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Sam Foley & Pete Wheeler – Post Pop Division

Post Pop Division is a celebration of 2 friend‘s shared art experiences that started out 20 years ago as studio neighbors in the Queens Building Dunedin, after which Wheeler established himself in Berlin. 

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Over much of the last 2 decades, these 2 artists have travelled extensively throughout Europe. Being based mostly in multicultural Berlin has allowed different cultures room to intersect and inform their practices. It enabled travel to witness first-hand the best historical and contemporary art Europe has to offer, through its countless museums, galleries, world-leading biennales and International Art Fairs. All this is set against the backing track of the big arty heart of Berlin, beating loudly with the street and music culture the special arts capital embraces. It was a unique time.

At first glance there appears to be not a lot in common between Pete Wheeler’s and Sam Foley‘s painting but look a little closer, spend a little time in the same space with these 2 painters and the similarities will soon reveal themselves.


Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes – WHETŪ

Celebrating Matariki with a Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes Exhibition. Join us in the Front room gallery to witness the magical nine artworks representing each of the nine whetū of Matariki.

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Contrary to popular belief, there are nine stars in the star cluster of Matariki, rather than seven. They all hold dominion over particular areas of our environment as seen from a Māori worldview. In celebration of Matariki, Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes has released her newest collection of woven artwork titled 'Whetū'. 

 

Showing in the Front Room Gallery until 21st July 2021


 


VIRUT – Auckland Sidespace Gallery Exhibition

As the first-ever Auckland VIRUT show commences, we are excited to share with you his latest collection of artworks!

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Virut is an artist overflowing with creativity, he ditches the traditional oil brush for piles of colourful magazines cuttings. This successful formula sees tiny scraps of colourful paper, meticulously layered one next to the other to produce eye-popping portraits. His larger than life collages, are complex and vivid, from a distance the portraits are almost hyperrealistic, viewed closely the original image softly dissolves into the layers of paper.


Fiona Kerr Gedson – Whenua

Fiona Kerr Gedson opens the doors to her newest exhibition titled – WHENUA. Front room show at Artbay Gallery.

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Recently Fiona has begun to celebrate her appreciation for the natural environment through landscape works. Her landscapes capture a moment in time, though they are symbolic of a state of mind, rather than a specific place. She is deeply soothed by time spent in nature. As a calm mother teaches her child to self-regulate by being, connecting to Papatūānuku can guide us to find peace within ourselves. Fiona explores this concept with serene and timeless imagery.


Jimmy James Kouratoras – An Ode to My Grecian Urn

For his upcoming exhibition at Artbay Gallery Queenstown, Jimmy James Kouratoras pays homage to his Greek ancestry.

Jimmy james kouratoras Artwork

Inspired by his travels to his Cretan homeland in the Mediterranean, including the ancient ruins of Knossos, his artworks are influenced by the Cretan pottery, specifically large-scale urns and vases that were used to preserve olives, oil and other perishables.


Elan – Awakening

In our upstairs exclusive exhibitions gallery we present the newest collection from Zen artist – ELAN!

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Awakening. This show is about self-reflection, embracing our shared humanity and expressing gratitude for the privilege of Being. It’s a recognition of where we came from, the appreciation of the unfathomable odds of life ever even happening, the gift of being able to experience the journey, and the recognition that This is it! It’s about the celebration of life itself. Enjoy the show.  
– Elan


VIRUT 2020 Exhibition

Artbay Gallery presents the newest body of work produced by the king of collage – VIRUT Panchabuse!

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The Artist celebrates the character and emotions of his subjects regardless of their gender, age and ethnicity. Each different, each unique but all full of emotions. The final product of Virut’s tedious practice, are very distant from the original source. Each portrait different & unique but full of emotion.


Sam Foley: A Forest

Sam Foley is a coveted award-winning New Zealand artist, who has spent the last decade between Dunedin, Berlin, Switzerland, and Norway.

Sam Foley Artwork

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Sam's latest exhibition, fall in love all over again with our native forest and take a walk through his paintings as if you are walking through our own backyard.

‘The Forest’ opens Friday 4th September at Artbay Gallery Queenstown.


Rachael Errington: Journey Through The Seasons

Take a 'Journey Through The Seasons' with Rachael Errington's latest collection of artworks that celebrate wondrous wooden landscapes. 

Rachael Errington Artwork

Rachael Errington's timeless depictions of seasons and nature are created using oils and acrylics, using a special layering technique which she has developed over the last ten years. The results are distinctive, textural, and often described as ethereal and reflective of an ‘enchanted forest’.


Isaac Petersen: 2020 Exhibition

Contemporary hyperrealism artist Isaac Petersen showcases his newest collection of Oil paintings in our Exclusive Exhibitions Space. 

Isaac Petersen Artwork

This body of work transports the viewer right into the heart of Central Lake's most mesmerising locations.

"My work is a culmination of stories from my life, my home, and places I have been." – Isaac Petersen


Max Patté: Polychromatic

Artbay Gallery is excited to welcome senior Contemporary Artist, Max Patté to the team! 

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Max is well known for his iconic sculpture Solace in the Wind located on the Wellington waterfront and his larger than life cast iron horses The Frolic and the Fancy found at the Hills Golf Club & Sculpture Park in Queenstown. Having acquired corporate patrons and collectors throughout the world, including Sir Ian McKellen, Charles Saatchi, Stephen Fry, Sir Richard Taylor, and Sir Michael Hill; Max is quickly becoming one of New Zealand's most successful artists.


Mad As A Hatter Akarua Art Exhibition

The joint event of Artbay Gallery’s 15th Birthday & the release of

Akarua’s 25 Steps.

Through their own experience and expressions, 5 Artists have created artworks, to tempt you back to relive childhood nostalgia; the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland, and the infamous Mad Hatters Tea Party.


VIRUT – First New Zealand Exhibition

 

Internationally renowned artist Virut to personally open his first New Zealand show.

After phenomenal success in Asia, Virut gained global attention and held sell-out shows in Amsterdam (2017) and Bahrain (2018). Artbay Gallery Director Pauline Bianchi says she is “very, very excited” to host Virut’s first New Zealand show.


Tony O'Keefe: Central Otago Treasures

Blaze by Tony O'Keefe

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.

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