Jhana Millers Art Gallery was established in 2018 in central Wellington to showcase compelling and innovative contemporary art and promote emerging local talents. Housed in the listed Mibar Building, fitted with large windows and a concrete ceiling, the gallery provides space for solo and curated group exhibitions.Read More
Jhana Millers Art Gallery Artists
The majority of artists represented by Jhana Millers Art Gallery are based in New Zealand. These include Denys Watkins, one of New Zealand's most significant printmakers of his generation and who is also known for his abstract paintings. Younger artists of the gallery’s roster include Ayesha Green, a winner of the 2019 National Contemporary Art Awards, who deploys repetition and mimicry to interrogate the power of cultural symbols; Moniek Schrijer, who incorporates contemporary technology and culture into her jewellery works; and Erica van Zon, who employs media that is traditionally considered as craft—embroidery, beading, tapestry, and ceramics — to create playful representations deriving from her personal experiences.
Jhana Millers Art Gallery artists engage with various processes and media. Harry Culy captures the quotidian in Australia and New Zealand in his large-format photographs; Christopher Ulutupu’s videos and performances examine the construction of colonial narratives; Jaime Jenkins’ stoneware pieces expand on the potential for ceramics to be both dense and fragile; Kāryn Taylor creates cast-acrylic, wall-based works depicting geometric abstractions in a study of perception; and Sydney-based Lucy O’Doherty works primarily with oil paint and chalk pastels to make her characteristically soft, dreamlike scenes.
Jhana Millers Art Gallery Exhibitions and Fairs
With a focus on uncovering and supporting young artists in New Zealand, Jhana Millers Art Gallery has organised such group exhibitions as Fresh 2020, which showed select works by recent art graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the group show of three emerging artists Andrea Bolima, Tyne Gordon and Rebecca Hasselman in 2020.
Jhana Millers Art Gallery participates in Auckland Art Fair and Spring1883 Melbourne.
He Tohu connects four emerging Māori artists and considers the relationship between whakapapa, place and symbolism. While Tohu has many meanings, in this context it is taken as a sign, a symbol and as a form of guidance, or a suggestion of an alternative world view. Held in conjunction with Matariki, the works are drawn together through the...