2018 Adam Portraiture Award Touring Selection / 19 December 2018 through January 2019

  • A selection of finalists’ portraits from the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington. The Award promotes the best of contemporary portrait painting from established and emerging artists; and portraits range from abstract to realistic. The biennale award is generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation. Auckland artist, Logan Moffat, a 21-year-old who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2017, is the 2018 winner of the $20,000 top prize - the youngest person in the 20-year history of the award to win first prize. His painting was selected from 300 entries by international judge Angus Trumble, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. Moffat's Elam features two of his fellow third-year students, Jayden Plank and Harry Telfer, and was described by Trumble as a rumination upon the creative process. Marlborough artist, Caroline Della Porta’s, The Potter, Sara Scott, also features in th

Archive Exhibitions

Buller's Birds - The Art of Keulemans and Buchanan / 2 February - 17 March 2019

Buller's Birds showcases the illustrations that J G Keulemans and John Buchanan produced for Walter Lawry Buller, 1838-1906, and the books he published on the birds of New Zealand. Prints and specimens from the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Jason McCormick - Far Too Close / 2 February - 17 March 2019

A solo exhibition from Nelson-based artist, Jason McCormick, Far Too Close... is a multi-media exhibition that explores the thought that globalisation centred on corporate power, is a universal cause of unease. This body of work evolved from projects Jason completed for a Master of Fine Arts.

Botanical Art Worldwide Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora / 3 November - 9 December 2018

With over 40 works by contemporary botanical artists, this exhibition is New Zealand's contribution to the first ever Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition 2018.

Inside/Outside / 3 November - 9 December 2018

Nigel Brown – I AM / WE ARE / 22 September - 28 October 2018

New Perspectives on Landscape / 11 August - 16 September 2018

New Perspectives is a group exhibition of five recent Masters of Fine Arts graduates from the Dunedin School of Art: Fiona Van Oyen, Sue Pearce, Robyn Bardas, Miranda Joseph and Hannah Joynt.

Remembering the Kurahaupo Settlement / 28 June - 5 August 2018

An exhibition curated by Dr Peter Meihana telling the story of the Northern South Island Kurahaupo Iwi's Treaty of Waitangi Settlement.

Folio - Marlborough Youth Art 2018 / 12 May - 20 June 2018

A showcase of outstanding NCEA folio artwork by Marlborough college students

Meredith Marsone: Arbitrary Dreams / 12 May - 17 June 2018

An exhibition of paintings by internationally celebrated, Marlborough-based artist, Meredith Marsone

Nicolas Dillon: Observing Nature - the touring version / 14 October - 10 December 2017

Nicolas Dillon: Observing Nature – the touring version
Based on Dillon’s major 2015 survey exhibition, Observing Nature, the Millennium Public Art Gallery has developed a new, smaller exhibition which will travel to public art galleries and museums in other regions after its Marlborough showing.

Shades of Nature / 14 October - 3 December 2017

Our 2017 themed fundraising exhibition featuring a group of artists whose work explores Shades of Nature in a range of media.
Artists: Michael Dell, Nicky Foreman, Linda Holloway, Danny Knox, Alexis Neal, Craig Potton, Elspeth Shannon

JS Parker: The Poetry of Surfaces / 9 December 2017 - 11 March 2018

JS Parker: The Poetry of Surfaces
An exhibition of paintings and drawings from late Marlborough artist JS Parker themed around the poems he wrote from 1963 - 2017.

Kiwi in the Kitchen / 24 March - 6 May 2018

Kiwi in the Kitchen: An Eccentric History of Birds in the New Zealand Home

Adam Portraiture Award Touring Exhibition / 19 December 2016 - 29 January 2017

Adam Portraiture Touring Exhibition 2016

Collection / 24 September - 11 December 2016

A selection of works from the Gallery's permanent collection - historical and contemporary; including new donations.

Knox & Tannock / Digital Undergrowth and the Auction of Acceptance / 3 February - 19 March 2017

A new series of drawings by Danny Knox and photography by Jim Tannock

Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1 / 3 February - 19 March 2017

An exhibition featuring stories of forgotten Kiwi songs from WW1. Developed and toured by Te Manawa.

