'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...
The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...
On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...
et al. & Samuel Holloway, Upright Piano (2013). Painted and modified piano, annotated score; et al., DE NIEUWE STEM 1-3 (2006). Frame, metal box, light fittings, acrylic and oil stuck on paper, mp3 paper, headphones. Exhibition view: Shout Whisper Wail, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (20 May–15 October 2017). Image via EyeContact.
Ten mini exhibitions from various artists represented in the Chartwell Collection are presented here in an exhibition that is smaller in floor meterage than earlier Chartwell shows, but nevertheless tightly compact. While it looks cohesive, the disadvantage is that the thematic content revolves around sound, as you can tell from the title, and in this area it is poorly designed.
Michael Lett opened in 2003. The gallery's focus has been on engaged, distinctive practices of both emerging and established artists making new work based (for the most part) within the Australasian region. The gallery represents a core group of artists and practitioners, however the program is also opened to allow opportunities for other artists (including those from Europe and America) on a project basis. In May 2014 Michael Lett moved to a new location. The gallery has two floors of exhibition space and is located in an elegant building, formerly a private bank, built in 1928 in Auckland’s central city.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm and Saturday, 11am - 3pm.
Since 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has been committed to the advancement of the most serious and innovative forms of contemporary art. Through its exhibition program the gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary art practice. The gallery has always featured new work in a range of media, from painting and sculpture to photography, performance, installation, video and other electronic media arts.
The gallery has always followed a policy of nurturing artists through their careers, acting as a primary dealer for their work. Opening with a group of largely unknown artists, the gallery has consistently seen its stable develop into some of Australia’s most renowned practitioners. The gallery currently represents over thirty highly esteemed artists, who have had significant shows and whose works are held in major collections nationally and internationally.
Heralded in 1888 as 'the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion', Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tāmaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering
over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and
contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific artists, as well as European
painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
The Gallery is also home to the Chartwell Collection, a collection of contemporary art from
New Zealand and Australia.
Auckland Art Gallery continues to actively acquire works across all collection areas. The
Gallery supports the exhibition programmes of other public art galleries and museums
throughout New Zealand and overseas by making its collection available for loan.
With the rapid growth of the Gallery’s collection, the historic building has undergone a
succession of extensions and alterations. The most recent redevelopment opened to the
public in September 2011. This ambitious building project restored and preserved the
building’s iconic heritage fabric while adding large contemporary exhibition spaces, extensive
glazing and new outdoor sculpture terraces.
The redeveloped Gallery is at the centre of a city whose energy and enthusiasm for the arts
continues to grow.
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