "The Revision of Optics" gathers materials from around Singapore that have relationships to healing the body and mind. It is currently on exhibition ...Read post
RICHARD ORJIS has collaborated with Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Taariti Taiaroa to create a new series of "Pasture Paintings" around Auckland City as part of Pop Projects. All three artists share interests in public space, social sculpture and environmetal histories and ...Read post
New site specific work by RUTH THOMAS EDMOND will be featured in the exhibition Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists from 18 October 2014 - 1 March 2015 at The Dowse Art Museum in Wellington.
"Solo" is a biennial exhibition that aims ...Read post
ERICA VAN ZON will exhibit new work as a solo artists project titled "Dogwood Days" at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 29 November 2014 - 15 March 2015.
Erica van Zon is the thirty-first artist to participate in Dunedin Public ...Read post
TESSA LAIRD will exhibit new work as a solo exhibition "House of Bats" at Corbans Estate Arts Centre from 5 December 2014 - 18 January 2015 as a response to the plight of New Zealand's pekapeka, our only native land ...Read post
Recent work by RUTH CLELAND is featured in the exhibition "Constant Practice" curated by Matt Blomeley for the Franklin Arts Centre. The exhibition runs from 20 September - 1 November 2014. Other artists include Phil Dadson and Denys Watkins plus more ...Read post
LIYEN CHONG's solo exhibition "Dreams Circles Moons Fictions (and fragments found in the forest floor of disquietude)" which surveys the past ten years of her artistic practise is at The Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui from 27 September - 23 November ...Read post
Renowned glass caster LAYLA WALTER’s latest exhibition "Pacific Flower" at Corbans Estate Arts Centre, features new works that have a strong focus on people and places that are personally known to the artist. This aspect gives the viewer a ...Read post
To welcome Spring, we are teaming up once again with our neighbours to celebrate on Saturday 13 September from 10 - 3pm.
As part of our ongoing occasional series of public programmes, SAM MITCHELL who will be exhibiting at the gallery ...
We are sorry to hear of the recent passing away of DICK LYNE. A self taught artist, Dick Lyne picked up a paintbrush for the first time at age 65, his work reflecting his knowledge and love of the bush ...Read post
The Dowse Art Museum hosts a new exhibition of works by PETER PERYER from 23 August - 23 November 2014. "Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye" features new and retrospective work from 1975 to 2013 and links to Peryer's first ever ...Read post
A new catalogue publication on the recent work of KIRSTIN CARLIN has been published to coincide with her exhibition "Other Avenues" at Melanie Roger Gallery. Includes full colour images and new writing by art historian and curator Victoria Wynne-Jones.
Papakura Art Gallery has released a new publication - LIYEN CHONG "Dreams Circles Moons Fictions (and fragments found in the forest floor of disquietude)" - the catalogue of her solo exhibition there earlier this year. 33 pages with full colour images and ...Read post
SAM MITCHELL's six month residency in Invercargill as the William Hodges Fellow will culminate in an exhibition at the Southland Museum of Art and History from July 18th - 31 August 2014.
The exhibition "There is a Crack in Everything ...
On the shortest day of the year - 21st June, we are teaming up with our neighbours to celebrate Winter Solstice. As part of our ongoing occasional series of public programmes, the Gallery will introduce new work by Kirstin Carlin and ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH has begun a two month residency at the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre in Nepal. "The East will always have her pull. It's ten years since I lived in India and was overwhelmed by her spirit. Can't ...Read post
ERICA VAN ZON will travel to Dunedin during July and August as part of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's visiting artist programme, where she will make a new body of work for a solo exhibition from 29 November 2014 ...Read post
A new article by Cathy Tuato'o Ross on the work of LIYEN CHONG is included in the latest issue of Art New Zealand magazine (issue 150, Winter 2014). Get your copy today to read this and more.
To enquire ...
