Live Exhibitions

LIVE EXHIBITIONS

TENT 2021 will see live exhibitions taking place in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Te Matau-a Māui Hawkes Bay, Whāingaroa Raglan and Kemureti Cambridge and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 November. Each exhibition is presented by a separate gallery and all exhibitions are free to visit.

The exhibitions will also be viewable online on this website from 2pm on Thursday 4 – 8pm Sunday 7 November.

ŌTAUTAHI CHRISTCHURCH

ARTIS

For the inaugural edition of TENT, ARTIS Gallery is popping up in Christchurch for a four-day exhibition at the Pūmanawa Exhibition Space at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

The presentation will feature works by leading New Zealand artists, international artists, including George Baloghy, Liam Barr, Nigel Brown, Bronwynne Cornish, Fatu Feu’u, Marian Fountain, Andy Leleisi’uao, Aroha Gossage, Peter Panyoczki, Elizabeth Rees, Jim Wheeler and international artists John Blackburn, Brendan Burns, Ray Ching and Sean Henry.

Read more about ARTIS Gallery.

TENT LOCATION

Pūmanawa Exhibition Space
The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
2 Worcester Boulevard
Ōtautahi Christchurch

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 5pm

Andy Leleisi’uao, Folipu Village in Kamoa,
Acrylic on canvas, 500 x 400mm.
Courtesy of the artist and ARTIS Gallery

PLAY_STATION 

play_station will be setting up camp at the Sutton House in Ōtautahi Christchurch – the former home of the Canterbury artist, Bill Sutton, near the inner city and within the boundaries of the residential red zone.  Bill Sutton lived and worked in the house, designed by his friend Tom Taylor, from 1963 until his death in 2000. play_station have invited studio artists and recent exhibitors to present works in situ of the red zone — reflecting on the changing nature of the city and landscape, 10 years on from the 2011 earthquake.

The artists showing with play_station for TENT are: Max Fleury and Bena Jackson, Mady Cheng, Ming Ranginui and Lily McRae.

Read more about Play_station 

Read more about Sutton House

TENT LOCATION

Sutton House
20 Templar Street
Richmond
Ōtautahi Christchurch

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am  –  5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am  –  5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am  –  4pm

Ming Ranginui, Close up of Spoiler, 2021,
spoiler, reflective fabric, rhinestones, 1340 x 160mm,
image courtesy of the artist and play_station

SCAPE PUBLIC ART

SCAPE Public Art presents new photographic works by celebrated New Zealand artist, Heather Straka.  Her unique brand of decadent dark romance, distinctive theatrical imagination, and seductive, lush photographic style are evident in this Age of Discovery exhibition from the Isolation Hotel series. This presentation is hosted at Christchurch’s Hotel Montreal.

Straka’s vision is a potent cocktail of drama, art history, and cinematic vision. The photographs playfully celebrate identity and ambiguity, while symbolically and allegorically alluding to present-day themes of social concern like Covid lockdowns and managed isolation, #metoo, LGBTQIA+ aesthetics and liberation, the housing shortage, and contested monuments to the racist colonial past.

Read more about SCAPE Public Art 

Read more about Hotel Montreal

TENT LOCATION

Hotel Montreal
363 Montreal Street
Ōtautahi Christchurch

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am  – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am  – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am  – 4pm

Heather Straka, Age of Discovery, 2021,
Archival pigment on Photoraq Ultrasmooth paper
edition of 8 + 2 APs, 2010 x 1200mm
Courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Public Art

{SUITE} 

For TENT 2021, {Suite} ​​will be presenting an exhibition of work by Wayne Youle and Ans Westra.

Although based in Ōtautahi, this will be Youle’s first exhibition there in a number of years. The exhibition will feature a sculptural work alongside new large scale paintings, and a new neon work.

The exhibition will be presented in Ōtautahi Christchurch, at 65 Cambridge Terrace, a 1962 building, designed by Sir Miles Warren as a home and offices for Warren and Mahoney.

