Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary's online art fair

Starkwhite is delighted to participate in Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020, an online edition of Sydney’s annual international art fair, with works by Martin Basher, Whitney Bedford and Seung Yul Oh. The fair runs from 1 – 31 October, 2020.

Billy Apple: A Brand Looking for a Product

The exhibition Billy Apple. A Brand Looking for a Product 1962-2020 opens at the Hawkes Bay Art Gallery & Museum on Friday evening 25 September and runs to 21 March 2021.

Seung Yul Oh at Yavuz Gallery, Sydney

Seung Yul Oh is showing a new suite of paintings in the exhibition FIRST LIGHT at Yavuz Gallery Sydney. Presented in partnership with Starkwhite, the exhibition, has been developed in response to the cancellation of this year's edition of Sydney Contemporary and the possibility that Australian galleries (and their artists) will not be able to Seung Yul Oh at Yavuz Gallery, Sydney

Alicia Frankovich publication

Editor Eva Birkenstock has announced the release of ALCIA FRANKOVICH – OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND, published by Buchhandlung Walther Koenig and produced by Kunstverein Fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, with the assistance of Creative New Zealand, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Starkwhite.

Clinton Watkins at ARS Electronica

Clinton Watkins is in the lineup for ARS Electronic, the Festival for Art, Technology & Society, Newcastle, which runs from 9-13 September 2020.

Love and pop in London, 1962

Anthony Byrt's new book THE MIRROR STEAMED OVER tells the story of three young artists in sixties London who reshaped contemporary art and literature. The three groundbreakers in the story are Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple), David Hockney and Ann Quin. The book is published by Auckland University Press.

Coming Up: Performative Geographies

Our next exhibition, Performative Geographies, brings together work by Shanghai-based artist Jin Jiangbo and Auckland-based artist John Reynolds. The exhibition is scheduled to Open on Saturday 11 July, subject to our Shanghai consignment arriving on time. Read more…Image: Jin Jiangbo, The Boundless Universe, 2019, in and wash on gold foil, 600 x 600 mm framed

Reynolds alongside McCahon at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Two new large-scale canvases by John Reynolds are showing at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery alongside the exhibition a land of graphite: McCahon and Otago.Image: John Reynolds: The View from the Top of a Cliff, 2019, metallic paint maker on acrylic on linen, 2150 x 5835 mm

A never-been-seen-before installation of Len Lye's work

Len Lye's Sky Snake installation of seven swirling sky snakes is showing at the Len Lye Centre to 15 November.Image: Len Lye, Sky Snakes (detail), courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation collection

Layla Rudneva-Mackay: ACC bcc Bananas

Layla Rundeva-Mackay's exhibition ACC bcc Bananas runs from 9 June to 4 July 20202. Read more…Image: Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Glazed Bunch, 2018, oil on canvas, 1000 x 1200 mm

Len Lye's films at the Len Lye Centre

The Len Lye Centre is showing The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid, the largest ever showing of Len Lye's films. The presentation runs to 1 November 2020.Image: Len Lye, Rainbow Dance, 1936, courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation and the British Museum and Archive. From material preserved and made available by Nga Taonga Sound & Len Lye's films at the Len Lye Centre

Fiona Pardington in Masterpieces from Oceania

Fiona Pardington is represented by three photographs from her series The Pressure of Sunlight Falling in the exhibition A Sea of Islands – Masterpieces from Oceania at the Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden.Image: Yuk King Tan, Crisis of the Ordinary (2019), Starkwhite, installations detail

COVID-19 update

Starkwhite is closed until further notice, but we can be contacted by email at and we will be using our website and social media platforms to deliver on-line programmes, images of new work by the artists we represent, and writing about their work. Please watch our website for further updates. In the meantime stay COVID-19 update

Starkwhite project selected for Encounters, ABHK

Yuk King Tan's Crisis of the Ordinary has been selected for the Encounters section of Art Basel Hong Kong (2020) curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor. We will present an expanded version of the 42-piece work the artist first exhibited at Starkwhite in 2019, this time as a floor-based installation with the bound objects displayed on repurposed Starkwhite project selected for Encounters, ABHK

