Patrick Pound | Princeton University Art Museum

Patrick Pound is featured in the exhibition “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we are still here? : Photography and Touch. ” at Princeton University Art Museum. 

Touch forms the conceptual and sensory thread linking “Don’t we touch ...

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LAYLA RUDNEVA-MACKAY | New Representation

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased and proud to welcome Layla Rudneva-Mackay to the gallery family as a represented artist.

Rudneva-Mackay’s practice is not medium specific, having moved through sculpture, elaborately staged outdoor photography, pairing her subjects and photographing them ...

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Public Programmes | KIRSTIN CARLIN Artist Talk

As part of our ongoing series of public programmes, please join us Saturday 25 May at 3pm when artist KIRSTIN CARLIN will discuss her practice in conjunction with her current exhibition "Afternoon Sun". This will be a Q & A with ...

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Henrietta Harris | Art News magazine

Henrietta Harris is featured in the latest issue of Art News (issue #201 , Autumn 2024).  The article "Youth Worship: Henrietta Harris' Dipped in Time" by Connie Brown, explores Harris' latest body of work in our current exhibition.

"In these works ...

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Patrick Pound | Windows | Perimeter Books

LAUNCHING APRIL 2024 and coinciding with our solo exhibition by Patrick Pound....

Perimeter Editions and the artist are producing a special edition of 50 copies, which include a signed and editioned archival Glicée print, approximately 19 x ...

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EMMA FITTS | Living Room | Objectspace, Christchurch

In 1975 Sir Miles Warren designed a gallery that would adjoin his apartment and architectural offices at 65 Cambridge Terrace. Images from the time he lived there express a living space that fuses architecture, art and home; a shag pile ...

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KIRSTIN CARLIN | The Good Oil Podcast

KIRSTIN CARLIN is interviewed about her life, art and artistic influences on The Good Oil podcast.  

Kirstin has a Master of Fine Arts from the Glasgow School of Art.Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, and ...

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Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased and proud to welcome Roberta Thornley with a solo exhibition of new and selected earlier photographic works in late September.

Roberta Thornley was born in Auckland in 1985. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine ...

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Emma Fitts | The Air, Like a Stone | The Physics Room

EMMA FITTS presents new work for the exhibition "The Air , Like a Stone" with Rosalind Nashashibi at The Physics Room in Christchurch.

Whakatau and opening: Friday 16 June, from 5:30pm
Exhibition runs: 16 June – 30 July 2023

"The air ...

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Jennifer Mason | Contemporary Figurative | Webbs Wellington

Gallery artist Jennifer Mason has previously unseen and recent work included in the exhibition “Contemporary Figurative”  at Webbs Wellington from 22nd March - 15th April 2023.

“Contemporary Figurative” features work by Nick Cuthell, Loren Marks, Jennifer Mason, and Garth Steeper. Curator ...

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Emma Fitts | Crosses and Losses | Pah Homestead

Recent Work by EMMA FITTS is included in the group exhibition "Crosses and Losses" at Pah Homestead 23 September - 27 November 2022.

The exhibition features six artists from Aotearoa, working in drawing, painting, and textile - Alice Alva, Helen Calder, Emma ...

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Claudia Kogachi | Deborah Porch Award

Congratulations to Claudia Kogachi who has won the Deborah Porch Award - a collaborative award between Artspace Aotearoa  and Australia Council for the Arts.  Kogachi will travel to Brisbane in early September for the residency at Artisan Queensland.  We are excited ...

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Claudia Kogachi | Checks collaboration

CLAUDIA KOGACHI has collaborated with local clothing brand Checks, to create a three part capsule collection featuring her work.  The range includes a hoodie, a t-shirt and a knit.  Visit Checks to view and order: www.checksdowntown.com 

We will ...

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Claudia Kogachi | Karekare House Artist Residency

Claudia Kogachi - with her partner Josephine Jelicich - is the new artist in residence at Karekare House on Auckland's West Coast.  The two month residency supported by Eden Arts Trust aims to provide a supportive environment to encourage artists to ...

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KIRSTIN CARLIN | Standing in the Sun | Te Tuhi

Kirstin Carlin has created a new digital exhibition "Standing in the Sun" for Te Tuhi Gallery 12 June - 4 September 2022.

Since completing her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in 2010, Kirstin Carlin has almost exclusively worked in ...

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Guest Artist: James R Ford

Melanie Roger Gallery welcomes James R Ford as a guest artist with his new solo exhibition "Sophisticated Ignorance" in June 2022.

James R Ford (b. 1980) is a British born conceptual artist currently based in Wellington. He studied at Nottingham ...

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Jennifer Mason | Caretaker's Cottage

Jennifer Mason has curated an exhibition of figurative drawing, painting and sculpture at the Caretaker's Cottage in Albert Park running from 9 - 28 April.  It includes her own work alongside that by Hiria Anderson, Andrew Mcleod, Esther Deans, Tara ...

