Saturday, August 27, 2016

Matt Henry: Long Division

Matt Henry's Long Division opens today at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre and runs to 27 November. Read more...
Image: installation view of Matt Henry's Long Division

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Coming up at Starkwhite

In 1984 Colin McCahon tragically went missing on the eve of his survey exhibition I WILL NEED WORDS, staged as a satellite show of the 1984 Biennale of Sydney, In his new project WalkWithMe... John Reynolds speculated on the passible nature of those missing hours. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 30 August 6 - 8 pm.
Image: John Reynolds, WalkWithMe... 2016 (detail), silver marker and acrylic paint on linen, 2.1 x 10 meters

Monday, August 22, 2016

Recent acquisition: Michael Zavros' Bad Dad

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation has purchased Michael Zavros' Bad Dad for the gallery's permanent collection. Considered to be one of the artist's finest (and most famous) paintings, Bad Dad was a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize (Art Gallery of New South Wales) and featured in the exhibition Bad Dad at Starkwhite in 2014 and in our solo show of Zavros' work at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. 
Image: Michael Zavros, Bad Dad, 2103, oil on canvas 110 x 150 cm

Recent acquisitions: John Reynolds AAG

The Auckland Art Gallery has acquired 49 works from John Reynolds Epistomadolgies series through a part purchase/part gift arrangement, adding to a suite of  22 works already in the gallery's collection.
Image: John Reynolds, Epistomadologies (32) 2001, oil stick on paper, 1000 x 700 mm

Alicia Frankovich showing in TarraWarra Biennial

Alicia Frankovich's Earth is a Home Planet is showing in this year's TarraWarra Biennial, Endless Circulation, curated by Victoria Lynn and Helen Hughes. Read more...
Image: Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Starkwhite amongst world's best galleries

Starkwhite has been listed in the 500 Best Galleries Worldwide for the third consecutive year.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gavin Hipkins at Christchurch Art Gallery

Gavin Hipkins' Romance (Tiger) ia showing in Beasts at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Read more...
Image: Gavin Hipkins, Romance (Tiger) 2004, C-type photograph, 1500 x 900 mm. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cell Culture at the Suter Gallery

Cell Culture by Billy Apple and Dr Craig Hilton is being presented at the Suter Gallery from 27 August to 4 September 2016 in conjunction with the Queenstown Research Week staged this year in Nelson.

Jin Jiangbo at the National Art Museum of China

Photographs from Jin Jiangbo's series Shanghai Ye! Shanghai are currently showing at the National Art Museum of Chin at, Beijing.
Image: installation  view of Jin Jiangbo's Shanghai Ye! Shanghai at Starkwhite (2010)

Laith McGregor at Gertrude Contemporary

Laith McGregor is in SIRENS (I HEARD VOICES IN THE NIGHT) at Gertrude Contemporary's Glasshouse, Melbourne. In this exhibition initiated by singer/songwriter Ben Abraham, artists respond to tracks on his debut album Sirens. The show runs from 13 August - 3 September 2016. Read more...

Matt Henry's Long Division at the GBAG

In his exhibition Long Division, Matt Henry responds to the architecture of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (27 August - 27 November 2016). Read more...
Image: Matt Henry, installation detail, Vernacular Painting, Starkwhite 2011

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rebecca Baumann, Set in Motion, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Rebecca Baumann is represented in the Set in Motion at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, an exhibition exploring light, sound and motion through the work of Len Lye and four contemporary artists. Read more...
Image: Rebecca Baumann, Once more with feeling (2014)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Upstairs at Starkwhite

Upstairs at Starkwhite: works by Billy Apple, Whitney Bedford, Alicia Frankovich and David Scanavino.

Daniel Crooks: Vanishing Point

Daniel Crooks exhibition Vanishing Point runs to 27 August. Read more...
Image: installation views of Vanishing Point 

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 Genome

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)