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2020

Starkwhite will present works by Rebecca Baumann Jonny Niesche and Gemma Smith at Art Los Angeles Contemporary from 13 – 16 February 2020. This year the fair returns to Hollywood and will take place in the Hollywood Athletic Club. Read more…Image: Jonny Niesche,Mutual Vibration (finding a home in the body) 2019, Voile, MDF, wood, acrylic, Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2020

Fiona Pardington opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery

Fiona Pardington's exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu on 31 January and runs to 21 August 2020. Read more…Image: Fiona Pardington, A60927, 2019, Pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. With thanks to Wellcome Collection | Science Museums Group.

Rebecca Baumann installation at Carriageworks

Rebecca Baumann's site-specific installation, Radiant Flux, runs at Carriageworks in Sydney from 8 January – 14 June 2020. Read more…Image: Rebecca Baumann, Radiant Flux, 2020, installation view, Carriageworks

Billy Apple in Shanghai

Billy Apple in Shanghai at the launch of his work Gung Ho; Work Together, which has been installed at the former residence of Rewi Alley. Apple's new work was made during a VUE international residency supported by Shanghai CREATER.CO to raise funds for the Shandan Bailie Schoolfounded by Rewi Alley and George Hogg in 1944.

Len Lye at Museum Tinguely, Switzerland

The Museum Tingly in Basel is presenting the most comprehensive survey of Len Lye's work ever staged in Europe. Len Lye – Motion Composer runs from 23 October 2019 – 28 January 2020. Read more…

TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland

Fiona Pardington's exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland will be shown at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu in the New Year – dates yet to be announced. Image: Fiona Pardington, 220848, 2019, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2020

We will present a solo exhibition by Fiona Pardington at the 2020 edition of Art Basel Hong. Our exhibition is one of thirty thematic focussed projects selected for this prestigious section of the fair, which comprises solo and paired presentations by both established and emerging artists. ABHK runs from 17-21 March 2020, including preview days. Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2020

Gavin Hipkins film screening in New York

Gavin Hipkins' new film A More Human World, 2019 screens at Anthology Film Archives, New York on 2 October 2019 as part of the Filmmakers programme. Image: Still fro A More Human World, supported by the Atomium and SOFAM, Belgium (copyright 2019)

Laith McGregor: Ambling & Rambling

Laith McGregor's exhibition Ambling & Rambling runs at the Australian Print Workshop to 26 October 2019. Read more… Image: Laith McGregor, Eyes, 2018, lithograph

Coming up at Starkwhite

Our next exhibition is Flagged, a project by Billy Apple® and Tāme Iti, which runs from 8 -12 October 2019. Both artists will attend a function at the gallery on Thursday 10 October from 5.30pm. Read more… Image: Detail of the New Zealand flag that Tāme Iti melted out justice to at Waitangi in 2006

Richard Maloy opens in Russia

Richard Maloy's solo exhibition Found in Translation has opened at Artetage Museum of Modern Art in Russia. The exhibition is an outcome of his Martin Tate/Wallace artists resident in Vladivostok. Image: Richard Maloy, Forms (detail) 31 August 2019, clay, dimensions variable.

Billy Apple in Rarotonga

Billy Apple in Rarotonga opens at the Bergman Gallery on 27 August 2019. Presented by Bergman Gallery in association with Starkwhite, it stages works from two of Apple's signature series – From the (Name) Collection and Billy Apple Friezes. Image: Billy Apple: Frieze (green apple on white) 2019, pigment inks on canvas, 400 x 260

Alicia Frankovich – Kaldor Art Projects

John Kaldor has commissioned a new performance by Alicia Frankovich as part of the exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales that runs from 7 September 2019 – 16 February 2020. Titled The Work, Frankovich's performance is scheduled for 14 and 28 September at Alicia Frankovich – Kaldor Art Projects