We're doing Winter Wednesday hours over the colder months. Starting from 14 May the gallery will be open 11 - 4pm. We apoligise for any inconvenience this may cause but will be open our usual hours other days as follows ...Read post
TESSA LAIRD, along with contemporary artists and designers Charlotte Graham, Philip Kelly, Natalie Robertson and Haruhiko Sameshima, have been commissioned to create new works addressing the social, cultural and historic value of the Kauri tree, one of our most beloved ...Read post
KIRSTIN CARLIN has been invited to create a new edition for The Physics Room in Christchurch alongside Ella Sutherland and John Ward Knox. The new work "Geranium" is a screenprint in an edition of 20 and all funds raised from ...Read post
From 25 April - 4 May 2014 RICHARD ORJIS will present a new outdoor installation project - the first project presented by POP - a new artists collective to generate creativity, fun, connections and experiences for Aucklanders.
Experience Auckland's park life as ...
Gallery artist MATT ELLWOOD is taking part in the 2014 Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt with his work "El Salvador". The event will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere which invites the public to find 100 ...Read post
A new publication on the recent work of MARTIN POPPELWELL has been published to coincide with his exhibition "Post Hole" at Melanie Roger Gallery.
Limited edition of 50 copies
210 x 210 mm, staple bound
Full colour with ...
At the request of Art New Zealand magazine we have recently removed links and PDF files to Art New Zealand magazine texts on our artist pages. These include extremely good articles on the following artists:
RICHARD ORJIS has collaborated with Crane Brothers Contemporary Tailors on their new Winter 2014 campaign.
Photographing celebrated contemporary New Zealand dancer Thomas Fonua, Orjis captured him moving in a classic black tuxedo and bow tie. "Using the technique of collage ...
TESSA LAIRD (bottom), RICHARD ORJIS and ERICA VAN ZON (top) have recent work in the new exhibition Slip Cast at The Dowse Art Museum from 15 February - 2 June 2014, timed to coincide with the opening of the New Zealand ...Read post
In April this year STANLEY PALMER and a group of esteemed New Zealand and Australian artists, filmmakers and historians will travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula to make work towards the exhibition entitled "Your Friend the Enemy". This World War 1 ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH presents "Fly Me Up to Where You Are" at the PATAKA MUSEUM as part of the 2014 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS from 27 January - 4 May 2014.
Inspired by the ancient Tibetan tradition of prayer flags, TIFFANY ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH is the Brick Bay Sculpture Park Summer artist of 2014. Her new work "The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way" runs ...Read post
LIYEN CHONG's work of the past ten years is the subject of a new solo exhibition curated by Tracey Williams for the Papakura Art Gallery. The exhibition opens Saturday 1 February at 10.30am and runs till 15th March ...Read post
MATT ELLWOOD presents working drawings and discusses his recent series "Smoking Tom Ford" at the Auckland Art Gallery as part of "On The Table" - a Drawing Center, New York initiative to bring drawing practise into public spaces throughout the world ...Read post
SAM MITCHELL exhibits new work as a solo exhibition at Corbans Estate Arts Centre from 24 January - 2 March 2014 "First is Last, Last is First"utitlises eclectic motifs sourced from fairy tales, legends, urban myths and Corban Estate’s ...Read post
Recent work by RUTH CLELAND is featured in the exhibition "As If You Were Bringing Back Dust From The Moon" at the Papakura Art Gallery 26 December 2013 - 25 January 2014. Other artists include Kate Small, Edith Amituanai, Clinton Watkins ...Read post
RUTH CLELAND and Gary McMillan’s exhibition "Inland Empire" was originally made for and exhibited at the University of Waikato in early 2013. From 6 December 2013 - 19 January 2014 it will be exhibited at Corbans Estate Arts Centre.
Congratulations to RICHARD ORJIS who has been awarded the 2014 TYLEE COTTAGE RESIDENCY at the SARJEANT GALLERY in Whanganui. The Tylee Cottage Residency is New Zealand's longest running artists residency. Orjis will spend four months there from late February ...Read post
Curated by Ann Shelton and Alice Tappenden, "Headcount" comprises works by a group of contemporary artists using photo ...
