Craggy Range Pop Up

various artists

01/12/18 to 19/12/18

We are delighted to be popping up at Craggy Range Vineyard. This year we have set up an outdoor sculpture trail which will be live from the 12th December 2018. We launch our pop-up exhibition in the stunning industrial Chardonnay Room the first weekend of January 2019. The indoor exhibition will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday in January and most of February 2019 from 10am - 5pm. You can find Craggy Range at 253 Waimarama Road Havelock North.

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Florence & Florence other textile histories

Julia Holderness

27/11/18 to 09/12/18

Julia Holderness has explored her own textile making alongside that of Canterbury artist and teacher Florence Akins (1906 – 2012). Re-working a range of archive materials from the Macmillan Brown Library & Heritage Collections that relate to Akins and her teaching of textiles at the Canterbury College School of Art, Holderness presents their possible entanglement with the international Bauhaus movement.

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Looking Up

Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara

06/11/18 to 25/11/18

Though each possess very distinct outputs, both Shintaro and Yoshiko’s practices are concerned with precision and planning. They share an intuitive approach and an obsessive, manual process. It is perhaps these qualities that have helped the two artists to successfully develop the “third artist,” a term they use to describe their collaborative practice. While it is easy to draw out the individual artists from their collaborative works – colour from Shintaro and black line work from Yoshiko – the “third artist” is actually inseparable.

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A Curious Pursuit

Meighan Ellis

16/10/18 to 04/11/18

The need to collect and arrange is an impulse to make sense of the world. Originating in childhood via potent experiences with her grandparent’s geologic samples, Ellis found herself in a stratified world of taxonomies, of specimens, of identification and the display of lithic forms. This delight from collecting and looking would eventually be coupled with picturing masculine beauty. Her photographic practice has since amassed into a personal archive, a collection with a predilection for mineral silicates and male portraits.

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Stephen Ellis

25/09/18 to 14/10/18

Stephen Ellis’ newest body of work Headforemost is a suite of four large scale, intricate ball point pen drawings that capture and comment on local history. Ellis’ works are awe inspiring. With a commitment to both process and the research grounding the work, he layers meaning and technique to create works that intrigue. Working in the humble ball point pen, Ellis’ large scale works are truly unique and have to be seen in person to understand his mastery of line, light and composition. Free Kids Drawing workshop with Stephen Ellis Saturday 13th October 10 - 12 As a part of ArtWeek Auckland 2018

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Fertile Ground

Paris Kirby

11/09/18 to 23/09/18

An exhibition of new works exploring New Zealand’s landscape painting history. A selection of 20th-century Pakeha women painters have served as the starting point for Paris Kirby’s latest exhibition Fertile Ground. Small-scale painted reproductions of iconic works by artists including Rita Angus, Dorothy Richmond and Doris Lusk are inset in each of Kirby’s large-scale paintings. The inserted reproductions serve both as an inspiration for the artists chosen palette, and as a reference point for her exploration into Aotearoa’s colonial and art historical past.

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Here Comes the Sun

Wendy Kawabata

21/08/18 to 09/09/18

Here Comes the Sun is a firm return to painting. The exhibition is a selection of Kawabata's recent investigations into color, light, and textile structure within abstraction. These paintings of polygonal cairns, bucolic settings, and geometric networks, are colorful totems made to empower and charm. Apart from when polygonal cairns are centrally presented, color is not used to describe, rather its presence both suggests and undermines space and form. These cairns serve as trail markers for and personifications of the painter, signposts enabling her to wander a bit but make her way back to the path.

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John Oxborough

31/07/18 to 19/08/18

John Oxborough’s works draw on nostalgia, the visceral feelings and memories connected to familiar places and moments and while the subjects of his work embody his personal nostalgia, they too stir these feelings within the viewer.

