Exhibition dates: Saturday 24 February – 6 April 2024


Auckland-based artist Amrit Kaur takes inspiration from the natural world, producing paintings full of intention and from a place of peace. Turning towards the detail of everyday life, she brings forth on her canvas the moments often overlooked in our busy day-to-day world.

Kaur’s artworks begin in nature, influenced by her surroundings, but resolve in the solitude of her studio – a nod to the complexities of life where we are influenced by what’s happening around us but, in the end, we return to ourselves to make sense of it all.

Not interested in capturing the details but in highlighting the subtleness her of subject, Kaur collects relics from nature, sketching and taking notes while outdoors and then embedding those onto her canvas back in her studio.

Fragments of Us builds on the artist’s practice as she explores the humanity’s adjustment to its place in the natural world, highlighting the multiple personalities embodied in each of us. Bringing together her abstract and expressionist works, Kaur hints at the coming together of all our various fragments to make one of US.

In partnership with Arts Out East, UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, and Te Tuhi, the Howick Youth Council’s Youth Visual Art Showcase is back for the fifth year with over 70 submissions.

Showcasing the best of our young visual Artists, between the age of 18 – 24 living in East Auckland.

Whether it be painting, sculpture, animation, photography, or mixed media, the showcase has artists in all fields.

Opening night: 20 May, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Exhibition dates: Saturday 20 May – Saturday 17 June

Expansive yet minuscule, spontaneous yet during; Trees are living beings that play a role not just in the ecosystem, but also in the minds of many artists.

This exhibition explores the interpretation of this vital element of nature from the ancient Roman frescoes to the Chinese literati paintings, and sparks further inquiries to how art could better represent trees that may enable us to reconcile with our environment.

Dorks, Losers, Lemons is a collaborative project between Isabella Dampney and Sophie Sutherland. Together they explore the absurdity of rigid structures in urban life. The show is an invitation to confront the propriety of spaces within and outside the gallery, while drawing on humour as a means of reconnecting with pleasure and play.

Whether stealing lemons over fences or divining meaning from personalised licence plates, Isabella Dampney finds herself at odds with Tāmaki Makaurau’s suburban culture of automobilia and antisociality. Isabella’s flamboyant colours and premeditated brushwork rationalise her anecdotal experiences of social discord into objects of pleasure.

Similarly, Sophie Sutherland bends norms of installation practice, playing with forms that are inspired by systems of aid. Through her action inspired work, featuring pool noodles, rugby cones and other objects of sport, Sophie confuses and questions the role of the gallery space, creating new opportunities for play.

Exhibition dates: Monday 3 April – Saturday 13 May

Let Us Drink the New Wine, Together! has been curated by Alys Longley and Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira in collaboration with over 100 artists from across the world.

Let Us Drink the New Wine, Together! is an exhibition of installations, artist maps, works on paper, video and mail art, that have all crossed geographical and linguistic borders throughout 2020-2023. The exhibition seeks to account for different realities and contexts through a kind of global x-ray, proposing art as a way to continue to imagine the world anew in uncertain times.

In addition to the gallery installation, a virtual realisation of this exhibition has been developed, which takes this exhibition beyond the walls of the gallery, inviting anyone with Wi-Fi to enter and experience the work through the Malcolm Smith Gallery website.

Click below to visit the virtual exhibition!


Exhibition dates: 9 February – 11 March

‘Perspectives: Te Tai Ao Notions of the Universal’ Exhibition has brought together artists of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity to explore the question of what constitutes the universal. Is this an outdated construct which serves to subjugate cultural differences or is it something within the essence of what unites us all through commonalities? Is it tangible or in the realms of intangible? How can it be expressed in a way that ignites a universal experience?

Eleven artists under the umbrella of the Flowers Art Collective have found different ways to grapple with these questions arriving and a collection of works which hold both commonalities and disparities. Abstract and figurative painting, photographic excursions and works that use internal illumination offer experiences which brings a sense of other world dimensions as well as earthly realities, food for thought and nourishing delights. Artists Marion Gordon-Flower, Taylen Heremaia, Jasmine Hope, Anne Shirley, Mary Shirley, Ruth Bioletti, Lynette Fisher, Max Grey, Penny Otto, Justin Sobion and Agnés Desombiaux-Sigley bring together their own artistic lenses, to create an exhibition of great diversity and depth.

Tipua Sculpture Tour

12 March – March 31 2023

Community Open Day: March 25

The Tipua (New Growth) Sculpture Roadshow is a regional tour of new and traditional Whakairo Sculpture created by artists for Lake House Arts exhibitions during Symposiums and Festivals in 2020 – 2022. Created by a collection of Auckland based artists, this touring exhibition shares their award-winning whakairo and mixed media sculptures to a wider audience throughout the Auckland region.



Andy Turner

Uenuku Hawira

Brett Evans

Luis Fernando Cabrera

Paul Brunton

Natanahira Pona

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core.

Artists were invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution.

With a total prize pool of $10,000, the winning artworks are intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.

This year’s entries will be judged by Benjamin Work.

Benjamin Work is an artist, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland-born and raised, with Tongan and Scottish heritage. Work’s evolution exemplifies the new trajectories of artists reared on American sub/pop culture, while also explicitly exploring the complexities of both cultural institutions and the Moana Oceania diaspora. He currently resides alongside the Tāmaki Estuary in Pakuranga where throughout his life he has experienced the changing complexities and pressures upon this unique ecosystem. He was awarded the 2019 CMBB Para Site International Art Residency in Hong Kong, a 2021 Finalist – Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards and author of Whenua Fonua ‘Enua and Motutapu books. He continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally and is represented by Bergman Gallery.

