Aotearoa Art Fair 2023

Various Artists

02/03/23 to 05/03/23

Sanderson were pleased to participate in the 2023 edition of the Aotearoa Art Fair.

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Aotearoa Art Fair 2022

Various Artists

16/11/22 to 20/11/22

Sanderson were pleased to participate in the 2022 edition of the Aotearoa Art Fair. The fair ran from 16th of November to the 20th of November 2022

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2021 Gift Guide Under $1000

Various Artists

25/11/21 to 24/12/21

Sanderson has curated a selection of works as a gift guide for the holiday season with works $1,000 and under.

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2021 Gift Guide Under $5000

Various Artists

25/11/21 to 24/12/21

Sanderson has curated a selection of works as a gift guide for the holiday season with works $5,000 and under.

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Auckland Art Fair 2021

Various Artists

24/02/21 to 28/02/21

Including works by Julie Cromwell, Simon Kaan and Freeman White

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2020 Gift Guide

Multiple artists

01/12/20 to 31/12/20

Sanderson Gallery has curated a selection of works as a gift guide for the holiday season. This includes a range of mediums; photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings from our current stable of artists and a preview of new practitioners we will be exhibiting in 2021.

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Sydney Virtual 2020

Alan Ibell and Karyn Taylor

01/10/20 to 31/10/20

Coming Soon...

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2020 VIRTUAL Auckland Art Fair

various artists

30/04/20 to 17/05/20

Sanderson Contemporary is pleased to participate in the Virtual - Auckland Art Fair: THURSDAY 30 APRIL - on view until SUNDAY 17 MAY We will be showcasing new artworks that were meant to be seen in our booth before the cancellation of the Auckland Art Fair (due to Covid-19). Featuring artworks by: Liam Gerrard, Brendan McGorry, Mickey Smith, Katherine Throne and Natasha Wright

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Sydney Contemporary 2019

Multiple Artists

12/09/19 to 15/09/19

Our booth will include a presentation of artists we have selected as part of a curated group exhibition – highlighting an inclination in several of our artists’ practices to look back throughout art history to inform their current artistic statements. These references can be found consistently throughout art history, most notably from the Modernist period, with the works of Sherrie Levine for example - taking appropriation to a more conceptual level. From iconic portraits by Alan Pearson to new works by McGorry, Cachemaille and Holderness, our presentation is a statement of artistic lineage and an undying need to reflect on past artistic merit, paying respect to exemplary ground-breaking artists

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Free snacks at the airport lounge

Claudia Kogachi

07/05/19 to 24/05/19

An exciting show of new works by Claudia Kogachi at Allpress Studio. In this collection of works Claudia explores her Japanese heritage. Opening at 6pm, 7 May 2019 Allpress Studio 8 Drake St Freemans Bay, Auckland

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Auckland Art Fair 2019

Kate van der Drift, Stephen Ellis, Ben Foster, Simon Kann, Yoshiko and Shintaro Nakahara, Freeman White,

01/05/19 to 05/03/19

Our booth for AAF 2019 titled Water Surrounds Us, is a curated exhibition of new works by five artists who respond to this overriding premise of our connection to water.

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Emerging New Zealand Artists, Works $4,000 and under

Josephine Cachmaille, Kate van der Drift, Meighan Ellis, Liam Gerrard, Wanda Gillespie, Julia Holderness, Alan Ibell, Claudia Kogachi, Vaimaila Urale

14/03/19 to 14/05/19

With a growing number of art buying groups and new collectors purchasing works by emerging New Zealand artists, we have curated a selection of works from Sanderson’s stable of emerging artist at $4,000 and under.

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Works $1500 and Under

Various Artists

10/12/18 to 31/01/19

To help Santa with his holiday shopping this year, we've put together a curated wish list of works $1,500 and under. This includes some one-off studies, limited edition prints and paintings that we have not shown in the gallery before, alongside some of our well known favourites!

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New Collector Talk

With Warwick Brown, Sonja Hawkins, and Charles Ninow

01/12/18 to 01/12/18

Planning and funding an art collection takes strategy and insight. Learn from the best with a public talk, followed by a Q & A, with three leading experts in the field.