John Reynolds in China

John Reynolds is showing in the exhibition Supreme Metaphysics Spirit at the Epoch Art Museum in Wenzhou, China, coordinated by the Shanghai-based agency Monumental Culture. Image: John Reynolds, FrenchBayDarkly…/Woolloomooloo, 2018, oil paint marker on acrylic on canvas, 4800 x 1800 mm

Billy Apple at the Govett-Brewster Art Galley

The Govett-BresterArt Gallery's exhibition Yuichiro Tamura: Milky Mountain includes work by Billy Apple from his Alterations, reflecting Tamura's interest in the contexts within which his work is exhibited. Read more…

The (controversial) intersection of Maori art and modernism in New Zealand

Gordon Walters features alongside other major figures (Rita Angus, Paratene Matchitt, Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Ans Westra amongst others) in the controversial exhibition Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art at the City Gallery Wellington. The exhibition presents Schoon's work as constantly in dialogue or dispute with other cultural forms and artists. Read The (controversial) intersection of Maori art and modernism in New Zealand

Gordon Walters: New Vision

The survey exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision ends its national tour at Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand. The exhibition closes on 13 October 2019.  Image: Gordon Walters

Billy Apple in collaboration with Tame Iti

Billy Apple is currently presenting a collaborative work with Tame Iti at Ruatoki, coordinated by James McCarthy. Apple's contribution is installed in Te Ranimoaho, Te Rewarewa Pa. It's another iteration, this time in Maori, of his Basic Needs text work (food water shelter clothing), but this time he has added Tuamanako which introduces an element Billy Apple in collaboration with Tame Iti

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 2019

Starkwhite will participate in Sydney Contemporary from 12-15 September 2019 with two presentations in adjacent spaces. In one space we'll present new works by Martin Basher (US/NZ) and Rebecca Baumann (AUS) and in the other a group show of works by represented artists including  Whitney Bedford (US), Ani O'Neill (CI), Fiona Pardington (NZ), Gordon Walters Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 2019

Coming up at Starkwhite

Our next exhibition is by Hong Kong-Based artist Yuk King Tan. It was scheduled to open on Tuesday 20 August but the protests at Hong Kong airport are affecting flights out of the city and the artist is not sure when she will arrive to install. We'll be updating details as they come to hand. Coming up at Starkwhite

Collaboration with Artspace

On 1 August Starkwhite staged an event with Artspace, which was part of Whakamaui: Recovery Positions, a series of installations and events proposed by artist and academic Mark Harvey in collaboration with others that consider cultural and political tensions and disunity contextualised by the work of Guy Ngan. Read more… The Starkwhite event was a Collaboration with Artspace

Starkwhite Sampler

Our current exhibition titled Sampler  (23 July-17 August 2019) presents works by represented artists including new work (Koru Huia 2019 by Fiona Pardington and a large-scale painting View from the top of a Cliff, 2019 by John Reynolds), recent works by other represented artists (Ani O'Neill, Seung Yul Oh and others) and early work by Billy Starkwhite Sampler

Rebecca Baumann at La Trobe Art Institute

Rebecca Baumann is represented in the exhibition Autoluminescent at the LaTrobe University gallery with an architectural intervention titled Light Moments, Light Movements, 2019, dichroic film on glass. The exhibition runs to 24 August 2019. Read more… Image: Installation view of Rebecca Baumann's Light Moments, Light Movements, 2019

TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland

Fiona Pardington's exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland runs from 12 June – 11 July 2019, with thanks to Wellcome Collection/Science Museums Group. Read more… Image: Fiona Pardington, A60927, 2019, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 

Fiona Pardington at historic Alberton House

In June, historic Alberton will host an exhibition of photographs and site-specific installation by New Zealand artist Fiona Pardington that speaks of what is precious and valued. Taku Toi Kahurangi / My Precious Jewel presents photographs of taonga Māori in Alberton’s opulent ballroom, an elegantly furnished parlour in the 1863 homestead. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity Fiona Pardington at historic Alberton House

Coming up: art/science project with Billy Apple

Image: Billy Apple, MN+1 – an artist's micro biome, collection of the Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland