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, 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 1023



Andrea Jane


Andrea Jane joined Sanderson Contemporary in 2017 as a Director/Owner. Andrea is an avid collector and patron of New Zealand art and artists, and has also followed careers in both law and aviation prior to joining Sanderson Contemporary.   


Lydia Cowpertwait

Gallery Manager

Lydia Cowpertwait is a curator and gallery manager who has worked in the arts in Aotearoa and internationally. Lydia previously worked for the Whitechapel Gallery in London and ran Hoxton Art Gallery, a contemporary art gallery based in East London that promoted the work of leading emerging artists. Over eight years Lydia ran an art consultancy practice carrying out the commissioning, sourcing and installing of large-scale art works and art collections for spaces in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Lydia holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, a degree in History of Art and Sociology from the University of Auckland and a degree in Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts. Lydia seeks to continue Sanderson's growth as a prominent but accessible commercial gallery in Aotearoa. 


Jemma Giorza

Assistant Manager

Jemma is a ceramicist and arts writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Alongside working at Sanderson she is a tutor at Mud Studios, a collective contemporary ceramics studio based in Auckland. Jemma holds a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in History and History of Art with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. She has previously worked for Auckland Art Gallery and as Gallery Assistant at Objectspace, Tāmaki Makaurau.


Si Rong Li

Gallery Assistant

Si Rong Li is an artist who recently completed her Masters degree in Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts and previously worked at the Antoinette Godkin Gallery and The Upstairs Gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau. In 2022 she orchestrated the exhibition 'And So, We Build An Amusement Park On The Uninhabited Island' with her friend, artist Jenny Zhong at the Depot Art Space in Devonport. Si Rong is passionate about working in the arts and her painting practice.