Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2015 +++ OLLIE LUCAS +++

 04/02/2014, Ollie Lucas, Digital Landscapes,  Install in Pierre Peeters Gallery, Parnell,  photo courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz 

 04/02/2014, Ollie Lucas, Digital Landscapes,  Install in Pierre Peeters Gallery, Parnell,  photo courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz 

If you're in Melbourne there are only a few more days - until the 19th July - to check out

Ollie Lucas' video work 'Neon Dispersion', in The Gertrude Street Projection Festival. 

Site Number: 6
Site Location: Sunspel, 77 Gertrude St.

Neon Dispersion focuses on the information age and it’s impact on large cities. In particular, central urban areas such as Federation Square, Times Square, Moscow’s Red Square and Shibuya. These spaces offer a work place, a festive space, a physical location and a hyperreal site for information-exchange, all at once. 

+++ Don't miss Ollie's newest exhibition on now at the Vero Centre, Auckland CBD. +++

Gareth Price's work is included in an exciting new international art publication

We are pleased to congratulate Gareth Price on his inclusion in a fantastic new art publication, The Garden of Fernal Delights, a Dreams & Divinities project for 2015 - 2016. 

If anybody is potentially interested in purchasing this beautiful visionary art book from Canada, please email here, we can order you one at a special price. 

The artists are phenomenal including Alex Grey, Zdzislaw Bekinski and Bill Hammond. It is a hardback 245 pages, and in the words of Gareth Price, "It will basically keep you interested for the rest of you life"  :) 

Dreams & Divinities creates artist collaborations around a book theme and then exhibits a selection of the work. From the fertile and Fernal imagination of the artist Gromyko Semper, the Fernal universe was born. The ongoing collaborative creation and documentation of a Garden of Fernal Delights is a collaborative venture and will be the 2015 - 2016 Dreams & Divinity Project. 

The Encyclopædia Of Fernal Affairs Cataloguing the Garden of Fernal Delights Full colour 245 page hardback book available for shipping in June 2015 Design and Produced: Liba W Stambollion Curated by: Liba WS and Gromyko Semper Written by Liba WS and Bruce Rimell, Artwork and writing from 114 artists Edited by: Delvin Solkinson and Liba WS Printed by Dreams & Divinities.

Andy Leleisi'uao gives a talk sharing insight into his practice

Photo courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz. Click through to see more from this event.

Photo courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz. Click through to see more from this event.

Andy Leleisi'uao's artist talk at our Vero Centre space this month was a huge success and enjoyed by all who came. Andy's and Baye's work from this exhibition will be moving to our Parnell gallery with an artist's talk from both artists on Thursday 11th June at 5:30 pm.

We hope to see many of you there for an informative and entertaining evening. Please RSVP here.

Don't forget to keep an eye out for our next Vero Centre artist's talk coming mid-June.

 

Nga Kaihanga Uku Astoria Exchange--Aloha from Astoria.

We wish our artist Baye Riddell all the best for his upcoming adventure to North America, Portland for an exhibition he is involved in, and then onto his tour through Alaska and playing his music with his Alaskan contemporary / friends:

2015 Maori Art Exhibit and Cultural Exchange

Clatsop Community College Presents:

2015 Maori Art Exhibit and Cultural Exchange

Uku-Aotearoa : The Spirit of Materials

Te Mauri o Nga Toi 

An exhibition of Maori clay artworks and cultural exchange

Astoria, Oregon  97103

Exhibit will be open to the public from May 7th - July 30th

Attending Artists:

6 Maori clay artists will be attending the cultural exchange and exhibiting their artworks, along with Baye Riddell they are:

Todd Douglas

Rhonda Halliday

Carla Ruka

Colleen Waata Urlich

Dorothy Waetford

 

Baye Riddell, Seven Days Series, 2014.

Also a belated congratulations to Baye Riddell because last year, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa acquired this beautiful work. It can now be shared with future generations and displayed down in Wellington. 

Be sure to check out Baye's current exhibition 'Mauri - Essence', at the VERO Centre AKLD until the 22nd May. 

 

Hannah Andersen at Objectspace's Best in Show

We are excited to share that Hannah Andersen has been selected to appear in Objectspace's upcoming exhibition: 'Best in Show'. Featuring 30 outstanding New Zealand applied arts and design graduates it is sure to be a wonderful showcase of work. Be sure to head along to see Hannah's work and support these emerging artists.

'Best in Show' opens Saturday 18th April, and is on until the 16th of May, at Objectspace in Ponsonby. 

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Pierre Peeters Gallery is Niue Bound

We wish our Director Pierre Peeters and Curator Claire Ulenberg the very best for their upcoming trip to Niue, where they have been kindly invited by Mark and Ahi Cross to judge the sculpture biennial in the Cultural Festival of Niue. All entries will be displayed at the 'Sale's Fale' at the Hikulangi Sculpture Park. For more information on Hikulangi Sculpture Park, please click here.  

'Sale's Fale' is an ongoing project in memory of the Niue High School art teacher  Charles Jessop who passed away June 2012 aged 47. Charles was born in New Zealand and after graduating from Elam in the 80's, he decided return to Niue and teach art at Niue High School. Charles, also known as Sale, countered the urban drift by coming back to Niue, becoming a representative  of the heroic return of the Niue Diaspora against all the odds. He is remembered by his many students, the Niue art Community and the Niue public in general, as a humble and diligent contributor to the country. With this in mind, the sculpture is in the form of a monumental montage constructed by the Niue community through the biennial competition "The Charles  Jessop  Memorial  Sculpture Prize."