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The Gallery By Candellight

various artists

10/10/18 to 01/01/20

Sanderson Gallery is offering a unique idea for your function. In partnership with The Candy Shop we are able to offer a three-course candle-lit dinner surrounded by contemporary New Zealand art! We can accommodate up to twenty people on a Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday or Saturday night (as our schedule permits). This is a social way to enjoy art, beautiful fusion cuisine and fine wine, while celebrating with your team. For only $90 per head you can enjoy a fantastic three-course meal (set menu available upon request). There are two options for the evening’s drinks. You can BYO wine -or- for a fee of $300 we can provide 5 bottles of Craggy Range Sauv Blanc 2017 ($25 per bottle) and 5 bottles of Craggy Range Te Kahu blend (red) 2013 ($35 per bottle) for the table. Sittings would start with guests arriving at 6pm – expecting the evening to wind up around 8pm. Contact the gallery for more information.

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Sydney Contemporary

Alan Ibell, Paul Hartigan, Karyn Taylor

13/09/18 to 16/09/18

Sanderson Contemporary is thrilled to take part in Australia's premier art fair, Sydney Contemporary. We will be presenting new works from Paul Hartigan, Alan Ibell and Karyn Taylor. You will find us at booth A08. Saturday 15th September ALAN IBELL discusses his latest body of work and the concepts that drive his practice please join us in booth A08 from 1:30pm.

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Melbourne Art Fair 2018

Meighan Ellis, Scott Eady, Kate van der Drift

02/08/18 to 05/08/18

One of Australasia's leading contemporary art events, the Melbourne Art Fair, showcases outstanding work from the region's best galleries. Sanderson Contemporary Art will be presenting an exciting selection of new work at this year's Melbourne Art Fair. Featuring work from Meighan Ellis, Scott Eady, and Kate van der Drift.

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Auckland Art Fair 2018

Alan Ibell, Karyn Taylor, Paul Hartigan

23/05/18 to 27/05/18

We are pleased to be presenting artist's Paul Hartigan, Alan Ibell, and Karyn Taylor at the 2018 Auckland Art Fair. We will have a body of new works from each artist created specifically for the Auckland Art Fair.

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Craggy Range Pop Up

Various Artists

18/01/18 to 25/02/18

Sanderson Contemporary recently announced a new partnership with Craggy Range, an iconic New Zealand brand based in the Hawkes Bay. Craggy Range produces internationally acclaimed fine wines that are a unique expression of New Zealand’s terroir. To celebrate this new partnership Sanderson Contemporary are "Popping Up" with a temporary exhibition space housed in Craggy Range's stunning Chardonnay Room. We will be showing a selection of works all available for immediate sale - a sampler of what we do here in the Newmarket gallery. Join us for the opening 6pm Wednesday 17th January 2018

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Collection of artworks under $1,500

Various Artists

14/11/17 to 24/12/17

To help you with your Christmas gifting, we've put together this curated selection of gems all priced under $1,500. Including painting, sculpture, photography and limited edition prints from some of our most exciting artists.

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Public Talk: Inside Art Collecting

With Leigh Melville and Sonja Hawkins

28/10/17 to 28/10/17

This public talk combines the specialised industry knowledge of Leigh Melville, director of Art + Object and Chair of the Patrons of New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, and Sonja Hawkins, founding partner of interest-free art loans business MYART. Both speakers are avid collectors of contemporary art and will share their passion, as well as tips for building a strong collection. 

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Under the Moon I Planted

Cruz Jimenez

01/10/17 to 15/10/17

An off-site project during Artweek 2017 at Allpress Gallery presenting the latest body of work from Cruz Jimenez.

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Sydney Contemporary 2017

Josephine Cachemaille, Vaimaila Urale, Paris Kirby, Kate van der Drift, Karyn Taylor, Simon Kaan, Stephen Ellis, Meighan Ellis

07/09/17 to 10/09/17

The third edition of the Sydney Art Fair, Australasia's international art fair showcases outstanding work from the region's best galleries. Sanderson Contemporary will be presenting an curated selection of new work from Josephine Cachemaille, Stephen Ellis, Meighan Ellis, Simon Kaan, Paris Kirby, Karyn Taylor, Vaimaila Urale and Kate van der Drift.

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Venice Fundraiser

Karyn Taylor

08/02/17 to 31/03/17

To support Karyn Taylor’s attendance at Venice in May 2017, we are very excited to release two limited edition works from the artist priced at $495. The works are available for immediate purchase – contact the gallery with enquiries.

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Give the Gift of Art - works under $1,000

Various Artists

13/12/16 to 24/12/16

A work of art could be the most thoughtful gift you'll ever give. To help you with your Christmas gifting, we've put together this curated selection of gems all priced under $1,000.

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Simon Kaan in conversation with Martin Langdon and Lana Lopesi

Simon Kaan

17/08/16 to 17/08/16

As part of his exhibition Black Cloud, Simon Kaan will be joined in conversation by fellow artists Martin Langdon and Lana Lopesi to discuss bi-cultural art practice in the unique artistic ecology of Aotearoa.

