Thursday, October 1, 2020

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary's online art fair

Starkwhite is delighted to participate in Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020, an online edition of Sydney's annual international art fair, with works by Martin Basher, Whitney Bedford and Seung Yul Oh. The fair runs from 1 - 31 October, 2020. Image: Seung Yul Oh, Pou sto, 2020, resin and two-pot automotive paint, 60cm (h) 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Billy Apple: A Brand Looking for a Product

The exhibition Billy Apple. A Brand Looking for a Product 1962-2020 opens at the Hawkes Bay Art Gallery & Museum on Friday evening 25 September and runs to 21 March 2021.

Seung Yul Oh at Yavuz Gallery, Sydney

Seung Yul Oh is showing a new suite of paintings in the exhibition FIRST LIGHT at Yavuz Gallery Sydney. Presented in partnership with Starkwhite, the exhibition, has been developed in response to the cancellation of this year's edition of Sydney Contemporary and the possibility that Australian galleries (and their artists) will not be able to travel to Auckland for the 2021 edition of the Auckland Art Fair. FIRST LIGHT follows the recent exhibition Fugitive Being at at Yavuz, which featured works by Fiona Pardington, and the next collaborative show will be presented at Starkwhite in 2021 (watch this space for updates).  Image: installation view of (left to right) Lean_Clap_02, Lean_Lift_02, Lean_Hold_02, , 2020, acrylic on canvas 300 x 250 mm each; Lean_Lift_03, 500 x 400 mm, Lean_Float_02, 300 x 200 mm

Alicia Frankovich publication

Editor Eva Birkenstock has announced the release of ALCIA FRANKOVICH - OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND, published by Buchhandlung Walther Koenig and produced by Kunstverein Fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, with the assistance of Creative New Zealand, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Starkwhite.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Clinton Watkins at ARS Electronica

Clinton Watkins is in the lineup for ARS Electronic, the Festival for Art, Technology & Society, Newcastle, which runs from 9-13 September 2020.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Love and pop in London, 1962

Anthony Byrt's new book THE MIRROR STEAMED OVER tells the story of three young artists in sixties London who reshaped contemporary art and literature. The three groundbreakers in the story are Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple), David Hockney and Ann Quin. The book is published by Auckland University Press.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Coming Up: Performative Geographies

Our next exhibition, Performative Geographies, brings together work by Shanghai-based artist Jin Jiangbo and Auckland-based artist John Reynolds. The exhibition is scheduled to Open on Saturday 11 July, subject to our Shanghai consignment arriving on time. Read more...
Image: Jin Jiangbo, The Boundless Universe, 2019, in and wash on gold foil, 600 x 600 mm framed

Reynolds alongside McCahon at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Two new large-scale canvases by John Reynolds are showing at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery alongside the exhibition a land of graphite: McCahon and Otago.
Image: John Reynolds: The View from the Top of a Cliff, 2019, metallic paint maker on acrylic on linen, 2150 x 5835 mm

Monday, June 29, 2020

A never-been-seen-before installation of Len Lye's work

Len Lye's Sky Snake installation of seven swirling sky snakes is showing at the Len Lye Centre to 15 November.
Image: Len Lye, Sky Snakes (detail), courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation collection

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Layla Rudneva-Mackay: ACC bcc Bananas

Layla Rundeva-Mackay's exhibition ACC bcc Bananas runs from 9 June to 4 July 20202. Read more...
Image: Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Glazed Bunch, 2018, oil on canvas, 1000 x 1200 mm

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Len Lye's films at the Len Lye Centre

The Len Lye Centre is showing The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid, the largest ever showing of Len Lye's films. The presentation runs to 1 November 2020.
Image: Len Lye, Rainbow Dance, 1936, courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation and the British Museum and Archive. From material preserved and made available by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fiona Pardington in Masterpieces from Oceania

Fiona Pardington is represented by three photographs from her series The Pressure of Sunlight Falling in the exhibition A Sea of Islands - Masterpieces from Oceania at the Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden.
Image: Yuk King Tan, Crisis of the Ordinary (2019), Starkwhite, installations detail

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