WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOOR THIS MONTH?
ART IS TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO SHARE | BEHIND OUR TEMPORARILY CLOSED BLACK DOORS
While our doors are temporarily closed as part of the NZ effort to unite against the COVID-19 virus, we are focusing on bringing you an inspiring gallery experience via our online platforms.
Our talented artists continue to release exquisite artworks that are simply too beautiful not to share.
We invite you to take a look at our dedicated 'Gallery Experience' page to see new arrivals to the gallery.
If something here catches your eye please get in touch with us at email@example.com. We would be pleased to hold an artwork for you until we re-open.
Please note: All artwork will be shipped following our temporary closure, or can be collected after we re-open, we thank you for your patience with this.
View Gallery Experience here
ROBYN KAHUKIWA | RECENT RELEASE
Robyn Kahukiwa is one of the foremost Māori artists in New Zealand. Kahukiwa’s work is often celebrated for its contribution to the evolution of traditional and contemporary Māori art, and her interweaving of art and politics.
We are thrilled to announce the release of select recent work by this important artist. The suite of work available represents work made over the last two years. Now in her 80s, Kahukiwa has a significant body of work behind her.
A number of the pieces explore the theme of Papatūānuku | Earth Mother. Papatūānuku is a profoundly important figure, as she represents the generative foundation of all life. These paintings offer representations of women portrayed in Kahukiwa’s signature stylised hand. The Wāhine communicate core values that are central to Kahukiwa’s practice- ‘Wāhine Toa,’ meaning woman of strength, power and courage.
View recent works by Robyn Kahukiwa here
BEE HAPPY | NEW WORKS BY AMBER EMM
Amber Emm has had a productive start to 2020 producing some impressive new floral works with intricate and complex compositions. For her recent work, Emm found her inspiration in the inextricable connection between bees and our broader ecosystem.
Bees are described as among the most vital creatures on Earth. Some 80% of the world's agricultural crops depend on the pollination processes of bees. The use of uncontrolled pesticides as well as the continuation of deforestation are among the reasons we have seen a dramatic and concerning decline in bee populations.
In her two recent works, Emm has incorporated carefully painted bees. As the bees hum around her joyful bouquets, we are reminded of the crucial mutual relationship between bee and flower.
View new paintings by Amber Emm here