Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paul Dibble exhibition in Palmerston North

Paul Dibble and Fran Dibble opened a major exhibition of their work last night at Te Manawa, in Palmerston North. James took this video to give you an idea of the incredible beauty and scale of the works in the exhibition.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jonathan Smart @ Page Blackie Gallery as seen in the Dominion Post

Jonathan, James and Marcia are featured in the Dominion Post today. We are very much looking forward to the exhibition opening on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Max Gimblett features at the Andy Warhol Museum

Max Gimblett has been selected to represent Buddhism in "The Word of God", opening September 17 2011, at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg. Comprised of five solo exhibitions, each featured artist represents one of the five great religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judasim and Islam.

The Museum has published the following commentary on its website:

At a time when political parties fight viciously for the higher moral ground, when controversy reigns in the building of mosques and when bigotry, abortion & same sex marriage are wedges of division in our culture there still remains room for interfaith understanding.

The Warhol Museum has in its sixteen year history, presented difficult or controversial imagery and art in order to spark community dialogue.

Jonathan Smart @ Page Blackie Gallery

In response to the situation in Christchurch, we are proud to welcome Jonathan Smart Gallery to Wellington for a relief exhibition at Page Blackie Gallery.
"Jonathan Smart @ Page Blackie" will feature work by leading New Zealand artists from Jonathan's gallery, which was tragically condemned in the Christchurch quake. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 3 May.
We are delighted to invite you to attend the opening and, most importantly, to support Jonathan and his artists through these very difficult times in Canterbury.

Click on the above image to enlarge. Contact Page Blackie Gallery for further details.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Liyen Chong at the McCahon Residency

We visited Liyen Chong at the McCahon House in Titirangi last week. Liyen is the current McCahon House Artist in Residence in the beautiful studio built among the native bush next door to Colin McCahon's Titirangi home, now a museum. Liyen has been in residence since February.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Max Gimblett in HOME Magazine

The latest issue of HOME magazine (April/May) features an interesting article on Page Blackie Gallery artist Max Gimblett and his great studio space in New York.

Heather Straka on Nightline

Heather Straka's exhibition, The Asian, opened over the weekend at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland. TV3 Nightline aired a story on the exhibition, you can view the video here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Heather Straka opening at Te Tuhi

Heather Straka's exhibition The Asian opens at Te Tuhi Centre For The Arts, Auckland, this Saturday the 16th of April. Orginally mounted at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2010 The Asian was the first major solo exhibition by Heather in a New Zealand Public Art Gallery. For more information see here. This Thursday the 14th of April Heather is presenting an arists talk and exhibition preview at 12pm and 1.30pm at Te Tuhi ahead of the official opening day, Saturday.

Between Earth and Sky opens

Between Earth and Sky opened last week. We were fortunate enough to have many of the artists present at the function and a great night was had by all. Between Earth and Sky runs through until May the 1st.