Stephen Ellis

12/11/19 to 01/12/19

Robert FitzRoy was New Zealand’s second Governor. He had been the captain of Darwin’s Beagle and went on to found the British Meteorological Office. His life’s work was the prediction of storms and the protection of shipping and seafarers from their destructive force. To that end he invented the weather forecast and a system of storm warnings that could be telegraphed to coastal stations and displayed to ships as drums and cones hung from masts on shore, indicating wind strength and direction. FitzRoy is a hinge between climate ignorance and climate science.

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Directional Listening: Fluvial Field Notes

Kate van der Drift

22/10/19 to 10/11/19

Kate van der Drift’s new exhibition Directional Listening: Fluvial Field Notes is a continuation of inquiry into the fragile ecology and transformation of the Hauraki Plains. Hauraki was once New Zealand’s largest wetland complex and has been almost entirely transformed since colonisation by land drainage and Kahikatea logging.

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New Work

Louise Tuckwell

01/10/19 to 20/10/19

We are delighted to introduce Sydney based artist Louise Tuckwell to Sanderson Contemporary. Tuckwell's geometric works draw on both logic and intuition, juxtaposing architectural forms with flat, playful colour. Tuckwell has been exhibiting for over 30 years and has works in many significant collections including Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Artbank, City of Sydney, New England Regional Art Museum, Tamworth Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Allens Linklaters and the Justin House Museum

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Paul Martinson

10/09/19 to 29/09/19

Aotearoa New Zealand was once home to nine species of moa. Despite millions of years of existence, their disappearance from fossil and archaeological records sadly coincided with the arrival of the first humans in the 14th century. The resulting destruction of moa habitat and human hunting was responsible for their rapid demise and extinction. Precisely how moa would have looked visually may always have a degree of speculation about it, just as we can never know for sure how dinosaurs appeared to an observer. In that sense this is very much collaboration of science and art.

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Images of Love

Scott Eady

20/08/19 to 08/09/19

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris

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Oh my, God

Teresa HR Lane

30/07/19 to 18/08/19

Auckland based artist Teresa HR Lane is interested in reversing the male gaze, with a sense of humour and playfulness. Inspired by her godly Greek ancestry, interest in anatomy and gender issues as represented by the media, she confounds our expectations by dismembering and reassembling bodies to offer us an alternative vision.

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Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

Various Artists

23/07/19 to 28/07/19

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 2020.The nominated artists are Jacob Abdale Vague, Andrea Bolima, Julie Cromwell, Leicester Elias, Ella Mangan, Gerry Parke, Karlin Raju, Kate Russell, Raymond Sagapolutele, Bailey Simpson, Charleen Singh, Sheree Stone, Gabriel Tiongson, Edward Wheeler

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Water Cycle

Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara

02/07/19 to 21/07/19

Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara work collaboratively in their practice, with Yoshiko doing the delicate and intricate ink work and Shintaro adding the beautiful blocks of flat colour. In this show the Nakaharas explore the intricacies of different forms and bodies of water.

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Josephine Cachemaille, Cruz Jimenez, Damien Kurth, Yoshiko Nakahara, Jon Tootill, Cruz Jimenez

11/06/19 to 21/07/19

Survey is an exciting exhibition of works from our artists' archives, presenting a selection of works by Josephine Cachemaille, Damien Kurth, Yoshiko and Shintaro Nakahara and Jon Tootill

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The Works of Kevin Capon

Kevin Capon

21/05/19 to 10/06/19

Kevin Capons' works are ecclectic from the grotesque to sublime beauty he photographs extremes and all facets of life's gritty yet beautiful path.

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Jon Tootill

30/04/19 to 20/05/19

Jon Tootill’s practice is informed by pattern and colour. Drawing inspiration from raranga (weaving /plaiting), tukutuku (wall-panel weaving) and whakairo (carving), Tootill creates beautifully paired-back patterns that often mimic repetitive forms found in nature.

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Chasing Colour

John Oxborough and Crystal Chain Gang

02/04/19 to 28/04/19

Chasing Colour exhibits new works by John Oxborough and guest artists Leanne Williams and Jim Dennison who work collaboratively under the moniker Crystal Chain Gang. In this exciting exhibition colour is brought to life through Oxborough’s expressive canvases and Crystal Chain Gang’s handcrafted chandeliers dripping in intricate coloured glass.

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Higher Thought Forms

Wanda Gillespie

12/03/19 to 31/03/19

Wanda Gillespie’s created artefacts are often claimed to be tools in spiritual/religious practice. Imagined gurus and guides show a path of imagined or potential enlightenment. The exhibition includes a series of highly detailed sculptural works that reference the abacus and perhaps offer us the ability to calculate and understand on a deepr level that which is undefined.

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Vaimaila Urale

19/02/19 to 10/03/19

Aniva is a collection of sand on paper works presented as a large scale installation. The exhibition explores the artist's interest in collectivism and plays with notions around collective ownership, inclusive spaces and accessibility to art. The artwork operates as a constellation comprised of multiple visual elements and Samoan symbols, fundamental to Urale’s practice. Utilising a grid format as the framework, Aniva can also be appreciated as smaller individual artworks. There are 50 sand on paper works in total which combine to create the larger entity that is Aniva. Urale asserts a communal frame of reference to the work, continuing her deeply exploratory art practice.

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Eva Dijkstra

29/01/19 to 17/02/19

Eva Dijkstra’s bold and colourful work straddles the junction between painting, sculpture, art and design. Following in the tradition of minimalist paintings and shaped canvasses, but picking up where her precursors left off. Presenting itself as minimal, or even non-objective, it is only after closer investigation the true work presents itself.

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Summer Showcase

Various Artists

17/12/18 to 27/01/19

Summer Showcase presents a forecast for 2019, offering a glimpse into the exciting programme of exhibitions and events that we have in store for the next 12 months. The gallery’s programme for 2019 includes major new exhibitions from our stable, curated group shows, and exhibitions from guest artists, as well as participation at local and international art fairs. Summer Showcase brings together impressive new pieces from our stable alongside exciting pieces from guest artists.

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