Mark Cross, Schism- Mokohinaus (2014) Oil on Canvas, 2030 x 1010 mm. 

Mark Cross, Schism- Mokohinaus (2014) Oil on Canvas, 2030 x 1010 mm. 

Finally Pierre Peeters Gallery will be able to see Mark Cross's idyllic and transcendental  seascapes in the flesh! To see more of Mark's work, please click here

Major Mark Cross Work up for Auction

A major work by Mark Cross is up for auction at the International Art Centre's 'IMPORTANT, EARLY & RARE' Auction this Wednesday 25th March at 6:30pm. 

Mark Cross, Conquest of Optimism (1985)

Mark Cross, Conquest of Optimism (1985)

Cross writes about this work - "At this time the world was in a depressing state of anxiety over the fragility of east/west relations and the senselessness of the arms race. We were bombarded with pessimistic media images and it seemed to me that this pessimism was more than a symptom of the potentiality for nuclear war but a major contributing factor to the possible cause. My protagonist in the painting became my pillar of strength and the exaggerated glow from the fish the source of optimism that she carried. The two energy-charged sets of power-lines are a symbol of the potential for constructive dialogue and communication. It was the first time I was confident enough to use a variety of non place-specific elements within a painting and thus break out of the subjectivity of place/identity restrictions that realism almost inevitably finds itself."

est. $40,000 - $50,000


Alvin Xiong Lights Up Remuera

Alivn Xiong's work Life Is Like Summer Flowers (2015) is now on permanent display in Remuera. We're thrilled for Alvin and also pleased for Aucklanders who are now able to see the spectacular sights of summer all year round.  

Inspired by Tagore who wrote "Let life be like beautiful summer flowers and death like autumn leaves." Likening the feeling of being in love with a beautiful, bright and open flower, Xiong uses LED lights to represent his personal love story. The sensuous curves in his work, with reference to Mondrian's views are expressions of emotion. The work in Remuera is shining and 'alive', so the feeling of love is still present. Little by little, one day, the light will not shine. It means the feeling of this love story is gone but at the same time, the artwork is complete, now fixed and becomes a love memento. Do make sure to see this special work. 

Alvin with his work Life is Like Summer Flowers (2015)

Alvin with his work Life is Like Summer Flowers (2015)

Hannah Andersen & Alvin Xiong at WHITENIGHT Remuera Sat. 14th March

You are warmly invited to White Night in Remuera:  a contemporary arts experience in Remuera village on Saturday 14 March from 6pm - late.  

It is free for everyone to attend. Its for one night only experience so come and enjoy the hundreds of events going on.

Please come check out our gallery artists installations :

Hannah Andersen will be lounging around in her work! She is installing her artworks in the Perpetual Guardian Building - Remuera Rd Shops. A street art performer will be doing a painting performance on the outside of it so keep an eye out!

Hannah Andersen, 2014

Hannah Andersen, 2014

The link below is Hannah's Event:
http://whitenight.aaf.co.nz/event/seductive-consumerism/

Alvin Xiong's light installation will be in the Remuera Shopping Centre

"Dream, imagine, hope, aspire, and experience the mystical with Alvin Xiong’s multi-media performance in which light itself is the medium."

Alvin Xiong installing on the scissor lift

Alvin Xiong installing on the scissor lift

The link below is Alvin's Event:                                                                                                       http://whitenight.aaf.co.nz/event/alvin-xiong/


 

 

Mark Cross : Exhibition Catalogue / Herald Review / Artists Talk & TV interview

Mark Cross, Radiant Shore, oil on canvas, 1000 x 1500mm, 2015 

Mark Cross, Radiant Shore, oil on canvas, 1000 x 1500mm, 2015 

Mark Cross
Liquid Landscapes and other Islands

Exhibition Catalogue Online Now
Pierre Peeters Parnell Gallery - 14th Feb - 22nd March 2015

Thank you to T.J. McNamara for a wonderful review on Mark Cross's exhibition in the Saturday NZ Herald please read here

Watch our gallery director Pierre Peeters who was interviewed last night, on
'The Beat Goes on'
- "New Zealand's longest running TV chat-show."
SKY 83 (Repeat 10.30pm Friday night & 10.00am Saturday morning). 
         It should be on youtube in a day or so :)

 
We are also pleased to announce an artists talk by Mark Cross at 6.30pm in our Parnell Gallery Space. This will be on White Night Parnell, one night only, Saturday 14th March. White Night is an event In conjunction with the Auckland Arts Festival. Our two gallery artists Alvin Xiong and         Hannah Andersen
 are exhibiting site specific installations as part of White Night Remuera, with thanks to co ordinator Jillian De Beer.

 

Fabulous Vero Centre exhibition space opening!

Thank you for all who came and supported our new venture downtown Auckland CBD.

It was a very special occasion - and thanks once again to our friend Sait Akkirman aka artsdairy who caught the most wonderful moments here.... 

  artsdiary.co.nz TM 05/02/2015, + Pierre Peeters Galleries - Permanent off site exhibition space @ The Vero Centre //  Niki Hill | Anya Whitlock.

 

artsdiary.co.nz TM

05/02/2015, + Pierre Peeters Galleries - Permanent off site exhibition space @ The Vero Centre //  Niki Hill | Anya Whitlock.