Call for Entries
Entries are CLOSED

Exhibition of Finalists
1 July to 26 August 2023
Awards Ceremony
Saturday 1 July 2023, 2:30PM

Image: Daisy Nicholas, Coastal Echo, 2022

Opening event: 28 October, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Exhibition dates: Saturday 28 October – December 16 2023


“I found myself caught in a nonverbal conversation with this Other, a gestural duet with which my conscious awareness had very little to do. It was as if my body in its actions was suddenly being motivated by a wisdom older than my thinking mind, as though it was held and moved by a logos, deeper than words, spoken by the Other’s body, the trees, and the stony ground on which we stood.”

David Abram, “The Spell of the Sensuous”

How can painting enhance our habitual ways of seeing our environment? How can it help us reconnect with the animal and plant life around us? How can it help us reconnect with the land that surrounds us? Dependent on the more-than-human natural world, we are, in the words of David Abram, “alive, awake and aware”.

We discover worlds within worlds. We understand nature, wild with its patterns and vicissitudes. We come to the realization that the landscape is expressive and sentient with shapes and sounds twisting, twitching, swerving, switching, rippling and swelling. It interpenetrates our minds, our senses and our humanity.

This sensual world is the place of dreams and yearning where everything is always changing and evolving. How can painting capture the power and energy of these rhythms, flows and forces – the exchange between our senses and the sensuous terrain?


About the artist

Ekaterina Dimieva is an abstract painter based in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland. She completed her Master’s of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts in 2020 and is a participant in the mothermother curatorial project.

Dimieva has been a finalist in the Estuary Art and Ecology Awards (Uxbridge Arts and Culture, 2022, 2023), a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Awards (Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, 2022) and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (Arts Whakatane, 2021). Her work is included in various collections nation-wide and abroad including the Wallace Arts Trust collection.

May 2, 2022 9:00 am - May 28, 2022 4:00 pm

TURNING is an interactive exhibition of kinetic, photographic and sculptural work created in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist, Lucinda Boermans, and technician, Alan Eaton. It is a creative response to Peter Sloterdijk’s Atmospheric Philosophy. Spheres of Being, a trilogy written and conceived over a period of 6 years (between 1998 and 2004). Sloterdijk’s historically informed theory details “a shift in how humans understand the world, and an ontology of space which is concerned with the particular ‘spheres’ they inhabit.”

TURNING explores space as spheres of influence; it is about poetics of space expressed through movement and sound. It invites us to consider attention and our relational position in the world. Equally, it is about acts of relational aesthetics (of “being in spheres”) realised through process-based enquiry, collaborative exchange and interaction “in-the-making”. As Boermans notes, TURNING took shape over nine months, through the unfolding of tales, recounted conversations, note-taking and emails sent in exchange.

In addition to this exhibition, two complementary workshops will be held for children. More information can be found here.

May 30, 2022 7:30 pm - June 18, 2022 4:00 pm

The Howick Photographic Society, in conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography and the Howick 175th Anniversary, is proud to showcase a large selection of images by award winning and emerging photographers.

The exhibition opens on May 30th with the public warmly welcomed to view the wide range of styles and subjects on display. This wonderful exhibition will run at the Uxbridge Centre in Howick from the opening until the 18th June. The photographs on display are all available for purchase in almost any size that you require, should you wish to have one or more of these works gracing your home or business.

The Howick Photographic Society was established in 1956 and today has a strong following of members from the very experienced through to members just starting out on their photographic journey. Experienced members regularly hold tuition forums for those wishing to improve and warmly welcome anyone with an interest in this art form with workshops, outings and competitions available for everyone. The club has a strong history of successes in local, national and international competitions.

Physical meetings, in pre and post Covid times, are held at the clubrooms below the Bridge Club at the Howick Recreation Centre Complex. At the moment, all meetings are conducted on Zoom and new members have expressed their enthusiasm for the progress that they have made whilst having only experienced this form of contact.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

July 2, 2022 2:30 pm - August 27, 2022 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

The only contemporary art award in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core.

Artists have been invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki estuary – to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway, and to encourage action against its pollution.

With a total prize pool of $10,000, this year the award ceremony will again celebrate the winning artworks chosen by our judge. Returning as judge is Francis McWhannell, who will select artworks for the 16th Estuary Art and Ecology Award based on their innovative and intelligent response to ecology and the Tāmaki Estuary. He has also selected a number of other entries for display outside the main gallery. These entries will also be open for the Rice Family Partnership’s People’s Choice Award.

Saturday 2 July – 27 August 2022

Wesley John Fourie – First Prize
Perry Projects – Second Prize
Rozana Lee – Third Prize
Ramon Robertson – Merit
Alby Yap – Merit
Amanda Watson
Celeste Sterling
Agnès Desombiaux Sigley
Daisy Nicholas
Milvia Romici
Mā Te Huruhuru Artists
Jill McArthur
Richard Osborne
Gillian Green
Ekaterina Dimieva
Suzette van Dorsser
Gail Barratt
Maggy J
Phillippa Bentley
Ainsley O’Connell


January 24, 2022 10:00 am - March 12, 2022 4:00 pm

The Kelliher Art Competition, and the Trust to administer it, were established by Henry Kelliher: the founder, managing director, and subsequent chairman of Dominion Breweries. To enter, artists were required “to paint the visible aspects of New Zealand’s landscape and coastal scenes in a realistic and traditional way”. Later, prizes for portraiture and figure studies were added. The Trust’s collection largely comprises prize-winning paintings from the competition, held from 1956 to 1977, although for the last three competitions, in 1974, 1976 and 1977, the name was changed to the Kelliher Art Award for which five equal Awards were given, whether a landscape, portrait or figure study. In addition to purchases made from approximately 2007 to 2012 to update the collection a little, from 2015 the Trust has commissioned paintings by emerging landscape painters as a way of honouring Sir Henry’s original objective: to encourage the painting of New Zealand landscape.

This year’s selection does not have a particular theme. Rather, it attempts to represent the diversity of the collection. In part this is because in 2021 the focus of the Trust has been the development of a major touring exhibition, comprised of approximately a third of the collection from December 2021 through to early 2023.

The Kelliher Art Trust is delighted that Uxbridge Arts and Culture, Howick, will be presenting this collection from 24 January until 12 March.

Christopher Johnstone
Curator, Kelliher Art Trust

March 18, 2022 10:00 am - April 23, 2022 4:00 pm

By Wesley John Fourie

Spanning textile, painting, ceramics, drawing, and printmaking, I Dream A Rain Forest is a show about place.
Natural places, such as Waipoua Kauri Forest, seen in Tane Mahuta, and Safe Haven (Kahurangi National Park), or through botanical sampling, like Kowhai Park. Places inscribed with memories, such as Woodhaugh Gardens (I cant stop thinking about our first kiss), and Forest Floor (where we lay together in love), drawing out these places as they are remembered in time through stitch.
This show also presents places we go to in our mind, specifically the artists mind, in states of deep insomnia. In these works, the insomnia portraits, we see a series of imagined landscapes, the artist’s internal “green space”, in both drawing and painting.

Though diverse in its media, the works in this exhibition are bound together by their repetitive mark making processes, and all seek to elevate our arboreal environment, real or imagined.
We Climbed This Mountain With Our Feet and Hands (Rangitoto), a community built artwork (created with thanks to Te Tuhi Contemporary Trust, Arts Out East, and Howick Local Board), is another example of the artist’s interest in place, as a 1/1 scale model of Rangitoto, rendered in arm knitting (260m).

The pieces in this exhibition, like the headspace they were created under, are largely intimate works.
They carry across their surfaces stories, the memory of light hitting a fern in a rain forest, the setting of a first kiss, a sampling of every plant along a pathway, an imagined clearing in a bush, stories rooted in place, and memory of place.

For Artweek Auckland, there will be an arm knitting workshop running in conjunction with the exhibition.

Workshop: Arm Knitting (free workshop)
Saturday 13 November, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

June 10, 2021 10:00 am - June 26, 2021 4:00 pm

The Howick Youth Council’s East Auckland Visual Arts Showcase is running for its fourth year to showcase the best of visual art produced by young people living in Howick, Pakuranga, Botany, and Ormiston. This exhibition will be free to view over two weeks from 10th June to 26th June and was opened to submissions from youth aged between 12 and 24 who live in the area covered by the Howick Local Board. This year the art category is open with participants free to create artworks over subject matters that inspire them or to experiment with different medians.

May 6, 2021 10:00 am - May 10, 2021 4:00 pm

East Auckland Embroiderers Guild (EAEG) is an incorporated society and a member of the Association of New Zealand Embroiders Guild (ANZEG). It was formed in 2004 and has a current membership of 60 meeting twice each month – one day meeting and one evening meeting. ANZEG’s overall aim is to encourage embroidery in all its forms, innovation in design, and excellence in stitching. The members of EAEG fulfil this aim, being involved in a wide range of embroidery techniques ranging from very old traditional forms of stitching from around the world through to modern creations and multi-media projects. Workshops are often held at meetings to teach new skills, utilising both guild members and outside tutors. In addition to this, members can attend regional and national workshops run by both excellent local and international tutors – some with training such as the Royal School of Needlework.

Members are encouraged to try a diversity of embroidery techniques and to also create their own designs which then get transformed into a unique finished item. The resulting projects cover a vast range including stitched art for hanging, ornaments, cushions and table mats etc. These works of art are of an extremely high quality, with some members receiving recognition awards at regional and national exhibitions.

EAEG has run an exhibition open to the public every two years since its inception and has been pleased to be able to share this age-old craft, keeping these traditional skills alive and continues to inspire new and younger members in their embroidery.

July 3, 2021 2:30 pm - August 28, 2021 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Awards Ceremony
Saturday 3 July, 2:30PM 2021
Saturday 3 July – 28 August 2021

The only contemporary art award in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core.

Artists have been invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki estuary – to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway, and to encourage action against its pollution.

UXBRIDGE is pleased to welcome the Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum as partner and sponsor for this year’s event. The prize pool is now $10,000. Our judge, Francis McWhannell, has selected 23 artworks for the 15th Estuary Art and Ecology Award based on their innovative and intelligent response to ecology and the Tāmaki Estuary. He has also selected a number of other entries for display outside the main gallery. These entries will also be open for the Rice Family Partnership’s People’s Award.

2021 Finalists

  • Mā Te Huruhuru Artists      (First Prize)
  • Katie Theunissen                  (Second Prize)
  • Divyaa Kumar                       (Third Prize)
  • Jenny Tomlin                         (Merit)
  • Franca Bertani                      (Merit)
  • Alby Yap                                 (People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Wally Rice Family Partnership)
  • Kiri Abraham
  • Ina Arraoui
  • Gail Barratt
  • Emily Brown
  • Guinevere Cherrill
  • Julie Christey
  • Karen Danes
  • Matt Dowman
  • Emma Fromont
  • Dani Henke
  • Amanda Hewlett
  • Jen Huebert
  • Kim Logue
  • Minke Lupa
  • TSU
  • Marion Wassenaar
  • Isabella Young

Concourse Exhibition

  • Anna Gibbs
  • Deborah Hide-Bayne
  • Maria Lambert
  • Janet Mazenier
  • Marie-Louise Myburgh
  • Penny Otto
  • Celeste Sterling
  • Celia Walker
  • Amanda Watson
  • Alvin Xiong
  • Nuanzhi Zheng


Signature Image: Confluence – 2020 Estuary Art Awards (Merit)

Cathy Tuato’o Ross, Bindy Caesar, Penny Fitt, Heather Hunt, Richard Hunter, Julia Newland

We have selected this image for the 2021 Estuary Art Awards as it is the result of a creative collaboration and is a conscious response to the dilemma of the Tāmaki Estuary’s past, present, and future. It involved conversation, negotiation, learning, and incorporates knowledge of place with knowledge of colonial history and the effects of human activity on the land, the water, and the climate. Restoring, preserving, and respecting the ecology of Tāmaki Estuary is an ongoing project that will require conversations, listening, negotiation, and collaborative action across the different perspectives of all those affected – a confluence.

February 9, 2021 2:00 pm - March 6, 2021 4:00 pm

Curated by Nicki and Grant Richards, the Quay Art Gallery exhibition will showcase an incredible collection of work by our Quay artists from all over New Zealand.

“As long term Howick residents, we are so pleased to bring our Quay Art Gallery to the local community through Uxbridge Arts and Culture. A community collaboration showcasing both local Auckland artists and art from all over New Zealand – from Christchurch to the far north.

The exhibition will focus on paintings, ceramics and glass art from some of our countries top artists.

We look forward to seeing you there.”

– Nicki and Grant Richards

November 20, 2020 9:00 am - February 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Tony started teaching at UXBRIDGE in 1998, and after holding a solo exhibition in 2000 he then became the centre’s “Artist in Residence” in 2001.

The residency consisted of a number of classes that Tony taught, as well as open studio time where the public could watch and ask questions whilst Tony painted. This residency was renewed every 6 months for 3 years before starting his own business, after new management decided not to renew his contract.

Starting with 50 students, numbers quickly grew to 120 and Tony was teaching 7 days a week. What has developed through the years of student and teacher interaction, is a unique painting method that anyone can learn.

Now after 17 years he returns to where he began.

“We have been at UXBRIDGE for 2 years and it’s working out really nicely, there is a vibrant art community at the centre and the UXBRIDGE team are great to work with. We have reduced the number of students I teach per class, and I tutor only 2 days a week on Thursdays and Fridays. This have given me more time to work on my own painting”.

June 19, 2020 9:00 am - June 25, 2020 5:00 pm

The Howick Youth Council’s East Auckland Visual Arts Showcase will once again showcase the best of visual art produced by young people living in Howick, Pakuranga, Botany, and Ormiston. This exhibition will be free to view and was open to submissions from youth aged between 12 and 24 who live in the area covered by the Howick Local Board. 2020 will be the third year in which the showcase has been run — but for the first time, the showcase will also include two main categories: Themed Art and Open Art — with a theme of ‘Modern and Traditional Connection’

April 1, 2020 4:00 pm - April 8, 2020 11:08 am

Lockdown Heroes

An appreciation for essential workers through creativity and art!
With the sudden outbreak of Covid-19, we became much more aware of the vital role our essential workers play. What would we do without them?

Age Range
Ages between 5 and 18 are welcome to apply

October 1, 2020 5:00 pm - October 31, 2020 4:00 pm

This exhibition brings together text and image (poetry and landscape watercolour painting).

Siobhan’s autobiographical poems and landscapes form a visceral and compelling engagement with the textures and stories of the Howick/Maraetai coastline, with particular focus upon her own experience of local Māori and Jewish cultural contexts. Her work is also very much informed by her own disability. Her paintings draw upon the fluctuating differences in sight she experiences and seizures – much the same as did Van Gogh and artists with similar disabilities.

Siobhan’s paintings and drawings have been published in several art journals including Esthetica and The Same. Siobhan was also runner up for the 2020 Adam NZ playwriting award. Her poetry, fiction and memoir has been published in a number of literary journals including New Zealand Poetry and World Literature Today. Last but not least, she is currently editing a poetic illustrated novel about disability and Maori experiences of the New Zealand Wars for publication with Lasavia Press, Auckland.

Artist: Siobhan Rosenthal

July 9, 2018 10:00 am - August 19, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

9 July to 19 August 2018

Opening Saturday 7 July, 2.30PM

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core. Artists are invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution. With a total prize pool of $8,300 the winning artworks will be intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.

Judge: Paul Brobbel

Congratulations to the winners of the Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2018

Marion Wassenaar (First Prize), Wei Lun Ha (Second Prize), Mish O’Neill (Merit), Michelle Farrell (Merit)

People’s Choice Award Winners were Jim Wheeler and Rozana Lee

With support from  Gordon Harris, Rice Family Partnership and

Exhibition Publication

June 4, 2018 10:00 am - June 30, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

4 June to 30 June 2018

Opening Saturday 2 June, 2.30PM

Developing from their exhibition in Ōtepoti in 2017, The Insider uses public space, street and gallery, as a site for response to inequality, allowing for a propaganda-like campaign to act as the catalyst for conversation and directly questions the hierarchies that govern culture and critical thinking.

Presented as part of

Auckland Festival of Photography

Exhibition Publication


March 5, 2018 10:00 am - April 14, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

5 March to 14 April 2018

Opening Saturday 3 March, 2.30PM


A drainlayer, a fabricator, a builder, a Scout, a potter – unlikely partnerships, initiated through Scott Eady’s personal connections to local residents will develop to create a space for exploration and consideration, bringing an understanding of the local and connection to the immediate.

Exhibition Publication



Auckland Arts Festival 2018

March 24, 2019 10:00 am - May 12, 2019 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery


24 March to 12 May 2019

Garden of Memories, curated by Giles Peterson, brings together heirloom and contemporary Pacific quilts from Peterson’s collection and uses these precious objects as the starting point for exploring contemporary craft and object-making by extending this traditional form into creative interpretations and new works by artists from across Asia and the Pacific.

Six quilts from Aotearoa and the Pacific are at the centre of the exhibition and the complementing publication.  Peterson’s personal connection to each quilt is explored through narratives, along with the idea of quilts as domestic objects, transmitters of knowledge, status items, items for comfort and survival and works of art.

Garden of Memories features work by Shona Pitt, Sheena Taivairanga, Lisa Reihana, Vea Mafile’o, Reina Sutton, Lina Pavaha Marsh, and Ken Khun.

A publication to accompany the exhibition will be available, created in collaboration with Rim Books.  This publication is funded by Creative New Zealand and supported by Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and Resene.

Pre-order your copy of the publication HERE

February 28, 2020 7:30 pm - April 24, 2020 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

“From Here to Africa is a collection of captivating portraits of the Maasai people from Tanzania. I found myself deeply inspired upon meeting the Maasai tribe and realised the opportunity to document their unique culture which is being eroded by Western influence and modern technology. On a personal level, this reminds me of the true value of photography: preserving memories in order to relive special stories and pass them on to others. Through this series of carefully composed photographs, the Maasai people can share their rich culture with the world.

The collection is presented in a film-noir monochrome, capturing these portraits in a classically timeless style; lending a unifying appearance that emulates analogue lithographic techniques. I wanted viewers to focus on the humanity aspect of each portrait: expressions and body language, shapes and forms. I eliminated distracting colours to ensure that viewers focus on the people within the photos, and make emotional connections with these individuals.

I aim to depict the Maasai culture in an authentic and honest way, using a clear narrative style which shows people the significance of their culture, as well as their individual personalities. My goal is to provoke your imagination regarding the traditions of the Maasai people and the stories behind their portraits. In sharing this portfolio, I encourage viewers to show tolerance: to accept all people and to recognise the value of cultural diversity. We would all experience an enhanced sense of community if we took the time to appreciate interactions which allow us to discover the world beyond our familiar boundaries.”

Opening:  Friday, 28 February 7:30PM with keynote speaker: Sir Bob Harvey. RSVP:

Artist Talk:  Saturday, 7 March 11:00AM                                                    

Portraiture Photography Workshop:  Saturday, 7 March 12:00PM – 3:00PM    WORKSHOP DETAIL & BOOKINGS


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Coming soon: Uxbridge Art Sale

March 24, 2019 10:00 am - May 12, 2019 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery


September 9, 2019 9:00 am - October 13, 2019 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

The decision to drift is an exhibition of three painters – Amy Blinkhorne, Kristy Gorman, and Emma Smith. These artists explore notions of stillness in varied ways – forms flit, linger, are held and haunt the surfaces. The works slow the viewer in a quiet state of recalibration, of floating observance, residual uneasiness and slow terror.

Amy Blinkhorne’s practice explores the notions of liminality, an in-between space that challenges two or more multiple constructs. Influenced by the experience of distorted sound, as a result of wearing hearing aids, strange spatial interactions take place within the painting’s body and surface. Spaces that are empty or unclear are bound in-between the states of knowing. In these spaces lie the discomfort of uncertainty and unfamiliarity, of no idea and agenda, no gender, no polarities. Until this liminal space becomes the truth, there will always be an, “other”.

In the work of Kristy Gorman forms that are at once familiar and ambiguous are spliced and reconstructed to tease out issues of surface and depth, figure and ground, stability and fragility. Edited observations and tricks of the light are recalled as floating planes hover and shift quietly within the frame and beyond it.

Broadly speaking Emma Smith’s work negotiates the post industrial militarization of culture, a heightened state of urgency/ emergency, the looming certainty of the accident, the potential in temporary wasteland spaces, notions of displacement, reparation and debt, institutional restructures and failures in the (predominantly) painted form. In the series A Brief History of Fire, we see luminous sickly billowing clouds of indeterminate scale on a back drop of impossibly sunny colours.

Image by Kristy Gormin

January 11, 2020 2:30 pm - February 18, 2020 4:00 pm

From the distant afar, years and years ago, through mountains and seas, upon this Aotearoa, a wonderland, did we come, and took root hence.

In Spring, trailing the songs of birds, we can wander around our fragrance filled gardens of blooming flowers, pick a rose fresh with dew then, so to hold on to those blissful moments.

In Summer, under the setting sun, we can take a stroll through the inviting beaches, bathing with the waving ripples and blessings of Santa in shorts, wistfully wishing another flourishing year.

While in Autumn, the golden light seeps through the land, shrouding Kiwis singing the harvesting songs, a moment how we can forget our cameras.

In Winter under the moonlight, while the city is still under a misty veil tinted with neon lights, we can climb up the neighbouring hills, to take a glimpse, or to have a little chat with the starry sky, and to reach out for that kiwi bird up, up in the Milky Way.

New Zealand…. this is our home, our heaven on Earth.

February 9, 2019 10:00 am - February 24, 2019 4:00 pm UXBRIDGE Showcase

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core. Artists were invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution.

With a total prize pool of $8,300, the winning artworks are intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.

Exhibition of Finalists
13 July to 1 September 2019
Awards Ceremony
Saturday 13 July 2019, 2:30PM
Judge’s Tour of the Exhibition
Saturday 20 July, 2:30PM
Congratulations to our 2019 Finalists
Roma Anderson, Hannah Rose Arnold, Julia Christey, Bev Goodwin, Toni Hartill, Thomas Hinton, John Johnston, Thomas Lawley, Minke Lupa, Janet Mazenier, Barnaby McBryde, Neal Palmer, Lucy Pierpoint, Summer Shimizu, Mo Stewart, Katie Theunissen, Raewyn Turner/Brian Harris, Celia Walker, Briana Woolliams
Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners
First Place – Mo Stewart
Second Place – Roma Anderson
Merit – Toni Hartill
Merit – Briana Woolliams

Image: Mish O’Neill, Mānawa, 2018
Merit Award EAA12

January 22, 2018 10:00 am - February 24, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

22 January to 24 February 2018

Gallery Session with the artist: Friday 16 February, 11.30AM

New works from New Zealand and India reinterpreting modernism for a new time

Natalie Guy recently completed a three month residency in Varanasi, India and the results of this residency form her new exhibition, Then and Then Again.

Working with manufacturers she met in the city, Guy weaves some of the wonder of Varanasi into her distinctive sculpture practice.

Utilising a contrasting palette of hard material (iron formed into shapes by a local Varanasi blacksmith) and soft fibres (traditional muslin dyed and embroidered with designs inspired by Gordon Walters prints), this exhibition regenerates and brings together New Zealand modernism and Indian handcraft.

The residency Guy completed is based at Kriti Gallery and is supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation.


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April 23, 2018 10:00 am - May 17, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

23 April to 25 May 2018

Opening Saturday 21 April, 2.30PM

Curators Tour: Thursday 17 May, 11.30AM

Curated by Alice Tyler and Zoe Hoeberigs

Making the invisible visible, this exhibition brings together works by artists who reflect on things unnoticed and the obscured forces that play within the overlooked.

Featuring Wanda Gillespie, Matilda Woods, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Rozana Lee, Pamela Wolfe, Georgie Hill.


Image: Wanda Gillespie, Seeker 2 (Kai) 2016, woodcarving (Ash), fur, fabric



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October 19, 2019 9:00 am - December 1, 2019 4:00 pm

This exhibition continues the ongoing series by Billy Apple entitled ‘Institutional Critiques’.  Started in the 1970s, these investigations critique the ways that exhibition spaces function and subvert these spaces through painting specific architectural features red.  Highlighting oddities or irregularities in gallery design, Apple brings attention to the spaces in which art sits and in doing so, the gallery becomes the artwork itself.


Apple has critiqued galleries throughout New Zealand including Te Uru Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, The Suter Gallery, Adam Art Gallery, and the Physics Room.  This exhibition coincides with a critique of the Refinery Artspace in Nelson.

May 20, 2019 12:49 pm - 12:50 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Malcolm Smith Gallery

1 June to 30 June 2019

To a child, time is like a circle, it has no beginning, no end and consists solely of the present. For an adult, time is like an arrow. It has clear direction and it cannot be wasted. This exhibition is a celebration of children and the inner child. It is an expression of how fascinating and magical the world can be if only we looked at it with younger eyes. It is an invitation to adults to be more curious, brave, inquisitive, and imaginative.

Curated by Mandy Huang

July 4, 2020 2:30 pm - August 30, 2020 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Image: Kate van der Drift, Diptych First Quarter Moon to Full Moon, May, 2020
1st Place EAA14

Judge’s Tour 18th July, 2020

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core. Artists were invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution.

Our judge this year, Monique Jansen, is an Auckland based artist and Head of Visual Arts at the Auckland University of Technology. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in many public and private collections. She was the winner of the inaugural Aotearoa/New Zealand National Parkin Drawing Prize in 2013. Monique is a committed environmentalist and organic gardener; working on transforming her home and community into a model of resilience, sustainable living, and active citizenship.

Thank you to all who have entered!
Below are the 25 finalists for this year’s Estuary Art and Ecology Prize:

  • Kiri Abraham
  • Amber Adams
  • Rick Allender
  • Cristina Beth
  • Lee Brogan
  • Anthony Clarke
  • Sarah Davis
  • Alan Fletcher
  • Wesley John Fourie
  • Bobbie Gray
  • Anna Hayes
  • Janna Isbey
  • Maggy Johnston
  • Janet Mazenier
  • Barnaby McBryde
  • Neal Palmer
  • Pass the Blue Collaborative
  • Ramon Robertson
  • Studio Reset
  • Summer Shimizu
  • Jenny Tomlin
  • Wayne Trow
  • Suzette van Dorsser
  • Kate van der Drift
  • Clovis Viscoe


  • First Place: Kate van der Drift
  • Second Place: Wesley John Fourie
  • Merit: Alan Fletcher
  • Merit: Pass the Blue Collaborative

Exhibition of Finalists
4 July to 30 August 2020

Judge’s Tour
Saturday 18 July 2020, 2:30PM


December 11, 2017 10:00 am - January 13, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

11 December 2017 to 13 January 2018

Opening Saturday 9 December, 2.30PM

Exhibition Talk: Sunday 10 December, 2.30PM

Public Programme: Paint a Plate Workshop, 13 January 2018

The Bloggs – a title that refers to the British colloquialism ‘Joe Bloggs’ to denote the typical everyday man – considers what it is that makes us human. Nicola Jackson has created her version of an anatomy museum, filling vitrines and cabinets with a range of curious objects and adorning the walls with paintings of inquisitive characters.

In The Bloggs Jackson has paired key anatomical elements with qualities that go beyond the physical but ultimately aid in classifying us as human.

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December 3, 2018 10:00 am - January 27, 2019 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

3 December to 27 January 2019

Opening Saturday 1 December, 2.30PM

Chroma, a new exhibition by Wendy Hannah, explores colour, pigment and materials, creating an immersive environment reflecting the different facets of her practice.

Wendy Hannah has been painting for fifteen years.  She began her practice with community art courses before attending Elam School of Fine Arts.  Through her Bachelor studies she developed a keen interest in the alchemy of paint, experimenting with chemical reactions and the science of artmaking.

This exhibition brings Hannah’s interest of pigment investigation into a new dimension, incorporating think, thin, sticky and vicious pigments with unexpected sculptural supports.

She has been working with Colin Gooch Technical Director and Mike Clowes Technical Manager of Resene Paints with a tool box of pigments and additives to create an ambitious homage to colour and form.

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August 27, 2018 10:00 am - September 30, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery


27 August to 30 September 2018

Opening Saturday 25 August, 2.30PM


Malcolm Smith Gallery is partnering with Aotearoa Urban Arts Trust (AUAT) to bring Hong Kong based Cath Love to Auckland this August.  Cath Love will join local artists Oscar Low and Elliot Francis Stewart in EAST, an exhibition that looks to build connections between Urban Contemporary artists within Asia Pacific and Aotearoa.


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March 13, 2021 2:30 pm - April 30, 2021 4:00 pm

Tori Beeche, Ekaterina Dimieva, Janet Mazenier

“A true Drawing is not a copy of something. It is a constructive deconstruction of something and much more real than the initial thing.”

This quote from the French philosopher Alain Badiou emphasises the endless scope of artistic making, unmaking, and remaking – a common thread in the painting practices of Tori Beeche, Ekaterina Dimieva, and Janet Mazenier. These artists look at our complex present through the prism of nostalgia, yearning, and the ultimate pursuit of trying to connect to the ‘now’ and make sense of it. Tori’s paintings reference the recent past, reflecting on societal and cultural constructs via the concept of restorative nostalgia. Ekaterina’s paintings could be viewed as metaphysical puzzles. They question the real and the imaginary, asking questions such as “How can abstract painting visualise emotional forces and intensities?”. Janet’s paintings construct worlds within worlds. Her meticulous depictions of micro-ecosystems connect human identity to our respect and understanding of Nature.

November 6, 2017 10:00 am - December 2, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

6 November to 2 December 2017

Opening Saturday 4 November, 2.30PM

Artist Talk: Saturday 18 November, 2.30PM

Early Polynesian navigators gave names to the places they encountered as a reminder of the spiritual threshold between creation and reality.  This was because they regarded the ideas of geographic and spiritual origin as mutually similar.

In Whenua Fonua ‘Enua Auckland-based artist Benjamin Work explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present.

Work hopes to draw the viewer into a conversation about the way in which history is written onto a landscape, as people remember and retell stories of what has taken place and imagine what could be.


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September 18, 2017 - October 28, 2017 8:58 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Tori Ferguson, Ayesha Green, Zainab Hikmet and Anh Tran

18 September to 28 October 2017

Opening: Saturday 16 September, 2.30PM

Although they come from, and live now, in various parts of the world, the four artists featured in Here and Now have all – at one point – called this land home.  These artists are linked by the way in which the traces of the journeys to where they find themselves now are imbued in the artworks they create. Here and Now shows both the ripples of global influences and the continual threads of reflection they have to Aotearoa.

Image: Zainab Hikmet, Half Moon Bay – Auckland glass, 2015,
glass made from raw Half Moon Bay (Auckland) beach sand; 100mm x 100mm x 100mm


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July 24, 2017 10:00 am - September 9, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

24 July to 9 September 2017

Opening: Saturday 22 July, 2.30PM

If one is not limited by an idea and instead paints to further their understanding of visual principles, then each painting is infinitely more meaningful.  Drawing is the heavy reserve that says nothing, but through experience can reveal everything.

This solo exhibition by Auckland artist Reece King explores the universal principles of nature through experimentations in form and perception.  While encounters in nature are the beginning point, once started, the painting ultimately finds itself and creates its own meaning for viewers to contemplate.

June 12, 2017 10:00 am - July 15, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

12 June to 15 July 2017

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core.  With a total prize pool of $8,300 the winning artworks will be intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.

Judged by Ane Tonga

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Awards:

First Place: Kohl Tyler-Dunshea

Second Place: Wendy Hannah

Merit Award: Bev Goodwin and Jeff Thomson

Merit Award: Roma Anderson

People’s Choice Award: Arielle Walker

Image: Kohl Tyler-Dunshea, Offerings (2017).  First Place, 2017

2017 finalists:

Arielle Walker, Bev Goodwin and Jeff Thomson, Caroline Powley, Celeste Sterling, Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Dawn Johnstone, Hanna Shim, Hayley Nieuwoudt, Janna Isbey, Jennie De Groot, Jessica Kate Tweed, Jessica Pearless, Katy Metcalf, Kohl Tyler-Dunshea, Lee Brogan, Lucy Pierpoint, Michael Prosee, Mo Stewart, Reece King, Rick Allender, Roma Anderson, Rozana Lee, Sophie Foster, Suzette van Dorsser and Wendy Hannah

Thank you for support from Howick Local Board, Turanga Creek Wines and Rice Family Partnership

May 1, 2017 10:00 am - June 3, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

As part of Auckland Festival of Photography

1 May to 3 June 2017


Bright Light, Soft Launch brings together emerging and established artists exploring representations of the figure through image making.

The artists featured take a poetic and nuanced approach to portrait photography, teasing out characters and personas and presenting their subjects in a kaleidoscope of ways. Some intend to blur and muddle typical perceptions; others mix stereotypes and narratives with nostalgia and tradition. All present a different way of contemplating how the figure can be captured through a lens.

Jenna Baydee, Kevin Capon, Liyen Chong, Di ffrench, Russ Flatt, Solomon Mortimer, Stephanie O’Connor, Mish O’Neill, Richard Orjis, Patrick Pound, Yvonne Todd, Tia Ranginui, Ashlin Rawson

Image: Russ Flatt, When I Say Jump (2015). Courtesy of the Wallace Arts Trust.


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March 6, 2017 10:00 am - April 22, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Seven Non-Figurative Auckland Painters

6 March to 22 April 2017

Exhibition Talk / Saturday 11 March / 2.00PM

Johl Dwyer, Nicola Holden, Sara Hughes, Hugo Koha Lindsay, Emma McIntyre, Diane Scott, Glen Snow

Curated by Julian McKinnon

Painting’s resilience as an art form can be attributed to many factors.  There is its ease of transportation, its relatively low production costs, and its universal recognition as ‘art’.  There is also its enduring value as a commodity, its ability to store culture, and to serve as a vehicle for aesthetic value. Perhaps more than any of these factors – those singled out by academics and theoreticians – is the continued fascination it holds for those that work with it. Its histories are rich and varied, running in parallel to the development of human civilisation.  Its techniques are manifold, its possibilities endless. Yet it is the intoxicating sensory experience of delving into the studio, the world of pigments, brushes, and tools, which holds the greatest appeal to those enamoured with the discipline.

Image: Johl Dwyer, Vita, 2017, cedar, resin, and enamel.  Courtesy the artist and Tim Melville Gallery. Photo: Kallan MacLeod

January 23, 2017 10:00 am - February 25, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

23 January – 25  February 2017

Exhibition Opening Saturday 21 January, 2:30PM

Kushana Bush, Jon Carapiet, Quishile Charan, Lok Chitrakar, Tessa Laird, Lorene Taurerewa, Sam Thomas and Shurti Yatri

With the radical break of abstract art in the 20th Century, how do contemporary artists embrace the idea of storytelling? How do they employ narrative to explore history and identity, among other trenchant themes? For these artists, storytelling does not always require plots, characters or settings; rather, narrative potential lies in everyday objects and materials, and their embedded cultural associations. In projects created through extensive research, the artists in A Turn of the Wheel uncover layers of meaning, turning to individual experience as a means of sharing stories, both real and fictional.