Read more about {Suite}

TENT LOCATION

Sir Miles Warren Canterbury Branch Rooms
65 Cambridge Terrace
Ōtautahi Christchurch

OPENING HOURS

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 5pm

Wayne Youle, René with big blue cloud and peak summer sun, 2020-21,
Enamel and acrylic on board 435 x 435 mm
Image courtesy of the artist and {Suite}

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

PAGE GALLERIES 

Page Galleries is excited to be to presenting work from Ed Bats in conjunction with favourite local brand Kowtow, a conscious clothing label with a strong design philosophy. This collaboration emerged out of an ongoing creative dialogue and exchange of ideas between the artist known as Ed Bats and Kowtow’s Head Designer Marilou Dadat.

For TENT 2021, Bats is creating a suite of site-specific works to be shown simultaneously across Kowtow’s Wellington and Auckland retail stores, with the artist responding to the particular architecture of each space. Entitled ‘Shapes to sleep to’, this project promises a dynamic and playful symbiosis of a shared passion for design and a sharp minimalist aesthetic, with a meditative contemplation of colour and form.

Read more about Page Galleries 

Read more about Kowtow

TENT LOCATION

Kowtow
29 College Street
Te Aro
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 11am – 4pm

Ed Bats, Miami, 2021,
acrylic , canvas, mdf & polyurethane, 1420 x 980 x 50mm,
image courtesy of the artist and Page Galleries

SCOTT LAWRIE GALLERY

Scott Lawrie Gallery is delighted to be partnering with Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington for TENT. The gallery will be showcasing a wide range of work by gallery artists, many made exclusively for the TENT presentation, while celebrating Naumi Hotel’s love of art, culture, and individual expression. Scott Lawrie invites you to come and visit during the TENT weekend.

We will be presenting artworks in the foyer, the bar area, and a VIP suite – extraordinarily special spaces! It’s a seriously fun partnership that works well for Wellington’s local art audiences, hotel guests and the artists – and even if COVID puts paid to these plans, both the gallery and Naumi Hotels have committed to making it happen when levels allow next year.” Scott Lawrie, Director, Scott Lawrie Gallery

Artworks by Roy Good, Patricia Piccinini, Sally Gabori, Rebecca Wallis, Nic Ives, Clare Brodie, Patrizia Biondi, Crux Jiminez, Oliver King, Rebecca Hazard, Toby Raine, Julina McKinnon, Monique Lacey and Sefton Rani will feature in Scott Lawrie Gallery’s live and online TENT presentations.

Read more about Scott Lawrie

Read more about Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington

TENT LOCATION

Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington
213 Cuba Street
Te Aro
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

OPENING TIMES 

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 4pm

Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, 2012,
synthetic polymer paint on linen,
1360 x 610mm, image courtesy of
the Estate of the artist and Scott Lawrie Gallery

RM GALLERY AND PROJECT SPACE

Intra-action, is an exhibition of new work by Te Whanganui-a-Tara based artists Isabelle Russell and Dayle Palfreyman. The show will be presented by RM Gallery and will take place at drive-thru, an emerging Newtown space with large windows that make for ideal viewing day or night. The work will be open to public viewing in person and online HERE from November 4 as a part of the inaugural TENT 2021.

Isabelle Russell and Dayle Palfreyman opened ‘To Dissipate’ at Play_Station space in 2020, this will be their second public exhibition together. As frequent collaborators their works overlap with a shared interest in bodily autonomy and the inseparable links we have to our surroundings. Russell will be presenting a new series of photographic work, while Palfreyman has developed two new sculptural pieces for this project.

A Phantom billsticker campaign will also run two weeks leading up to the show to promote Intra-action. 

TENT LOCATION

Drive-thru
85 Rintoul street
Newtown
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

OPENING TIMES 

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 5pm

Isabelle Russell, Listening together 2021
Pigment print, Ilford smooth cotton rag 310 gsm 405 x 602 mm
Image courtesy of the artist and RM Gallery

TWO ROOMS

At Flying Nun Records in Newtown, Two Rooms will be presenting The Transcenders. Photographer and musician, Greta Anderson has created tributes to the female band musicians she has been inspired by in the small independent music scene she grew up in. Four of these images, from a series of ten photographs, will be installed as large scaled framed photographs in the new Flying Nun premises in Newtown. All ten images will be viewable online in Two Rooms online TENT exhibition.

