New Work

THE ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT – Marian Maguire – 9 Aug-3 Sept 2022

The Enlightenment Project An exploration of Western history In an attempt to understand Western history and its world-wide impact Marian Maguire produced a new suite of prints that map philosophical ideas, politics, scientific discoveries, inventions and historical events. Her starting point was the Age of Enlightenment – it was during that era that Cook’s Endeavour… View more

NIGEL BUXTON – Faces & Folds – 12 July-5 August

Various obsessions are in play with this latest work: my life long fascination with the painting of C14th and early C15th Flanders, the role played by drapery throughout the old master period and various characters who appear in these works, some known others anonymous. One of the faces is contemporary and lives here in Christchurch… View more

JULIA HOLDEN – A Day At The Beach – 21 June- 8 July 2022

Julia Holden’s new paintings tell the story of the regulars at Little Palm Beach on Waiheke Island and the daily social interactions of its community of clothing-optional bathers. ARTIST TALK – Weds 22 June, 12pm Join artist Julia Holden as she discusses her current practice and exhibition      Also on show, 4 performance photographic works… View more

RICHARD MCWHANNELL – More Miles than Money

An exhibition that traverses invented landscapes on a shoestring, driven by the richness of the artist’s imagination and his painterly skill.   ARTIST STATEMENT: Several series of previous work are connected here. Previous exhibitions: ‘Springs and Falls’, ‘Take Me to the River’ and ‘Truth or Consequences’ are all involved in a similar way to what… View more


12 July – 5 Aug Nigel Buxton: Faces & Folds 9 Aug – 3 Sept Marian Maguire: The Enlightenment Project 6 – 30 Sept Rebecca Harris Stefan Roberts Join our email list, like us on FB or follow us on Instagram for notifications.

POLLY GILROY – Traces – 5 April-6 May 2022

“In order to use colour effectively it is necessary to recognise that colour deceives continually.” Josef Albers, Interaction of Color (1963) Casting observations from her previous PG Gallery exhibition in 2020, Polly Gilroy presents a study of light and shadow in the gallery space. Taking cue from the reflections which cascaded across former bodies of… View more

PHILIPPA BLAIR – Molecular – 5 April-6 May 2022

             “Colour like music, you cannot hold back from an emotion, whereas black and white is linked with writing and the letter and reason, color is not  rational, color is dangerous. You fall into it. You can’t control it” Quote from Pipilotti Rist in article by Carolina A. Miranda for LA Times On her 2021… View more

CHRIS POLE – Otehake -15 Feb-1 April, 2022

“Landscape might be something of a commonplace term, but it is one with a variety of different meanings. It might be used to describe the material terrain or topography of land, or to conceptualise the broader interactions of environment. As a political space, landscape might refer to human entanglements with the ‘natural’ world and the social implications of dwelling… View more

THOMAS HANCOCK – Once Removed -15 Feb-11 March 2022

An exhibition of nine exquisite oil paintings by Thomas Hancock. ‘Once Removed’ brings together paintings representing a variety of subjects and categories; found objects, imagined objects and created objects, repositioned as still life, photographs, digital and hand-made drawings and three-dimensional works, described by Hancock as a ‘middle ground’ prior to their resolution as paintings. – Warren Feeney… View more

XMAS’21, 7-24 December 2021

Philippa Blair Joanna Braithwaite Nigel Buxton            Rebecca Harris         Chris Pole John Reynolds Aiko Robinson James Robinson Terry Stringer

CATHERINE BROUGH ‘Painting – an extreme sport’ 16 Nov – 3 Dec 2021

Is it possible to claim that painting is an extreme sport?   Artist and trustee of the Yvonne Rust West Coast Arts Trust, Evelyn Hewlett answers ‘yes’ maintaining that for almost five decades, Catherine Brough’s plein-air paintings out in the field and on the front-line in Canterbury and the West Coast are an affirmation that this is true.   ‘When you look… View more

KATIE THOMAS – Quiet Life – 19 Oct-11 Nov 2021

‘Given the chaos of the last 18 months, I’m increasingly appreciative of being able to work outside in some very beautiful gardens. The peace afforded by working in silence and watching the undaunted life-cycle of nature through the seasons, leaves an indelible mark on my work in the studio. Much of this body of work is influenced… View more

MAURICE LYE – Homeward bound – 19 Oct-11 Nov 2021

In this exhibition Maurice Lye captures domesticity and displacement through a nostalgic lens. Homeward Bound spans several decades with some works being as recent as 2020 and old as 1978. Each photograph offers a glimpse into strangely familiar yet unfamiliar settings. Some were taken away from home, when occupancy is temporary; others were taken within home, where… View more

CURATE ME – group exhibition – 28 Sept-15 Oct 2021

  Curate Me A Response to the Ara Artwork Collection Artists and academics have drawn inspiration from museum and art collections for centuries. Here, Curate Me brings together works from the Ara Artwork Collection and the responses inspired by them in a dynamic manner. Participants: postgraduate students, staff, and alumni, from across a range of… View more

Spring Selection 2021

  Spring Selection until 24 September Including gallery artists Darryn George, John Reynolds, Philippa Blair, Marian Maguire, Nigel Buxton, Euan Macleod, Vivienne Murchison, Rebecca Harris, Ralph Hotere, Sefton Rani, Andy Leleisi’uao. Due to Delta and Lockdown disruptions to our exhibition schedule we have rehung a new stock show until we open our next exhibition.    … View more

ANDY LELEISI’UAO – Umbilical Brown – 27 July-20 Aug, 2021

Andy Leleisi’uao is polite in his manner, careful not to offend. It is in the studio that he articulates what is on his mind and speaks to the truth of colonial migrant experience and it isn’t all easy to hear. In this new exhibition, Umbilical Brown, he doesn’t paint for us utopias or highlight myth,… View more

