PAST EXHIBITIONS

AUCKLAND FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL COMMISSIONS

Wallace Collection Gallery
16 December - 1 April 2021

Launched in 2011, the Auckland Festival of Photography’s Annual Commission was the first annual commission in New Zealand to be offered for photographic artists and is seen as an important step in actively promoting and advancing the artists and the art form.

MARIE JOHANSEN: WATERCOLOURS

Gallery Foyer exhibition space
6 March - 1 April

Marie Johansen (nee Vickerman) attended Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland in the 1940s and was part of the Rutland Group. Original watercolour illustrations, painted by Marie for a children’s book of poetry, will be on display in the gallery foyer throughout March.

JASMINE BIRCH: MANA WAHINE

Community Gallery
6 March - 1 April

This series of paintings showcases Birch’s journey of self-discovery.

GRAEME HORGAN: WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD; I SEE TREES OF GREEN, RED ROSES TOO...

Main Gallery
6 - 28 February 2021
Opening Saturday 6 Feb, 10.30am

Graeme Horgan has found his passion in life through landscape painting and presents a variety of landscape scenes in the Main gallery.

SAMANTHA CARPENTER: 20 SOMETHING

Community Gallery
6 - 28 February 2021
Opening Saturday 6 Feb, 10.30am

Samantha Carpenter presents figurative paintings that depict moments observed from her day-to-day life. With a strong interest in the human condition and social interactions, her work explores both physical and psychological spaces. The materiality of paint is at the forefront of Carpenter’s work as she explores the limitations of both the medium of acrylic and oil.

PAUL DARRAGH: REACH & ENGAGEMENT

Main Gallery
9—31 January, 2021
Opening 10.30am 9th January

Paul Darragh creates bold abstract paintings that manipulate depth using flat colour and pattern.

Artist Talk - 11am 9th January

ANNE & BRIAN JOLLY: THE LONG JOURNEY

Community Gallery
9—31 January
Opening 10.30am 9th January

Anne and Brian Jolly share a love of landscape and the natural world. Having met in their school days, the title of the show reflects the many years they have supported each other both in life and art.

CHRISTMAS NEEDLEWORK: MORRINSVILLE PATCHWORK, QUILTERS & EMBROIDERERS GROUP

Main Gallery
9 - 20 December

The Morrinsville Patchwork, Quilters & Embroiderers group present beautiful Christmas themed work in the Main Gallery.

MORRINVILLE COLLEGE: YEAR 11 & 12 NCEA FOLIOS

Main Gallery
9 - 20 December

Come along and see the Year 11 and 12 Visual Art Folios from Morrinsville College.On display in our Main Gallery until our closing day on the 20th of December.

Congratulations to these art students, their teacher and families.

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

Community Gallery
2 - 20 December

The Christmas Wonderland is back by popular demand! The gallery will once again be showcasing Helen and Brian Gibson’s Christmas miniature collection in the Community Gallery & it is even bigger and better this season!

GEMMA REID: THE LITTLE THINGS

Community Gallery
7 - 29 November

Intaglio prints by Gemma Reid that record and recognise the beauty of the everyday object.

NANCY TSCHETNER: OUR SANCTUARY

Main Gallery
7 November — 6 December, 2020

For over twenty years Nancy has been inspired by natural resources in her artistic expression. At the forefront of her work is the sustainability of Mother Nature’s assets and ways in which to showcase this to different audiences.

PETE WHEELER: PAINTING OUT OF TIME

Wallace Collection Gallery
14 October - 13 December

For all that Pete Wheeler has never shied away from the big existential issues – sex, death, politics, religion, and indeed he brazenly wrestles it onto his canvas as his subject matter – first and foremost it’s about his love for the materiality of paint.

BRUCE MAXWELL: MAURI, DRAWINGS OF DISCOVERY

Main Gallery
10 October - 1 November

‘Mauri, drawings of discovery’: charcoal drawings by Bruce Maxwell inspired by his first visit to Wairere Falls in 2016 speak of the life principle or vital essence as expressed through material symbol.

MORRINSVILLE INTERMEDIATE '50 YEARS YOUNG'

Community Gallery
10 October - 1 November

Morrinsville Intermediate turned 50 this year and to celebrate, students have created work that references the history of their school.

THE MINDS OF GEN Z: MORRINSVILLE COLLEGE PAINTING STUDENTS GROUP SHOW

Community Gallery
8 September - 4 October

Morrinsville College Level 3 NCEA Painters present a selection of folio work that develops and clarifiesideas towards their external folios.

Opening 5pm Tuesday 8th September

LINDA GILBERT: MAGNETIC FIELDS UNDER NEON SKIES

Main Gallery
5 September - 4 October

Magnetic Fields Under Neon Skies, a series of paintings by Linda Gilbert celebrating the magic of everyday phenomena.

”We are surrounded by wild colours and experience subtle energy fields everyday. Consider the many hues of green in the landscape, the neon pink and orange of a sunrise, or the charm of a rainbow.”

NGAIRE PENE: HE KĀKANO PIRAU, I RUIA MAI I HEA? THE DECAYING SEED, WHERE WAS IT SOWN?

Main Gallery
8 August – 30 August

Using symbol and metaphor, Ngaire Pene presents work that shines a light on the impacts and continuing effects that colonisation has on Māori.

MORRRINSVILLE SCHOOL: MYTHS & LEGENDS AROUND THE WORLD

Community Gallery
8 August - 30 August

Don’t miss this incredible exhibition by students from Morrinsville School. The work on show creatively responds to myths and legends from around the world.

JENNI BAYLIS, SARAH LEE & JOANNA WRIGHT: ‘I WOULD MUCH RATHER BE INTERESTED IN THE SKY’

Main Gallery
11 July – 2 August

Circles, spheres and connections to the natural world feature strongly in this group show by Jenni Baylis, Sarah Lee and Joanna Wright.

MORRINSVILLE PATCHWORK, QUILTERS & EMBROIDERERS: FOR THE LOVE OF STITCHING – PART 2

Community Gallery
11 July – 26 July

Part 2 of a group show of needle workers with a combined stitching experience of over a thousand years.

JEFFREY HARRIS: WITHIN THE TIDES

Wallace Collection Gallery
7 July – extended until 11 October

Within The Tides presents works by Jeffrey Harris from the Wallace Arts Trust collection, covering a thirty-year period from 1974 to 2003. This exhibition highlights some key moments from a long career of one of New Zealand’s preeminent artists, which is still ongoing.

MORRINSVILLE PATCHWORK, QUILTERS & EMBROIDERERS

Community Gallery
6 June – 5 July

A group show of needle workers with a combined stitching experience of over a thousand years will present a variety of work in the Community Gallery.

PETER DORNAUF: THE BARBERRY DAYS

Main Gallery
6 June – 5 July

Peter Dornauf will be showing a series of paintings in the Main Gallery that draw on a body of poetry from his two collections of poems, Metaphysical Midnight Cowboy Blues, (2013) and Every So Often, (2017).

PAULINE TAPPING: ALCHEMY

Community Gallery
13 – 31 May

In this, Pauline's first solo show with the gallery, she presents a series of work that explores her love of the New Zealand landscape. Rather than a representation of a specific location, the works can be read as Pauline's response to memories from childhood and past journeys throughout the South Island.

CHRISTINA LITTLE: A LIVING STILL, ANOTHER WATER

Main Gallery
13 – 31 May

A Living Still, Another Water is a continuation of a new series of works by contemporary photographer Christina Little. This series was created with photographic material sourced from Rocky Bay – a small bay on Porirua’s west coast.

FRANCEE HAYDON: EQUINE BEAUTY

Virtual Gallery

Francee Haydon’s virtual exhibition showcases the dramatic and unique photographs from her series Equine Beauty.

SAM FOLEY: NOCTURNE

Wallace Collection Gallery
24 March – 28 June

Nocturne – Selected Wanderings 2004-2019 is a survey from Dunedin-based artist Sam Foley and spans the last 16 years of exploring 'The Night' as a consistent theme within his wider practice.

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Wallace Gallery Virtual was established in response to the closure of the gallery due to Covid-19. Over a four week period, the gallery welcomed work for the online exhibition space delivered via our social media accounts.

 

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