Greta defines this new body of work as photography of association. The images can be described as a stream of consciousness, fragments of songs, fleeting impressions of things she associates with female band members in Aotearoa that have inspired her. Photography of association also signifies the impetus that triggers creative processes in the mind of the viewer. Associations can go beyond the notion of time and space and in doing so the image can be ‘possessed’ by the viewer in the same manner it is by the artist. The women in these bands acknowledged by Greta, transcend the stereotypical band member by their gender. Contemporary society pays lip service to notions of equality in the workplace and the music industry here is no different in this respect.

Read more about Two Rooms

TENT LOCATION 

Flying Nun Records
154a Riddiford Street
Newtown
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm

Greta Anderson, After Deb Frame 2021
The Transcenders, pigment print, 1000 x 800 mm, Edition of 5
image courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

BLACK DOOR GALLERY

For the inaugural edition of TENT Black Door Gallery presents Backyard Stories | A Group Exhibition.

Through the mediums of painting and glass New Zealand artists ruminate on stories, both personal and societal, of our backyard. Jump over the fence, run down the road and into your local neighbourhood- what do you see, what do you remember? The artists of this exhibition contemplate different periods of time and through the language and gesture of different media offer their own narration and interpretation of ‘Backyard Stories.

Read more about Black Door Gallery

TENT LOCATION

Shop 4A Ponsonby Central
Ponsonby
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 4pm

Mark Wooller, Mount Maunganui Camping, 2021,
oil on canvas, 80 x 100cm,
image courtesy of the artist and Black Door Gallery

JHANA MILLERS

Jhana Millers presents THERE IS AN ARTWORK IN ALL OF THIS. a new exhibition by Elisabeth Pointon at the Yu Mei Lounge in Newmarket, as part of TENT. Yu Mei will also launch their first shoppable artist collaboration, featuring a limited edition bag designed with Elisabeth Pointon.

Artist Elisabeth Pointon is finally free of her antagonist-muse – her day job at a luxury car dealership, where she’s worked since her final years of university. THERE IS AN ARTWORK IN ALL OF THIS. is a new series of work created as Pointon shakes off the tensions of the workplace and seeks a return to a state of beauty – to a whole and harmonious self.

THERE IS AN ARTWORK IN ALL OF THIS. Features new video, installation, and signage works. At first glance, Pointon’s contribution to the refined surrounds of the Yu Mei Lounge may seem like nothing but fun – after all, there’s a large ball pit in the centre of the space – but the exhibition bears her signature balance of humour and absolute sincerity.

The exhibition continues Pointon’s series of text artworks, but turns away from the lexicon of the office. Instead, this body of work is crafted from personal endings and beginnings. Its title responds to a question Pointon’s father, Richard, asked her throughout her life – and right until the end of his – “do you think there might be an artwork in all of this?” As a kind of answer, this exhibition honours Pointon’s relationship with her father, and their kindred belief in art’s ability to keep us afloat through life’s realities and challenges.

Read more about Jhana Millers 

Read more about Yu Mei 

TENT LOCATION

Yu Mei
8 Kent Street
Newmarket
Tāmaki Makurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 6pm
Sat 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sun 7 Nov 10am – 4pm

Jessie Wong, Elisabeth Pointon and Jhana Millers
in front of Elisabeth Pointon’s work, BIG TIME, 2020
Oxford cloth and air blower.
Courtesy of the artist and Jhana Millers

SUMER

Sumer wants something fun and energetic to look forward to. Presenting in the Chairman’s Suite of the Park Hyatt in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Sumer will show work with colour, life, and good energy. 

A selection of new and recent works by gallery artists including, but not limited to, Henry Curchod, Andrew Hazewinkel, Lara Merrett, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Ella Sutherland and Kathy Temin, will be exhibited alongside a presentation by their good friend, Laree Payne and the talented artists she represents.