Above the Long White Cloud: Whites Aviation / 25 March - 7 May 2017

Drawn from the collection of the New Zealand Museum of the Everyday, 'Above the Long White Cloud: Whites Aviation', explores the commercial success, technological innovation and photographic artistry of Whites Aviation, and considers its impact on the New Zealand home of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Black & White / 25 March - 25 June 2017

Predominantly black and white works from the Gallery's permanent collection. Media range from ceramics, drawings, and photography to sculpture.

Disenchanted Prophets / 13 May - 25 June 2017

A landmark photography exhibition of Waitangi protest by recognised New Zealand artists Mark Adams, Bruce Connew, Gil Hanly, John Miller, and Ans Westra. Developed and toured by the Waitangi Museum.

Public and Private: Photographs of People / 1 July - 1 October 2017

Public and Private depicts people. The private photographs are those we commission or take ourselves. The public ones are those that are taken on our behalf or for other people. Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Picture This! / 1 July - 13 August 2017

Picture This! is the latest picture book exhibition collaboration between the New Zealand Painted Stories Children’s Literature Trust, Christchurch, and the Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim.

47⁰ South - Rakiura - Five Artists on Stewart Island / 16 August - 1 October 2017

A touring exhibition of works created by five New Zealand artists inspired by an artist residency project on Stewart Island.

Consider + Create + Collect / 28 October - 11 December 2016

Consider + Create + Collect is the Gallery's 2016, themed fundraising exhibition.

James Robinson - Strange Attractor / 24 September - 24 October 2016

A new body of major work by James Robinson

Euan Macleod – Painter / 6 August – 18 September 2016

Euan Macleod - Painter. Major N Z touring exhibition. Curated by Gregory O'Brien, toured by Exhibition Services Ltd.

Sheyne Tuffery - Paper Architecture / 25 June - 31 July 2016

An exhibition of and recent work by expert printer, Sheyne Tuffery.

Painted Stories 2016 Exhibition / 25 June - 31 July 2016

A colourful, informative and entertaining exhibition featuring the work of twenty of New Zealand’s best-known illustrators with one of their current books.

Stanley Palmer: Shall Be My Bother: Gallipoli Remembered / 7 May - 19 June 2016

An exhibition of drawings, paintings and monoprints by celebrated NZ artist Stanley Palmer. These works were created from sketches and paintings completed during his recent trip to Gallipoli in 2014. Stanley draws on his personal connection that saw both his Father and Uncle serve in Gallipoli.

When the Lighthouse Fails - Craig Bluett & Wendy Murphy / 7 May - 19 June 2016

When the lighthouse fails features prints and drawings by Craig Bluett & Wendy Murphy inspired the experiences of men from remote parts of the Marlborough Sounds enlisting to serve in World War One.

The Marlborough Express - A Journey through Time: / 24 March – 1 May 2016

The Marlborough Express - A Journey through Time celebrates 150 years of Marlborough’s only daily newspaper in a touching showcase of photographs and stories from 1866 to 2016.

Selling the Dream - The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism / 7 February - 20 March 2016

Before television and colour photography, poster art was the most popular advertising mechanism. 'Selling the Dream' is the first dedicated and extensive celebration of tourism posters and other publicity.

Our Land / 18 December 2015 - 31 January 2016

An exhibition of historical and contemporary art that considers Marlborough’s landscape.

Lisa Chandler, China Dream / 18 December 2015 - 31 January 2016

Beijing comes to Marlborough - China Dream - from hútòng to highrise.
A series of paintings by Lisa Chandler based on her 2014 artist residency in Beijing.

Nicolas Dillon - Observing Nature / 25 October - 6 December 2015

Observing Nature, is a comprehensive survey of more than three decades of work by Nicolas Dillon, a leading New Zealand wildlife painter who lives and works in Marlborough.

Flora & Fauna 2015 / 25 October - 6 December 2015

The Millennium Public Art Gallery's 2015 themed, mixed media, fundraising exhibition.

Barry Cleavin: The Exact Enigma / 12 September - 18 October 2015

'The Exact Enigma' showcases a significant donation of art works by renowned printmaker, Barry Cleavin, gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2014 to The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson.

