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Sally Bulling - Disco Isn't Dead! ⭐️

Disco isn’t dead! Actually, It Never Died.
Sally’s exhibition ‘Disco isn’t Dead’ celebrates one of the most fascinating times in pop culture. Vibrant colours are mixed with sombre hues and rich metallics channelled onto the mirror with physical movements, sweeping marks, dripping flicks and elaborate pours. 

The works titled after disco hits from the period - is a nod to a society that was living in a time, where living free and against the norm was the lifestyle choice. Disco was glamorous, it was the music of the jet set, it was psychedelic colours, flashy golds and beaming lights. 

Disco isn’t dead! The counterculture innovation of yesterday has snuck its way into the mainstream of today. Society today isn’t following the exact formulas, but rather picking apart certain key elements to create their own disco lifestyles. This exhibition captures my love for a little bit of the retro disco vibe but is mixed with the strong contemporary forms and mediums.


Charlotte Graham – Kitenga Tuarua

Artbay Gallery is excited to welcome acclaimed artist, Charlotte Graham to the Gallery. Charlotte Graham is one of New Zealand’s interdisciplinary artist’s. 

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Known as a conceptual Māori artist, she is Ngāti Whanaunga mana whenua mandated by her iwi.

Graham confidently tests different materials to engage in indigenous dialogue. Her work has addressed social, cultural and political issues for more than twenty years now. This consistent concern for the social, political and Anthropocene are often the spring for new work.


Loser Kid – 'A Safe Place for Stupidity' Exhibition

Lightworx Gallery Auckland in collaboration with creative powerhouse, Loser Kid is delighted to present A Safe Place for Stupidity.

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Exploring this notion of creative freedom without having to conform to anyone else’s agenda, the imagery on show ranges from the carefully constructed and thought-provoking to the unharnessed beauty and wildness captured in moments of unrehearsed life.

Shot on film, all works are presented in striking black and white format - this is a rare opportunity to experience the artists behind the lens. To delve into the inner workings of their creativity and to view works that will never be created beyond this exhibition captured in moments of unrehearsed life.


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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.


Simon Max Bannister: The Calling

The newest collection of bronze casted sculptures by Simon Max Bannister.

Simon Max Bannister Sculpture

Simons large steel sculptures reflect a sense of time and place within the elements, as they are encouraged to naturally oxidize, giving the sculptures a warm patina rich in earthy ochres. Simon's smaller bronze sculptures are assembled from wood splinters, which are reminiscent of feathers, bone and sinew.


Louise McRae Exhibition: No Ordinary Sun

Lastest Art Exhibition


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.


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.

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