SEFTON RANI – Silence is the flower – 27July-20 Aug, 2021

Sefton Rani’s father worked in a paint factory in Avondale, West Auckland. His co-workers were predominantly Samoan, Tongan or Cook Islander, as Sefton’s father was himself. He had arrived in Aotearoa at the age of twenty in 1959 or 1960 with only ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in English. Sefton’s father learnt fast. He became a shader… View more

BRIDGIT ANDERSON – Stella & Cecil: A Kaikoura Composition – 6-24 July 2021

  Stella and Cecil Wallace created a home and a dental surgery at 43 Beach Road, Kaikoura in 1915. In 2020 Anderson collaborated with Margaret Egan, Stella and Cecil’s granddaughter, to create a series of 27 still life images composed of childhood memories, everyday domestic objects and the antique paraphernalia of Cecil’s dental practice. Drawing… View more

Grant Takle – CLUSTER – 8 June-2 July 2021

‘This show is built around a response to COVID-19 and started with a set of loose canvas paintings based on ideas relating to social distancing, isolation bubbles, and clusters. “Feedback” from these paintings then flowed into my general practice and I went on to produce the large circular paintings. I also extended the on-going use of… View more

RALPH HOTERE – Round Midnight & other lithographs – 11 May-4 June, 2021

        Ralph Hotere took printmaking seriously. He was responsive to materials in everything he did. He picked up tools, handled substances and worked with what they could do. He never fought the medium, always worked with it. In his hands an electric grinder might scribe light into stainless steel, paint might spread… View more

SIMON OGDEN – digging in the dirt for diamonds – 13 April-7 May, 2021

Birds fly through plants and trees amidst a wondrous array of patterns in this major exhibition of Simon Ogden‘s linoleum constructions 2019 – 2021. These works are painterly yet barely a brush touches them. They are refreshingly crafted from found linoleum with patterns evocative of times past while remaining free of specific historical constraint. The… View more

EUAN MACLEOD – Lessons in Isolation – 23 March-10 April 2021

Euan Macleod and well known New Zealand photographer Craig Potton spent a few nights together near the top of the Tasman Glacier early in 2020. In the uncontained Australian fire season of summer 2019-20, not only was the sky above much of Aotearoa stained a reddish brown by smoke, dust and ash, there were reports… View more

TRIBUTE – Janneth Gil ‘Darkness into light’ – 23 Feb-19 March 2021

    Janneth Gil and Viv Kepes were both profoundly moved by the shocking attack on Christchurch’s Muslim community on 15 March 2019. As artists they were conscious of both the historical role of the visual arts as an act of witnessing and remembering of historical events, and reparative power of art for a traumatised society…. View more

TRIBUTE – Viv Kepes ‘Bouquet’ – 23 Feb-19 March 2021

Viv Kepes and Janneth Gil were both profoundly moved by the shocking attack on Christchurch’s Muslim community on 15 March 2019. As artists they were conscious of both the historical role of the visual arts as an act of witnessing and remembering of historical events, and reparative power of art for a traumatised society. Many in… View more

Revolving Summer Show – until 19 February 2021

Recent works and old favourites viewable throughout the gallery, including artists: Julia Holden, Richard McWhannell, Marian Maguire, W.D Hammond, Euan Macleod, James Robinson, Vivienne Murchison, Tony Bond, Ralph Hotere, Terry Stringer, Katharina Jaeger, John Reynolds, Donna-Marie Patterson, Philippa Blair, Nigel Buxton, Andrew Ross, Aiko Robinson, Rebecca Harris, Grant Takle, Maurice Lye, Darryn George and more

XMAS ’20, 8-24 December 2020

We celebrate the end of 2020 with an elegant exhibition featuring: Philippa Blair, Joanna Braithwaite, Nigel Buxton, Vivienne Murchison, Donna-Marie Patterson, John Reynolds, Terry Stringer (See also Euan Macleod’s exhibition High Wire, on show in the Side Gallery) Thank you for your continued support this year and wishing you health and happiness for 2021 ~ Marian, Nigel… View more

EUAN MACLEOD – High Wire: book & works on paper – 8-24 Dec 2020

The etchings, drawings and works on paper in this exhibition were all made towards a book project Euan Macleod undertook with Booker finalist Lloyd Jones. High Wire was published by Massey University Press earlier in 2020. It is the first of a series of picture books written and made for grownups and designed to showcase leading New… View more

REBECCA HARRIS – Dark Burns The Night, Flirty Bird Flies – 10 Nov-4 Dec 2020

The night burned dark and a pair of courting birds sped past, disappearing with a whoosh into foliage. The paintings of Rebecca Harris inspire narrative. She tells us no story – there are no characters, no beginning, no end – but she sets the scene for a tale one might tell oneself. They invite entry. One… View more

AIKO ROBINSON – pillowed on water – 10 Nov-4 Dec 2020

“For those who are familiar with my previous works this exhibition may come as a small surprise. I’ve typically favoured the monochrome, and if on the rare occasion when I introduced colour, it was with a subdued and subtle palette inspired by the Japanese Ukiyoe artists of the 17th and 19th centuries (Edo period). When… View more


  23 March – 10 April Opening Tues 23 March, 5.30pm Euan Macleod Lessons in Isolation   13 April – 7 May Opening Tues 13 April, 5.30pm Simon Ogden Digging in the dirt for diamonds   11 May – 7 May Opening Tues 11 May, 5.30pm Ralph Hotere prints 8 June – 3 July Opening… View more

‘Seeing what’s there’ – group exhibition – 13 Oct-6 Nov 2020

Seeing what’s there the individuality of observation Philippa Blair, Nigel Buxton and Katharina Jaeger Maurice Lye, Richard McWhannell, Andrew Ross I went to artschool in the early 1980s and drawing was central to our training. We drew from live models one full day a week. I learned that I must look, really look, look hard…. View more