Wicked Stitch - Val Griffith Jones / 12 September - 18 October 2015

Wicked Stitch is a survey exhibition of a selection of Val Griffith-Jones' textile work work from the 1980s to now.

Brian Brake: Lens on China and Japan / 1 August - 6 September 2015

Brian Brake is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most successful international photographer. His career spanned forty years, from the 1940s to his death in 1988. This exhibition offers two slices from Brian Brake’s career: photographs of China in late 1950s, and those of Japan in 1963 and 1964.

Kerry Hines - Young Country / 1 August - 6 September 2015

'Young Country' is a fresh and engaging exhibition that brings together nineteenth-century photography and contemporary poetry to offer a new and often surprising view of New Zealand’s past.

Painted Stories - Joy Cowley, Gecko Press / 20 June - 27 July 2015

'Painted Stories' - Illustrations from books written by Joy Cowley and published by Gecko Press

Collection / 2 May - 26 July 2015

Collection features a selection of work from the Gallery's permanent collection, including new donations.

New Urban Realists - Ruth Cleland, Gary McMillan, David Woodings / 21 March - 27 April 2015

'New Urban Realists' explores aspects of everyday urban life. The featured artists are painters who specialise in photo-realism, and each offers images that confront the viewer with familiar aspects of contemporary urban reality.

Joanna Zellmer - forged / 2 May - 14 June 2015

Johanna Zellmer’s fascinating exhibition, 'forged', features two interconnected bodies of contemporary jewellery work.

Sara Scott - Full Circle / 21 March - 27 April 2015

'Full Circle' is a solo exhibition of recent work by English-trained, Picton-based ceramic artist, Sara Scott. It embraces her New Zealand experiences.

Adam Portraiture Awards Touring Exhibition / 31 January - 15 March 2015

A nationally touring selection of portraits from the 2014 National Portrait Gallery's Adam Portraiture Awards.

Kermadec - Lines in the Ocean / 6 December 2014 - January 2015

Nine artists explore the South Pacific. The exhibition's works reflect a wide range of approaches and responses, as well as using a range of media including video, tapa-making, painting, photography, etching, film, sound-recording and poetry.

This Painter's Song - J.S. Parker / 25 October - 30 November 2014

This Painter’s Song is a very personal journey through the substantial 50-year career of John Shotton Parker as a leading New Zealand abstract painter. Known widely as JS Parker, the artist has personally selected a survey of his work from the past five decades, revealing rarely seen pieces.

Canterbury Plains Florilegium Exhibition / 25 October to 30 November 2014

The Canterbury Plains Florilegium Exhibition, which opened the new Christchurch Botanic Gardens visitor centre, was result of a three-year project involving some of the country’s leading botanical artists.

Sounds Like Us / 13 September - 19 October 2014

Celebrating over 100 years since radio signals were first broadcast in New Zealand, Sounds Like Us explores ‘the voice’ of Radio New Zealand in this quirky and informative exhibition.

Whakawhiti Aria Transmission / 2 August - 7 September 2014

This exhibition profiles the work of three leading contemporary Maori artists: Israel Birch, Shane Cotton and Robert Jahnke.

Light Side Dark Side / 21 June - 27 July 2014

2014 annual, themed fundraising exhibition.

Serious Fun, The Art of Picture Books / 21 June - 27 July 2014

This exhibition features Illustrations by best-selling, entertaining illustrator, Donovan Bixley, with works by the finalists of the most recent Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for emerging illustrators.

Another View - Millennium Public Art Gallery Collection / 29 March - 15 June 2014

A selection of works from the Millennium Public Art Gallery's permanent collection; both historical and contemporary.

Speed & Colour, British linocuts from the 1920s and 30s / 10 May - 15 June 2014

Bringing the roaring 1920s and '30s to life in linocut prints Speed and Colour showcases 30 prints (1922 to 1936) from the Grosvenor School linocuts in the Te Papa collection that were gifted by Rex Nan Kivell in 1951.

The ND5 Group, At the Edge of the Light / 22 March - 4 May 2014

An exhibition by a group of Australian photographers known as Ninety Degrees Five (ND5). The ND5 group are Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway, Christian Fletcher, Dr Les Walkling and Michael Fletcher.

Art + Wine + Festival / 1 February - 16 March 2014

An exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Marlborough Wine Festival.

Brian Badcock, Marlborough Plein Air Painter / 1 February - 16 March 2014

01/02/2014 to 16/03/2014 Brian Badcock is a well-known New Zealand painter who has earned national and international recognition. He has painted for more than 30 years in various locations throughout New Zealand and Asia.

Joanna Dudson Scott, Passages / 7 December 2013 - 26 January 2014

Passages represents years of work and expands upon the artistic vision and the concepts which earned Marlborough-based artist, Joanna Dudson-Scott, a place in the finals of the 2009 Wallace Art Awards.

Places, N Z Printmakers / 26 October - 1 December 2013

A group exhibition by New Zealand printmakers whose work is concerned with landscape and the environment. Artists featured come from Marlborough and throughout New Zealand: Craig Bluett, Dee Copland, Inge Doesburg, Kim Lowe, Wendy Murphy, Jo Ogier, Stanley Palmer, Ben Reid, and Marilynn Webb.

Gavin Chilcott, The Portmanteau Years / 26 October - 1 December 2013

The Portmanteau Years is a survey of two decades of Gavin Chilcott's paintings on paper bags. Born in Auckland in 1950 Gavin Chilcott attended Auckland Technical Institute in 1967 followed by three years at Elam, School.

Now & Then, four decades of N Z fine art photography / 3 August - 8 September 2013

Now & Then; Enduring and developing themes in contemporary New Zealand photography. Developed and toured by Te Manawa.

Toi Ora, Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition / 22 June - 28 July 2013

Toi Ora: Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition 2013 is a showcase of outstanding artwork by Marlborough college students. NCEA folios covering a range of fine art subjects feature alongside individual and team art works in a variety of media.

Kobi Bosshard, Objectspace Masters of Craft Series / 3 May - 16 June 2013

Kobi Bosshard - An Exhibition from the Objectspace Masters of Craft Series
Floor Talk with Kobi Bosshard: 2pm Saturday 11 May 2013.

Negotiating this World / 3 May - 16 June 2013

Negotiating this world - is our 2013 themed group fundraising exhibition, with all works for sale.

Mary Macpherson, Old New World / 23 March - 4 May 2013

This in-depth study by Wellington-based photographer Mary Macpherson, took seven years of travel around New Zealand to create. The exhibition reveals over 40 images of Macpherson's work.

Jim Tannock, Omaka Wow Wow (The Battle of Cook Strait) / 23 March - 4 May 2013

Omaka Wow Wow (The Battle of Cook Strait) a collection of new work by Jim Tannock

All Woman, Bev Short / 2 February - 17 March 2013

All Woman - A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women, Photography by Bev Short Some of the faces are instantly recognizable, some aren't - but all the women featured in All Woman have a unique story to tell.

New Zealand Art Icons from the Stevenson Collection / 2 February - 17 March 2013

A stunning and diverse range of iconic New Zealand art loaned from The Stevenson Collection, Marlborough. This exhibition reveals treasures from an important local collection of New Zealand art.

2012 Adam Portraiture Award / 15 December 2012 - 27 January 2013

The nationally touring selection of 45 portraits from the biennial Adam Portraiture Awards.

Jo Ogier, Woodcuts and Drawings / 3 November - 9 December 2012

Jo Ogier was born in Nelson in 1967 and now works and lives in Sumner, Christchurch. An MFA graduate from the Otago School of Art, Ogier also holds a Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia).

Simon Edwards, Mountain Pass / 3 November - 9 December 2012

A new body of landscape work by Canterbury artist, Simon Edwards.

Mirek Smisek, 60 years 60 pots / 15 September - 29 October 2012

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1925, Mirek Smisek (OBE) forged a career as a remarkable New Zealand artist since arriving here in 1951.

Three - Green, Maguire, Schotanus / 15 September - 29 October 2012

New ceramic work by Janet Green, Fran Maguire and Sara Schotanus Three individual exhibitions in one gallery. Ceramic artists Janet Green, Fran Maguire and Sara Schotanus have worked for more than two years to plan this shared exhibition.

People, Places & Things / 4 August - 9 September 2012

2012 themed, mixed media, fundraising exhibition.