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Auckland Art Fair

Scott Eady, Stephen Ellis, Karyn Taylor, Mark Whalen

25/05/16 to 29/05/16

At Auckland Art Fair Sanderson Contemporary presents a major new works from Scott Eady, Stephen Ellis, Karyn Taylor and Mark Whalen.

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Sydney Contemporary

Ray Haydon, Simon Kaan, Wendy Kawabata, Shintaro Nakahara, Karyn Taylor with Scott Eady

10/09/15 to 13/09/15

In 2015 Sanderson presents a stand with newly-commissioned work from Ray Haydon, SImon Kaan, Wendy Kawabata, Shintaro Nakahara, Karyn Taylor and others. The gallery also brings Scott Eady, with his works curated into Installation Contemporary. Visit the gallery at stand C05 from 10-13 September at Carriageworks, Sydney.

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Melbourne Art Fair

Brit Bunkley, Josephine Cachemaille, Kevin Capon, Ben Foster, Will Handley, Ray Haydon, Damien Kurth, Shintaro Nakahara, PJ Paterson, Martin Selman

13/08/14 to 17/08/14

Australasia's leading contemporary art event, the Melbourne Art Fair, showcases outstanding work from the region's best galleries. Sanderson Contemporary Art will be presenting an exciting selection of new work at this year's Melbourne Art Fair.Featuring work from Brit Bunkley, Josephine Cachemaille, Ben Foster, Will Handley, Ray Haydon, Damien Kurth, Shintaro Nakahara, PJ Paterson and Martin Selman.

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Sculpture Feature

Ben Foster, Ray Haydon, Martin Selman, Brit Bunkley, Josephine Cachemaille, Joe Jowitt and Sian Torrington

21/02/14 to 09/03/14

See Osborne Lane come to life with a celebration of major sculptural works. Including a life size aluminium horse from Ben Foster and carbon fibre kinetic works from Ray Haydon, the feature is a rare opportunity to see these dramatic works and interact with them in their intended outdoor environment.

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New Collectors Series


01/09/13 to 30/11/13

Cure Art Fear with all the skills to start a rewarding art collection, whatever your budget. The New Collector Series is a free programme of exhibitions and enlightening events - including seminars, giveaways, studio visits, and talks led by Warwick Brown.

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Rag and Bone

Brit Bunkley, Josephine Cachemaille, Kevin Capon, Clare Kim, PJ Paterson, Sian Torrington

07/08/13 to 11/08/13

At the Auckland Art Fair Sanderson Contemporary Art presents curated group exhibition Rag and Bone, with new projects from Kevin Capon, Young Sun Han, Josephine Cachemaille, Clare Kim, PJ Paterson and Sian Torrington. The gallery also presents the work of Brit Bunkley in the curated moving image section of the Fair.

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Two Gallery Abstracts

Billy Apple

03/07/13 to 21/07/13

After over 11 years in Parnell, Sanderson Contemporary Art has relocated their main gallery to expanded premises in Newmarket’s Osborne Lane. As the door closes on Sanderson Contemporary Art’s presence in Parnell, Billy Apple takes the last look. The final exhibition in the emptied out gallery space focuses on the gallery floor at the left rear corner, which has intrigued Apple and many others. For some reason, it has sunk!

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The Outer Edge Project: 'Keep Walking Past The Open Windows'

Elsbeth Hill

16/04/13 to 16/06/13

Voyeurism has entered our daily lives in the form of Social networking, the internet and reality television shows. We have become status obsessed, over exposed, information junkies. The global village is now a reality, built in cyber space. The lines between voyeur and spectator are blurred as are audience and artist.

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White Night in Parnell

A curated programme of on street art events for one night only in Parnell

16/03/13 to 16/03/13

For one night only - Saturday 16th March 2013, 6pm-Midnight - White Night will transform Parnell Road with 17 visionary art projects. Watch the streets and courtyards of the historic village come alive with performance, interactive projects and site-specific installations spread along Parnell Road from Fraser Park to the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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There's no way over, only through

16/03/13 to 31/03/13

Sian Torrington is a New Zealand based artist who works in drawing, sculpture and installation. Her work investigates the creative process itself, using building as a metaphor for creating personal structures of meaning. Her installation work is built in response to specific environments, colourful and diverse materials creating structures which inhabit, lean up against and wrap built environments.

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Your abandoned movement has opened a new room in me

24/02/13 to 24/03/13

Your abandoned movement has opened a new room in me will explore how we create open and yet private spaces to protect and encourage queer intimacy, identity and play.