DARRYN GEORGE – grasses, shrubs & trees – 15 Sept-9 Oct 2020

The Garden of Eden was the start point for these new works by Darryn George. He draws as if seeking a return to an age of innocence, when enjoyment in nature was less complicated. These works are a radical departure from George’s earlier paintings. He abandons the austerity of highly polished surfaces, straight lines and… View more

POLLY GILROY – In absence of – 15 Sept-9 Oct 2020

In this elegant exhibition Polly Gilroy has assembled a body of work that cultivates the space between us, and explores the many faces of colour through sensory and perceptual experiences. Intriguingly titled ‘In absence of’, these works are elusive. Soft hazes of silk slowly engulf colours whilst selectively capturing and amplifying light. This new series brings the… View more

James Robinson – EDGELAND – 18 Aug-11 Sept 2020

“EDGELAND is the name of David Eggleton’s last poetry volume, so I use this word as a beginning. The resonance in the ‘Edge’ and ‘Land’ are vast symbolically. Literally in the material of the craft I’ve languaged the edges, either spliced cut joined de-constructed and heated. David often masticates metaphor and symbol in cyclic ingestions,… View more

GRANT TAKLE – AFTER SHOCK – 20 July-14 Aug, 2020

ARTIST STATEMENT –  Shock after shock Grant Takle Critiquing our society, Takle grapples with tough topics, seeking to illuminate social and political realities. ‘This group of works is a response to Christchurch and its ongoing calamities. It draws from the psychological and sociological forces experienced in the aftermath of two of New Zealand’s most devastating disasters. The… View more

FEATURE: James Robinson – ‘Open and Close’ and new works on paper

         Open and Close (Pyramid series #6) James Robinson 2019, canvas, fabric and mixed media, 2200 x 2200mm (sold) Notes on ‘Open and Close’ James Robinson, 2019 This canvas and fabric collage is part of a series of mandalas after a long journey through India and Egypt in 2018. It’s both a tunnel… View more

NIGEL BUXTON – Drape – 30 June-18 July 2020

  Nigel Buxton most usually expresses ‘interiors’ or ‘still life’ with a strong sense of his own presence. His gesture, his positioning in the room and the time spent are all very evident. Drapes have long been props within his studio set-up and in these large-scale works they claim deliberate presence in their own right. In… View more

MARIAN MAGUIRE – Squeeze & Meander – 30 June-18 July, 2020

        The first five are called Squeeze  #m1 – #m5 Acrylic on handmade Khadi Indian cotton paper 640g Paper size approx: 770 x 570mm $2400 each unframed              The four small ones are also called Squeeze #s1 – #s4 Acrylic on handmade Khadi Indian cotton paper 320g Paper size… View more

FEATURE: ‘The Spanish Woman’ by Julia Holden

The Spanish Woman (Jack Mitchell-Anyon, after Edith Collier) by Julia Holden 2019, photographic recording of a painting on live model, archival pigment print, 1 of 1. 695 x 605mm framed $3200 Painting directly on a live model, Julia Holden pays homage to a portrait by Edith Collier and elicits a sense of pathos that reaches… View more

FEATURE: ‘Still Life #72’ by Nigel Buxton

Still Life #72 by Nigel Buxton 2005, ink and chalk pastel on paper. 1030 x 760mm 1230 x 920mm (framed) $5200 More often than not, art making is a solo activity. Lockdown is therefore familiar territory for artists. The sense of living-in-the-studio is clearly exemplified in Nigel Buxton’s work. His most persistent theme, one that… View more

FEATURE: ‘Forest Light’ by Rebecca Harris

Forest Light Rebecca Harris 2019, oil on board, 930 x 1240mm $5500 Based on nature, this painting marks a change from Rebecca’s fantastical paintings though an aura of otherworldliness still imbues it. Teetering on a line between the magical and the real Rebecca is inspired by nature and the feelings that rise up in her… View more

JOHN REYNOLDS – In the street I was lost… – 24 March-26 June, 2020

. In the street l was lost… Samuel Beckett The End. ‘…. as if the landscape Had plans to be a Nolan. The desolation of it. ‘ Clive James The River in the Sky With his Christchurch exhibition In the street l was lost… John Reynolds extends his ongoing ‘Lost Hours’ series, which ponders the fateful disappearance… View more

DONNA-MARIE PATTERSON – Oil and Water – 25 Feb-20 March 2020

Donna-Marie Patterson spends her time between Kaimata on the West Coast and Christchurch. She investigates aspects of ecology, as a realm of connectivity, between nature and humans. Ecological ideas are fused with scientific, historical, cultural and political concerns. Her works illustrate the complex processes through which the natural and human-made realms interact, the intersectionalities between… View more

VIVIENNE MURCHISON – Go Beyond – 25 Feb-20 March 2020

For Vivienne Murchison there is an internal experience of instantaneous and dynamically changing tonal impressions which overlay colour vibrations onto moods, atmosphere, music and personalities. Go Beyond is a series of paintings in response to these ‘colour sensations’ and offers us the notion that colour is a form of consciousness. An annual sojourn to the… View more

XMAS’19 – 2-21 December, 2019

Joanna Braithwaite, Nigel Buxton, Polly Gilroy, W.D Hammond, Rebecca Harris, Viv Kepes, Euan Macleod, Richard McWhannell, Donna-Marie Patterson, James Robinson, Terry Stringer, Grant Tackle Joanna Braithwaite   Nigel Buxton   Polly GIlroy W.D.Hammond Rebecca Harris Viv Kepes Euan Macleod      Richard McWhannell Donna-Marie Patterson   James Robinson Terry Stringer Grant Takle      

ANDY LELEISI’UAO – Dispersed Humanoids – 5-29 Nov 2019

       A collection of new paintings exploring mythology, displacement and imagined utopias. Using a mixture of traditional and contemporary iconographies Andy Leleisi’uao puzzles over humanity and human relations.          