Taking a View - collection exhibition / 23 June - 29 July 2012

A selection of works from the Millennium Public Art Gallery's permanent collection, both historical and contemporary, which feature the landscape.

Marian Maguire - Titokowaru's Dilemna / 23 June - 29 July 2012

Maguire chose Herakles, the strongest and most determined of heroes, as pioneer of this New Land in her new series, The Labours of Herakles.

The Stevenson Collection, Contemporary NZ Paintings / 5 May - 17 June 2012

A varied selection of contemporary New Zealand paintings from Marlborough's The Stevenson Collection; features work by significant painters including Trevor Moffitt, Peter Robinson, Tony Bishop, Jude Rae, Star Gossage, Philip Trusttum.

Don Binney, Ocean's Edge / 5 May - 17 June 2012

Don Binney's exhibition, Ocean's Edge, is an evolution from the touring exhibition Drawing the Waitakere Coast which was presented at public art galleries in Nelson and Gore. Ocean's Edge features coastal areas around New Zealand including Marlborough.

Janet Perrior, Outside The Box / 24 March - 29 April 2012

UK born and trained artist, Janet Perrior's works are elegant abstractions that belie their simple recycled ingredients. Janet's work takes discarded base materials, like cardboard boxes, and reveals their innards.

Creative Fibre, National Exhibition / 24 March - 29 April 2012

Creative Fibre is the New Zealand organisation for all fibre crafts. It brings together spinners, weavers, knitters, dyers, flax workers, felters, crocheters, free form fibre artists and all other people involved in the use of fibre.

Wairua, Tikanga Maori in NZ Children's Books / 4 February - 18 March 2012

This delightful exhibition presented by the Te Tai Tamariki Trust showcases the work of New Zealand children's book illustrators Gavin Bishop, Robin Kahukiwa and Murray Grimsdale. Each of these artisits work has strong ties with Tikanga Maori.

Face Value / 4 February - 18 March 2012

Expressed through photography and film, Serena Giovanna Stevenson's exhibition, Face Value, conveys the universal intimacy of Maori facial moko. Toured by Exhibition Services Ltd.

Blast! - Pat Hanly, the Painter and his Protests / 10 December 2011 - January 2012

A generation ago in 1987, New Zealand passed legislation to make the country nuclear free. The exhibition, Blast! - Pat Hanly - the Painter and his Protests, celebrates that achievement.

Joanna Fieldes & Fran Maguire, Claim to Clay II / 5 November - 4 December 2012

Maori weapons, tea cups, doilies and jugs are a few aspects of the second take on Claim to Clay - a joint exhibition by Auckland-based painter Joanna Fieldes and Marlborough ceramic artist Fran Maguire.

Steven la Plante, Monuments / 5 November - 4 December 2012

AN EXHIBITION OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN LA PLANTE. The photographs in this exhibition represent a small selection of a project I have been working on for about 10 years.

Art Marlborough, Toi Wairau / 8 September - 30 October 2011

Sourced from Marlborough collections, Toi Wairau is a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to learn the stories of Marlborough's people, places and events through a wide range of art.

Graham Percy, The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy / 22 July - 28 August 2011

The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy is a major touring exhibition showcasing the charming and immensely entertaining artwork of ex-pat New Zealand illustrator, designer and typographer Graham Percy (1938-2008). Developed and toured by Gregory O'Brien and Exhibition Services Tours.

Local Figures, portraits and figurative works / 18 June - 17 July 2011

Local Figures is an exhibition of portraits and figurative works on loan from Marlborough collections. Several feature local people. All of these works belong to the private collections of Gallery supporters.

Impressions, Marlborough Youth Art 2011 / 18 June - 17 July 2011

Impressions 2001 is an art-focused youth development project featuring an exhibition of art by Marlborough youth.

From Land and Sea / 7 May - 12 June 2011

From Land and Sea is a themed exhibition featuring a variety of works in many media by local and national artists.

Sir Mountford T Woollaston KB, Woollaston 101 / 19 March - 1 May 2011

Woollaston 101 is a historically important exhibition curated by staff at Nelson's public art gallery, The Suter. Toss Woollaston (Sir Mountford Tosswill Woollaston, 1910-1998) is regarded both as one of New Zealand's foremost expressionist landscape.

