About Us

The Gallery


Sanderson Contemporary performs the role of an intermediary, developing an ongoing dialogue between artists and patrons, allowing each of these vital groups to sustain and challenge the other. By supporting contemporary artists in their practice the gallery acts to build appreciation of their artworks and projects. This is an inclusive process, one that welcomes and educates, promoting the growth of the art community as a whole.


Established in 2002 by Kylie Sanderson, Sanderson Contemporary has developed a loyal following, representing a stable of emerging and established New Zealand artists, while also sustaining a programme of auxiliary projects. Originally located in Parnell, the gallery relocated to an expanded space in Newmarket in 2013 and now offers two distinct exhibition rooms as well as a year round group show space and full stock room. The gallery has exhibited at Auckland Art Fair since 2009 and Art Fairs in Australia since 2014. 


Our gallery is located in Newmarket, Auckland, and is open seven days.

Gallery hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Phone: +64 9 520 0501         

Email: info@sanderson.co.nz            

Address: Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Our Wine Partner

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Craggy Range


Kylie Sanderson


Kylie Sanderson is the founder and director of Sanderson Contemporary.  Since opening the gallery in 2002, she has worked continuously in the arts sector. Alongside (and within) her gallery operations, she has also undertaken projects that support the work of emerging artists in New Zealand, including the establishment of the City Art Rooms Project Trust and managing the highly successful White Night event for Parnell in 2011. 

Adrienne (A.D) Schierning


Adrienne Schierning completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 1999. She gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Elam in 2007. Adrienne has worked in both Public and Dealer galleries, and has over twenty years experience working within the arts sector. 

Maggie Skelton

Assistant Manager

Maggie Skelton graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art History 2008. She spent two years working within the Fine Art Department of Webb's Auction house. Maggie then worked for four years at Australia's oldest auction house Leonard Joel as an Art specialist and manager of the Art Salon auctions. 

Jane Apperley


Jane Apperley completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Curation from Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Art in 2010, and joined the Sanderson team in early 2011. She also holds a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design from the University of Waikato.