Read more about Sumer 

Read more about Park Hyatt

TENT LOCATION 

Chairman’s Suite
Park Hyatt Auckland
99 Halsey street
Wynyard Quarter
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 November 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 November 10am – 4pm

Henry Curchod, Three Graces, 2020,
oil and acrylic on canvas,167 x 197 cm,
Courtesy of the artist and Sumer

MOTHERMOTHER

For the inaugural edition of TENT, mothermother presents; FINGER PRICKS & CURSES at the West Auckland Resource Centre– a place where recycled fabric and materials can be donated to and accessed by the community.  Fifteen mothers will be completing (in all manner of gorgeous and subversive ways!) donated unfinished cross stitch works…

“Arthritic hands, clearing out the stash, boredom, changes in fashion, lack of time, death, or an inability to concentrate; all could be reasons for abandoned stitch works. These histories may never be revealed. In early 19th Century Britain, embroidery was regarded as frivolous and quite unhealthy, as it requires many hours of sitting down and inner focus. Fifteen mothermother artists have been invited to pick up these discarded works, collaborate with an unknown crafter, and engage in excessive making and concentration, synthesising layered histories, one stitch at a time.”

Artists who have made artworks for FINGER PRICKS & CURSES include Kelly Pretty, Kiriana O’Connell, Teresa Peters, Natalie Tozer, Judy Darragh, Joyce Campbell and Kuini, Inga Fillary, Hye Rim Lee, Rose Meyer, Sandra Bushby, Michelle Mayn, Jessica Douglas, Robyn Walton, Yukari Kaihori and Ekaterina Dimieva.

Read more about mothermother

Read more about West Auckland Resource Centre

TENT LOCATION

West Auckland Resource Centre
2 Seabrook Ave
New Lynn
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 12pm – 3pm
Saturday 6 Nov 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 7 Nov 12pm – 3pm

Judy Darragh, Twist 2021
Found textiles 800 x 300mm
Image courtesy of the artist and mothermother

PAULNACHE

PAULNACHE invites you into the home of artist, Evan Woodruffe, and his partner, Jeanne Clayton to view Trip Hazard. 

When the ability to travel beyond one’s neighbourhood is no longer a certainty, we can expand our horizon by letting our mind follow our eyes. Evan’s new paintings are full of space to move into and through. Airy textures are dense with small moments. Soft blues and pastel hues recede to let ribbons of scarlet and globes of brilliant colours float gently across the canvas. Threads of dark blue spin trails that we can follow to new vistas – there are no singular viewpoints here, but many points of entry. These paintings give us space to think, space to dream.

Many of these works were painted at the artist’s apartment during Auckland’s Level 4 Lockdown. It is a unique honour that these can be shown not only in the space that they were composed, but also in the artist’s home. Trip Hazard is an authentically personal presentation that continues the PAULNACHE approach to staging sensitively curated experiences for collectors and art lovers.

Read more about PAUL NACHE

TENT LOCATION

Something Else
1/52 Aiken Terrace
Kingsland
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 11am – 3pm
Saturday 6 Nov 11am – 3pm
Sunday 7 Nov 11am – 3pm

Evan Woodruffe, Summer, 2021,
fashion, sculpture, painting & mixed media,
image courtesy of the artist and PAULNACHE,
photo by Arts Diary

LAREE PAYNE GALLERY

Laree Payne Gallery is thrilled to participate in the inaugural TENT event with a varied presentation of works at the Chairman’s Suite of the Park Hyatt in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. The TENT presentation will include works by Chauncey Flay, Maioha Kara, Rachel Hope Peary, Sam Kelly, Teelah George and Tia Ranginui. 

Read more about Laree Payne Gallery

Read more about Park Hyatt

TENT LOCATION

Chairman’s Suite, Park Hyatt
99 Halsey Street
Wynyard Quarter
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 4pm

Teelah George
Sky piece 1, dry (Melbourne, Helinsky) Nov 2020 – March 2021
Thread, bronze and linen
480mm H x 415mm W
Image courtesy of the artist and Laree Payne Gallery

PAGE GALLERIES

Page Galleries is excited to be to presenting work from Ed Bats in conjunction with favourite local brand Kowtow, a conscious clothing label with a strong design philosophy. This collaboration emerged out of an ongoing creative dialogue and exchange of ideas between the artist known as Ed Bats and Kowtow’s Head Designer Marilou Dadat.

