After 23 years at our current site at 510 K’rd Starkwhite is delighted to be moving to a new purpose build gallery at 94 Newton Road. The gallery opens with a Jonny Niesche exhibition 12 May 2023. The new gallery, spread over 3 levels and having multiple galleries will allow us to present larger and more indepth projects giving artists a wonderful environment within which to work.
Rebecca Baumann ‘Light Interference’ at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 10 December 2022 – 4 June 2023
Starkwhite Auckland will be closed from 5pm 23 December and reopening 9 January.
Starkwhite Queenstown will be closed from 5pm 22 December and reopening 4 January.
We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
Alicia Frankovich announced as a participating artist in “Melbourne Now 2023” at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 24 March 20 August 2023
Billy Apple’s upcoming exhibition, ‘Rainbows 1965’, at The Mayor Gallery, London has been previewed by Fad Magazine
Starkwhite will partner with Glorious to release an exclusive Fiona Pardington NFT, Manawarahi: Female and Male Huia Lovers MTG Hawkes Bay 2022.
The release goes live on the Glorious platform at 6.00pm NZT on 1 July.
Manawarahi takes advantage of the flexible potential of NFTs to evolve and respond. The work is a diptych divided over time. Collectors who purchase Manawarahi will receive the first part, the huia pair, and at a later date, the second part, which will remain a closely guarded secret until release.
“I find the whole concept very intriguing,” Fiona says. “My photography is basically digital but taken through analogue lenses, so I like the idea of combining the tradition of still life with cutting edge technology. I also like that many people find things like blockchains and NFTs quite mysterious and a little bit magical. I like having that mystery feed back into my work. I’m really enjoying the way it lets me incorporate the element of surprise. Normally with photography what you see is what you get, but this playing with time and expectation is fun. Like any investment there’s an element of risk and I feel like I’m making that literal with the promise of the unknown in this work.”
Priced at NZ$2,000 inc. gst and in an edition of 100, there’s an expectation that the work will sell out quickly, and then be actively traded, especially as the release date of the second work approaches. Given that an NFT’s contract can attribute a percentage of resales back to the artist, Pardington is donating all proceeds from resales to Wingspan, hopefully providing ongoing funding for their important work. Wingspan is a Rotorua-based charitable trust, which leads the conservation, education and research effort for Aotearoa’s birds of prey. https://www.wingspan.co.nz/
Lacquered aluminum, 36.50 x 36.50 x 2.50 cm
Starkwhite will present a joint booth with Melbourne based 1301SW at Sydney Contemporary 8-11 September 2022. The presentation will feature key works from gallery artists including Billy Apple, Petra Cortright, Mikala Dwyer, Bill Henson, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gerold Miller, Fiona Pardington and others.
Image. Gerold Miller, TO 25, 2020, lacquered aluminium, 36.5 x 36.5cm
Applications close Friday 13 May
With this new project John Reynolds mixes rainwater with acrylics, gallows humour with dead seriousness, and ponders the seemingly simple question, ‘are we there yet?’ Slogans and provocations quoting activists, notably Greta Thunberg, spill across a wordy array of paintings and placard installations. A major solo show, Smoke & Mirrors claims that creativity is activism, and has a vital role regarding catastrophic climate change.
A witness to the pandemic at its most harrowing, when it first swept through New York City in the winter of 2020…Suddenly Still Life is the outcome of this experience, building on the artist’s exploration of the floral still-life. The botanical forms that have proven a well-spring of motifs, associations and compositional elements for Basher’s painting practice are approached through the rubric of three-dimensional space…Like his paintings, these bouquets are angular and sparse. The sculptures are water-jet cut and designed in low-relief so that they almost disappear when approached from the side.
Alicia Frankovich ‘Atlas of Anti-Taxonomies’ at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand, 23 Feb to 22 May
Live performance, acrylic and steel box, inflatable boat, hazer, chairs, chilly bins, blankets and assorted items
Performers: Faasu Afoa-purcell, Christina Houghton, Xin Ji, Rana Hamida, Kristian Larsen, Yin-Chi Lee, Olivia McGregor, Janaína Moraes, Adam Naughton, Sophie Sutherland, Briar Wilson.
Assistant Choreographer: Zahra Killeen-Chance. Curator: Natasha Conland. Sound composition: Igor Kłaczyński.
commissioned by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, supported by the Contemporary Benefactors of Auckland Art Gallery
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.
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 travel to Auckland for the 2021 edition of the Auckland Art Fair. FIRST LIGHT follows the recent exhibition Fugitive Being at at Yavuz, which featured works by Fiona Pardington, and the next collaborative show will be presented at Starkwhite in 2021 (watch this space for updates).
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.
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…
Layla Rundeva-Mackay's exhibition ACC bcc Bananas runs from 9 June to 4 July 20202. Read more…
Starkwhite is closed until further notice, but we can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 safe and let's do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of infection.
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 metal shelves like the ones traditionally used by Hong Kong's embroidery shops
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…
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…
Rebecca Baumann's site-specific installation, Radiant Flux, runs at Carriageworks in Sydney from 8 January – 14 June 2020. Read more…
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 School
founded by Rewi Alley and George Hogg in 1944.