Bartley & Company Art, established in 2009 by its current director Alison Bartley, is a leading contemporary art gallery that presents and distributes the work of established and emerging New Zealand artists.Read More
With an art history background and 20 years of experience in the art world, accompanied by an approach based around productive dialogue with artists, from the outset Bartley has worked with prominent New Zealand names for many years; her opening exhibition was to present work by Brett Graham and Rachael Rakena from their installation for the Venice Biennale, closely followed by an exhibition by prominent public artist Mary-Louise Browne.
Bartley & Company Art opened in spacious new premises in Garrett Street Wellington in February 2021 after 12 years in a lovely old stable building in Ghuznee Street, Wellington. We are looking forward to offering artists the opportunity to play with scale.
Bartley & Company Art Artists
Bartley & Company Art represents artists working in all media from drawing, painting, and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art. Among the gallery’s roster are artists gaining international attention such as Andre Hemer, Brett Graham, Anne Noble, Ann Shelton, Cat Auburn, Roger Mortimer, Joyce Campbell and Lonnie Hutchinson alongside prominent figures in New Zealand contemporary art Marie Le Lievre, Mary-Louise Browne, Peter Trevelyan, Claudia Jowitt, Elliot Collins, Helen Calder, Kelcy Taratoa, Tracy Keith, Hamish Coleman, Sam Mitchell & Catherine Clayton-Smith.
Bartley & Company Art Exhibitions and Art Fairs
Expanding beyond national borders Bartley & Company Art participates in the major Australian art fairs, including Sydney Contemporary and the Melbourne Art Fair, as well as Auckland Art Fair in New Zealand.
With the physical fair rescheduled for February next year, organisers have partnered with Ocula to offer an alternative online.
The fifteenth edition of the biennial Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) (2–5 August 2018), which returned after skipping its 2016 edition, was understated in its ground-level presentation. Forty participating galleries from across Australia, with the exception of eight spaces from New Zealand (including Two Rooms, Michael Lett and Bartley + Company Art )...
Through a wide range of photographic investigations, Wellington-based artist Ann Shelton has, over her 20-year career, explored the construction of narratives that surround social, political and historical contexts. A selection of Shelton's prolific practice has been brought together in her review exhibition, Dark Matter, at Auckland Art...
New Zealand artist Judy Millar has long been concerned with art’s relationship to the phenomenal and sensorial world. Her ambitious works test both the limitations and possibilities of traditional painting and sculpture. More than simply referencing art history, Millar’s captivating paintings and ‘space works’ invite the...
Having just had the Guardian list her latest UK show at Fold Gallery as one of the top five in London, Judy Millar is undoubtedly one of New Zealand's most successful international painters. Her work is part of Australasia's compendium of contemporary painters and is scattered throughout museums, galleries and private collections worldwide.
'Gesture' and 'gestural' are vastly overused words in talking about abstract painting but remain unavoidable in talking about Judy Millar's work. As Kundera intimates above, perhaps gestures perform us, rather than the other way around, memes proliferating like living things. Perhaps art is merely a long war to determine who is in charge.
It's frustrating to her, Judy Millar tells me from the West Coast of Auckland as we discuss her exhibition in Zurich, Swallowed in Space, that people are so rarely asking 'what does painting do to us?' . An affective painting, after all, is something we want to go and see, and revisit, and make part of our wider experience. I wholeheartedly...
Julia Morison didn't need to give much thought to whether or not to accept her latest accolade. The Christchurch artist has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours, arguably the highest recognition of a 40-year career. 'Anything that promotes the arts is a really good thing,' she said. 'We have so much...
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