For TENT 2021, Bats is creating a suite of site-specific works to be shown simultaneously across Kowtow’s Wellington and Auckland retail stores, with the artist responding to the particular architecture of each space. Entitled ‘Shapes to sleep to’, this project promises a dynamic and playful symbiosis of a shared passion for design and a sharp minimalist aesthetic, with a meditative contemplation of colour and form.

Read more about Page Galleries 

Read more about Kowtow

TENT LOCATION

Kowtow 6 York Street
Newmarket
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 11am – 4pm

Ed Bats, Great idea! Let’s do it, 2021,
acrylic on canvas, 278 x 2176mm (x3),
image courtesy of the artist and Page Galleries

ROBERT HEALD GALLERY 

Te Whanganui-a-Tara based gallery, Robert Heald is delighted to present an exhibition for TENT2021 in conjunction with Tāmaki Makaurau’s Michael Lett gallery.

These two renowned galleries will be swapping locations to each present works by their gallery artists, including new works by Brent Harris. 

This is exhibition is a must see as it is the only gallery swap for TENT2021.

Read more about Robert Heald 

TENT LOCATION 

Michael Lett
312 Karangahape Road
Auckland CBD
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES 

Friday 5 Nov 11am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 11am – 3pm

Brent Harris, Station I (Christ before Pilate), 2021,
oil and charcoal on linen, 75 x 60cm.
Courtesy the artist and Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

VISIONS 

Visions is delighted to be partnering with restauranteurs Tom Hishon and Josh Helm of renown dining establishments Orphans Kitchen and Daily Bread. The popular Ponsonby Road locations will host a selection of works by Angela Lane, Jae Hoon Lee and Claudia Kogachi. The collaboration between artists and culinary experts grows from a shared understanding of the natural environment and artisanal processes.

Angela Lane’s meticulously painted landscapes move between the real and the imagined, splicing together found images, memories, and observations. For over a decade, Lane has focussed her attention on the portentous associations of natural and unnatural phenomena, cramming massive events into tiny spaces.

Jae Hoon Lee’s digitally enhanced, hyper-real landscapes are a composite of images he personally gathers in his travels. While his works initially deceive the viewer with their familiar appearance, closer inspection reveals an acutely subjective engagement with the visual texture of a location, an elaborate visual trick.

Claudia Kogachi uses her pictorial rugs and paintings to explore family ties and personal anxieties. The series All the Careers I’ve Ever Considered Doing in Order to Finance My Art Career shows Kogachi at work as an electrician, a landscaper, a nanny, and a realtor. Obaachan during the lockdown, Wahiawā, Hawaiʻi explores Kogachi’s disconnection from Hawaiʻi as a consequence of the pandemic. This suite of rugs continues Kogachi’s well-known practice of representing herself and members of her family with blue skin, characterised by their quirky angles and acute self-scrutiny

Read more about Visions 

TENT LOCATION 

Orphans Kitchen
118 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

AND 

Daily Bread
108 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

OPENING TIMES 

Orphans Kitchen
Friday 5 Nov 7am – 2:30pm
Saturday 6 Nov 8am – 2pm
Sunday 7 Nov 8am – 2pm

Daily Bread
Friday 5 Nov 7am – 3pm
Saturday 6 Nov 7am – 3pm
Sunday 7 Nov 7am – 3pm

Jae Hoon Lee, Castle Rock, 2015,
Chromira print on matt paper, 1740 x 1250mm + frame, edition of 5 + 1 AP
Image courtesy of the artist and Visions

Whāingaroa Raglan & Kemureti Cambridge

TIM MELVILLE 

For TENT weekend Tim Melville is installing his gallery artists’ work on the walls of the home he shares near Raglan with his partner, potter Tony Sly.

The exhibition will include new works by Hiria Anderson, Areez Katki, Johl Dwyer and others alongside an exciting pottery collaboration between Laurie Steer – “The Best Potter in the World” – and Tony Sly – “The Most Humble Potter in the World”.