MARIAN MAGUIRE – Meander & An Untitled Journey – 5-29 Nov 2019

I started the big grey drawing in February of 2012 during a brief artist-in-residence stint at the Caselberg Trust House in Portobello on Otago Peninsula. I wrote something about it at the time which I have just reread. I find it interesting – what I said and what I didn’t say – because my memory… View more

PHILIPPA BLAIR – Out of the Loop – 14 Oct-1 Nov 2019

With immense emotional and physical commitment Philippa Blair has created a fresh body of dynamically abstract paintings. Honesty within each work is something she strives for. Not one stroke is contrived or false. She takes inspiration from the great American playwright Sam Shepard when he said, “You can’t make a mistake when you improvise… it’s… View more

POLLY GILROY – Within and Without – 14 Oct-1 Nov 2019

Polly’s debut solo exhibition Within and Without presents a suite of eight 2019 works that quietly ask for your attention. The works demarcate space, absorb sound and activate different chromatic relationships within and without. These relationships are enhanced by light and shadow throughout the day, encouraging spacial awareness. Within and Without is a term used… View more

KATHARINA JAEGER – Billow – 23 Sept-11 Oct 2019

BILLOW – an installation that occupies the gallery space. Christchurch artist, Katharina Jaeger, recontextualises familiar things in a way that is disorientating and invites us to consider them afresh.                                  Born in Zurich 1964, Katharina Jaeger studied art at Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich before… View more

KRISTIN STEPHENSON – Objects D’Art – 23 Sept-11 Oct 2019

  Two large works on paper and a collection of drawings from the mid-1980’s to the present. Presented courtesy of Jonathan Smart Gallery. Kristin Stephenson (Hollis) first studied art in the England during the 1960’s and drawing has been central to her practice since. For more about Kristin Stephenson: Jonathan Smart Gallery – artist Artist… View more

JULIA HOLDEN – NEWLY FORMED – 26 Aug-20 Sept 2019

   Newly Formed presents two bodies of work produced while Julia Holden was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui, 2018, plus two additional portraits. Of the performance portraits, the first five form a suite based on original portraits by New Zealand artists that were part of Sarjeant Gallery’s exhibition, ‘125 Celebrating Women: Works from the Collection.’ This exhibition opened… View more

REBECCA HARRIS – Somewhere To Go – 26 Aug-20 Sept 2019

Nine intense and delicate paintings by Christchurch artist Rebecca Harris which take their impulse from the world she sees combined with the landscape of her imagination.      Rebecca Harris graduated with an MFA in painting at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in 2013 after previously completing a degree in Art and… View more

WINTER STOCK – 16 July-23 Aug, 2019

        WINTER STOCK Philippa Blair, Tony Bond, Roger Boyce, Joanna Braithwaite, Nigel Buxton, Bill Culbert, Julia Holden, Ralph Hotere, Euan Macleod, Marian Maguire, Simon Ogden James Robinson, Andrew Ross, Terry Stringer, Tim J. Veling, Ana Catalina Vicuña Featuring work pulled from the archives, fresh arrivals, and plum works from recent shows.          … View more

ANA CATALINA VICUÑA – Tides – 18 June-12 July 2019

‘It began as an exercise, an experiment. surrounded by water, stepping on loose lands, this was a way to accept my own reality: temporary, suspended, and vulnerable. Searching the void, freeing the mind of thoughts, images, and words, I understood how white space, just like silence, has meaning. As tides, sometimes high, and sometimes low,… View more

TIM J. VELING – Sentinels – 18 June-12 July 2019

  For eight years Tim J. Veling has been photographing the Residential Redzone in Christchurch, starting when houses were still being demolished, observing the clearances, the wildness, the mowing, the management. It has become meditative returning for him; he is a patient witness to change. In this grouping he focusses on a double row of cypresses,… View more

JOANNA BRAITHWAITE – Warbler – 21 May-14 June 2019

New Zealand raised, Sydney based artist Joanna Braithwaite presents ten paintings in this stunning new collection. This is her first one-person in exhibition in Christchurch since 2010 and PG is proud to host her return. Joanna Braithwaite is the winner of the 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. SLIDE TALK: Grant Banbury on Joanna Braithwaite… View more

TONY BOND – Punt – 21 May-14 June 2019

   Spaciphic Object #1 – 13  Tony Bond 2018 – 2019, acrylic, aluminium, silicon, and acrylic lacquer. Ranging from 340 – 540mm across,  approx 200mm depth. $4,500 each For list of works available. Christchurch born and raised, Tony Bond has been exhibiting his object-based work throughout New Zealand since the year 2000. Having initially studied… View more

AUTUMN SHOW – 18 March-5 April 2019

AUTUMN:  Philippa Blair, Darryn George, W.D Hammond, Julia Holden, Euan Macleod, Terry Stringer   Philippa Blair Darryn George         W.D Hammond                         Julia Holden          Euan Macleod Terry Stringer

CHRIS POLE – Relative Locations – 19 Feb-15 March 2019

Relative Locations Chris Pole In this exhibition of new paintings Chris Pole has worked from photographs of the Canterbury high country, an area he knows well. By slicing and sliding the frames, thus shifting the groundlines, he has created abrupt mismatches that accentuate the upward thrust of the mountains, the downward pull of scree slopes… View more

VIV KEPES – Remember Me, Rangitahua’s Treasure – 19 Feb-15 March 2019

          Remember Me Rangitahua’s Treasure Viv Kepes This series of paintings was made in support of a research project currently being undertaken by two of NZ’s top marine ecologists, Dr David Aguirre and Dr Libby Liggins. They are studying the adaptations of the corals at the Rangitahua (Kermadec Island) Marine Sanctuary to their rugged… View more

