exibition year: 2022

MARGARET AULLTe Rarawa, Tūwharetoa, Fijian HIRIA ANDERSON-MITA  Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura AIMEE RATANA   Ngāi Tūhoe, Tamakaimoana, Ngāti Raka, Ngāti HakaPatuheuheu NATALIE ROBERTSONNgāti Porou, Clann Dhònnchaidh MARAEA TIMUTIMUNgāi Tūhoe, Ngaiterangi, Ngati Ranginui NEPHI TUPAEANgāti Koata, Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Kahungunu RAUKURA TUREINgaitai ki Tamaki, Ngā Rauru ki Tahi Our opening exhibition for 2023 brings together a group of seven […]

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After the difficult year we’ve experienced in Aotearoa New Zealand the new series of  paintings by Hiria Anderson (Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura) comes as a relief. The view from a plane, a scene in the pub, a Wellington street, a basket of laundry … images like these are in our collective visual memory and […]

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The title of Russ Flatt’s exhibition of ten new photographs refers to a powerful group of 19th Century Hawkes Bay farmers and businessmen known as the Twelve Apostles. In 1870 the group purchased the 19,000 acre Heretaunga Block. They acquired the land from businessman Thomas Tanner, who had been leasing it illegally before (somewhat underhandedly) buying it from […]

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We are pleased to be participating in the 2022 Auckland Art Fair, opening on Wednesday 16 November at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront. On the Opening Night and for the first three days of the Fair we will present a series of recent embroidered works by Areez Katki alongside new works on paper by Star […]

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‘The Conference of the Birds’ was composed by the mystic-poet Farid Ud-Din Attar in the twelfth century. It is one of the most significant works in medieval Persian literature.  The poem is an allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism and describes the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin […]

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Te Kura i hunaTe Kura i tupuaTe Kura i tawhitoTe Kura i tiki mai i Hawaiki Ngataiharuru Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa) lives and works in Palmerston North where he is Professor and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor of Toi Rauwhārangi – College of Creative Arts, Massey University. He has been exhibiting for more than twenty […]

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ANDREW BLYTHERUSS FLATTALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ ROB GARDINER LISSY COLE & RUDI ROBINSONSTAR GOSSAGEJONATHAN JONESAREEZ KATKINONGGIRRNGA MARAWILISALOME TANUVASATYRONE TE WAA JOE SHEEHAN Photography by Kallan MacLeod

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez’ studio building was designed by Malcolm Walker in 1990. It is set into the slope of Alberto’s garden, and the gradient of the land means visitors have to step down into the artist’s workspace.  The roof structure is exposed and pitches up to large clerestory windows, emphasising the feeling of descent into an artistic engine room.  There is a yellow sign taped to the door […]

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We are pleased to present a new suite of ochre paintings by Aboriginal artists from Warmun Art Centre in Western Australia, alongside two new bark paintings and two Larrakitj from  Buku-Larrnggay Mulka (Buku) in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Gija artists at Warmun have built an international reputation for their rich velvety paintings made using […]

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Salome Tanuvasa’s A Study comprises 12 works in acrylic on canvas alongside a suite of works on paper. The metre-square canvases are an investigation of the act of mark-making while the smaller works on paper help us understand where the artist’s gestures begin. Tanuvasa describes her work as “a conversation with materiality; an action occurring and the outcome recorded”, and she likes to use questions […]

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With the support of Warakurna Artists TMG is proud to present an exhibition of new work  by senior Aboriginal painters George Ward Tjungurrayi and Nola Yurnangurnu Campbell from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. Now in their late seventies Tjungurrayi and Campbell live at the Wanarn Aged Care Home where a painting programme is administered by the Art Centre at Warakurna.  Every […]

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Joe Sheehan approaches his work with an understanding of time that moves beyond the current moment and searches for fundamentals in order to understand the present. A geologic timescale isn’t unexpected, given the nature of his material as an artist – stone created over millennia. But with his three latest works Sheehan doesn’t simply draw […]

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Kōwhaiwhai is sometimes defined as Māori abstract painting. It is characterised by swirling, spiralling patterns evoking whakapapa – designs which simultaneously connect Māori with the natural world. Europeans first detected kōwhaiwhai on 18th century hoe (waka paddles) before seeing it on the hulls of waka and on the heke (rafters) of wharenui (meeting houses). Since that time a history of Eurocentric appropriation and assimilation has resulted […]

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