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 ...Read post
A recent visit to the studio of GRACE BADER ahead of her solo exhibition in late May.Read post
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.
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 ...Read post
Henrietta Harris in her studio signing her two new print editions ahead of her four day only exhibition.Read post
A recent visit to Matt Ellwood's studio ahead of his solo exhibnition in late April.Read post
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 ...Read post
About walking: 15 months of artist walks in Tāmaki Auckland
Published by Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, 2021
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 ...
A recent visit to Karen Rubado's studio ahead of her March solo exhibition "soft ware".Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
A recent visit to see Emma Fitts in her Christchurch studio. Get in touch to enquire about works by Fitts.Read post
New work by gallery artist KELCY TARATOA is included in "Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art" which will be the largest exhibition in the 132-year history of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Featuring over 300 artworks by 110 ...Read post
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 ...
From two past experiences and a shared love of merging concepts and experimentation, gallery artist Grace Bader and her studio partner Scrap Wall combine their practices that examine both delicate form and industrialism, balancing the masculine and feminine.
All work ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
Curated by A.D. Schierning, "Solvent" is an exhibition of watercolour paintings presented by Webb’s as part of Artweek Auckland 2020.
The exhibition explores the medium’s diverse usage and consistent relevance by pairing modernists like Doris Lusk and ...Read post
A recent visit to Henrietta Harris' studio ahead of her solo exhibition "Burn for the Moon". Get in touch to register your interest.Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...Read post
ROZANA LEE has just opened a new exhibition “Home is Anywhere in the World” at artist run space Meanwhile in Wellington.
"What makes a place a home?
Is it the objects and furnishings we acquire; the woolen rugs, wallpaper and ...
ROZANA LEE's recent work has been purchased for the Christchurch Art Gallery collection. The work is currently on show as part of "Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania" exhibition (2020-2022).
I first saw this work by Lee as part of ...Read post
A look at Rozana Lee's studio practice.Read post
A visit to Martin Poppelwell's Hawkes Bay studio ahead of his solo exhibition late August.Read post
A recent visit to Stanley Palmer's studio. New work coming soon....please email us to register interest.Read post
Gallery director Melanie Roger is featured in the latest Monocle magazine chatting about the Auckland art scene. Grab a copy to read it.Read post
Guest artist ROZANA LEE has new work in a group exhibition "Fluid Borders: Far Nearer" from 27 July – 20 September 2020 at the Wallace Trust Gallery, Pah Homestead in Auckland.
A multi-media exhibition, "Far Nearer", is the first in a ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...Read post
WITH NEW ZEALAND MOVING INTO LEVEL TWO, WE WILL OFFICIALLY BE ABLE TO REOPEN THE GALLERY ON THURSDAY 14 MAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK AT THE GALLERY.
Melanie Roger ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
“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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
"Additions + Alterations" presents new work by Wellington-based artist Emily Hartley-Skudder, alongside a selection of works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s contemporary collection includign by gallery artist ERICA VAN ZON. Using the notion of re-framing or re-positioning as a ...Read post
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 ...Read post
"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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
PATRICK POUND has newly commissioned work in the 2020 Biennial for Contemporary Photography at Kunstalle Mannheim in Germany. Since its founding in 2005, the Biennial for Contemporary Photography has established itself as one of the most important curated photography events ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
"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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
PATRICK POUND has a major newly commisioned work in the exhibition "Water" at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia from 7 December 2019 - 26 April 2020.
Visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains ...
RICHARD ORJIS presents new collaborative work as part of the exhibition "Civic Pride" curated by Millie Mitchell-Anyon at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery 9 November 2019 - 8 March 2020.
November 26th 1889 marks the day that the New Zealand and ...
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 ...Read post
RUTH THOMAS-EDMOND presents new work in the exhibition "Sympathetic Resonance" from 19 October 2019 - 9 February 2020.
"Sympathetic Resonance" is the eighth in a series of contemporary art projects at The Suter Art Gallery, beginning in 1999. This series of ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
KRISTY GORMAN is included in the exhibition "The Decision to Drift" at Malcolm Smith Gallery from 9 September - 13 October 2019. The exhibition features the work of three painters – Amy Blinkhorne, KRISTY GORMAN, and Emma Smith. These artists explore notions ...Read post
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 ...
"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 ...
Coming to the 2019 New Zealand International Film Festival is "PETER PERYER: The Art of Seeing" - Shirley Horrocks’ richly illustrated portrait of the life and career of one of New Zealand’s most important photographers, who dedicated his life to ...
KIRSTIN CARLIN has recent work in the exhibition "You had fun experience" - a group exhibition of works influenced by the internet and digital technologies, in particular the way in which information and images circulate in patterns and the impact of ...Read post
EMMA FITTS has arrived at her new residency studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, USA - a result of her winning the Fullbright Wallace Arts Award in 2018.