Summer Stock Show – 15 Jan-15 Feb 2019

Over the summer period PG Gallery192 will be exhibiting a rotating selection from stock. We currently have works on show from the following artists: Yukari Kaihori, Julia Holden, John Reynolds, James Robinson, Hamish Coleman, Richard McWhannell, Robert McLeod, Bill Hammond, Aiko Robinson, Tony Bond, Roger Boyce, Rebecca Harris, Andy Leleisi’uao, Tim Veling, Donna-Marie Patterson, Simon… View more

XMAS 18 – 3-22 December 2018

  William Bennett, Philippa Blair, Tony Bond, Roger Boyce, Nigel Buxton, Rebecca Harris, Katharina Jaeger, Euan Macleod, Marian Maguire, Richard McWhannell, Donna-Marie Patterson, John Reynolds, James Robinson, Anya Sinclair, Terry Stringer, Tim Veling, Ana-Catalina Vicuña Tony Bond Philippa Blair William Bennett     Roger Boyce Nigel Buxton Rebecca Harris   Katharina Jaeger                Viv Kepes… View more

AIKO ROBINSON – Folding in Forests – 5 Nov-30 Nov 2018

FOLDING IN FORESTS Aiko Robinson I am currently undertaking my masters in printmaking at Tokyo University of the Arts. This exhibition is made up of a select few works from my time in Tokyo so far. My work is a response to Shunga (‘spring pictures’), a form of pornography that flourished in Japan during the… View more

YUKARI KAIHORI – White Whisper – 5 Nov-30 Nov 2018

Flow I WHITE WHISPER Yukari Kaihori White is the colour of the baby’s baptismal robes, the bride’s dress, and the deceased’s robes. In Eastern and Western cultures, we often use the colour white at the rituals when one enters a new stage of life to represent renewal and rebirth. This tendency to use the colour… View more

ROBERT MCLEOD – Balancing Act – 8 Oct-2 Nov 2018

This is Robert McLeod’s first exhibition in Christchurch for ten years and is thus something of a ‘catch-up’ exhibition, featuring paintings that illustrate some of the strands in his work from 2010 to 2018. His perverse ‘Disneyesque’ figures are a response to the current state of prejudice and intolerance in the world.  McLeod comments that he… View more

TERRY STRINGER – The Sculptor’s Shadow – 10 Sept-5 Oct 2018

‘To gain a sense of the object in three dimensions has led to me changing the image, as seen by the viewer moving around the sculpture. I am showing that idea in this exhibition, but more recently I have approached the figure sculpture somewhat differently. A new treatment I have adopted is to carve into… View more

SIMON OGDEN – Quiet Negotiations – 10 Sept – 5 Oct 2018

             A whiter shade of pale   Simon Ogden’s intention, in this fresh set of works, was to step sideways from the patterning and decoration of the linoleum works that have been a major part of his practice over the last decade and return to liquid medium. In the A whiter shade of pale series,… View more

EUAN MACLEOD – Cloud – 13 Aug-7 Sept, 2018

“In an era of climate change and global warming, Euan Macleod’s meditations upon the planetary water-cycle have gained a particular poignancy. Whereas, in earlier series, his ubiquitous, striding protagonist was placed on the ocean-floor, wading through water or climbing snow-clad alps, the figure has now moved to a higher territory of the hydrosphere. …As he surveys the… View more

DARRYN GEORGE – recent painting – 16 July-10 Aug, 2018

Darryn George presents an exhibition of nine of his most recent abstract paintings. These works – enriched with deep, saturated blues and reds – all centralise a Maori word that directly translates to communicate an underlying meaning. ‘The Journey paintings record places the Israelites went through, after leaving Egypt, on their way to the Promised Land…. View more

JOHN REYNOLDS – psychogeographyblues – 16 July-10 Aug, 2018

  ‘What bliss there is in blueness.’ – Vladimir Nabokov, Laughter in the Dark ‘Blue comes to us through silence and mystery and much argument.’ – Colm Tóibín, In Lovely Blueness. ‘Blue speaks of the morning, of the sky & of the sea. Yet as the fish with cross-weaving of colour had taught me, contained in… View more

JULIA HOLDEN – fanfiction – 18 June-13 July, 2018

noun: fanfiction a term used to describe the inventions of an admirer of an existing piece of work (most often a novel, TV show or movie), which feature characters or storylines borrowed from the original. after Edouard Manet Julia Holden has recreated five still life paintings by Manet by modelling asparagus, apples, plums and mandarins in… View more

DOC ROSS – The uncontrollable chaos of life – 18 June-13 July,2018

  ‘It was the hottest September day ever recorded in the UK. The balcony of my London flat overlooked Shadwell Basin (an old tobacco dock just off the Thames in East London) and as the steamy late afternoon arrived so did the throngs of people seeking relief from it. The crowd slowly grew, swimming, sunning,… View more

MARIAN MAGUIRE – Boogie Woogie with Gordon Walters – 22 May-15 June, 2018

‘These are a play between the works of Gordon Walters and those of Piet Mondrian. I have kept to the horizontal lines of Gordon Walter’s koru paintings, with their curvaceous turnarounds and occasional free moving circles, and applied to that Mondrian’s commitment to red, blue, yellow, black, grey and white. While making these works I listened… View more

Richard McWhannell – recent paintings – 23 April-18 May, 2018

We are delighted to present a major exhibition of paintings by Richard McWhannell. Auckland-based, he is nationally recognised as a consummate painter. Born in Akaroa, McWhannell studied at Ilam School of Art and has deep connections to the Canterbury region. This will be his first exhibition in Christchurch for ten years. ARTIST STATEMENT: This exhibition is… View more

