Louise Purvis was the McConnell Family Supreme Award winner for her work “Alterations”
at the Sculpture in the
Gardens at Auckland Botanic Gardens in November this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLiaUoMhb1g
In July 2013 Louise Purvis also won the Fieldays National Number 8 Wire Award for 2013. This annual
launched in 1997 and challenges artists to create sculptures made with No.8 wire.
Mark Braunias has an early painting (1989) in the prestigious Rutherford Trust Collection
currently on view at the Pah
Mark Braunias is working on a wall in Christchurch for the Christchurch Art Gallery.
To see the wall in progress go
Robert Jahnke is part of the 7th Suter Biennale, Kaihono Ahua/Vision
Mixer which is a bicultural exhibition of
contemporary New Zealand Art. Please go to the following link to find out more including floor talks
For our current exhibition please go to following sites to read reviews:
ceramic-installation and http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10877339
Congratulations to Kazu Nakagawa who has won the Westpac Merit Award at the headland Sculpture
on the Gulf for
his work, 'a Play CATWALK'. The exhibition runs until 17th February and has just been named
on the New York
Times must see list of 2013.
Don't miss the Summer of Sculpture down at the Wynard Quarter. Three of our artists, Chiara
Corbelletto , Charlotte
Fisher and Louise Purvis are amongst a wonderful line up of sculptors exhibiting there until 14th
Bath Street Gallery will present the work of Liu
Dao (island6) as part of the Visual Arts Programme of the 2013
Auckland Arts Festival.
The Garden Beneath the Street Lights reaches out from the urban maze of Shanghai to reconnect with
the living earth.
Electronic art collective Liu Dao (island6) melds images of nature with animations of a modern world,
delighting in the
pixelated playground of virtual reality. Blending technicolour LEDs, video, photography and sculpture,
a world impelled by technology, but inspired by life.
We are currently exhibiting two of the Liu Dao (island6) works in the gallery office as a preview
to their exhibition in
March. Please do come in and see them.
Congratulations to Rob McLeod for his exhibition entitled Mixing Different Heavens at the
Tauranga Art Gallery until 30
Supporting Partick Thistle opens at Wellington City Gallery 22 June 2012.
Curated by Aaron Lister, it covers Rob
McLeods work from the mid 90s to the present.
Congratulations also to Peter Gibson Smith who has an exhibition entitled Wasteland
opening 23 June until 12
August 2012 at the Suter Gallery in Nelson.
Congratulations to Louise Purvis
New Lynn Transit-Oriented Development by Architectus and Architecture Brewer Davidson Limited in
received a 2012 NZ Architecture Award in Planning and Urban Design.
The judges commented:
Laudably, art has been integrated into this gritty subterranean environment in the form of
GRC relief panels, sculpted
by Louise Purvis, which run along both sides of the track. A successor to the noble tradition of railway
this project is a beacon of quality in a sea of indifferent buildings and a benchmark for future development.
Congratulations to Rob McLeod who has two public gallery exhibitions coming up this year.
MIXING DIFFERENT HEAVENS at Tauranga Public Art Gallery from 1 June, 2012
SUPPORTNG PARTICK THISTLE at Wellington City Gallery from 23 June, 2012
Grant Beran and Andrea Gardner are exhibiting new work at Bath Street Gallery as part of the Auckland
Andrea Gardner 29 May 23 June 2012
Grant Beran - 29 May - 23 June 2012
Andrea Gardner works in the realm of staged or constructed photography. She "makes up"
scenes in the studio that
are filled with artificial elements, in order to create a new and invented authenticity. Much of her
work explores the
tension between domesticity and nature, artifice and reality and the familiar juxtaposed with the unexpected.
exhibition "Deep Green Heart" she investigates romantic notions of the "picturesque"
and how it relates to 21st century
environmental concerns, humans' complex relationship with nature and animals, and the ever-growing presence
infiltration of man-made elements in our environment.
Grant Beran says of his work, " My photochemical drawings are a meditationon the original photograph
and a moment
in the life of the person portrayed. I'm using photographic materials to create one-off painted photographic
These are made without a camera or a darkroom; taking the word photography quite literally, painted
Japan on March 11th once again reminded us of the fragility of life. Bath Street Gallery artist Kazu
watched from afar as his family and friends living in Tokyo have suffered great upheavals and he wants
to be able to
give those caught up in the recent tsunami something that will give them strength for what lies ahead,
tangible. I feel that while the basic needs will be taken care of, it is the emotional and spiritual
recovery of the people
that will need more support says Kazu.