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Various Artists

24/07/18 to 29/07/18

Each year, Auckland Art schools are asked to nominate their top Honours and Masters students for the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award, a non-acquisitional monetary award given to help launch emerging artists into successful careers in the arts. The winning artist will also be invited to mount a solo exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary in 2019. The 2018 nominated artists are Oliver King, Sholto Buck, Aydriannah Kataraina Tuiali’i, Monique Lacey, Hannah Rose Arnold, Alexander Schipper, Arapeta Ashton, Abbey Lyman, Chervelle Athena, Hannah Valentine, Scarlett Cibilich, Mish O’Neill, Yvonne Abercrombie, Danae Ripley, Priscilla Hunter, & Vaimoana Eves.

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Tino Talk

Vaimaila Urale

03/07/18 to 22/07/18

For millennia, people of Moana Nui a Kiwa have practiced the artform of tatau (tattoo), communicating their heritage, lineage, history, and narratives with their body markings. Tino Talk, a series of photographic portraits by Vaimaila Urale, documents an exploration of Polynesian symbology through the act of marking the body.

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Portraits 1984 – 85

Kevin Capon

12/06/18 to 01/07/18

This is a small selection of works from a wider body of forty photographic portraits that Kevin Capon shot throughout 1984-85. The black and white portraits captured prominent figures within the arts at the time, a snapshot of New Zealand’s creative face of the time. Portraits 1984-85 is part of the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography CORE programme.

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Various artists

22/05/18 to 10/06/18

RESERVE is a subsidiary to our presence at the 2018 Auckland Art Fair, features exciting work from Sanderson Contemporary's stable of artists. Including work from Liam Gerrard, Karyn Taylor, Meighan Ellis, Damien Kurth, Paul Hartigan, Alan Pearson, Kevin Capon, Alan Ibell, Josephine Cachemaille, Simon Kaan, Jon Tootill, Cruz Jimenez, Paul Martinson, John Oxborough, Julia Holderness, Paris Kirby, Brendan McGorry, Ray Haydon, Wendy Kawabata and Vaimaila Urale.

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Animal Life

Paul Martinson

01/05/18 to 20/05/18

What makes a fish, a fish? Why is a light-bulb not a fish? How does a bird relate to a fish? These types of questions, although ridiculous on first reading, reveal a quest for epistemological knowledge, that is to say an appetite for the knowledge of knowledge itself. Martinson boasts a career as a research technician, committed to the science of nature, he asks questions to explain connections between seemingly disparate incidents of vitalism.

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Mother and Daughter on Hiatus

Claudia Kogachi

10/04/18 to 29/04/18

The other night my mother and I were talking about things that I do that she finds frustrating. I asked her for an example. She immediately responded with this, “There's a platter of lobster tails for dinner and everybody is eager to go and help themselves, Claudia happens to be the first one to the platter and she will pick the largest tail on the plate ... that’s you.”

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Full Bleed

Liam Gerrard

20/03/18 to 08/04/18

There is something afoot … head, tooth and nail, in the work of Liam Gerrard. Beautiful, brutal, and unflinching visages arise out of black dust, taking form through lost rituals of conjuring. With deft and sensitive acuity Gerrard calls forth visions which unveil subject matter that communes and conspires in tightly bound references and loosely flayed allusions.

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The Dérive

Anita Levering

06/03/18 to 18/03/18

Anita Levering’s painting-based research explores issues connected to chance and intentionality, examining the unpredictability of external forces and chance procedures in the creation of abstract paintings. In her practice, Levering investigates the materiality of paint using addition, dissolution, accumulation, and subtraction or un-doing.

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Jordan Davey Emms

20/02/18 to 04/03/18

Winner of the 2017 Glaister Ennor Award, Jordan Davey-Emms explores the concepts of gap and transfer, linkage and porous networks.

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Midnight Love

Cruz Jimenez

23/01/18 to 18/02/18

Midnight Love is a selection of new works in ink on paper by artist Cruz Jimenez. Embracing poetry, Jimenez displays an undeniable expressive quality through this series. With bold brushstrokes and a luxurious palette, the selection of work also shows a fragility and delicacy as the artist works with wafer thin rice paper.

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Summer Showcase

Group Show

28/11/17 to 21/01/18

Featuring exciting new work from our stable of artists, our Summer Showcase offers a glimpse of what is in store for the gallery for the next 12 months.

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