Forms of Perception – 27 Mar-20 April, 2018

A group exhibition featuring the work of Viv Kepes, Motoko Kikkawa, Donna-Marie Patterson & Arabella Spoors curated by Jane Bowman               Viv Kepes Viv Kepes is a North Canterbury based artist. Born in 1973, she grew up in Belmont, Lower Hutt. Spending her formative years exploring local native bush reserves, streams… View more

MARIAN MAGUIRE – Goddesses – 22 May-15 June, 2018

          A suite of five lithographs and one etching in which immortal Greek goddesses question their continued commitment to roles and attributes ascribed to them for millennia. VIDEO ‘Athena is my favourite ancient Greek deity. She is sensible, wily, loyal and brave. She rolls with the punches and holds her own on Olympos. She represents… View more

PHILIPPA BLAIR: Dancing off score – 27 Feb-23 March, 2018

Some of  Philippa Blair’s paintings coil into themselves; they are nests, labyrinths, confined by the picture frame, mysteries to be investigated from without. Others expand across the surface; marks jump forward to the viewer, from one canvas to another, resistant to constraint. Dancing off Score is dominated by paintings with the latter dynamic. In these works… View more

PG Pop-up – October 2017 – August 2018

PG Gallery192’s temporary Pop-up gallery in the central city ran from October 2017 until July 2018. Located on the bottom floor of the Wynn Williams Building, the Pop-up featured a rotating display of artworks, all from our Bealey Avenue gallery stock.   Installation images below: .Instal Featured 16 July – 30 July, 2018 Doc Ross… View more

XMAS 17 – 5-23 December, 2017

This year our Christmas show features: Joanna Braithwaite, Nigel Buxton, Hamish Coleman, Darryn George, Julia Holden, Katharina Jaeger, Andy Leleisi’uao, Euan Macleod, Richard McWhannell, Marian Maguire, Simon Ogden, Chris Pole, Tim J. Veling  Joanna Braithwaite Nigel Buxton Hamish Coleman      Darryn George Julia Holden           Katharina Jaeger     Andy Leleisi’uao           Euan Macleod    … View more

NIC MOON – Me : And : With – 7 Nov-1 Dec, 2017

    This body of work began as an exploration of the Māori word ‘Me’, which can be translated as ‘and’ or ‘with’.  In Te Ao Māori (the Māori world), as in Eastern Philosophy, there is an intrinsic acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of humans and the environment.  Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.  (I… View more

HAMISH COLEMAN – Swept Under – 10 Oct-3 Nov, 2017

A series of eight new paintings from Hamish Coleman based around memory, trace and reoccurring imagery, with stills from various NZ short films being the starting point.                 Hamish Coleman is a Wellington based artist. Born in 1989, Coleman graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons), from the University of Canterbury in… View more

ANYA SINCLAIR – Mise en Garde – 10 Oct-3 Nov, 2017

‘Looking at a series of Anya Sinclair’s works, it is hard to know exactly when we, as viewers lose our hold on reality. The break is never instant, but the longer we spend looking, the further we fall from what we know. Critically, these landscapes are empty, emphatically devoid of any human or animal subject…. View more

PAULINE RHODES – Stained Silences – 19 Sept-6 Oct 2017

Pauline Rhodes has created a site-specific installation in the gallery Artist statement:   ‘The performative working materials involve a unique process of imprinting and staining with iron oxides. The materials are part of an accumulation of working sculptural elements, which can respond to a wide range of spatial situations. The time consuming process of staining… View more

KATHARINA JAEGER – Holding – 22 Aug-15 Sept, 2017

 A group of recent works by Katharina Jaeger investigating object, form, and association.                   KATHARINA JAEGAR Born in Zurich1964, Katharina Jaeger immigrated to New Zealand in 1986. She completed her Bachelor of Design at Ara Institute of Canterbury and has exhibited in solo and numerous group exhibitions nationally, recently… View more

ANDY LELEISI’UAO – Homonoia People – 22 Aug-15 Sept, 2017

A collection of new paintings exploring mythology, contemporary iconography and Andy Leleisi’uao‘s thoughts on society.         

Winter Selection 2017 – 25 July-18 August

featuring: Philippa Blair, Nigel Buxton, Darryn George, W.D. Hammond Sam Harrison,  Euan Macleod, John Reynolds, Grace Wright     PHILIPPA BLAIR     NIGEL BUXTON DARRYN GEORGE W.D. HAMMOND                                    SAM HARRISON EUAN MACLEOD JOHN REYNOLDS GRACE WRIGHT

ROGER BOYCE – Muse – 27 June-21 July 2017

An exhibition of 40 tondos from the ‘Muse’ series and four paintings from the ‘Girl with Prosthesis’ series.     “They seem like nice enough people, these ladies. For the most part, warm maternal types of a certain age. Definitely, defiantly suburban – divorcees and widows. Perhaps they’re trying just a little too hard, in expression… View more

NIGEL BUXTON – new work – 30 May-23 June, 2017

An exhibition of seven works on paper which describe and explore interior space.   Artist statement: ‘What do you see? What you see in the drawings is what I looked at. However what I saw might not have been what you saw if you had been the one doing the looking. But what I looked… View more

W.D. HAMMOND – Inveigle – 2-26 May, 2017

        ‘Clap’ 2017 acrylic on canvas 300x 245mm SOLD             ‘Skirt’ 2017 acrylic on canvas 300x 245mm SOLD             ‘Clutch’ 2017 acrylic on canvas 300x 245mm SOLD           ‘Sleep Shop’   2017 acrylic on panel 800x 565mm    … View more

SAM HARRISON – new drawings and sculpture – 2-26 May, 2017


JAMES ROBINSON – Rock Action – 4-28 April, 2017

Sand: a fragment of rock ground to small size by earth’s processes. Sandstone: a type of sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand that has compressed and hardened. These new paintings by James Robinson are the result of process. And in James’s process he reflects the dynamic of the earth. Formation, erosion. Accumulation, dispersal. Coagulation, dissolution…. View more