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The Outer Edge Project: 'Draw a Line Somewhere'

Elke Finkenauer

12/02/13 to 07/04/13

This work is a reflection on the multiple facets of human nature. I think of it as an anti-monument. Whereas a monument commemorates heroic qualities, the anti-monument celebrates the mundane reality of the everyperson – softness, fluidity, and domesticity, brightness and darkness, solidity and frailty compressed into one whole.

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The Outer Edge Project: 'Passage'

Glen Hutchins

04/12/12 to 03/02/13

‘Passage’ explores the relationship between the existing architectural space and painting. The absence of form and representation creates the idea of space and our attention is directed to line and surface. The expressive lines have been executed quickly and intensify the impression of movement and production.

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Artist Talk: Anonymous

Kevin Capon

26/10/12 to 26/10/12

As part of Art Week, Kevin Capon presents an onsite artist talk to accompany his latest body of work.

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The Outer Edge Project: 'RUTH'

Diane Rimmer

16/10/12 to 25/11/12

In Diane Rimmer’s work, familiar objects such as venetian blinds and old books are manipulated to reveal new shapes. Often surprising, occasionally interactive, frequently playful, the form of the materials changes according to a new function – a play on words or a familiar story. An alternative reality is revealed in the leftovers of everyday life.

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The Outer Edge Project: 'Zygote'

Emma Chalmers

14/08/12 to 07/10/12

Kinetic installation Zygote by Dunedin artist Emma Chalmers is a hoax fertility statue playing with several contemporary concepts of femininity and fertility, especially concerning teenage mothers in New Zealand.

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The Outer Edge Project: 'Catch'

Isla Osborne

17/07/12 to 12/08/12

Isla Osborne is an Auckland-based artist who engages with the traditional lamp-working process while exploring its potential for contemporary application. Catch is a visual exploration of viral infections and how they spread. Part of an ongoing body of work, in Catch the virus acts as a metaphor for the spread of ideas through communities. There is an underlying concern of the appreciation of truth and wisdom and an investigation of how these can fit into today’s object-driven world.

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The Outer Edge Project: 'Light and Day'

Jan Simmons

14/06/12 to 08/07/12

The way we engage with nature’s visual elements is determined by a somewhat fragmented yet continuous way we see and observe. Through distance and proximity, the viewer experiences nature in varying ways.

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Outer Edge Project: 'Dispersant'

Meliors Simms

12/04/12 to 07/06/12

Dispersant is a site specific installation considering the use of highly toxic chemicals to respond to oil spills. One such, Corexit, was used extensively in the the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but briefly and unsuccessfully at Tauranga in 2011. Dispersant is a reminder that the toxic environmental hazards from oil spills last longer than the newsworthy photo opportunities.

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Engagement Party

Daphne Simons and Mark ODonnell

27/03/12 to 08/04/12

We have an interest in symbiotic relationships and the outsider/insider perception of art relevant couples. The inseparability and comparability of the two artists is constantly present. Their work, lifestyles and critical interpretations of such, long outlive their physical selves.

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Outer Edge Project: 'Pockets of Space'

Colleen Altagracia

08/03/12 to 07/04/12

John Berger wrote in his book The Shape of a Pocket that: “A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement.” Pocketed spaces are also found in clothing often felt by the wearer but are usually not visible.

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Outer Edge Project: 'Driving to the Junkshop by the Seaside in search of Aunt Mary'

Sue Pickernell Crow

09/02/12 to 04/03/12

We are used to thinking of forces of evolution and adaption shaping the biological world, and us as a species over geological time. We forget that it hasn't stopped.

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From 'Everyday Irregular'

Kevin Capon

24/01/12 to 04/03/12

Fresh from Sarjeant Gallery's 'Everyday Irregular' exhibition is an installation of Kevin Capon's photography in Paper / Project. "Kevin Capon’s photographs elevate everyday objects and events to the realm of the quietly heroic, while at the same time charging them with a simmering suburban tension." - curator Greg Donson.

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Kevin Capon, Matt Coyle, Liam Gerrard, Will Handley, PJ Paterson and Philip Madill

17/12/11 to 17/12/11

Just in time for Christmas, Paper/Project presents Toys - an intriguing collection of works that make use of playthings.

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Outer Edge Project: 'Blood Rose Cupcake' from 'Vamp Cookbook'

Jonathan Cameron

11/08/11 to 08/09/11

Wellington-based artist Jonathan Cameron works with elements of popular culture, often exploring notions of desire and its relation to Lacanian notions of other.

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