Auckland Art Fair | Booth B1

25th May –
29th May 2016

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to be part of 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’s Queen’s Wharf.

The gallery will exhibit two seperate exhibitions of new and recent work.  The first will be from Wednesday - Friday and will feature new still life paintings and watercolours by KIRSTIN CARLIN, new tapestries by ERICA VAN ZON, recent ceramic sculptures by TESSA LAIRD, recent textile work by EMMA FITTS and new paintings by PETER GOUGE.

The second hang will be over the Saturday and Sunday and will feature new landscapes by STANLEY PALMER, new sculptural dome paintings by SAM MITCHELL, recent ceramics and painting by MARTIN POPPELWELL and new collages by GAVIN HURLEY which will be a preview of work for his solo exhibition in late June.

STANLEY PALMER: Saturday 28th, 2pm
SAM MITCHELL: Saturday 28th, 2.30pm

Concurrently LIYEN CHONG will 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 documents the real time sightings (i.e. visual data stream) of the artist while she explores selected sights in her erstwhile city of residence in Houston, Texas. The Art Fair Projects are selected and curated by Jarrod Rawlins, curator at MONA and Simon Rees, Director of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.  Follow her on Instagram as liyenchong

Exhibiting artists are showing exclusively with Melanie Roger Gallery at the Fair.  Images will be available to view online just prior to the Fair.  Please note that in some cases this may be a selection only of the work and there may be more to view at the Fair.  To register interest in works or to enquire, please contact the gallery: 

We will also have a selection of earlier works and related works on paper available to view by exhibiting and selected artists including CLAUDIA JOWITT and ROBIN NEATE.  Please enquire.

Tickets for the Opening Night, Friday night Artists' Party and public open days are on sale now.  For further information:

Image taken by Tom Teutenberg who is one of our neighbours at Paul Nache Gallery


  1. May. 2016. LIYEN CHONG | Auckland Art Fair Projects
  2. Apr. 2016. An Occasional Rant | Female representation in New Zealand Galleries
  3. Apr. 2016. New Gallery Artist: Peter Gouge