MARIAN MAGUIRE – FIREPLACES: Odysseus, Penelope & Te Koha – 7 March-1 April, 2017

Through human history art has had a closer relationship to the spoken word than the written one. In pre-literate times, stories were shared through their telling, with art often being used as a prompt. In earlier times, too, the light and warmth of the family hearth provided a focus for the remembering of histories and… View more

GRACE WRIGHT – Afternoon Delight – 14 Feb-3 March, 2017

Painting as ‘visual pleasure’, is a concept lying at the heart of my work. The luscious, organic forms ooze and flow sensually around each other, like honey pouring out of a bottle. The forms are derived from a sense of bodily-ness that is abstract, yet suggestive of the interior and exterior body. Like pieces of… View more

AIKO ROBINSON – Afternoon Delight – 14 Feb-3 March, 2017

  My practice is a response to shunga, ‘Spring Pictures’, a form of pornography that flourished in Japan during the Edo period between the 17th and 19th centuries. Historical shunga reflects the acceptance or celebration of sex in Shinto culture, and values love, mutual pleasure and equality between sexual partners. It is also positively associated… View more

XMAS 16 – 29 Nov to 23 Dec, 2016

This year our Christmas show features: Joanna Braithwaite, Wendy Bornholdt, Nigel Buxton, Hamish Coleman, Darryn George W.D.Hammond, Samuel Harrison, Andy Leleisi’uao, Marian Maguire, Simon Ogden Chris Pole, James Robinson, Margaret Silverwood, Tim J.Veling Joanna Braithwaite   Wendy Bornholdt Nigel Buxton      Hamish Coleman Darryn George W.D.Hammond Samuel Harrison     Andy Leleisi’uao Marian Maguire Simon Ogden (‘Touched… View more

DOC ROSS: WALKING with eyes open – 1-25 Nov 2016

“I have always been that type of photographer who walks and collects images randomly, somewhat in the tradition of American photographers like Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander. Sometimes I have built individual series of work from these, but in general I have just observed and recorded whatever interested me. Those things not immediately photographed by… View more


The residency offered the artists a chance to explore the historical, commercial and natural locations that are so emblematic of the island’s isolation and rugged natural beauty. They were also able to experience its complex and dynamic environment, with excursions hosted by local guides, whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for the science and local mythologies… View more

EUAN MACLEOD – 23 Aug-17 Sept, 2016

“Just as the painter prods the visual field with brush or palette knife, the walking figure tests the ground; he shifts earth and snow; he moves water with hand or oar. A mark is left in the sand, a ripple, a gesture in mid-air.” Gregory O’Brien, 2014 The distinctive exploration of figure and landscape is continued in these recent… View more

LAST JUDGEMENT – 26 July-19 Aug, 2016

A group show in which invited artists respond to an original engraving, by Giorgio Ghisi, of Michelangelo’s fresco in the Sistine Chapel. More about the Ghisi engraving Essay by John Finlay about Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgement EXHIBITION FEATURES: The Ghisi engraving, Josh Bashford, Philippa Blair, Roger Boyce, Darryn George, W.D.Hammond, Samuel Harrison, Marian Maguire, John Reynolds, Aiko… View more

JOHN REYNOLDS – Signs – 28 June-22 July, 2016

THE UBIQUITOUS SIGN “I’m going down, to Alphabet Street” Prince Walk, bike or drive down seemingly any street in Christchurch, and you will eventually confront them – the inevitable cluster of brightly-coloured temporary traffic management signs. These banal yet insistent warning signs have become an almost permanent feature of the topology and streetscape of Christchurch’s… View more

TIM J. VELING – Vestiges – 28 June-22 July, 2016

Tim J. Veling – artist statement: At 4.35am on September 4th 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand was hit by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Miraculously, despite it and thousands of aftershocks causing widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure across the city, there was no loss of life. Avonside – a patch of land measuring 1.3 square kilometres and… View more

WENDY BORNHOLDT – Tissue Solo and the Artefacts – 31 May-24 June, 2016

ARTIST STATEMENT May 2016 ‘Originating from questions I was asking myself around the status of the art object in the world, and of structures of archive and presentation and the transactions inherent in making and showing art, Tissue Solo and the Artefacts forms part of a significant body of work that began in 2014 and… View more

DARRYN GEORGE – Ariki – 31 May-24 June, 2016

At first glance the six paintings in this exhibition seem simply to be geometric abstractions but Darryn George drew on his Maori background, his philosophy and personal experience in the development of this work. Earlier this year he was interviewed by Amanda Greenfield. An edited transcript appears below.   INTERVIEW – Darryn George speaks with Amanda Greenfield… View more

PHILIPPA BLAIR – Drawn to Paint – 3-27 May, 2016

“Drawing and painting are separate processes, yet linked together in a morphology of random moves.” (Philippa Blair, 2016) The sense of structure in Philippa Blair’s drawing and painting often starts with a geometric or gestural diagram. This diagram sets down an embryonic rhythm. A rhythm that is physical but also emotional. Blair then reveals and… View more

KEN CLARK – Time Frames – 3-27 May, 2016

ARTIST STATEMENT: Some time ago I heard the comment, “It’s easy to be a photographic artist, you only have to take one great image but a cinematographer has to take 24 great images every second.” This led me to take a different view of the individual frames that make up a moving image, each one… View more

SAM HARRISON – new sculpture and works on paper – 5-29 April, 2016

Brutalised walls of cast concrete are essential features of any modern city. Skylines around the world are defined by concrete’s upward reach. A staggering 330,000 cubic metres was used in just one building – the Burj Khalifa tower built in Dubai in 2009. Modern engineering developments have seen concrete evolve ambitiously into dams, canals and… View more

