Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID-19 update

Starkwhite is closed until further notice, but we can be contacted by email at and we will be using our website and social media platforms to deliver on-line programmes, images of new work by the artists we represent, and writing about their work. Please watch our website for further updates. In the meantime stay safe and let's do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of infection.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Starkwhite project selected for Encounters, ABHK

Yuk King Tan's Crisis of the Ordinary has been selected for the Encounters section of Art Basel Hong Kong (2020) curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor. We will present an expanded version of the 42-piece work the artist first exhibited at Starkwhite in 2019, this time as a floor-based installation with the bound objects displayed on repurposed metal shelves like the ones traditionally used by Hong Kong's embroidery shops
Image: Yuk King Tan, Crisis of the Ordinary (2019), Starkwhite, installations detail

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2020

Starkwhite will present works by Rebecca Baumann Jonny Niesche and Gemma Smith at Art Los Angeles Contemporary from 13 - 16 February 2020. This year the fair returns to Hollywood and will take place in the Hollywood Athletic Club. Read more...
Image: Jonny Niesche,Mutual Vibration (finding a home in the body) 2019, Voile, MDF, wood, acrylic, mirror, 1100 x 850 x 60 mm

Fiona Pardington opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery

Fiona Pardington's exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu on 31 January and runs to 21 August 2020. Read more...
Image: Fiona Pardington, A60927, 2019, Pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. With thanks to Wellcome Collection | Science Museums Group.

Rebecca Baumann installation at Carriageworks

Rebecca Baumann's site-specific installation, Radiant Flux, runs at Carriageworks in Sydney from 8 January - 14 June 2020. Read more...
Image: Rebecca Baumann, Radiant Flux, 2020, installation view, Carriageworks

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.
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