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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update


Starkwhite is closed until further notice, but we can be contacted by email at contact@starkwhite.co.nz 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.

Starkwhite project selected for Encounters, ABHK

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 metal shelves like the ones traditionally used by Hong Kong's embroidery shops
Image: Yuk King Tan, Crisis of the Ordinary (2019), Starkwhite, installations detail

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2020

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, mirror, 1100 x 850 x 60 mm

Fiona Pardington opens at the Christchurch Art Gallery

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 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


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.

Len Lye at Museum Tinguely, Switzerland

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

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

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.

Image: Fiona Pardington, AOO1171, 2019, pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag.

Gavin Hipkins film screening in New York

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: 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

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 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

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

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 1pm. Read more… 
John Reynolds in China

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

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

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 more…
Image: Gordon Walters, Untitled, 1945, acrylic on board, collection of the Walters Estate

Gordon Walters: New Vision

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 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 of hope.

Image: Billy Apple's Basic Needs at Ruatoki, Bay of Plenty
Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary 2019

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 (NZ) and Michael Zavros (AUS).

Image: Installation view of Martin Basher's work at Starkwhite in February 2019 showing how his new work will be installed at Sydney Contemporary
Coming up at Starkwhite

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.

Image: Studio shot of works being made for Yuk King Tan's exhibition Crisis of the Ordinary 
Collaboration with Artspace

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 between Harvey and artist Adrienne Wong who recreated the signage of her family's grocery business on our window (her family's business was located in the space adjacent to Starkwhite) as a setting for a talk on their family history and the challenges faced by Chinese New Zealanders
me Anything, curated by Melanie Oliver, The Dowse Art Museum (2018). Photo: John Lake

Starkwhite Sampler

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 Apple, Gordon Walters and Len Lye. Read more…
Image: John Reynolds, View from the top of the cliff, 2019, silver marker on acrylic on linen, 7m x 2.5m

Rebecca Baumann at La Trobe Art Institute

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

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

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 to see taonga/ treasures of two cultures together and re-presented from the viewpoint of one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists. The photographs will be accompanied by a bespoke installation created by the artist in Alberton’s 19th century glass vitrine combining objects and artefacts from Alberton’s collection with treasures from Fiona Pardington’s personal collection. The project has been curated by Kelly Carmichael and coincides with Pardington's Starkwhite exhibition TIKI: Orphans of Maoriland.

Image: installation view of Taku Toi Kahurangi / My Precious Jewel at Alberton
Coming up: art/science project with Billy Apple

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

Gavin Hipkins: The Homely II

Gavin Hipkins: The Homely II


Gavin Hipkins' The Homely II is showing at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery to 2 June 2019. Read more…

Image: Gavin Hipkins, The Homely II, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, installation view
John Reynolds Missing Hours at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

John Reynolds Missing Hours at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

John Reynolds has completed a 23m x 7.5m painting titled The Falls on the Big Wall at the Dundedin Public Art Gallery. Read more…
Image: John Reynolds, The Falls, 2019 (detail) at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Fiona Pardington at the Musee du Quai Branly

Fiona Pardington at the Musee du Quai Branly

Six portraits from Fiona Pardington's The Pressure of Sunlight Falling series are showing in the exhibition Oceania at Musee du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac, Paris to 7 July. Read more…
Image: Fiona Pardington, Portrait ofalife cast of Tou Taloa (painted),Samoa, 1010,pigment inks on Hahnemuhle photo rag, dimensions variable,curtesy of the Musee de l'Homme, Paris
Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Starkwhite at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019


Srarkwhite will present an exhibition on the intersection of modernism and contemporary Maori art at Art Basel Hong Kong from 29-31 March 2019, featuring works buy Paratene Matchitt and Gordon Walters. Read more…

Image: Parartene Matchitt, Quorum 2019 (detail) and Gordon Walters, Untitled, 1978, actylic and PVA on canvas, 1500 x 1200 mm. Walters courtesty of the Walters Estate 
Coming Up at Starkwhite

Coming Up at Starkwhite

Ani O'Neill: Classic Hits opens on 14 March from 5.30pm.

Image: Ani O'Neill, Tivaevae For Bottled Ocean, 1996 (detail)
Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2019

Starkwhite at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2019


Starkwhite will present an exhibition of portraits by Billy Apple® and Michael Zavros at Art Los Angeles Contemporary from 13 – 18 February 2019. Read more…

Coming up at Starkwhite

Coming up at Starkwhite

Alicia Frankovich opens at Starkwhite on Friday 8 February, 2019. Read more…
Image: Alicia Frankovich, Microchimerism, 2018, gold and pink adhesive vinyl, dimensions variable, installation view, Can Tame Anything, curated by Melanie Oliver, The Dowse Art Museum (2018). Photo: John Lake

et al. at Griffiths University Art Museum

et al. at Griffiths University Art Museum

et al. is represented in the exhibition Boundary Lines at the Griffiths University Art Museum, Brisbane with an installation titled No Good Common (2018). Curated by Angela Goddard, the exhibition runs from 20 November 2018 to 23 February 2109. Read more…  
Image: et al., No Good Common, 2018, installation view, Griffiths University Art Museum
Gavin Hipkins selected for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial

Gavin Hipkins selected for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial

Gavin Hipkins will present a new vidoe installation in the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. In his new two-channel video, utopian and dystopian visions collide in a futuristic novel from Australia's colonial past. This link takes you to a video of the artist discussing his work.
Image: Gavin Hipkins, The Precinct, 2018 (production still)
Coming up at Starkwhite
Gavin Hipkins, Block Painting XXVI, 2016
Unique-state archival print, 100 x 100 cm

Coming up at Starkwhite


Our next exhibition, Block Units by Gavin Hipkins, runs from 14 November to 8 December. Read more…

Image: Gavin Hipkins, Block Painting XXVI, 2018, unique-state archival print
Laith McGregor: Borrowed Time

Laith McGregor: Borrowed Time

Curated by Hamish Sawyer, Laith McGregor, Borrowed Time is showing at the Tweed Regional Museum (NSW) to 2 December. Read more…
Image: Laith McGregor, St Petersburg, 2014, wood, plastic, clay, steel, 28 x 30 cm
Billy Apple at the Mayor Gallery, London

Billy Apple at the Mayor Gallery, London

Billy Apple's exhibition THE ARTIST HAS TO LIVE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE is showing at the Mayor Gallery London. Read more…
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