Nic Moon – Tributary – 8 March-2 April, 2016

Rivers, bones, flax, insects, leaves, traces. Light, shadow, cut metal, silhouette, pattern, history. The focus of Nic Moon‘s work is human ecology and the ways that people interact with the environments in which they live. Tributary includes sculpture and painting in an elegant installation that explores the theme of traces – in the natural world and in… View more

Josh Bashford – new woodcuts – 8 March-2 April, 2016

Josh Bashford presents seven pieces in this exhibition of new woodcuts. Several are large scale works printed on canvas. With an individual carving style Josh chisels through darkness with flowing marks. At first glance the images appear complex abstract patterns, but as one looks longer, one sees the images teem with life and symbology. ‘My work explores mark making and its ability to portray themes… View more

Chris Pole, Hamish Coleman, Andrew Ross, Gareth Brighton – 16 Feb-5 March, 2016

Three of the artists in this show – Chris Pole, Hamish Coleman and Gareth Brighton – use the photographic image or film stills as the basis for their work. The fourth – Andrew Ross – is a photographer who uses the traditional method: hand-printing from the photographic negative. CHRIS POLE HAMISH COLEMAN        ANDREW ROSS… View more

XMAS show – 1-24 Dec, 2015

           A GROUP SHOW FEATURING: Gretchen Albrecht, Liam Barr, Philippa Blair, Wendy Bornholdt, Joanna Braithwaite, Nigel Buxton, Sam Harrison, Tony de Lautour, Euan Macleod, Simon Ogden, Aiko Robinson, James Robinson, Margaret Silverwood, Llew Summers, Grant Takle. CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT INDIVIDUAL WORKS   I’m perhaps writing this a few weeks early but… View more

Andy Leleisi’uao – Quaint People of Nuanua – 13 Oct-7 Nov, 2015

“This is an agnostic snapshot where past, present and future collide in trying to make sense of the next life.” – Andy Leleisi’uao Quaint: attractively strange or old-fashioned. Synonyms: picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive. Quaint is exactly how the latest suite of paintings from Andy Leleisi’uao appear. Leleisi’uao transports the viewer to a world of vibrant… View more

Marian Maguire – Feats, Pursuits & Endless Toil – 25 Aug-19 Sept, 2015

Marian Maguire has created a new series of large paintings around the theme of struggle. The characters are from Greek mythology but the subject was inspired by life in Christchurch post-quake. Alongside the paintings are a group of etchings in which Herakles or Maui wrestle the Lion or the Taniwha.  

Fran Maguire – PULSE – 4 to 22 August, 2015

A ceramic installation presented in three parts:  PULSE, Resonance 1, Resonance 2 Measuring 1.36 x 4.4 metres PULSE is comprised of 154 individually constructed ceramics, each one about 17cm in diameter. The pieces resonate visually and Fran Maguire has made a soundscape to go with this work which amplifies the experience of PULSE within the… View more

James Robinson – ‘Anthropocene and Asylum’ – 4 to 22 August, 2015

ANTHROPOCENE AND ASYLUM comprises of two parts. The first is a grouping of works that could be loosely termed paintings but are more aptly described as assemblages on canvas. These were made by James Robinson while he was guest artist in a residency programme, hosted by the Dunmoochin Foundation near Melbourne, during 2014. Having made the paintings James invited… View more

LURK – Nicole Bourke – 14 July to 1 August, 2015

LURK consists of 22 individual sculptures that Nicole Bourke has installed within the hallway area of the gallery. They are of a domestic scale, looking spectacular en masse, but also revealing intricate detailing on closer inspection. Some pieces seem to be growing out of nooks, as life-like textures and surfaces have been created with the broad array of… View more

W.D. Hammond – ‘Strap Buddy at the Bone Shop’ – 14 July-1 August, 2015

Earlier this year Bill Hammond broke the little finger on his right hand and at hospital they strapped the broken finger to the one next to it. That finger, the companion, they called the ‘strap buddy’ and ‘bone shop’ is a colloquial term for the orthopaedic department at the hospital.               

Aiko Robinson – Head over Heels – 23 June-11 July, 2015

An exhibition of woodcuts, wooden screens and watercolours inspired by traditional Japanese ‘shunga’. Christchurch based, of Japanese / New Zealand heritage, Aiko Robinson is a recent graduate of Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland. This is her first one-person exhibition. WARNING: this exhibition contains sexually explicit imagery AIKO ROBINSON – HEAD OVER HEELS by Jane Bowman The basic… View more

Andrew Ross : photographs 26 May-20 June, 2015

‘Craig’s Place, Otaki’  and ‘Three Views from Mataura’ These six photographs come from two series, one interior, one exterior. Both exhibit a fine sense of detail and luxurious tonal range. Aside from the intriguing subject matter there is a compositional tightness to Andrew Ross’s photographs which makes satisfying viewing especially on the book-plate scale he has… View more

WILLOW – Nigel Buxton – 26 May-20 June, 2015

I first drew willows 30 years ago. Planted as shade trees by the early settler farmers in an otherwise treeless and harsh environment they developed and grew into gnarled monsters, breaking themselves under the strain of their own weight and fierce storms. They were close to the cottage and a quick walk away. Armed with easel,… View more

CROSSINGS – Philippa Blair – 14 April-9 May, 2015

CROSSINGS recent paintings Philippa Blair This exhibition has accompanying text by Marian Maguire – images and text. 14 April – 9 May, 2015 MORE

LAUNCH – 9 March to 11 April, 2015

We are delighted to present this strong, poetic, playful, gutsy and humane exhibition as we re-launch the gallery, post earthquake repairs/renovations, and wish to thank the artists for their involvement and stellar contributions. more about LAUNCH                 Exhibition dates: 10 March – 11 April PG gallery192 hours: Tues-Friday… View more