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Jimmy James Kouratoras – Behind the Art

Jimmy James Kouratoras’ rich, bright and colourful artworks have received critical acclaim both in New Zealand and internationally.



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We caught up with James to find out more about his unusual artistic background in the film industry and the inspiration behind his latest works on display at Artbay Gallery. Read more here.



Sofia Minson: The Navigators

Discover more about the inspiration behind this incredible collection of large-scale works...

Sofia Minson ExhibitionBorn in Auckland in 1984, Sofia’s father worked as a civil engineer, work which took him and his family around the world. Sofia spent her childhood in Samoa, Sri Lanka and China and returned to New Zealand as a teenager. It’s this mix of cultures and her mixed heritage which has inspired and informed her distinctive, award-winning artwork. Read more here. 


Louise McRae Exhibition: No Ordinary Sun

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Louise McRae’s latest art exhibition will capture art lovers with its mix of cubism, abstract forms and destruction.

Artbay Gallery is excited to showcase Louise McRae’s latest artworks in our Exclusive Exhibitions space, 18th January - 16th February 2018. Her previous show of abstract artworks sold out – so art fans and collectors need to be in quick! Read more here.


Nature framed: new art exhibition captures the best of raw New Zealand

By Nature Exhibition

Prominent New Zealand based artists Fiona Kerr Gedson and Annemeike Farmillo are showcasing their nature inspired artworks together in Queenstown this holiday season (21st December 2017 - 11th January 2018).

The exhibition, entitled ‘By Nature’ will be held at Artbay Gallery’s new Exclusive Exhibitions space overlooking Lake Wakatipu.


Tony O'Keefe: Central Otago Treasures

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The latest collection to arrive at Artbay is new works by award-winning Queenstown sculptor Tony O’Keefe

He’s known for his use of recycled materials, particularly locally found steel. When you take home a Tony O’Keefe sculpture, quite often you’re taking home a piece of Central Otago history. Read more here.


Quintessential Kiwi Art

Frosty Boy PaintingGeoff Williams’ artworks are quintessentially kiwi. His paintings feature Kiwiana, toy cars and classic ice cream vans. Then there’s his large New Zealand landscapes, everyday still life scenes and nudes. Soulful, elegant and honest, Geoff Williams’ exhibition in Artbay’s Exclusive Exhibitions space is a must see. Anyone who identifies with Aotearoa, its landscapes, South Island culture or traditions will love this eclectic art exhibition. On now until 15th December 2017. Read more here. 


One to watch: Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes

Framed RapakiHere at Artbay, we showcase a huge range award-winning New Zealand artists. Our consultants can help you choose art to colour your life and last a lifetime. We’re always unearthing new talent and it’s something we’re proud to share with you. This month, we spotlight Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes, a Maori artist who's one to watch in the art scene. Read more here...


The Secret Place with Raquel Clarke

Raquel Clarke Art ExhibitionRaquel Clarke is a third-generation artist from Auckland, New Zealand. Raquel’s beautiful impressionist, flower-filled landscapes show a deep appreciation and skill in rich colour palettes, ambient light and textured oils. In October 2017, Artbay Gallery was thrilled to host Raquel’s very first solo show, The Secret Place in our Exclusive Exhibitions space on Marine Parade. Read more here. 


Eclectia Exhibition: John Shewry's latest bold exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

John Shewry ExhibitionThis August 2017, Artbay’s Exclusive Exhibitions space showcases John Shewry’s latest bold artworks. Colourful, thought provoking and emotional, John Shewry’s artwork is an eclectic collection of media. The self-taught artist spends many hours searching charity shops for materials to use in his artworks, which often tell a tale of juxtaposing historic, political and news events. Read more here.


Kate Moss and Haute Couture: Exhibition La Femme

Suzy Platt ArtDunedin-born artist Suzy Platt is exhibiting a series of her fashion inspired works in Artbay Gallery this July. The artist was head-hunted earlier this year by renowned British fashion photographer Nick Knight to illustrate the Women’s Haute Couture shows in Paris. "It was a return to fashion for me as I studied fashion when I first left school,” says Suzy. Read more here.





The Winter Collection

Winter art exhibition in Queenstown

We welcome you to come and view this special Winter Collection. Showing until 31st July 2017 in our Exclusive Exhibitions space (upstairs at 11 Marine Parade, Queenstown) the Winter Collection includes artworks by New Zealand's very best award winning artists and is one that will warm your heart, body and soul. Read more here

 

 


Life and Leisure with Pauline Bianchi

Artbay Gallery Director and Founder Pauline Bianchi has been featured in leading lifestyle magazine NZ Life and Leisure (issue 73). For those who aren't avid readers already, NZ Life and Leisure is a magazine about changing lives. It's full of inspirational stories about people who have an insatiable desire to make the most out of life. Read more here. 

 


Picking Up Sticks

Artist Tony O'KeefeIn March 2017 Artbay Gallery Exclusive Exhibitions (our brand-new exhibition space in the Eichardt’s building) played host to creative live performances from sculptor Tony O’Keefe and adventurous Queenstown art collective Pick Up Sticks. The live performances, dubbed ‘The Autumn Psyphony’ began with a large steel and concrete sculpture. “It started out as a single structure, this ‘Psyphon’ machine,” said Tony. Read more here. 

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