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Happy Birthday!

In 2020 Melanie Roger Gallery quietly turned 10. It was the 1st April and we had just gone into our first lockdown. We didn’t announce it or make a song and dance about it because we – my bubble, the ...

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Emma Fitts | Lapping at Your Door | Objectspace

Emma Fitts unveils new work at Objectspace in Auckland from 2 April. A series of dyed and layered canvas panels attached to a tubular steel structure form a new architecture for Objectspace’s courtyard plinth in "Lapping at Your Door ...

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Jennifer Mason | Window

Jennifer Mason exhibits one large work at Window Gallery, University of Auckland in March 2022.

Mason draws inspiration for her practice from the depiction of the female nude in art history. The paintings are delicate and refined technically using traditional ...

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Henrietta Harris | Britomart

Henrietta Harris has been commissioned to create a new outdoor exhibition "By It's Own Light" at Britomart.  

Harris spends a lot of time fighting her perfectionist instincts. Based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, she’s been drawing ever since she ...

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Derek Henderson & Simone Gooch | Rosa Publication

DEREK HENDERSON and SIMONE GOOCH's book "Rosa" with Perimeter Editions is almost here! 

We fully intended to have the special edition available too....BUT IT SOLD OUT IN HOURS! Oops. Duh. Sorry. We are thrilled however to be releasing ...
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Auckland Festival of Photography

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to be included in the 2021 Auckland Festival of Photography with a new exhibition of rare and unseen images by the late Harvey Benge.  The exhibition runs from 16th June - 3rd July with an opening ...

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Richard Orjis | Aroha Mai | Fresh Gallery

RICHARD ORJIS has new work in the exhibition "Aroha Mai" at Fresh Gallery 24 April – 29 May 2021.  Artists include Erin Forsyth, Donna Kerridge, Richard Orjis and Creature Post.

"Aroha mai" is a celebration of the traditional Māori medicine system ...
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Emma Fitts | Full House

Recent work by Emma Fitts in the exhibition “Full House” 1-2 May - an artist-run exhibition staged in a home commissioned by artist Milan Mrkusich and designed by New Zealand architect Claude Megson. What a great combo of art and architecture ...

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Richard Orjis | About Walking publication

About walking: 15 months of artist walks in Tāmaki Auckland
Published by Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, 2021 

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Claudia Jowitt | Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards

Congratulations to CLAUDIA JOWITT who has jointly won the Arts Whakatane Award at the Molly Morpeth Canaday Aewards on the weekend with her work "Baka IV" from 2020.  

Guest judge Karl Chitham says - "The second work is a similar study ...

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Erica van Zon | Homespun | Franklin Arts Centre

ERICA VAN ZON has a selection of recent bead and tapestry based works in the exhibition "Homespun" at the Franklin Arts Centre from 30 January - 13 March 2021.

Homespun is group exhibition featuring artists working in a range of mediums ...

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Studio Visit: Robin Neate

A recent visit to the Christchurch studio of ROBIN NEATE who will exhibit a solo show with us in August 2021.  Get in touch to register your interest.  Also in the images below - three earlier works frm the Ray series ...

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New Gallery Artist: Kelcy Taratoa

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to welcome Tauranga based artist Kelcy Taratoa.  

Kelcy Taratoa (b. 1972. Ngāi Te Rangi / Ngāti Ranginui / Ngāti Raukawa) is a New Zealand painter. His works are vivid, hard-edged, and graphic. Taratoa’s formative years were ...

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Emma Fitts | Touching Sight | Christchurch Art Gallery

Curated by contemporary curator Melanie Oliver, "Touching Sight" is an exhibition of new photography, textiles and painting from three Ōtautahi artists. Working in photography, textiles and painting, Conor Clarke (Ngāi Tahu), EMMA FITTS and Oliver Perkins explore ideas of perception ...

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Derek Henderson & Simone Gooch collaboration

Critically acclaimed New Zealand photographer Derek Henderson has collaborated with London based floral artist Simone Gooch on a new book to be published in 2021 by Perimeter Books - a specialised bookstore, award-winning publisher, distribution house and platform for various art ...

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Stockroom at Sapphire | Part of Artweek Auckland

Melanie Roger Gallery returns to the Sapphire Room at Ponsonby Central for a pop-up exhibition as part of Artweek 2020 from 15 - 18th October.  This year we are showing alongside Whitespace, Masterworks and Gow Langsford Gallery with a changing presentation ...

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Derek Henderson | Index magazine

Reecnt photographic work by DEREK HENDERSON is featured in and on the cover of the brand new Index magazine in issue No. 1.  Henderson presents a visual essay on the changing landscape of Aotearoa featuring Kaitaia, Ahipara and Te Angaanga ...

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Kirstin Carlin | Britomart Flag Project

A public project featuring work by KIRSTIN CARLIN has been unveiled at Britomart in Auckland as part of their ongoing commitment to working with contemporary artists.  "

The more than 20 Britomart flags consist of close-up details of eight floral still-life ...

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Artweek Auckland 2020

Artweek Auckland 2020 programmes have arrived. Swing by the gallery to pick up a copy. Melanie Roger Gallery and our artists will be busy with a lot of exhibitions and events. A quick overview as follows:

PETER GOUGE, “Everything Stops ...

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Derek Henderson | Milk Run | Hastings City Art Gallery

DEREK HENDERSON presents new work as a solo exhibition "Milk Run" from 4 July – 11 October 2020 at the Hastings City Art Gallery.

As a photographer, Derek Henderson has a broad ranging practice, working across the genres of fashion, architecture ...

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Guest Artist: Rozana Lee

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to welcome ROZANA LEE as a guest artist featured in our upcoming group exhibition opening mid-July.

Rozana Lee is an artist based in Auckland, of Indonesian-Chinese heritage. She holds an MFA from Elam School of ...

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Guest Artist: Sandra Bushby

Melanie Roger Gallery welcomes back SANDRA BUSHBY as a featured guest artist in our upcoming group exhibition opening mid-July.

Sandra Bushby is currently a Doc FA candidate at Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University. Her thesis title: ‘burrowing out ...

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Richard Orjis | Queer Pavilion | Art NZ magazine

Richard Orjis' "Queer Pavilion" is featured in the latest issue of Art New Zealand magazine (Winter, number 174) with an article by Alys Longley - "Folds of Time, Blooms of Vibrancy: Queer Pavlion in the Park".  Queer Pavilion was a multi-disciplanary ...

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Artists in Isolation: Liyen Chong

LIYEN CHONG is based in Houston, Texas with her husband Alex so is having a different US based Covid-19 response experience to us in NZ. She describes her lockdown life – “Just before Houston's 'Stay Home Work Safe' order due ...

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Artists in Isolation: Matt Ellwood

MATT ELLWOOD has been in his family bubble with wife Robyn, kids Koromiko and Toby, and their dog Bruno. Matt is also the head of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe so has been working full time from home planning and delivering ...

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Artists in Isolation: Peter Gouge

Newly returned to New Zealand PETER GOUGE shares his bubble with his wife Chloe and their young son as well as his parents at their family home. They arrived back from Florida - where they have been living for the past ...

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Artists in Isolation: Claudia Jowitt

CLAUDIA JOWITT shares her bubble in Avondale with her partner Johnny and their two rescue cats. “My studio has a window that looks out onto our collection of hibiscus and the flame tree in the centre of the cul-de-sac which ...

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Artists in Isolation: Patrick Pound

Artists in Isolation:
Melbourne based PATRICK POUND shares his bubble with his wife Juliet and although lockdown is slightly different for those living in Australia, it has impacted a lot on the multiple exhibitions he has work included in both ...

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Artists in Isolation: Emma Fitts

Christchurch based EMMA FITTS shares her bubble with her wife Tess and their cat Mu. “It's been a mixture of productivity and relaxation to be honest. I shifted my studio from The National back home and have set up ...

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Level 2&3 Viewing


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Artists in Isolation: Alexi Willemsen

Australian based NZ artist ALEXI WILLEMSON shares her Byron Bay bubble with her husband Simon and their 4 year old daughter Saskia in a “quiet albeit busy seclusion”.

“During this period I haven’t had much solid time in the ...

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Artists in Isolation: Henrietta Harris

HENRIETTA HARRIS is in a bubble with her flatmate and his girlfriend in Grafton, so has been going for daily walks and runs in the nearby domain. “I do this anyway, but I need a routine or my brain crumbles ...

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Artists in Isolation: Sam Mitchell

SAM MITCHELL shares her bubble with her partner Mike in Helensville just north of Auckland where they recently moved earlier this year. Isolation came early for them with a two week period before most and with her current exhibition just ...

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Artists in Isolation: Grace Bader

“Level four for me feels like a time for growth and reflection” says gallery artist GRACE BADER. She shares her bubble with her partner Toby and is lucky enough to still have access to her studio.  She is starting her ...

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Artists in Isolation: Sandra Bushby

Guest artist SANDRA BUSHBY shares her bubble with Bob, Henry and her dog Bennie. Lockdown daily life for her is mostly holed up in her home studio, completing her written Doc F.A thesis. For her daily exercise, she is ...

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Artists in Isolation: Ruth Cleland

Gallery artist RUTH CLELAND is spending lockdown in her bubble which she shares with her husband and fellow artist, Gary McMillan. She has been keeping busy by working on her artwork, continuing her work for Auckland Libraries and painting her ...

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Artists in Isolation: Richard Orjis

Lockdown has come at a perfect time for RICHARD ORJIS, a self-described introvert with a PHD on contemporary art to write. His small bubble consists of himself and his cat Birdie in his beautiful garden. While in isolation he has ...

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Artists in Isolation: Jennifer Mason

Guest artist JENNIFER MASON shares her bubble with her fur baby Wee Man Chihuhua who enjoys long socially distanced walks on the beach out at Piha where they live. Like many, food is a priority in their bubble and here ...

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Artists in Isolation: Kirstin Carlin

KIRSTIN CARLIN shares her bubble with her artist partner Dan Arps, their son Gus and their cat Lenny. Her studio is just next door but with an active four year old, it's challenging for her to get as much ...

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Artists in Isolation: Gavin Hurley

GAVIN HURLEY shares his bubble with his partner Cameron above Flotsam and Jetsam on Ponsonby Rd. They are also keeping a close eye on a few free ranging neighborhood cats. He is using his lockdown period to make new work ...

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Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, we are closed till further notice.  As we move into level 3, we are hoping to be able to extend what we do a little - safely of course and with limitations.  We will keep you ...

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Claudia Jowitt | This is a Library | Enjoy Gallery

"This is a library", curated by Hanahiva Rose, is an exhibition of work by Teuane Tibbo, Christina Pataialii, Salome Tanuvasa and CLAUDIA JOWITT.  It runs from 13 March - 18 April 2020 at Enjoy Gallery in Wellington.

In the early 1960s ...

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Ruth Cleland | Analogue | Fox Jensen McCrory

Work by RUTH CLELAND is included in the curated exhibition "Analogue" at Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery from 5 March 2020. The exhibition brings together painting, sculpture and drawing to quietly celebrate the notion of analogue, not simply as a counterpoint ...

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Emma Fitts | McCahon House editions

EMMA FITTS is one of a number of recent artists in residence whose work is being launched as part of the McCahon House editions series.  Others include Nicola Farquar, Jess Johnson, Tim Wagg and Wayne Youle.  Proceeds from these sales ...

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Virtual Auckland Art Fair 2020

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to be part of the Virtual Auckland Art Fair online from 30 April - 17th May 2020.  The initiative comes after the Fair was cancelled due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and is a great opportunity ...

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Kirstin Carlin | Ingrid Starnes collaboration

Gallery artist KIRSTIN CARLIN has collaborated with local clothing designer Ingrid Starnes to create a beautiful new body of work for her Autumn 2020 collection.  This signals a new direction for the designer - limited edition and numbered pieces as an ...

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Richard Orjis | Queer Pavilion, Auckland Pride Festival

Queer Pavilion is a drifting structure for art, performance and conversation that will reside in the Rangipuke Albert Park for six days Feb 1-7th during the Auckland Pride Festival. Queer Pavilion takes place on the site of Aotearoa’s first ...

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Emma Fitts | Paint Etc. | Corbans Estate Arts Centre

"Paint etc." features the work of artists - including EMMA FITTS -  who challenge the notion of traditional painting. Using new mediums, techniques and objects to explore the extensive possibilities of contemporary painting, this show celebrates the multi-faceted potential of painting as ...

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Grace Bader | Homestyle magazine

GRACE BADER is interviewed in the latest issue (Dec / Jan) of Homestyle magazine where she discusses her studio practise and the inspiration for her current body of work.  Grab a copy to read the interview! Melanie Roger Gallery will be ...

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Martin Poppelwell | Unravelled | City Gallery, Wellington

New and recent work by MARTIN POPPELWELL is featured in the exhibition "Unravelled" at City Gallery in Wellington from 30 November 2019 - 13 April 2020.  Curated by Robert Leonard, this exhibition ioncluides work by Peter Robinson, Kirsty Lilico, Isabella Loudon ...

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Stockroom at Sapphire | Part of Artweek Auckland

35 Artists. 4 Galleries. 1 Amazing Art Experience.

Where: The Sapphire Room upstairs at Ponsonby Central
Opening Event: Thursday 10 October, 5pm to 7pm
Dates: Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 October (11-7pm daily)

Four of Auckland’s top galleries have ...

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Emma Fitts | Softly Spoken | Hastings Art Gallery

EMMA FITTS is included in the new exhibition "Softly Spoken: An exhibition of contemporary textiles" at the Hastings Art Gallery from 3 August – 3 November 2019.

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua or more commonly said, ‘ka mua ka muri’, is ...

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Richard Orjis | Walking in Trees

Wilde Projects presents "Walking in Trees", an outdoor art project connecting urban dwellers with the natural world around them. From 31 August to 15 September 2019, a specially constructed scaffolding staircase enables Aucklanders to walk, sit and relax in the ...

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Artweek Auckland at Melanie Roger Gallery

The Artweek Auckland 2019 programme is now up and running on their website and Melanie Roger Gallery are pleased to be involved for another year with the following exhibitions and events....

Chart of Aotearoa II
Exhibition: 18 September ...

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Public Programmes | Patrick Pound Artist Talk

"I just loved this show. Such a treat to see these 20-year-old works by Patrick Pound. They’ve aged very well, as full of wit and elegance as ever." - Francis McWhannell, curator / writer

As part of our ongoing series of ...

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Public Programmes | Derek Henderson Artist Talk

As part of our ongoing series of public programmes, please join us Thursday 13 June, 5pm
when Sydney based New Zealand photographer DEREK HENDERSON will give a short artist talk and be available to discuss his recent work in our ...

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Auckland Festival of Photography

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to once again be part of the Auckland Festival of Photography with a group exhibition of selected work by LIYEN CHONG, DEREK HENDERSON, RICHARD ORJIS and PETER PERYER (image).

Auckland Festival of Photography is NZ ...

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Sam Mitchell | Modern People | NZ Portrait Gallery

SAM MITCHELL has new work in the exhibition "Modern People" curated by Jaenine Parkinson for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington 25 March - 9 June 2019.

Artists in Aotearoa New Zealand have increasingly used different styles of representation to ...

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Claudia Jowitt | Art News magazine

The latest Art News magazine (Autumn 2019) is out and has a fantastic new article on the work of CLAUDIA JOWITT. With new writing by Nansi Thompson, recent work and current practise is discussed including work from her 2017 exhibition ...

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Emma Fitts | In the Rough Parts 1,2 & 3 | Te Uru

EMMA FITTS will be exhibiting new and recent work  at Te Uru Gallery, Auckland as a solo exhibition titled "In The Rough Parts 1,2 &3" from 16 February - 26 May 2019.  The exhibition is a result of work begunand ...

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Peter Peryer 1941 - 2018

New Zealand lost one of the greats this week when Peter Peryer passed away. Peter had a way of making the everyday interesting - the unremarkable, remarkable. We have had the pleasure and honour of working with him, but also of ...

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Emma Fitts | Fullbright Wallace Art Award

EMMA FITTS has been awarded the Fullbright Wallace Arts Trust residency at the 2018 Wallace Art Awards with her work "Unknown Cloak" (2018), hand-dyed woollen underlay, 1500 x 1100mm.

Emma Fitts receives a ten-week residency at the Headlands Center for ...

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Artweek Auckland | Sam Mitchell & Martin Poppelwell

Melanie Roger Gallery is pleaased to be once again part of Artweek Auckland - an annual week-long festival celebrating the visual arts of Auckland from 6-14th October.  We have the following events and exhibitions available:

Saturday, 6th October, 11am
An artist ...

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Gavin Hurley | The Rooms | Tauranga Art Gallery

GAVIN HURLEY has new work in "The Rooms" - a Tauranga Art Gallery exhibition in partnership with The Elms Foundation who have invited nine artists to transform the rooms within The Elms historic mission house and library.

The artists will use ...

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Tessa Laird | In the Hand | Sarjeant Gallery

Ceramic book works by TESSA LAIRD are featured in the exhibition "In the Hand" at the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui from 18 August - 11 November 2018.  A group exhibition in the object-based gallery which will feature small ceramic, jewellery and ...

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Martin Poppelwell | East | Hastings City Art Gallery

MARTIN POPPELWELL has recent work included in EAST at the Hastings City Art Gallery from 11th August 2018.

Twenty-three creative practitioners from across the country have been selected, ranging from recently graduated emerging artists through to acclaimed established practitioners. The ...

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Emma Fitts | We Do This | Christchurch Art Gallery

McCahon House Artist in Residence EMMA FITTS has recent work in the exhibition "We Do This" at the Christchurch Art Gallery from 12 May 2018.

As Aotearoa New Zealand marks 125 years of women’s suffrage, the Christchurch Art Gallery ...

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Patrick Pound | On Reflection | City Gallery, Wellington

An exhibition that is a vast palindrome reflecting the collections of Patrick Pound and Te Papa Tongarewa.
Merging high and low, Patrick Pound creates wondrous ‘museums of things’ at City Gallery, Wellington from 11 August - 4 November 2018.

In 2013 ...

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Tiffany Singh | A Collective Voice | COCA, Christchurch

The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Christchurch presents a solo exhibition by Auckland-based artist TIFFANY SINGH featuring two recent large-scale installations JUne 9th - August 5th 2018.

"OM MANI PADME HUM" is immersive - over 1500 metres of silk ribbon installed ...

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K Road Art Tours

Coinciding with ERICA VAN ZON's new exhibition "Coffee Perhaps" at Melanie Roger Gallery - take a free tour through the K’ Road & Putiki Street art gallery precinct with art experts Emil McAvoy and Alice Tyler.

Trace artist Veronica Herber's ...

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Kirstin Carlin & Peter Gouge | White Rainbow | Ramp Gallery

Recent work by KIRSTIN CARLIN and PETER GOUGE is in "White Rainbow" at Ramp Gallery in Hamilton. Featuring work by contemporary painters: Kirstin Carlin, Judy Darragh, Selina Foote, Peter Gouge, Saskia Leek, Cat Fooks, Johl Dwyer and installation by Richard ...

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Public Programmes | Stanley Palmer Talk

As part of our ongoing but occasional series of public programmes, STANLEY PALMER will discuss his new work in the exhibition "Chart of Aotearoa" on Saturday 28 April at 11am.

Meet and hear one of New Zealand's most renowned ...

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Sam Mitchell brooches

Check out these limited edition ceramic brooches by SAM MITCHELL! Each one is hand painted and unique. $100 each (cash only please) at the gallery while stocks last.

A selection of works pictured.  More available.

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Ruth Cleland | Urban Worlds | Aigantighe Gallery

RUTH CLELAND has recent work in the exhibition "Urban Worlds" at Aigantighe Gallery in Timaru till 15th April 2018.

This group exhibition includes works by Ruth Cleland, Doc Ross, Murray Hewitt and Gregory Bennett and explores the complexities and histories ...

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Gallery Director Melanie Roger in Simply You Magazine

Gallery Director Melanie Roger is featured in the latest edition of Simply You magazine in "Life Imitates Art" which features three of New Zealand's leading art curators and gallery directors including Rhana Devenport, Director of the Auckland Art Gallery ...

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Erica van Zon | Jade Tableau | Te Uru

For "Jade Tableau" ERICA VAN ZON directly engages with two sites; Te Uru's external Window Space and the Small Space located inside. Having printed images of Te Uru's distinctive aluminium cladding onto silk, van Zon converts the Window ...

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Public Programmes | Derek Henderson Artist Talk

As part of our ongoing but occasional series of public programmes, DEREK HENDERSON will discuss his new work in the exhibition "Are You Happy?" on Saturday 3 March at 11am.

New Zealand born Derek Henderson (b. 1963) currently divides his ...

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Save Our Gallery Supporters Scroll on Tour

You may not know (and don’t worry, a lot of us are only just catching on), but Auckland Art Gallery’s funding has already been cut dramatically over the last few years and needs to be remarkably increased from ...

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Derek Henderson | Jacinda Ardern for American Vogue

We normally keep his art and commercial practises seperate, but this is just too damn good not to share!

This is Jacinda Ardern for Vogue shot by DEREK HENDERSON at Bethells Beach. So many great things about that!  Read more ...

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Henrietta Harris badge

HENRIETTA HARRIS has made a badge! A super affordable way to have a piece at only $30 each. Available at the gallery - correct cash only please, no postage available sorry.

Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 11 - 4pm and Saturday 11 ...

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Emma Fitts | Art Collector magazine

EMMA FITTS is featured as a one of four artists to watch in the 2018 Cool Hunter Predictions of Art Collector magazine. Lucinda Bennett writes - "Over the past few years Fitts has utilised fabric as a way of interpreting the ...

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Erica van Zon | Opal Moon, Local Lime | Objectspace

ERICA VAN ZON's exhibition "Opal Moon, Local Lime" originally made for and exhibited at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui is traveling to Auckland and will be exhibited at Objectspace as part of their Summer programme from 8 December 2017 - 17 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Taiwan Residency Announcement

TIFFANY SINGH has been announced as the recipient of a 2018 Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan.

Singh’s time at the Taipei Artist Village residency will be centred on existing health frameworks and providing ...

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Tiffany Singh | New Generation Award | NZ Arts Foundation

Congratulations to TIFFANY SINGH who is a 2017 recipient of the New Generation Award from the NZ Arts Foundation.

Tiffany Singh is a Social Practice artist, specialising in socially engaged art outcomes. Born in New Zealand of Indian & Pacific decent ...

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Ruth Cleland | Art NZ magazine

RUTH CLELAND's artistic practise is explored in the latest issue of Art NZ (#163, Spring 2017) with a feature by Matt Blomeley titled "Where the Suburbs Meet Utopia: The Art of Ruth Cleland".  

"Formal devices such as the grid ...

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Emma Fitts | McCahon House Residency Announcement

Congratulations to EMMA FITTS who has been selected as a 2018 artist in residence at McCahon House.  The highly sought after McCahon House Artists’ Residency, named Parehuia by local kaumatua Eru Thompson in 2008, is amongst the most prestigious artists ...