PATRICK POUND has created a major new installation based work THE MUSEUM OF AIR for the exhibition "Melbourne Now" at the NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA in Melbourne from 22 November 2013 - 23 March 2014. Read about the work and hear ...Read post
Calling A Circle: He Karanga Pae by McCahon House Artist in Residence TIFFANY SINGH is about the concept of wellbeing in relation to the process of grief, death and dying. Leading researcher in the field of Positive Psychology, Mihaly Csikszentmihaly ...Read post
Congratulations to SAM MITCHELL who has been awarded the prestigious William Hodges Fellowship for 2014.
The William Hodges Fellowship artist in residence programme aims to bring significant New Zealand visual artists to Southland and allow them to work within and ...Read post
ERICA VAN ZON presents a solo exhibition of new work at the CITY GALLERY in Wellington from 12 November 2013 - 26 January 2014.
Functioning as an unconventional close reading, the exhibition sets about making material a series of objects from ...
KIRSTIN CARLIN is featured in the latest issue of ART NEW ZEALAND magazine (Summer 2013 / 2014) with an article "Rapture: The Flower Paintings of Kirstin Carlin" by David Lyndon Brown which explores her work of the past few years.
Get ...Read post
Recent work from the series "Island" by RUTH CLELAND is included in the exhibition "Idyll" at the Franklin Arts Centre. Curated by Matt Blomeley the exhibition is a visual critique and exploration of the lost paradise that was New Zealand ...Read post
TESSA LAIRD is featured in the latest issue of ART NEWS magazine (Summer 2013) with an article "Rainbow Serpents and other Awakenings" by Virginia Were which explores her work of the past few years focusing particularly on her recent ceramics ...Read post
Recent work by GRAHAM FLETCHER from his acclaimed "Lounge Room Tribalism" and "Sugar Loaf Waka" series will be included in the exhibition "Future Primitive" at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne from 4 December 2013 - 2 March 2014 ...Read post
TESSA LAIRD will release her new artist book "A Rainbow Reader" on 10th November at the AUCKLAND ART GALLERY as part of a public programmes reading for the exhibition "Freedom Farmers".
"A Rainbow Reader" is a work of creative non-fiction ...
New work by GAVIN HURLEY (top) and RICHARD ORJIS (bottom) is included in the exhibition "Man Made" at The Dowse Art Museum from 19 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
Man Made features the work of twelve contemporary male artists who ...Read post
Recent work by TESSA LAIRD (exhibited in early 2013 at Melanie Roger Gallery) is featured in "Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas" at the Auckland Art Gallery 26 October 2013 - 2 March 2014. Curated by Natasha Conland, the exhibition ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH is artist in residence at McCahon House in Titirangi from November 2013 - February 2014. McCahon House Artists’ Residency, is amongst the most prestigious artists’ residencies in New Zealand. Three residencies a year, each of three months duration, are ...Read post
Work by RUTH CLELAND (from the Waikato Trust collection) and MARTIN POPPELWELL is included in the exhibition "Architecture of the Heart" from 21st September 2013 - 2nd March 2014 at the brand new public museum for the Hawkes Bay - MTG Hawkes ...Read post
MARTIN POPPELWELL has unveiled a new mural work at 33 High St in Auckland City at the site of the former Snakepit Gallery. The project has been initiated and supported by Heart of the City and continues Poppelwell's large ...Read post
Photographer Birgit Krippner presents her series “Private View” at Melanie Roger Gallery as a pop up exhibition from 20 - 23 November 2013.
Originally begun on June 5th 2011 with an impromptu portrait of a Hawkes Bay based artist, she ...
GRAHAM FLETCHER's Untitled (Sugar Loaf Waka) is currently included in the exhibition "Place Makers: Artists and Iconic Landscapes" at the HOCKEN GALLERY in Dunedin where it can be viewed alongside works by Colin McCahon and Gordon Walters. The work ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH presents "Fly Me Up to Where You Are" at the CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL from 22 August - 22 September 2013.
