Previous Exhibitions

Five by Five: New Conversations With Clay

In 1980, Denis Cohn Gallery in Auckland staged an exhibition of five artists who each showed five works. The artists - Bronwynne Cornish, Peter Hawkesby, Denis O’Connor, John Parker and Warren Tippett - shared a desire to abandon convention and approach ceramics from a new direction that was at some remove from the tradition of the craft potter. The works they showed were relentlessly non-functional and influenced by a range of philosophies and working processes.

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Adam Portraiture Award

11 April – 21 June The 2014 Adam Portraiture Award shows the best of contemporary portrait painting from artists throughout New Zealand. Selected and judged by Dr Nicola Kalinsky, Director of The Barber Institute, UK, this exhibition spans a range of portraiture from intimate personal images to large scale works...

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Brian Brake: Lens on China and Japan

28 February – 1 June Brian Brake is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most successful international photographer. His career spanned forty years, from the 1940’s to his death in 1988. This exhibition offers two slices from Brian Brake’s career: photographs of China in late 1950’s, and those of Japan in...

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Michael Hawksworth: hard SF

16 May – 19 July Michael Hawksworth exhibits a new body of work that includes drawings and collages alongside large-scale oil paintings. This exhibition links elements of early modernist abstraction with the science fiction genre. “Defamiliarising categories and definitions is part of the genre’s effect” Hawksworth states. “This exhibition explores...

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Kupe Sites

28 March – 3 May Kupe Sites – Ngä tapuwae o Kupe | Landmarks of the great voyager – presents 36 stunning black-and-white photographs that show physical landmarks associated with Kupe’s voyage to Aotearoa. It also tells some of the stories of these special places. Developed and toured by the Museum of New...

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