A New Page, New Illustrators / 5 February - 13 March 2011

The A New Page exhibition features the work of nine talented illustrators at the beginning of their careers. It is designed to emphasise the educational aspect of Te Tai Tamariki and the planning and preparation of a picture book will be a major feature.

The Silver Page, NZ Picture Book Icons / 5 February - 13 March 2011

The Silver Page - a very special exhibition that features the original art work of five multi-award winning senior New Zealand illustrators from a selection of their famous books.

Adam Portraiture Awards Exhibition 2010 / 19 December 2010 - 30 January 2011

The very popular Adam Portraiture Awards exhibition, sponsored by the Adam Foundation and presented by the Portrait Gallery of New Zealand in Wellington, is a wonderfully colourful celebration of New Zealand culture.

NZ Jewellers - Jason Hall, Alan Preston, Lisa Walker / 13 November - 12 December 2010

(Three individual jewellery exhibitions curated by Damian Skinner) 1839 Exchanges: Jewellery by Jason Hall, Lisa Walker: Unwearable, and From Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston

Jim Tannock, Bogan Honesty / 13 November - 12 December 2010

"Bogan Honesty, is a result of wanting to break away from the safety net of the landscape photography I have presented in the past." Jim Tannock

Flora & Fauna / 9 October - 7 November 2010

Flora & Fauna is a themed, fundraising exhibition that will be launched by our major annual fundraising event , Art Wine + Things 2010 at 6pm on Saturday 9 October.

Frank Barnes, A Shepherd and his Ships / 28 August - 3 October 2010

A Shepherd and his Ships is an exhibition showcasing over 28 oil paintings by Frank Barnes, New Zealand's most prolific, naive, maritime artist.

Earthwaulks, Aotearoa Felters / 28 August - 3 October 2010

The Aotearoa Felters or Feltsisters hail from the islands of Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand [their chosen common ground]. Their current collaboration, Earthwaulks, explores nature dyes and fibres.

Peter Bush - Hard on the Heels: Peter Bush Capturing the All Blacks / 17 July - 22 August 2010

New Zealand's leading rugby photographer, Peter Bush, describes capturing an All Black game as "a total workout". Hard on the Heels is a major, touring survey exhibition of Peter's photography.

Marlborough Children as Artists Exhibition / 5 June - 11 July 2010

The Marlborough Children As Artists exhibition is a formal recognition and a celebration of children's work from the 2010 Marlborough Children as Artists programme.

Impressions - Marlborough Youth Art 2010 / 5 June - 11 July 2010

This annual project is collaboration between the Gallery, the Marlborough District Council and Marlborough youth. Impressions provides an opportunity for young people to be involved in the development and management of an arts project.

Province / 1 May - 30 May 2010

Province is an exhibition of significant art works from public and private Marlborough collections. Many of the contributors of works to this exhibition are major supporters.

Nigel Buxton - Appropriation and Interference / 19 March - 25 April 2010

The artist's drawn copy of a portrait by Picasso, paintings by Henri Matisse, and ladies lifted from Antoine Watteau pictures are some of the elements that play a part in these recent works by Nigel Buxton.

Harvest (Judd, Tannock, Vickers) / 19 March - 25 April 2010

Harvest features a specially commissioned work by Sharon Vickers, new photographs by Kevin Judd and harvest photographic documentary by Jim Tannock.

Off The Page! / 6 February - 14 March 2010

A New Zealand children's picture book exhibition featuring illustrations by Gavin Bishop, Jenny Cooper, Fraser Williamson, Ruth Paul, Ali Teo and John O'Reilly.

Michael Hight - Recent Paintings / 6 February - 14 March 2010

Michael Hight's work considers the notion of the beehive as a metaphor for transformation. Set within rural New Zealand landscapes, stacks of hives become the main protagonist within each of his scenes.

J.S. Parker, Plain Song / 20 November 2009 - 4 February 2010

A major retrospective exhibition and book publication featuring the work of Marlborough's most nationally recognised artist, J.S. Parker.

Garden Objets d'Art, Hunter's Garden Marlborough 2009 Auction / 10 October - 8 November 2009

Creations by Marlborough people, invited by the Garden Marlborough committee to contribute works to the fundraising auction exhibition.