Inspired by the ancient Tibetan tradition of prayer flags, TIFFANY SINGH has collaborated with Porirua secondary students (forthe Pataka ...Read post
We are pleased to announce that the Melanie Roger Gallery website is a finalist in the small scale websites category of the prestigious Best Design Awards. Developed by Christchurch based SONS & CO. the website has been getting strong visitor traffic ...Read post
New and recent work by LIYEN CHONG and SAM MITCHELL will be featured in "A Different View: Artists Address Pornography" at The Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland from 23 August - 12 October 2013. Curated by Linda Tyler in association ...Read post
When I was a teenager growing up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand a lot of ...
In their first collaborative project together, Auckland artist's MATT ELLWOOD and
Yoon Tae Kim produce a triptych work that acts as a critique on brand
recognition. Here they collaborate to investigate the influence of branding in the concrete jungle ...
Recent works by both LIYEN CHONG and PATRICK POUND will feature in "Cross Over" at the Papakura Art Gallery from 27 July - 31 August 2013.
From 15 August at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, TIFFANY SINGH creates a new site specific community-connected project using wind chimes to focus on the potency, energy and meanings of colour. Ancient cultural beliefs inform Auckland-based artist ...Read post
LIYEN CHONG exhibits "Resolution" - a new body of work at Corbans Estate Arts Centre from 2 August - 8 September. Liyen Chong has built a multi-disciplinary art practice dealing with cultural generalisations and issues. In Chong’s latest exhibition, 'Resolution' she ...Read post
A new publication has been released to coincide with GRAHAM FLETCHER's exhibition "Sugar Loaf Waka" at Melanie Roger Gallery. Produced by Pania Press the Sugar Loaf Waka catalogue is 28 pages long, measures 280 x 205 mm, and includes ...Read post
RUTH THOMAS-EDMOND exhibits newly commissioned vinyl work as part of the exhibition HOW TO FALL at the City Gallery in Wellington from 29 June - 25 August 2013.
The exhibition features site-specific work by Ruth Thomas-Edmond alongside Heather Harward, Marnie Slater ...Read post
Ruth Cleland will exhibit new work alongside new work by Gary McMillan in a joint exhibition titled INLAND EMPIRE at the Calder and Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato. The exhibition explores both artists highly detailed renditions of suburbia with a ...Read post
Australian based artist Patrick Pound is featured in the latest issue of Art Collector magazine (issue 64, April - June 2013) with a six page article "Lost and Found" by Dan Rule and commentary from Dr Kyla McFarlane (associate curator at ...Read post
Tiffany Singh and Peter Peryer are featured in the latest issue (Winter 2013) of Art New Zealand magazine.
Tessa Laird writes an overview of Singh's diverse practise of the past few years including her recent exhibition Samsara at Melanie ...
Derek Henderson exhibits new work as part of RECENT AUCKLAND PHOTOGRAPHY at Northart from 20 May - 12 June 2013. Curated by Chris Corson-Scott and Edward Hanfling, the exhibition surveys work by both established and emerging photographers includng Mark Adams, Edith ...Read post
Darkness of Noon is a unique collaboration between photographer Derek Henderson and illustrator Kelly Thompson where photography and drawing intersect seamlessly. Featuring nudes of Zippora Seven the resulting imagery reflects Henderson’s democratic naturalism, where all phenomena is given equal ...Read post
Melanie Roger Gallery will participate in the 5th Auckland Art Fair 7 - 11th August at The Cloud. The gallery will present a curated selection of works in various mediums exploring concurrently the themes of light and dark / beauty and deconstruction ...Read post
Tiffany Singh is currently on a 3 month residency at the Montalvo Arts Centre in California, USA. She will exhibit new work THE BELLS OF MINDFULNESS made during her time as an artist in residence, as part of the exhibition ...Read post
The Auckland Art Gallery's Learning Centre currently features a year-long evolving exhibition by Tiffany Singh titled MAY THE RAINBOW ALWAYS TOUCH YOUR SHOULDERS.
The sequence of colours here might not be the spectrum that you are most familiar with ...