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Michael Zavros in ‘Namedropping’ at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, AU, 15 Jun 2024 – 21 Apr 2025
Michael Zavros, The New Round Room, 2010-12
Oil on canvas, 210h x 170w cm

Michael Zavros in ‘Namedropping’ at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, AU, 15 Jun 2024 – 21 Apr 2025

‘I wanna be your anti-mirror’ curated by Alicia Frankovich at La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo AU <br/>23 May – 18 August 2024
Rachelle Koumouris, silly monkey, 2023
Hubcaps with aluminium, wax, adhesive, nail polish Image courtesy of the artist

‘I wanna be your anti-mirror’ curated by Alicia Frankovich at La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo AU
23 May – 18 August 2024

Ani O’Neill with Pacific Sisters in ‘Ten Thousand Suns’ 24th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW <br/>9 Mar – 10 Jun 2024
Feeona Clifton and Ani O’Neill from Pacific Sisters
at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the 24th Biennale of Sydney 2024.
Photo credit: Dan Boud

Ani O’Neill with Pacific Sisters in ‘Ten Thousand Suns’ 24th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW
9 Mar – 10 Jun 2024

Fiona Pardington in ‘sis Pacific Art 1980-2023’ at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU <br/>26 Aug 2023 – 25 Aug 2024
Fiona Pardington, Portrait of a life cast of Matoua Tawai, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2010
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, framed in hand lacquered black Goldie moulding, 176h x 140w cm

Fiona Pardington in ‘sis Pacific Art 1980-2023’ at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU
26 Aug 2023 – 25 Aug 2024

Alicia Frankovich artist panel discussion for ‘Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum’ book launch at NGV, Melbourne AU<br/> 10:30am-2pm, 16 Mar 2024
Alicia Frankovich, Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum, 2024
Jacketed paperback, 24 x 18 cm, 232 pages
Published by National Gallery of Victoria

Alicia Frankovich artist panel discussion for ‘Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum’ book launch at NGV, Melbourne AU
10:30am-2pm, 16 Mar 2024

“What Are Galleries Showing at Melbourne Art Fair 2024?” Ocula Magazine
Jelena Telecki, After Chinard, 2021
Oil on linen, 51h x 61w cm
Courtesy the artist and 1301SW, Melbourne

“What Are Galleries Showing at Melbourne Art Fair 2024?” Ocula Magazine

“8 Things to see at Melbourne Art Fair 2024” <br/>Vogue Australia
Jonny Niesche, Sea Lace Light Bloom, 2023
Voile, powder coated aluminium, mirror polished, 150h x 150w x 3.5d cm

“8 Things to see at Melbourne Art Fair 2024”
Vogue Australia

New Publication: Bill Henson ‘The Liquid Night’
Bill Henson, The Liquid Night, 2023
Embossed Hard Back, 29.5 x 29.5 cm, 120 pages
Published by STANLEY/BARKER

New Publication: Bill Henson ‘The Liquid Night’

“The images in Bill Henson’s cinematic new book The Liquid Night, derive from work the highly acclaimed artist shot on 35mm colour negative film in New York City in 1989. They present a kaleidoscopic, nocturnal journey through the frenetic, neon-lit streets of a long-lost America.”

– Peter Craven

Contact Starkwhite to secure your copy, limited stock available.

Alicia Frankovich ‘Spaces of Life’ at 1301SW<br/> 03 Feb – 09 Mar 24
Alicia Frankovich T-E-S-L-A- crash face dummy I, 2023-24
Deployed Tesla air bag, epoxy glass resin, aluminium TIG rods 57 x 59 x 21.30 cm

Alicia Frankovich ‘Spaces of Life’ at 1301SW
03 Feb – 09 Mar 24

Gerold Miller awarded The Helmut Kraft Foundation Prize for Fine Arts, presented at Kunstmuseum Singen, DE
Gerold Miller, instant vision 221, 2022
Lacquered aluminium, 125 × 125 × 6.8 cm

Gerold Miller awarded The Helmut Kraft Foundation Prize for Fine Arts, presented at Kunstmuseum Singen, DE

Jonny Niesche’s ‘Ornamentation is as vast as the world’ (2018) in Metamorphosis at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU, 23 Nov 23 – 30 Jun 24
Jonny Nische, Ornamentation is as vast as the world, 2018
Dye sublimation print on polyester voile, acrylic mirror, 85.5 x 141 x 4.6 cm

Jonny Niesche’s ‘Ornamentation is as vast as the world’ (2018) in Metamorphosis at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU, 23 Nov 23 – 30 Jun 24

Starkwhite Auckland moving to 94 Newton Road

Starkwhite Auckland moving to 94 Newton Road

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.

Starkwhite Christmas Hours

Starkwhite Christmas Hours

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.

Fiona Pardington to release an NFT, Manawarahi: Female and Male Huia Lovers MTG Hawkes Bay 2022. ,

Fiona Pardington to release an NFT, Manawarahi: Female and Male Huia Lovers MTG Hawkes Bay 2022. ,

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/

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 8 – 11 September 2022
Gerold Miller TO 25, 2020
Lacquered aluminum, 36.50 x 36.50 x 2.50 cm

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 8 – 11 September 2022

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

Gallery Assistant Position at Starkwhite

Gallery Assistant Position at Starkwhite

Applications close Friday 13 May

John Reynolds ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, The Wallace Arts Centre, 10 March – 12 June 2022

John Reynolds ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, The Wallace Arts Centre, 10 March – 12 June 2022

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.

Martin Basher, ‘Suddenly Still Life’ in Sculpture on the Gulf, 4 – 27 March, 2022.

Martin Basher, ‘Suddenly Still Life’ in Sculpture on the Gulf, 4 – 27 March, 2022.

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’s ‘AQI2020’ at MONA FOMA, Hobart, 27-30 January 2022
Alicia Frankovich, AQI2020, 2020
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

Alicia Frankovich’s ‘AQI2020’ at MONA FOMA, Hobart, 27-30 January 2022

Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary's online art fair
Seung Yul Oh, Pou sto, 2020, resin and two-pot automotive paint, 60cm (h)

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

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 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 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).  Image: installation view of (left to right) Lean_Clap_02, Lean_Lift_02, Lean_Hold_02, , 2020, acrylic on canvas 300 x 250 mm each; Lean_Lift_03, 500 x 400 mm, Lean_Float_02, 300 x 200 mm

Alicia Frankovich publication

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 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

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

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

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

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