Fitts has a post residency solo exhibition scheduled ...Read post
Patrick Pound has opened a new exhibition "Photography and Air" at El Museo Lazaro Galdiano in Madrid, Spain. The project is one of five exhibitions for the curatorial programme put together by Susan Bright and titled "Deja Vu?". It runs ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...
KIRSTIN CARLIN has been commissioned to make a new tiny work for an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery. "19 Gallery: Relocating Frances Hodgkins" is curated by Sarah Hilary and runs from 4 May - 1 September 2019 on the mezzanine ...Read post
TIFFANY SINGH has new work in the exhibition "In Motion: The Moving Parts of Contemporary Art" from 18 May - 22 September 2019.
The exhibition explores ideas of movement, motion and interactivity through the contemporary art practices of Sara Hughes, Tiffany ...
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 ...Read post
US based LIYEN CHONG presents a new body of work at Art League Houston in Texas, USA from March 22 - May 9 2019.
Chong’s art practice spans a diverse range of media and practices, including embroidery with hair, photography ...Read post
Tributes to the late and great PETER PERYER are in both Art News magazine and Art New Zealand magazine. Peter passed away in late 2018 and is sadly missed as both an artist and a friend. We will include a ...Read post
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 ...Read post
EMMA FITTS opens a new exhibition "Towards Another Figure" at the Ashburton Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from the 1st March - 7th April 2019 andf includes new and recent work.
Emma Fitts has increasingly focused her attention on developing her ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
Drop in anytime between 11-1pm on Saturday 1 December and meet KIRSTIN CARLIN to chat with her about her current exhibition "Arrangements" over a coffee and cake made espcially by her Nana. This will also be the last day of ...Read post
ERICA VAN ZON has created new work for Scape Public Art in Christchurch where she has made a suite of new sculptures in metal, glass and mirror responding to the neo-classical conservatory Cuningham House in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
In McCahon's generous words "the door is always open, the light's on in the hall" ... join us for the inaugural Gate studio dinner between resident artist, Emma Fitts, and beloved local restaurant Orphans Kitchen, curated by Breakbread's ...Read post
The Wallace Trust Art Gallery at Pah Homestead presents a selection of past works by LIYEN CHONG opening 23 July and running till 16 September 2018.
This exhibition presents a selection of works from 2011; during the period Liyen Chong ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...
TIFFANY SINGH has created a new installation based work "The Language of Light" as part of the exhibition "Art That Needs You" at the Tauranga Art Gallery from 23 February - 3 June 2018.
The exhibition asks viewers to think about ...
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.
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...
PATRICK POUND will present new work "The Point of Everything" at the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art from 3rd March - 3rd June at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Curated by Erica Green, the exhibition will also include work ...Read post
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 ...Read post
Abstract art is often presented as a 20th-century European invention, but Kaleidoscope turns that on its head and celebrates how the exploration of shape, colour, and pattern have captured our imaginations in the Pacific.
With toi whakairo (carving) by Anaha ...Read post
"Index" toured by Hastings City Art Gallery, exhibits a new body of work from Hawke’s Bay-based artist MARTIN POPPELWELL and is at the Waikato Museum of Art and History from 24 October 2017 - 21 January 2018.
This idiosyncratic look ...Read post
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...
MATT ELLWOOD has new outdoor sculptural work in the exhibition "The Future Machine" at the Tauranga Art Gallery from 14 October 2017 - 24 January 2018.
A group exhibition with works as diverse as the theme suggests, "The Future Machine" will ...
Recent work by KIRSTIN CARLIN (bottom), RICHARD ORJIS (top) and TIFFANY SINGH (middle) is included in the exhibition "Flora" at the Franklin Arts Centre as part of Artweek Auckland from 6 October - 11 November 2017.
To enquire about works: info ...
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 ...
Melanie Roger Gallery is pleased to once again be part of Artweek in 2017 with the following exhibitions and events:
Saturday 7th October, 11am
Meet artist RICHARD ORJIS and hear him discuss his work in the exhibition "Salt Felix". This ...
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 ...Read post
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
ERICA VAN ZON presents a new body of work as a solo exhibition at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui 26 August - 19 November.
Since the Tylee artist-in-residence programme began in 1986 over fifty artists have lived and worked at the cottage ...
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 ...
SAM MITCHELL's diptych "Janus" from 2010 is included in the exhibition "25 Years of Winners" at the Wallace Trust Arts Centre from July 3 - September 4 2017. Mitchell won the Wallace Art Award in 2010 with this work 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
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 ...
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
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
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 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.
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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 ...