exibition year: 2017

Joe Sheehan’s most recent body of work, Dislocation, includes a suite of three photographs and a series of cast ‘rocks’ alongside the carved stone sculptures for which he is best known. Sheehan writes: “I am constantly looking at the things around me …the new and the old and the things I have looked at a […]

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“Dear Tim I have 5 paintings prepared to disconcert the public, although not made with that purpose. They are in progress which, in my opinion, keeps them alive and transparent but not as finished as some viewers might expect paintings to be. There is always the issue of doubt – which we all have in […]

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“A state of (in)betweenness” by GRANT HALL Star leads a poet’s life. She said write from your heart. This I choose to do. Bear with me. Straight from the heart. In Star’s garden I meet her mother Tilly. She is wearing one of her vibrant hats. With a big smile she gives me some seeds, […]

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“I was raised in my grandparent’s home, they were both creatives in the traditional Māori art of raranga and whakairo. In 2016 I gained an MFA with First Class Honours at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Today I live in our whānau homestead on Turongo Street in Otorohanga. I have a small studio at […]

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A Serious Girl is the story of a Whanganui gymnast, Millie, who after finishing secondary school is preparing to leave for further gymnastics training on an overseas scholarship at the end of 2017. When the series was being shot Millie was house-bound with an injury – meaning that the site of the photographs was not […]

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Arnhem Land is an area known for its extraordinary lightning storms. Nonggirrnga Marawili’s artworks represent the rocks, lightning and water of her Arnhem Land country in a unique visual language combining an instinctive feeling for negative space with the traditional cross-hatch motifs of her Madarrpa people. Nonggirrnga was born c.1939 in Australia’s Northern Territory. She […]

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Tim Melville Gallery opened its doors in Auckland for the first time in July 2007. In 2017 we are proud (and slightly surprised) to find ourselves celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary. Please join us as we present a 10 Year Group Exhibition by the gallery’s community of artists.

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Artist Elliot Collins makes broad, contemplative pilgrimages in his own country, roaming widely and finding moments of significance in abundance. If there is a recklessness in this activity, it is perhaps found in a commitment to the poetics of indeterminate wandering. As Collins suggests, it is “a journey, not the journey.” If it were the […]

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In the April 2017 issue of Art Collector magazine, Ashley Crawford quotes Matt Arbuckle as saying that his process begins with “a feeling” – a need to go out into the world and get re-energised or visually stimulated.” Given that his bold brushwork borders on pure abstraction, it is surprising to learn that he makes […]

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“Sitting somewhere between the gestural marks made with a paint-soaked brush and works that exist purely in projection are the artworks of Johl Dwyer. Dwyer’s works are in conversation with the traditional – with sculpture and painting – while at the same time insisting on a stripping back to first principles and an acknowledgement of […]

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Andrew Blythe Elliot Collins Christopher Duncan (courtesy Tur) Johl Dwyer Alberto Garcia-Alvarez Jonathan Jones Allen Maddox (courtesy Gow Langsford Gallery) Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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RUSS FLATT: Take Me To The River by Lydia Tebbutt Auckland, January 2017 In Vermont they have a law – it is illegal to be naked in public, unless you were already naked when you left your house. Nakedness as a state is fully permissible, but becoming naked, removing your clothing once you’ve stepped outside, […]

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