Along with several friends, Kazu is organising a gathering on Waiheke Island to launch PROJECT
He would like to invite you to a gathering on Sunday April 10th starting at Palm Beach at 9.30a.m. Full
details can be
found at www.chiyoni.org.nz
Andrea Gardner and Peter Panyoczki are exhibiting at The Pataka Museum of Arts and
Cultures, Porirua , 18
Sept 23 Jan 2011 for the SHEEP- NZ Icons in Art exhibition, Recognising and
celebrating the contribution that
sheep have made to this nations development, these icons are seen as an integral part of New Zealands
Kazu Nakagawa, Chiara Corbelletto, and Leon van den Eijkel have been selected for Headland,
the Gulf 2011 Waiheke Island, 28 January 20 February 2011. www.sculptureonthegulf.co.nz
Robert Jahnke - Te Manawa Gallery , Palmerston North, 3 July 10 October 2010.
The exhibition Tirohanga o
Mua Looking Back is a retrospective exhibition looking back at Jahnkes practice
over the last two decades since
his first solo exhibition in 1990. www.temanawa.co.nz
Gallery artist Mark Braunias has been awarded the Fullbright - Wallace Arts Trust Award
2010, for an
outstanding mid-career or senior NZ artist, to undertake a 3 month residency at Headlands Center for
the Arts in
Gallery artists Geoff Dixon, Peter Panyoczki and Katie Thomas exhibited in the Tauranga
Art Gallerys exhibition
Surface Tension, 21 May 1 August 2010. It was an exhibition by contemporary New
Zealand artists who treat the
canvas like a sculpture. The artists explore texture and shape, treating the surface of the canvas similarly,
using different processes with differing results. www.artgallery.org.nz
Congratulations to Leon van den Eijkel who has been selected to represent New Zealand at Sculpture
by the Sea,
Bondi 29 October-15 November 2009, 450 applied and just over 100 were chosen with 24 living outside
Leons Smiling Windmills are at Avalon Park, Lower Hutt. The windmills
were proudly presented to the people of the
Hutt Valley by the E Tu Awakairangi Hutt Public Art Trust after the public fell in love with the vibrant
sculpture at the
Shapeshifter 2008 exhibition at the Civic Gardens.
Leons Wellington Urban Forest, 10 May 2007, is also on public display
as part of the Meridian Energy Wind
Sculpture Walk along the head of Evans Bay. These 3 meter high stacks of bright spinning cubes are a
culmination of a
two year collaboration between Leon and Hutt Valley engineer Allan Brown of Metallion Ltd. Wellington
Forest is an intriguing play on urban values in a very exposed and natural area.
Each stack of 5 cubes represents an
PETER PANYOCZKI has completed a successful exhibition in Switzerland Zunehmend
Undeutlich ,New Works,
30/5/2009 28/6/2009. Bath Street Gallery looks forward to exhibitiong his new works in
his forthcoming exhibition in
Gregor Kregor has completed an Art Omi Residency in New York and has just exhibited a
large work in the second
annual show in Newark curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and a big project at Maiden Lane Exhibition space
downtown connected to Francis J Greenbourger Collection.
James Robinson has just completed a McCahon House Trust residency. James was the winner
of the Wallace Art
Award with his work Taniwha/Dragon, mixed media on paper and canvas. James goes to
New York this month to take
Mark Braunius opens an installation work Visual Bank at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Visual
Bank is on exhibition in the
Gallery Atrium from Nov 2 March 9, 2008.
Kazu Nakagawa won an award for his Lost Property Variation II painting at the
Walker and Hall Art Awards in late
An auction for Riduan Tomkins was held by Art + Object on 30 June 2007. Our grateful thanks
go to the former
colleagues and pupils of Riduan who so generously donated works, Hamish Meikle and Simon Ogden and to
and Ben at Art+Object.
Thanks for the visit from our neighbours providing business management
software who made sure their offices looked
great with the help of Bath Street Gallery.
Louise Purvis and Leon van den Eijkel sculptures have been unveiled in Wellington as part of the
Trust. Leon van den Eijkel in collaboration with engineer Allan Brown has installed Urban Forest,
a 9m x 5m sculpture
on Cobham Drive. Seismic, a marble sculpture by Louise Purvis is installed in Bunny St.
Wonder-land will be shown at Bath Street Gallery in March in association with Auckland Festival AK07.
shown in Rome and then in Pingyao, China. Wonder-land is a collection of photographs revealing an intimate
complex make-up of New Zealand.
Gregor Kregar, Charlotte Fisher, Christine Hellyar and Gill Gatfield are all exhibiting in the NZ
Sculpture on the Shore
exhibition from 3-12 November at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Vauxhall Road, Devonport
Alice Blackley, James Robinson and Kathryn Stevens are Wallace Art Award Finalists.
Leon van den Eijkel and Louise Purvis have both been commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust
to create work
for the city which will be installed by the end of the year.
James Robinson is in Europe and has recently exhibited in Berlin.
Eight new sculptures have been installed in the Auckland Domain. Chiara Corbelletto, Charlotte
Fisher, Christine Hellyar
and Louise Purvis are amongst the inaugural eight sculptors. See link at
for more images and information about the sculptures.