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Tiffany Singh | Best Awards

Congratulations to TIFFANY SINGH whose exhibition project (along with Jo Blogg)  "Indras Bow" at the MTG in Hawkes Bay has made the prestigious Best Awards finals in the category of "Exhibitions and Temporary Structures".

The Best Awards are run by ...

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An Occasional Rant | The Art Market

As part of an ongoing series of occasional rants...

At Melanie Roger Gallery we work with artists and strive to promote their work and their careers. We represent them and take a long term interest in the development of their ...

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Kristy Gorman | Parkin Drawing Prize

Congratulations to KRISTY GORMAN who this week received a Merit Award at the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize 2017 for her work "Lacuna III". (top right)

For further information - www.parkinprize.org.nz

KRISTY GORMAN will exhibiting new work as a ...

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Erica Van Zon | Everyday Lines | Hastings City Art Gallery

ERICA VAN ZON exhibits recent sculptural work in the exhibition "Everyday Lines" at the Hastings City Art Gallery from 15th September 2017. 

"Everyday Lines" will be exhibited across all of the gallery spaces. The exhibition highlights art that is made ...

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Public Programmes | Matt Ellwood Artist Talk

As part of our ongoing but occasional series of public programmes, MATT ELLWOOD will discuss his work in the solo exhibition "The Germaine Greer Series" on Saturday 2 September at 11.30am.  

Inspired by what would soon be the 40th ...

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Richard Orjis | The Valley of Hope

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 ...

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Kristy Gorman | Fluid Structures | Parlour Projects

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 ...

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Derek Henderson | NGV Festival of Photography | Melbourne

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 ...

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Richard Orjis | Rimbun Dahan Residency, Malaysia

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 ...

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Tessa Laird | A Turn of the Wheel | Malcolm Smith Gallery

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 ...

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Gallery Relocation

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 ...

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Richard Orjis | The Apron | Tauranga Art Gallery

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 ...

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Erica van Zon | Coffee Perhaps | Dowse Art Museum

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | OM MANI PADME HUM | Dunedin Public Art Gallery

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 ...

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New Gallery Artist: Robin Neate

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 ...

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Public Programmes | Stanley Palmer Artist Talk

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Indras Bow | MTG Napier

‘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 ...

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Erica van Zon | Rugs | Double Denim HQ

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Art For Food | Art Week 2016

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.


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Tiffany Singh | Pasture to Paper

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 ...

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Art Week 2016

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 ...

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Ruth Cleland | Ocular Fusion | Fox Jensen Gallery

"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 ...

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Public Programmes | Ruth Cleland Artist Talk

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 ...

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Sam Mitchell | Traits | Corbans Estate Arts Centre

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 ...

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Peter Peryer | Landfall

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 ...

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New Gallery Artist: Claudia Jowitt

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 ...

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LIYEN CHONG | Auckland Art Fair Projects

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 ...

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LIYEN CHONG | Art News Magazine

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 ...

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MATT ELLWOOD | Art New Zealand magazine

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 ...

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Kirstin Carlin & Emma Fitts | Necessary Distraction Publication

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 ...

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New Gallery Artist: Peter Gouge

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 ...

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Public Programmes | Matt Ellwood Artist Talk

Saturday 9 April | 11am

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 ...

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Auckland Art Fair 2016 | Booth B1

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 ...

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Ruth Thomas Edmond | Body Memory | Fresh Gallery

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 ...

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Martin Poppelwell | Empire of Dirt | Objectspace

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Enshrine | Corbans Estate Arts Centre

"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 ...

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Victoria Munro | Fiber Optic | Minus Space, New York

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 ...

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Public Programmes | STANLEY PALMER Artist Talk

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 ...

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LIYEN CHONG | Exhibition Catalogue

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 ...

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ERICA VAN ZON | The Quiet Earth | Ramp Gallery

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 ...

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Florence and Friends | Flotsam and Jetsam Pop-up Project

"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 ...

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Public Programmes | Sam Mitchell Artist Talk

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 ...

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Artweek Auckland

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 ...

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EMMA FITTS | Embodying the Archive | The Physics Room

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 ...

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ERICA VAN ZON | Tylee Cottage Residency, Whanganui

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 ...

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Public Programmes | RICHARD ORJIS Artist Talk

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 ...

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STANLEY PALMER | Art New Zealand Magazine

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 ...

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Gallery Vimeo Channel

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 ...

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TIFFANY SINGH | Calling a Circle

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 ...

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SAM MITCHELL | Tylee Cottage Residency, Whanganui

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 ...

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Guest Artist | Emma Fitts

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 ...

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TIFFANY SINGH | Santa Fe Art Institute Residency

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 ...

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Public Programmes | Stanley Palmer artist talk

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 ...

