Author Archives: James Blackie

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British artist known for making works that convey experiences and events from her own life, Emin’s stories are revealed with a raw openness. “The nude,” as the great critic Kenneth Clark once pointed out, “is not only an art of … Continue reading

Karl Maughan on Radio New Zealand

On Sunday afternoon Karl Maughan spoke with Charlotte Wilson on Radio New Zealand’s programme Art Life Music and talked about his painting practice, gardens, life, and his favourite music tracks. You can listen to the full interview here. Photo: Charlotte … Continue reading

Wellington Anniversary Day

Please note the gallery will be closed on Monday 22 January for Wellington Anniversary Day

John Walsh feature in Art Collector

The latest issue of the Australian magazine Art Collector featured a great piece on John Walsh, and perfectly captured the sensation of gazing upon one of his exquisitely surreal landscapes.    

Holiday Closure

The team at Page Blackie Gallery are taking a holiday. Please note the gallery will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017, reopening Monday 15 January 2018. Look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Celebrating 30 Years + Marcia Page on Radio New Zealand

This year marks thirty years since Marcia Page first opened the doors to the original Tinakori Gallery, and fifteen years since James Blackie joined her as co-director. Simon Morris interviewed Marcia on Radio New Zealand’s Standing Room Only last Saturday. … Continue reading

Dick Frizzell on doing what he wants in his latest exhibition Something to Behold!

A great piece on Dick Frizzell’s latest exhibition Something to Behold!, where he talks about the origin of his latest series of epic and somewhat provocative paintings. You can read the full article here.

Sydney Contemporary 2017

Page Blackie Gallery exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary 7 – 10 September 2017 Featuring Max Gimblett, Marita Hewitt & Toby Raine To find out more visit

Art meets Coffee

Gallery Artist Marita Hewitt has recently designed an eco-friendly disposable coffee cup collaborating with New Zealand company, Innocent Packaging. The work printed on the cup is entitled Bibliography for an Unwritten Thesis, which presents a list of read content referencing … Continue reading

Reuben Paterson at Te Uru Waitakere

Reuben Paterson and Lonnie Hutchinson have teamed together to present ‘Relative Reciprocity’, an exhibition celebrating Matariki at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Reuben and Lonnie are well-known for having firmly embedded Māori and Polynesian world-views and visual languages into their … Continue reading