Inge Doesburg, Chatham Islands / 10 October - 8 November 2009

Inge Doesburg's large and layered prints and oil paintings explore the open, rugged, wind-swept landscapes of mainland New Zealand and the Chatham Islands. Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Doesburg graduated from the Otago School of Art in 1993.

Fran Maguire, Morphing / 5 September - 4 October 2009

Fran Maguire is a well-known Marlborough ceramic artist who has reached a level of excellence in her domestic ware and is currently creating stunning light-chambered sculptures that reflect her journey as an artist.

MUKA Youth Prints / 21 September 2009

The best way to make young people acquainted with contemporary art is to get real works of art in their hands. Muka Youth Prints is a national touring exhibition that offers this opportunity.

Ans Westra, The Crescent Moon / 5 September - 4 October 2009

The Crescent Moon - The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand. The Muslims whose thoughts and portraits appear in this Ans Westra exhibition represent many strands of Asian experience that have converged in New Zealand.

Diaspora - Six contemporary N Z Artists / 1 August - 30 August 2009

Works from six contemporary New Zealand artists, several of who now share their time between Europe and New Zealand: Gretchen Albrecht, Tony Lane, Richard Lewer, Denis O'Connor, Fiona Pardington, James Ross.

Niki Hastings-McFall, Polynisation / 13 June - 26 July 2009

Suggestions of colonialism and pollination abound in Samoan/Pakeha artist Niki Hasting McFall's current installation, Polynisation. Her work investigates the similarities and differences between the two cultures that constitute her make-up.

Light & Space, group exhibition / 12 June - 16 July 2009

Contemporary and historical works by significant New Zealand artists, exploring the concepts of light and space - a special winter exhibition.

Impressions, Marlborough Youth Art 2009 / 2 May - 8 June 2009

Impressions is an exhibition of art and performance by Marlborough youth. It provides an opportunity for young people to be involved in the development and management of an arts project and exhibit in a public art gallery.

Marlborough Children as Artists / 13 May - 8 June 2009

The Marlborough Children As Artists exhibition is a formal recognition and a celebration of children's work from the 2009 Marlborough Children as Artists programme.

Auction exhibition - Art, Wine & Things /2 - 9 May 2009

This fun cocktail party-style event is the major annual fundraiser for Marlborough's public art gallery. Enjoy the art, fantastic wines, great food, jazz, and bring your cheque book! Tickets $75, bookings essential.

Our Stories / 28 March - 26 April 2009

Our Stories challenges Kiwis to get to know people with disabilities - to see the person first, rather than the disability.

Looking Down The Barrel - wine industry portraits / 7 February - 22 March 2009

A major exhibition from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Wellington, Looking Down the Barrel', features than 70 historical and contemporary images as well as newly commissioned portraits of New Zealand winemakers.

Lucien Rizos - New Zealand Photographs 1979-1981 / 20 December 2008 - 1 February 2009

Lucien Rizos was born in Wellington in 1953. Although he has been taking photographs for many years and has amassed a vast body of work (much of which is housed in the National Library archives), he seldom shows his work.

Rudolf Boelee - Exiles / 20 December 2008 - 1 February 2009

Charles Brasch, Robin Hyde, Dan Davin, Rewi Alley, James Bertram, Geoffrey Cox, John Mulgan. Not all of these seven New Zealanders are widely known; but have been selected as subjects by Rudolf Boelee for their ability to see beyond the confines of that culture.

Hamish Tocher, Unknown Renaissance Portraits / 15 November - 14 December 2008

Hamish Tocher's exhibition, Unknown Renaissance Portraits, places together the fashion world and the art world, revealing some intriguing similarities. More than thirty photographs compare images from fashion magazines with famous paintings.

Marian Maguire, The Labours of Herakles / 15 November - 14 December 2008

Having arrived via the Endeavour during Maguire's first popular series, The Odyssey of Captain Cook, shown at the Gallery in 2006, the ancient Greeks in The Labours of Herakles resolve to settle the New Land.

Clarry Neame, Getting to the point: a survey of paintings / 11 October - 9 November 2008

Popular Marlborough painter, Clarry Neame, describes himself as an impressionist painter of light. Clarry has been the Hunter's Wines Artist in Residence for more than two decades.