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GAVIN HURLEY | Art New Zealand Magazine

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 ...

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Martin Poppelwell & Max Gimblett Collaboration | Workshop

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 ...

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MARTIN POPPELWELL | Form | Papakura Art Gallery

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 ...

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MATT ELLWOOD | Sculpture on the Gulf 2015

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 ...

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KIRSTIN CARLIN | 74 Heaton Street, Christchurch

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 ...

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TIFFANY SINGH | Life is but a Vapour | Te Uru

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 ...

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RICHARD ORJIS | Home | Corbans Estate Arts Centre

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 ...

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RUTH CLELAND | Grid | Window Gallery

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 ...

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RICHARD ORJIS | Hauora: Garden of Health and Happiness

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 ...

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TIFFANY SINGH | The Revision of Optics | Singapore

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 ...

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RICHARD ORJIS | Pasture Paintings | Auckland City

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 ...

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Ruth Cleland | Constant Practice | Franklin Arts Centre

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 ...

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Spring Artist Talks: Matt Ellwood & Sam Mitchell

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 ...

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R.I.P. Dick Lyne

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 ...

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KIRSTIN CARLIN publication

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.

A5 ...

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LIYEN CHONG publication

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 ...

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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.

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Winter Hours

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 ...

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TESSA LAIRD | The Kauri Project: Poster Series

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 ...

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KIRSTIN CARLIN | Physics Room Supporters Edition

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 ...

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RICHARD ORJIS | Walking in Trees

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 ...

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Matt Ellwood | The Big Egg Hunt

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 ...

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Martin Poppelwell publication

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
8 pages
210 x 210 mm, staple bound
Full colour with ...

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ART NEW ZEALAND Magazine texts

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:


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Richard Orjis | Crane Brothers collaboration

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 ...

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Stanley Palmer | Artists to Gallipoli

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Brick Bay Sculpture Park

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 ...

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Matt Ellwood | On the Table | Auckland Art Gallery

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 ...

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Ruth Cleland | Inland Empire | Corbans Estate Arts Centre

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. 

"Inland ...

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Richard Orjis | Tylee Cottage Residency 2014

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 ...

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RICHARD ORJIS | Headcount | Enjoy Gallery

RICHARD ORJIS' now iconic work "Flower Idol" is featured in "Headcount" opening tonight at ENJOY in Wellington and running till December 14th.

Curated by Ann Shelton and Alice Tappenden, "Headcount" comprises works by a group of contemporary artists using photo ...
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Sam Mitchell | William Hodges Fellowship 2014

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 ...

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Erica Van Zon | The Light on The Dock | City Gallery

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 ...

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Kirstin Carlin | Art New Zealand magazine

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 ...

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Ruth Cleland | Idyll

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 ...

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Tessa Laird | Art News magazine

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 ...

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Tessa Laird publication

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 ...

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Tessa Laird | Freedom Farmers | Auckland Art Gallery

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | McCahon House Artist in Residence

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 ...

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Martin Poppelwell | High St Mural

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 ...

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Birgit Krippner | Private View

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 ...

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Graham Fletcher | Hocken Gallery

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Fly me up to where you are

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 ...

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Melanie Roger Gallery | Best Design Awards Finalist

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 ...

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Liyen Chong & Sam Mitchell | Gus Fisher Gallery

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 ...

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DEREK HENDERSON | Wallace Trust Art Gallery

DEREK HENDERSON will exhibit his recent photographic series WAITOA SLAUGHTERHOUSE at the Wallace Trust Gallery at Pah Homestead from 27 August 2013 - 6 October 2013.

When I was a teenager growing up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand a lot of ...

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Matt Ellwood | Te Tuhi Gallery

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 ...

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Liyen Chong & Patrick Pound | Cross Over

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.

"Crossover", features emerging and established Auckland-based artists and functions largely as a window into the ...
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Tiffany Singh | Govett Brewster Art Gallery

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Rationalization Resistance

TIFFANY SINGH presents "Rationalization Resistance" her first solo exhibition in the United States from 22 July - 24 August  at Spirit Abuse, the project space of the interdisciplinary artist collective Postcommodity located at 1103 4th St, NW, Downtown Albuquerque, NM (4th ...
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Liyen Chong | Corbans Estate Arts Centre

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 ...

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Graham Fletcher publication

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 ...

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Ruth Thomas-Edmond | City Gallery, Wellington

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 ...

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Ruth Cleland | Inland Empire

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 ...

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Patrick Pound | Art Collector magazine

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 ...

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Derek Henderson | Recent Auckland Photography

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 ...

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Derek Henderson | Darkness of Noon publication

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 ...

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Auckland Art Fair | stand 13

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 ...

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TIffany Singh | Montalvo Arts Centre residency

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 ...

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Tiffany Singh | Auckland Art Gallery

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 ...

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