Friday, November 15, 2019

Billy Apple in Shanghai


Billy Apple in Shanghai at the launch of his work Gung Ho; Work Together, which has been installed at the former residence of Rewi Alley. Apple's new work was made during a VUE international residency supported by Shanghai CREATER.CO to raise funds for the Shandan Bailie School
founded by Rewi Alley and George Hogg in 1944.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Len Lye at Museum Tinguely, Switzerland


The Museum Tingly in Basel is presenting the most comprehensive survey of Len Lye's work ever staged in Europe. Len Lye - Motion Composer runs from 23 October 2019 - 28 January 2020. Read more...

TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland


Fiona Pardington's exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland will be shown at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu in the New Year - dates yet to be announced.
Image: Fiona Pardington, 220848, 2019, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2020


We will present a solo exhibition by Fiona Pardington at the 2020 edition of Art Basel Hong. Our exhibition is one of thirty thematic focussed projects selected for this prestigious section of the fair, which comprises solo and paired presentations by both established and emerging artists. ABHK runs from 17-21 March 2020, including preview days.
Image: Fiona Pardington, AOO1171, 2019, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gavin Hipkins film screening in New York


Gavin Hipkins' new film A More Human World, 2019 screens at Anthology Film Archives, New York on 2 October 2019 as part of the Filmmakers programme.
Image: Still fro A More Human World, supported by the Atomium and SOFAM, Belgium (copyright 2019)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Laith McGregor: Ambling & Rambling


Laith McGregor's exhibition Ambling & Rambling runs at the Australian Print Workshop to 26 October 2019. Read more...
Image: Laith McGregor, Eyes, 2018, lithograph

Coming up at Starkwhite


Our next exhibition is Flagged, a project by Billy Apple® and Tāme Iti, which runs from 8 -12 October 2019. Both artists will attend a function at the gallery on Thursday 10 October from 5.30pm.
Read more...
Image: Detail of the New Zealand flag that Tāme Iti melted out justice to at Waitangi in 2006

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Richard Maloy opens in Russia


Richard Maloy's solo exhibition Found in Translation has opened at Artetage Museum of Modern Art in Russia. The exhibition is an outcome of his Martin Tate/Wallace artists resident in Vladivostok.
Image: Richard Maloy, Forms (detail) 31 August 2019, clay, dimensions variable.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Billy Apple in Rarotonga


Billy Apple in Rarotonga opens at the Bergman Gallery on 27 August 2019. Presented by Bergman Gallery in association with Starkwhite, it stages works from two of Apple's signature series - From the (Name) Collection and Billy Apple Friezes.
Image: Billy Apple: Frieze (green apple on white) 2019, pigment inks on canvas, 400 x 260

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Alicia Frankovich - Kaldor Art Projects


John Kaldor has commissioned a new performance by Alicia Frankovich as part of the exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales that runs from 7 September 2019 - 16 February 2020. Titled The Work, Frankovich's performance is scheduled for 14 and 28 September at 1pm. Read more... 

Friday, August 16, 2019

John Reynolds in China


John Reynolds is showing in the exhibition Supreme Metaphysics Spirit at the Epoch Art Museum in Wenzhou, China, coordinated by the Shanghai-based agency Monumental Culture.
Image: John Reynolds, FrenchBayDarkly.../Woolloomooloo, 2018, oil paint marker on acrylic on canvas, 4800 x 1800 mm

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Billy Apple at the Govett-Brewster Art Galley


The Govett-BresterArt Gallery's exhibition Yuichiro Tamura: Milky Mountain includes work by Billy Apple from his Alterations, reflecting Tamura's interest in the contexts within which his work is exhibited. Read more...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The (controversial) intersection of Maori art and modernism in New Zealand


Gordon Walters features alongside other major figures (Rita Angus, Paratene Matchitt, Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Ans Westra amongst others) in the controversial exhibition Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art at the City Gallery Wellington. The exhibition presents Schoon's work as constantly in dialogue or dispute with other cultural forms and artists. Read more...
Image: Gordon Walters, Untitled, 1945, acrylic on board, collection of the Walters Estate

Gordon Walters: New Vision


The survey exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision ends its national tour at Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand. The exhibition closes on 13 October 2019. 
Image: Gordon Walters

Billy Apple in collaboration with Tame Iti


Billy Apple is currently presenting a collaborative work with Tame Iti at Ruatoki, coordinated by James McCarthy. Apple's contribution is installed in Te Ranimoaho, Te Rewarewa Pa. It's another iteration, this time in Maori, of his Basic Needs text work (food water shelter clothing), but this time he has added Tuamanako which introduces an element of hope.
Image: Billy Apple's Basic Needs at Ruatoki, Bay of Plenty

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 2019


Starkwhite will participate in Sydney Contemporary from 12-15 September 2019 with two presentations in adjacent spaces. In one space we'll present new works by Martin Basher (US/NZ) and Rebecca Baumann (AUS) and in the other a group show of works by represented artists including  Whitney Bedford (US), Ani O'Neill (CI), Fiona Pardington (NZ), Gordon Walters (NZ) and Michael Zavros (AUS).
Image: Installation view of Martin Basher's work at Starkwhite in February 2019 showing how his new work will be installed at Sydney Contemporary

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Coming up at Starkwhite


Our next exhibition is by Hong Kong-Based artist Yuk King Tan. It was scheduled to open on Tuesday 20 August but the protests at Hong Kong airport are affecting flights out of the city and the artist is not sure when she will arrive to install. We'll be updating details as they come to hand.
Image: Studio shot of works being made for Yuk King Tan's exhibition Crisis of the Ordinary 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Collaboration with Artspace


On 1 August Starkwhite staged an event with Artspace, which was part of Whakamaui: Recovery Positions, a series of installations and events proposed by artist and academic Mark Harvey in collaboration with others that consider cultural and political tensions and disunity contextualised by the work of Guy Ngan. Read more... The Starkwhite event was a collaboration between Harvey and artist Adrienne Wong who recreated the signage of her family's grocery business on our window (her family's business was located in the space adjacent to Starkwhite) as a setting for a talk on their family history and the challenges faced by Chinese New Zealanders
me Anything, curated by Melanie Oliver, The Dowse Art Museum (2018). Photo: John Lake

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Starkwhite Sampler


Our current exhibition titled Sampler  (23 July-17 August 2019) presents works by represented artists including new work (Koru Huia 2019 by Fiona Pardington and a large-scale painting View from the top of a Cliff, 2019 by John Reynolds), recent works by other represented artists (Ani O'Neill, Seung Yul Oh and others) and early work by Billy Apple, Gordon Walters and Len Lye. Read more...
Image: John Reynolds, View from the top of the cliff, 2019, silver marker on acrylic on linen, 7m x 2.5m

Monday, July 8, 2019

Rebecca Baumann at La Trobe Art Institute


Rebecca Baumann is represented in the exhibition Autoluminescent at the LaTrobe University gallery with an architectural intervention titled Light Moments, Light Movements, 2019, dichroic film on glass. The exhibition runs to 24 August 2019. Read more...
Image: Installation view of Rebecca Baumann's Light Moments, Light Movements, 2019