exibition year: 2019

In the gallery’s final exhibition for 2019, Solastalgia, Elliot Collins presents the viewer with three wall-based text installations accompanied by nine paintings in acrylic and oil on linen. Solastalgia is a new word used to describe the feeling of distress associated with environmental change, especially when it occurs close to one’s home. The changes in […]

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As part of the 2019 Artweek Auckland programme Tim Melville is pleased to present a suite of 7 new photographs by Russ Flatt. At a time when one-in-five young LGBTI+ New Zealanders has attempted suicide, and when many Māori and Pacific religious leaders appear to be promoting homophobic messages, photographer Russ Flatt explores the fractured […]

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Tim Melville is pleased to present a series of 10 new stone sculptures by Joe Sheehan. Real Estate is a development of Joe Sheehan’s Nirvana series, expanded now to encompass a number of larger-scale floor-based works. Sheehan explains: “I’ve always been attracted to blue-collar buildings; old workshops, dilapidated barns, suburban State Houses. I like humble […]

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GORDON BARNEY TEAPOT CARROLL DAVID COX MABEL JULI LINDSAY MALAY BERYLINE MUNG MARIKA MUNG PEGGY PATRICK KATHY RAMSAY MARIKA RILEY BRUCE WANGUNDIN JANE YALUNGA “Formally, of course, the paintings coming out of Warmun are gorgeous. The rich dark ochres and sharp, clear outlines are luscious and satisfying and it’s obvious that Rover Thomas’s legacy is […]

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Hiria Anderson (Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura) gained an MFA with First Class Honours from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. She was raised in her grandparents’ home in the Waikato and today lives in her whānau homestead in Ōtorohanga. After Anderson’s sold-out 2017 exhibition – 21 exquisite paintings representing contemporary Māori life on her […]

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a piece of wood crossing colour, blue crossing the other yellow. a yellow dies when over dark at wide angle with bloody reds. wood with black; smeared pigment passing over the blue with white. the red almost touching the wall, the black absorbing its pigment. But it’s not what I wanted to see … should […]

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Salome Tanuvasa’s most recent body of work, Mirrored Systems, comprises a series of framed works on paper alongside an expansive wall drawing and an appliquéed fabric banner. In a description of her practice Tanuvasa writes: “Humans communicate through language that is both verbal and visual. Here, I am looking at arrangements of colour, form and […]

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Tim Melville is pleased to be participating in the 2019 Auckland Art Fair, opening Wednesday 01 May at The Cloud on Auckland’s Queens Wharf. On the Opening Night and for the first 3 days of the Fair we will present a solo show of new work by Star Gossage. Gossage’s solo exhibition includes paintings on […]

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We rarely see Australian indigenous artwork on this side of the Tasman, so as we reset to ‘recovery mode’ after a busy Auckland Art Fair Tim Melville is pleased to present a fresh and broad-ranging exhibition of Aboriginal painting from across Australia. Colour Field includes new works sourced from our recent visit to the Darwin […]

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Tim Melville is proud to present On the Lam, Christina Pataialii’s first exhibition with the gallery. In this suite of a dozen paintings in acrylic and house-paint on canvas drop-cloth the artist examines her experience growing up in working class migrant communities in Auckland’s western and central suburbs. Pataialii considers the sense of mobility attached […]

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Dreams of a Chrome T continues Johl Dwyer’s exploration of the ways in which pigment-based colour and light-based colour can meet and intersect. The exhibition comprises a series of new translucent resin wall sculptures – to which for the first time he has added painted wooden frames – alongside the artist’s continuing series of powder-coated […]

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Tim Melville is pleased to open the 2019 gallery programme with an exhibition by George Hajian. Bent & Blurred combines a series of framed paper collage works with an immersive automated sculptural installation from the artist’s 2018 Doctoral exhibition at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts. Hajian uses material from magazines and pop culture […]

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