November 7, 2016 12:00 am - January 14, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

7 November 2016 – 14 January 2017

Exhibition Opening

Saturday 5 November, 2:30PM

Isobel Thom is an artist best known for her experimental geometries in painting and ceramics. More recently, the artist has been attempting ‘the complete artwork’, the design and construction of her own studio. From the kitchen sink to the rocket stove, tile cladding to teapots, Isobel Thom has been creating objects to live with.

Curated by Balamohan Shingade

Curator’s Tour—free
Thursday 24 November, 6:30PM

September 12, 2016 12:00 am - October 22, 2016 5:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

12 September – 22 October 2016

Artists: Matthew Cowan, Xin Cheng with Chris Berthelsen, Philippa Emery, Bernardo Oyarzún, Brydee Rood, Harpreet Singh and Sam Thomas.

Curated by Balamohan Shingade

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to go sharper. – W.B. Yeats

Sacred Economies draws our attention to how experiences of the sacred manifest through social transactions. It is interested in how ritualistic social movements give life to events that can transform or transcend our ordinary ways of thinking about and participating in the world. How do transactions of forms like poetry or folklore, which hold little monetary value, create an economy of ‘sacred’ moments? How do networks of ritualized action hold the potential to create moments which are more than the sum of their parts? What resemblance do the creative arts hold to the industries of spiritual and religious experiences? For these artists, sacredness and everyday magic is about transitioning to a more connected way of being in this world through gift economies, ritual exchange and the restoration of the commons.



Image: Matthew Cowan, The Dance of the Tractor & the Chocoł, 2008.


July 29, 2016 7:36 pm - August 27, 2016 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Exhibition of Finalists 29 July – 27 August 2016

Judged by Jon Bywater

Finalists: Cristina Beth, Anthony Clark, Karen Danes, Cushla Donaldson, Sonja Drake, Dorothy Giam, Neala Glass, Katy Gundesen, Anna Hayes, Niki Simpkin Hill, Thomas Lawley, Shaun Lee, Wendy Leung, Josh Lotz-Keegan, Steve Lovett, Zenica Mann, Dreama McFadyen with Marc and Psalm McFadyen, Emma McLellan, Marie-Louise Myburgh, Penny Otto, Jasper Owen, Emily Parr, Kristin Peren, Isabella Rasch, Jodie Salmond, Donna Turtle Sarten with Bernie Harfleet, A.D. Schierning, Huda Shakarchi, Katie Theunissen, Sam Thomas, Clovis Viscoe, Rainer Westeon with Claudia Dunes, and Alvin Xiong.

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core. Artists are invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution. With a total prize pool of $8,300 the winning artworks will be intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.

1st Place: Emily Parr

2nd Place: Cushla Donaldson

Merit Awards: Katie Theunissen & Katy Gundesen

People’s Choice Award: Sonja Drake

Image: Katie Theunissen, The Littoral Zone, 2016.

June 13, 2016 12:00 am - July 16, 2016 10:05 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

13 June – 16 July 2016

Artists: Katrina Beekhuis, Claudia Dunes, Richard Frater, Samer Hatam, John Ward Knox, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Shannon Novak, Jeena Shin, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Julia Teale

Curated by Balamohan Shingade

Malcolm Smith Gallery is named after the late local architect, community stalwart and founding member of UXBRIDGE in 1981. Architects envisage compelling futures and enjoy a particularly social role. It may even be said that theirs is an intrinsically social art form. Malcolm Smith envisaged a centre for his hometown that would be a beacon for the art and ideas of their day. From the beginning, and even until his passing in 2010, Smith made a priority of good architecture, and was involved in recommending building developments for UXBRIDGE. Once any alteration or improvement was accepted, Smith was always to be found contributing to its execution, from erecting the first crèche fence to the interior painting of the theatre. The UXBRIDGE complex, as it stood before the commencement of the redevelopment last year, reflected Smith’s involvement in every room of every building.

With a nod to its namesake, Soft Architecture brings together various artists whose works comprise of architectural references.  The focus, here, is not on architects or buildings; instead, the exhibition brings together artists whose use of, and for architecture, is rather subtle. Some artists bring us to a discreet awareness of the spatio-temporal properties inherent in a site, whereas others explore the social missions of our built environments.Soft Architecture is concerned with those artworks which are deceptive in their restraint, but where apparent simplicity or lightness of touch belies the works’ rigour. The term ‘soft’ is expansive in its meaning. It describes material qualities, defines strategies of persuasion, and evokes character traits. Through the exhibition Soft Architecture, Malcolm Smith Gallery can be understood as a soft space, because its approach is to yield readily to touch; a smooth or pliable space that is responsive to wider contexts.

Image: Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Subtle Field 1, 2014.


October 6, 2018 12:45 am - November 25, 2018 12:00 am Malcolm Smith Gallery

8 October to 25 November 2018

In Living History, Wellington artist Richard Stratton presents a series of new work that continues his interest in bringing together ceramic decoration and production techniques, art histories and social narratives.
This exhibition explores how Stratton’s well known, intricate teapots and figurative representations have evolved into enigmatic, sculptural forms.



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Developed and toured by

:Dowse Art Museum      

February 4, 2019 10:00 am - March 17, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery


4 February to 17 March 2019

Opening Saturday 2 February, 2.30PM

This exhibition by Areez Katki displays 29 new works by the artist, developed over the past eight months while he was living and working in India. The exhibition focuses on Katki’s personal heritage, specifically in relation to Zoroastrianism and the Parsi community to which his family belongs. Through his needlework based craft practice, Katki explores third-wave diaspora and the survival of Zoroastrianism, alongside his own revelations and responses to this now-powerful minority in Mumbai.



Areez has been very generous and allowed his Journal extracts to be available to interested visitors through the link below.

BILDUNGSROMAN Exhibition Materials