Should Covid levels allow there will be a pop-up exhibition at TONY SLY POTTERY, RAGLAN WHARF alongside a weekend Open House.

Read more about Tim Melville 

TENT LOCATION 

TBA

OPENING HOURS

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 5pm

Hiria Anderson, Banana Box, 2021
Oil on canvas, 200mm H x 250mm W
Commissioned by Te Tuhi Gallery for “A Very Different World” curated by Ngahiraka Mason
image courtesy of the artist and Tim Melville

Two Rooms

Two Rooms presents Otherworldy featuring work by Gretchen Albrecht and Elizabeth Thomson in collaboration with Art Consultant Kate Darrow at her house near Kemureti Cambridge. Designed by award winning Herbst Architects in 2006, the building sits unobtrusively in a natural forest setting.

Gretchen Albrecht will be offering a singular painting from her remarkable quartet of hemispheres titled After Goya, a series of four major paintings referencing portraits of eminent woman by Spanish Romantic painter Francisco Goya, in particular that of Maria Josefa Pimentel, 12th Countess-Duchess of Benavente. Albrecht has produced an abstract and dramatic response to the 18th century painter’s work, with assured brushstrokes resonating over her canvas with a sensuous colour palette of blue and purple, pink and white.

Elizabeth Thomson presents a new ‘exoplanet’ work from her series depicting planets which orbit a star other than our own sun. Elizabeth’s ‘exoplanets’ draw upon her long standing fascination with aerial perspectives and satellite imaging. At once ‘worldly’ and ‘otherworldly’, the exoplanet is an embrace of the physical realm, in all its strangeness and beauty bringing us closer to the complex planet on which we live. All works will also be shown in Two Rooms online TENT exhibition.

Read more about Two Rooms

TENT LOCATION 

The Bark House
40a Cranmere Drive
Tamahere
Waikato

OPENING TIMES 

Friday 5 Nov 11am – 4pm
Saturday 6 Nov 11am – 4pm
Sunday 7 Nov 11am – 4pm

Gretchen Albrecht, After Goya ‘Maria Josefa’,
2020, acrylic and oil on Belgian linen, 1500 x 3000mm,
image courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms.

TE MATAU-A-MĀUI HAWKE’S BAY

MASTERWORKS GALLERY

For TENT2021, Masterworks Gallery presents, Within reach an exhibition featuring works by Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Emma Camden, David Murray, Aaron Scythe, and Galia Amsel.

Within reach offers Ahuriri locals and the world online a brief glimpse of the exciting new works from a select group of artists from our stable. From the leading craft gallery in Aotearoa, enjoy works covering a range of materials from glass, ceramic and hiapo. Discover sculptures from Emma Camden, and David Murray, vessels from Aaron Scythe and some of the first coloured Hiapo from Cora-Allan Wickliffe. Located in the heart of Ahuriri, Napier, at the Village Green, visit these exciting works fresh out of ‘the box’.

Cora-Allan Wickliffe’s hiapo have strong connections to both the artist’s whakapapa and the whenua. She says, “The exploration of creating pigments from the whenua and combining these with Hiapo patterns on traditional cloth has become a place of unity and excitement in my practice.” 

Read more about Masterworks Gallery

 

TENT LOCATION

The Box
Ahuriri Village Green
36 Waghorne Street
Ahuriri, Napier

 

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 11am – 3pm

Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Hiapo Toi, 2021
Hiapo, Togo ink and whenua paint, (pukepoto and kokowai are traditional colour Maori used), 590 x 620mm
Image courtesy of the artist and Masterworks Gallery

PARNELL GALLERY

Connecting one historic village with another, for TENT 2021 Auckland’s Parnell Gallery will travel to vibrant Hawke’s Bay to exhibit a selection of artists at iconic landmark venue, The Old Church.

