Sep
19
to Oct 13

Splitting Image

What:  

An exhibition of work by seven of NZ's leading cartoonists & illustrators

When:
Show opens 19 September 7am - 2:30pm (Weekdays) - Exhibition runs from 19 September until 13 October 2015

Where:
Lot 23 - 23 Minnie Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand

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Sep
17
to Sep 30

Max Thomson : After the Rain

What:  

Black Asterisk is pleased to introduce Max Thomson’s latest painterly series; ‘After the Rain’ to the gallery this September. Images of banal parkscapes make up this collection of work, but far from dreary, these paintings are charged with luminosity. Inspired by the artist’s penchant for outdoor walks, these works are recreations of documented moments when the rain has come and gone, but the artist remains a solitary viewer of the beauty that is left behind.

Although the colour palette is reduced to natural tones, the works are full of freshness and the brightness afforded by a sudden rainstorm. Subtle details within the textures of documented plants and skilful nuances of colour retain the identity of each piece while retaining consistency. Their limited palette accentuates their cohesion, while at the same time placing them in a moment of stasis; enclosed in their own environment. The works in ‘After the Rain’ confront us as a whole portrait made up of multiple parts, though each work has been crafted with care. The viewer’s sense of space is disturbed by close cropping which eliminates the relief of a skyline or distance. Off-kilter composition suggests the image has been rushed, as though even the artist is keen to move on.

A sense of abandonment is lent to the works that show no visible signs of life other than the trees and lawn. Evidently the rain has driven away the leisurely flâneur, transforming the landscape into a secret garden, enjoyed by a select few. On closer observation the trees on view are foreign, non-natives placed in picturesque spots or rows amid the well-kept lawn. Designed by certain rules and restrictions, these man-made parkscapes - this imported Eden - is an ambiguous place, an atmospheric place; an empty place after the rain. Join us for the afternoon preview of ‘After the Rain’, Saturday September 19.

When:

Saturday 17 September - 11am - 5pm - Exhibition runs from 17 September until 30 September

Where:

Black Asterisk Gallery, 10 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand

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Sep
3
to Sep 16

Group Show : Fourth Birthday Exhibition

What:  

It's party time at the Asterisk, that's right we're celebrating Black Asterisk turning four!

Our Fourth Birthday Exhibition will be a chance to showcase some delightful new works as we indulge in a little levity. For the occasion we will be exhibiting a selection of our finest and latest by the likes of Tony Lane, Emma Bass, Gary Freemantle, Colin Luxton, Max Thomson, Ekarasa Doblanovic and Michael Springer.

When:

Thursday 3 September 6:30pm - Exhibition runs from 3 September until 16 September

Where:

Black Asterisk Gallery, 10 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand

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Aug
29
to Sep 16

Nyle Major : All things to All Nature

What:  

As a species, we have attempted to control, manipulate and conquer nature, often forgetting that we are part of nature, and that nature ultimately controls us. We believe that we are different, and are in charge of our own destinies. But everything and everyone must be created, and to be created, means they must one day come to an end.

“In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement.” Paulo Coelho, 2013.

History has shown that there have been great, developed and intelligent civilisations who ruled their own time as if they were the ultimate victors in the quest to conquer nature. Now we gaze upon the ruins of their ancient civilisations in wonderment, asking ourselves how could they create a working and successful society, and for it to exist today as ruins? We are no different. Our civilisation will one day come to an end and be succeeded by another, and nature will slowly start to reclaim the things that we once proudly thought would stand unconquered forever. It is commonly referred to as Ouroboros, something constantly recreating itself, beginning anew as soon as it ends.

This series explores the fragility, beauty and destructive power of nature, turning ends into new beginnings and examining the ever present and continuing cycle of nature itself.

To represent Ouroboros, the paintings are designed around the Fibonacci numbering sequence which itself appears in every aspect of nature, thus creating a series which has a beginning but no end. Instead, just a constant cycle from the inside out to the outside in.

When:
Saturday 29 August 2pm - Exhibition runs from 29 August until 16 September

Where:
Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand 0624

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Aug
29
to Sep 16

Australian & New Zealand Printmakers : Thinking of Place

What:  

Thinking of Place is a collaborative project which includes the work of 60 Australian and New Zealand printmakers, with a diverse range of styles and printmaking mediums.

Each artist has responded to the theme of ‘Thinking of Place’, creating works which reflect their connection to country, land, ancestral connections, colonisation, regional and cultural identities, natural and constructed environments, and even imagined locations.

This exchange includes five groups; North Island Printmakers and Te Wai Pounamu Printmakers (South Island) from New Zealand, along with Inkmasters Cairns Inc., Goldfields Printmakers and Melbourne Printmakers Groups.

The Auckland leg of this exhibition’s journey is being hosted by the North Island Printmakers, including Elle Anderson, Gabrielle Belz, Kathy Boyle, Deborah Crowe, Vanessa Edwards, Esther Hansen, Struan Hamilton, Delwyn Holder, Nicola & Kheang Ov, Prue MacDougall, Toni Mosley, Alexis Neal, John Pusateri, Flox & Michel Tuffery, and Sheyne Tuffery.

In addition, Thinking of Place will host a discussion panel where artists will share unique perspectives on their connection to place, and also offer two free printmaking workshops in which you can experience these printmaking processes.

When:

Saturday 29 August 2 - 3:30pm - Exhibition runs from 29 August until 16 September

Where:
Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

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Aug
26
to Sep 26

Campbell Patterson : New Normal Music

What:  

Campbell Patterson Presents: New Normal Music 

When:
Wednesday August 26, 2015,  11am – 5pm (Tuesday-Friday) 11am - 3pm (Saturday) - Exhibition runs from 26 August until 26 September

Where:

Michael Lett Gallery, 312 Karangahape Road, Cnr K Rd & Est St, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

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Aug
26
to Sep 19

Richard Orjis : Garden Cities of Tomorrow

What:  

Wandering around the quiet streets of Durie Hill in 2015 it can be hard to spot its intriguing beginnings as one of New Zealand’s first garden suburbs. But if you look closer, a number of common features appear: curved streets peppered with bungalows characteristic of the 1920s, communal green spaces and streets lined with camellias and pohutukawa.

Post World War One, develops W.J. Polson and his brother in law Colonal A.E. Wilson decided to commission well respected architect Samuel Hurst Seager to design Durie Hill as one of the country’s first garden suburbs for Whanganui, then a thriving provincial town. The elevator, opened in 1919 provided pedestrian access to the town and suddenly made difficult areas of land to access very desirable. In 1925 War Memorial Tower was opened to commemorate those that lost their lives in the First World War.

Garden suburbs like Durie Hill were an idea adapted from the work of Ebenezer Howard who had published “Garden Cities of Tomorrow” in 1898, proposing a new approach to urban planning where cities become self contained communities surrounded by greenbelts containing a balance of industry and agriculture. However, being conceived in the middle of two world wars and the Depression, Hurst Seager’s Durie Hill plans were never fully realised. Its housing stock today consists of a blend of architectural styles including state housing.

When:

Wednesday 26 August 11am - 4pm (Wednesday) 11am - 5pm (Thursday - Friday) 11am - 3pm (Saturday) - 19 September, 2015

Where:
Melanie Roger Gallery - 226 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

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Aug
19
to Sep 12

Russell Clark

What:  

Russell Clark Solo Exhibition

When:
Wednesday 19 August 10am - 6pm (Monday - Friday) 10am - 4pm (Saturday) - Exhibition runs from 19 August until 12 September

Where:
Gow Langford Gallery - Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland

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Aug
19
to Sep 12

Paintings : George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi

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What:  

George ‘Hairbrush’ Tjungurrayi (b. circa 1947) is a celebrated Aboriginal painter. Made up of shades of colour and optical lines, Tjungurrayi’s paintings are based on the “Dreaming” – the stories owned by different Aboriginal tribes and their members that explain the creation of life, people and animals. George predominantly conveys aspects of “Tingari Dreaming”, the sacred ancestral journeys of men and women who travelled throughout the country and shaped the landscape. His works refer to sacred sites located in his ancestral country including his homelands Wala Wala, Kiwikurra, Lake Mackay and Kintore.

In a purely aesthetic sense they exhibit a fascinating visceral quality and an unbridled sophistication in mark making, pattern and composition that, for a Western audience, can also be understood in terms of Abstract or Expressionist Art.

When:
Wednesday 19 August 10am - 6pm (Monday - Friday) 10am - 4pm (Saturday) - Exhibition runs from 19 August until 12 September

Where:
Gow Langsford Gallery - 26 Lorne Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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Aug
14
to Sep 19

Simon Morris : Colour Order

What:  

The exhibition Colour Order by Simon Morris offers a broad array of chromatic reflections that test the eye and the mind. There is something rhythmic in Morris’s latest geometric abstractions. The resolute simplicity and repetition of his compositional choices allows colour to take centre stage as it shifts from translucent through to more opaque paint. These new Colour Order paintings suggest a shift across the surface from dark to light, however the logic is disrupted through colour saturation and temperature. Taking a methodical and systemic approach to painting, Morris has stated previously in reference to his Pause paintings that this methodology “ creates images that I wouldn’t come up with myself. It’s like the system partly makes the work.” These new works bounce off that notion. The painterly process looks to be orderly for there is a precision and flawlessness to the works. Yet, there is an open engagement with the fluidity of paint and decisions around colour. In fact, these paintings can be described as distinctly ‘hand made’.

When:

Friday 14 August 11am - 6pm (Tuesday - Friday) 11am - 3pm (Saturday) - Exhibition runs from 14 August until 19 September 2015

Where:

Two Rooms - 16 Putiki Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand 1021

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Aug
11
to Sep 5

Group Show : 4 x 4 x 4

What:  

The artists -Sam Foley, Garry Currin, Penny Howard & Krystie Wade- in this exhibition represent a variety of styles and impulses, but all use the painted surface as a platform on which genres intermingle, morph, and collide. Their work represents traditional painting, in the sense that each artist engages with painting's traditions.

When:

Tuesday 11 August, 2015 11am - 5pm (Tuesday - Friday) 11am - 4pm (Saturday) - Exhibition runs from 11 August until 5 September 2015

Where:

Whitespace - 12 Crummer Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

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Jul
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Tim Flower : In a Different Light

What:  

Tim Flower is a cinematographer based in Auckland who works both in New Zealand and internationally on a wide range of projects, from documentaries to drama to music videos.

In a Different Light is Tim’s first solo exhibition of his photographic work. In this series, Tim has travelled throughout New Zealand documenting the landscape using rare Kodak Aerochrome 35mm Infrared film – turning the green New Zealand landscapes we are all used to, into surreal explosions of pink and blue.

Infrared film registers a spectrum of light invisible to the human eye known as near-infrared. It was developed at the beginning of the 20th century for uses such as camouflage detection, vegetation surveys and topographical analysis. Kodak Aerochrome registers infrared light reflected off healthy chlorophyll as pink or red.

Kodak Aerochrome 35mm film was the last line of colour infrared film produced and was discontinued in 2007.

When:
Opening Saturday 18 July 2 – 3.30pm - Exhibition runs from 18 July until 5 August

Where:
The Small Dog Gallery @ Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand 0624

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Jul
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Art Ache : July 2nd

What:  
Art Ache is a bi-monthly event that showcases some of New Zealand’s brightest artists and their studio treasures in the relaxed surrounds of Golden Dawn. Designed to enable those that love art (or are curious about it) to have one on one interactions with artists, and be able to access their work at an affordable price. 

This time you will be able to find the following artists at Art Ache 

Karley Feaver Vanessa GreenNick Baillie | Mike Weston | 
Anna Crichton | Link Cho | Stacey Morrissey

This months Art Ache is curated by Nat Tozer from Lot 23

When:
Thursday, July 2 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm 

Where:
The Golden Dawn - Tavern of Power
Corner Richmond & Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1011

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