Sunday, July 24, 2016

Coming up at Starkwhite


Daniel Crooks' Vanishing point runs at Starkwhite from 3 August. Read more...
Image: Daniel Crooks, Vanishing Point (2015), video still

The Analysis of Billy Apple's Gnome


The Analysis of Billy Apple's Genome is running at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to 14 August. Developed by the artist and Dr Craig Hilton, it is an extension of The Immortalisation of Billy Apple® which has been staged at Starkwhite (Stage 1 and Stage 2) and also by Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong in 2013. Read more...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Laith McGregor - finalist for 2016 Sellers Prize


Laith McGregor's Modern God is showing at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne in Basil Sellers Art Prize 5.
Image: Laith McGregor, Modern God, 2016 (detail) pen and ink on paper

Last days to catch Daniel von Sturmer at Anna Schwartz and Starkwhite


Daniel von Sturmer's installation Electric Light 2016 closes this weekend at Anna Schwartz Gallery and our exhibition Material Candor (which includes three of his videos) also closes on Saturday.
Image: Electric Light, 2016, Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Thursday, July 14, 2016

"Sex, death and the female gaze" at the Christchurch Art Gallery


The Christchurch Art Gallery will host a function tomorrow night (15th) to celebrate the launch of  Fiona Pardington's survey exhibition A Beautiful Hesitation and Great Britten! A Work by Billy Apple. Both run to 6 November.
Image: Fiona Pardington, Heartsick (1994), from Medical Suite 1994-1999

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Great Britten!: A Work by Billy Apple


Billy Apple blurs the line between art and life with an installation at the Christchurch City Gallery celebrating the record-shattering 1995 campaign of the Britten V1000 motorbike. Great Britten!: A Work by Billy Apple opens on Friday evening 16 July.  Read more...
Image: John Britten with his motorbike (1995)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Material Candour continues at Starkwhite


Material Candor continues at Starkwhite through to 23 July. Richard Maloy will continue to develop his Yellow Structure (Variation) installation through the duration of the exhibition.  Read more...
Image: Material Candour, installation view, Starkwhite 2016, Richard Maloy's Yellow Structure (Variation) made with the support of the Asia/NZ Co-commissioning Fund, part of CNZ's Focus on Asia Initiative 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Recent acquisitions: Fiona Pardington


The Christchurch Art Gallery has acquired Fiona Pardington's Still Life with Wild Wheat and Freesias (2011). The photograph is showing at the Gallery in Pardington's survey exhibition A Beautiful Hesitation.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fiona Pardington's survey exhibition at the Christchurch Art Gallery


Fiona Pardington's survey exhibition A Beautiful Hesitation opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery on Saturday, following presentations at the City Gallery Wellington and Auckland Art Gallery. The exhibition runs alongside Great Britten: A Work by Billy Apple. Both exhibitions run to 6 November.
Image: Still Life with Young Kahu, Hag Stone and Paper Nautilus, Ripiro Beach, 2014

Michael Zavros: new acquisitions



The Newcastle Art Gallery (NSW) has acquired two paintings by Michael Zavros, both presented by Starkwhite in his solo show at Art Los Angeles Contemporary in January.
Images: The Mermaid (2015), oil on panel, 220 x 300 mm (top) and The Sunbather (2015), oil on canvas, 1800 x 1800 mm (bottom)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Final days to catch Daniel Crooks in Bullet Time


Daniel Crooks is in Bullet Time at the City Gallery Wellington. Curated by Robert Leonard, the show closes this weekend (10 July). You can read Leonard's catalogue essay here.
Image: Daniel Crooks, Static No. 11 (Man Running) 2008

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Layla Rudneva-Mackay: Running Towards Water

Running Towards Water continues upstairs to 8 July. Read more...
Image: Layla Rudneva-Mackay, A Breath of Fairies (2016), oil on canvas, 350 x 300 mm

Art Gallery of South Australia adds a Zavros painting to its collection


The Art Gallery of South Australia has acquired Michael Zavros' painting The Phoenix, which featured in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object. Read more...
Image: Michael Zavros, The Phoenix (2016), oil on canvas, 2200 x 2000 mm

Material Candour


Material Candour includes work by Gavin Hipkins, Richard Maloy and Daniel von Sturmer and runs to 22 July. Read More...
Image: installation view of Material Candour installation view, Starkwhite 2016, Richard Maloy's Yellow Structure (Variation) made with the support of the Asia/NZ Co-commissioning Fund, part of CNZ's Focus on Asia Initiative 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Seung Yul Oh at the Tauranga Art Gallery


Seung Yul Oh's installation slit scan opened last night at the Tauranga Art Gallery and runs to 2 October.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rebecca Baumann's Manoeuvres at the MCA, Sydney


Rebecca Baumann's Manoeuvres (2015) is in the exhibition New Romance: art and the posthuman at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.  The show, which has been curated by Anna Davis (MCA, Sydney) and Houngcheoi Choi (MMCA, Seoul), runs to 4 September. Read more...
Image: Rebecca Baumann, Manoeuvres ((2015), flip-dot boards, control hardware, custom software, vinyl, steel. Software and control engineering by Future Perfect. This work was originally commissioned by the Fremantle Arts Centre

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Coming up at Starkwhite


Our next show features a variation of Richard Maloy's Yellow Structure, presented in the Encounters section of Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor. The presentation was with the generous support of the Asia Foundation and Creative New Zealand, delivered through their  Asia/NZ Co-comissioning Fund. The exhibition also includes Gavin Hipkins' The Port, a large 12-part photogram, and a suite of videos from Daniel von Sturmer's small world series (courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne). The exhibition runs from 28 June to 23 July.
Image: Richard Maloy, Yellow Structure 2016 (detail), cardboard, tape and acrylic paint, dimensions variable.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Last weekend to catch A Beautiful Hesitation at the Auckland Art Gallery


Fiona Pardington's survey exhibition A Beautiful Hesitation closes at the Auckland Art Gallery on Sunday and then moves to the Christchurch Art Gallery. You can catch Fiona in conversation with her brother Neil at the Auckland Art Gallery on Sunday at 1pm.
Image: Fiona Pardington, Moonlight de Sade, 2010, C-type, courtesy Musee de l'Homme, Paris

Friday, June 17, 2016

Alicia Franlovich at Liste's 2016 Performance Project


Alicia Frankovich presents World is home plant (2016) in Trans-Coprporeal Metabolism - 12th edition of the Performance Project, Liste 2016 on 18 June. Read more...
Image: Liste press image

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The art of cameraless photography


An installation view of Gavin Hipkins photograph The Coil in Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Curated by Geoffrey Batchen, the show runs to 14 August 2016.
Gavin Hipkins, The Coil 1998. 32 silver gelatin pints each 510 x 400 mm