Churches and art galleries or museums are traditional places of pilgrimage – architectural spaces people have long journeyed to for engagement, reflection, contemplation, and reverence. By bringing artworks into the context of the church’s construct, originally built in 1863, this exhibition brings the parallels together to meet, inviting visitors to encounter contemporary paintings and sculpture within this captivating heritage structure while also enjoying the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Taking place within a region renowned for its varied terrain; vast coastlines and endless plains flanked by rolling hills and rugged ranges set under an endless sky, ‘Parnell Gallery at The Old Church’ is curated with consideration to broader notions of ‘the landscape’ and presents works by established artists that each engage and interpret their subject with a diverse range of abstraction and representation. Artworks on view will include new paintings from Greer Clayton, George Gray, Stephen Howard, and Tim Jones. 

 

Read more about Parnell Gallery

 

TENT LOCATION 

The Old Church
199 Meeanee Road
Meeanee
Ahuriri Napier

 

OPENING TIMES

Friday 5 Nov 12 – 4pm
Saturday 6 Nov 11am – 4pm
Sunday 7 Nov 11am – 3pm

Stephen Howard, Treesongs in the Night 4
Oil on board, 900 x 1200mm
Image courtesy of the artist and Parnell Gallery

STARKWHITE

Starkwhite will present Fiona Pardington’s new exhibition Tarota at Parlour Projects, Hastings. 

“Man passes through forests of symbols” – Baudelaire

“Everything that exists is merely a symbol” – Goethe

Tarota is the newest body of still lives from Dr Fiona Pardington MNZM, Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Ngāti Kahungunu). Named for the Tarot deck of divinatory cards and their ancient archetypal symbols, Tarota is Pardington’s exploration of her own visual vocabulary of private, and mystical symbolism. The aesthetic of the images is partly inspired by the symbolist and art-nouveau influenced drawings of the occultist and artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956). Pardington paints the bottles herself, embellishing them with therapeutic drawings motivated by Spare, signalling an expansion of her practice beyond the camera. Tarota sits in a liminal space between European esotericism, Māori tikanga, and Pardington’s unique personal artistic vision.

 

Read more about Starkwhite 

Read more about Parlour Projects

TENT LOCATION 

Parlour Projects
306 Eastbourne Street
East Hasting
Te Mata-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay

OPENING TIMES 

Friday 5 Nov 10am – 5pm
Saturday 6 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sunday 7 Nov 10am – 5pm

Fiona Pardington, Still Life (Three of Spades), 2021,
Pigment inks on Hahnemuhle paper, Framed in hand lacquered black Goldie moulding with AR72, Mural scale 176 x 140cm, Edition of 10 + 1AP,
courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite

ONLINE ONLY EXHIBITIONS

FINE ARTS, SYDNEY

Fine Arts, Sydney is a gallery that represents artists and presents exhibitions. The programme is intergenerational and international, with a focus on work of our time. The gallery opened in Sydney in spring 2017 at townhouse premises in Kings Cross, and moved to an ex-industrial space in Paddington at the beginning of this year. For TENT, Fine Arts, Sydney is presenting a new outdoor sculpture by Auckland-based artist Yona Lee.

Read more about Fine Arts, Sydney 

Photograph Sam Hartnett.
Courtesy of the artist and Fine Arts, Sydney

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

For TENT, Gow Langsford Gallery presents a group of new works on paper made by four gallery artists during periods of lockdown and restriction.

The past 18 months have affected us all differently, some artists have found the time productive; Judy Millar who already lives at an isolated beach, noted early in the first Level 4 lockdown that she feels like she has been training for this her whole life, while others have noticed a new awareness in everyday things. Sara Hughes has shared that as her physical boundaries reduced, she has felt time slow down; a notion that forms the basis of her upcoming exhibition Time Stamp. John Pule found freedom in exploring his local Opanuku stream and his drawing practice became an experimental fascination with the spontaneous. New York based Max Gimblett did not leave his apartment / studio base for over 14 months—an experience he found surprisingly expansive, which is evidenced in a surge of creativity and an exploration of new techniques, shapes, and materials. Despite the challenges of lockdown, for these artists, this period of quiet and solitude has allowed for new expression, and Gow Langsford is pleased to now offer these works out into the public sphere.

Max Gimblett, The Universe, 2021
Sumi ink, aqua size, Sunrise variegated leaf / Somerset Satin White 90lbs printmaking paper
1000 x 820mm framed
Image courtesy of the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery