Paul Dibble Sculpture Unveiled at the University of Otago


Paul Dibble with his new sculpture, ‘Pathways’, at the University of Otago.

Congratulations to Paul Dibble whose monumental sculpture, Pathways, was unveiled at the University of Otago on Friday 25 November. The artwork consists of five 3.2m tall figures, entitled Moving Forward, Putting Your Best Foot Forward, Looking Ahead, Resolute, and Let Us Rejoice, and was commissioned by the Stuart Residence Halls Council to celebrate its 75th anniversary. For more details about the work please see the Otago Daily Times article here.

Page Blackie Artists in Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Exhibition

the HONEYTRAP returns 11, 2016

Heather Straka, ‘the HONEYTRAP returns 11’ (2016)

The exhibition ‘Undreamed of … 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship’ opens today at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Hocken Library. Featuring work by Page Blackie Gallery artists, Heather Straka, Andrew Drummond, and Sarah Munro, the exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship. The show is presented at both the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Hocken Collections and includes work by all 48 of the Fellows offering a snapshot of the rich diversity of artists and art practices that have been fostered by the Fellowship – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital media are all represented.  Recent works by many of the artists will be shown alongside those made during the Fellowship, revealing how their practice has developed over the intervening years. To read more about the exhibition, please visit Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s website here.

Proudly Representing Toby Raine

Cezanne Beard 2 (After Cezanne) (2015)

Toby Raine, ‘Cezanne Beard 2 (After Cezanne)’, (2015), oil on linen 510mm x 460mm

Page Blackie Gallery is proud to announce Toby Raine is joining the Gallery as a represented artist. Toby is currently completing his doctoral studies at Elam School of Fine Arts and will conclude his studies with a solo exhibition at Gus Fisher Gallery from 11 November to 17 December. To view Toby’s stunning paintings, please visit his artist page here, and to find out more about his upcoming exhibition at the Gus Fisher Gallery, please visit their website here.

Ngatai Taepa and John Walsh at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery

After Italy, 2016

John Walsh, ‘After Italy’ (2016).

From 4 November 2016 – 14 February 2017 the New Zealand Portrait Gallery will host ‘Mau Ahua: Portraits by contemporary Maori artists’, featuring artwork by Ngatai Taepa and John Walsh.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s website here.

Stuart Robertson on RadioLIVE

Taxi Driver, 1/11Gallery artist, Stuart Robertson, was recently a guest on RadioLIVE to talk about his amazing project, Peace in 10,000 Hands. To listen to the interview, please visit the RadioLIVE website here. For more information about Stuart, or to enquire about his artwork, please contact the Gallery.

Reuben Paterson in the Dominion Post


Reuben Paterson features in today’s issue of the Dominion Post’s World of Wearable Art supplement. Reuben discusses his glittering contribution to this year’s showcase as well as his current exhibition at Page Blackie Gallery. You can download the article as a PDF by clicking here

Elizabeth Thomson and John Walsh on Radio NZ

Elizabeth Thomson in her studio

Elizabeth Thomson in her studio. Photo: Charlotte Wilson, RNZ.

Gallery artists, Elizabeth Thomson and John Walsh, have been interviewed by Charlotte Wilson as part of the ‘Art, Music, Life’ series, which explores the role music has in the life and work of prominent New Zealand artists. If you would like to listen to these interviews, please visit the Radio New Zealand website here.

Mark Amery Reviews John Walsh


Mark Amery from The Big Idea has written a review of John Walsh‘s solo exhibition, ‘Matakite’ currently on show at Pataka Museum + Art. You can read the review here and learn more about the exhibition here. Make sure you don’t miss this incredible show which closes on 18 September.

Reuben Paterson’s New Public Artwork in Manukau

Reuben Paterson ManukauPublic art has transformed the stairwell of Ronwood Avenue carpark in Manukau, into a place of bright colour. Thursday 11 August marked the completion of the collaborative work, Night and Day by Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson, with an official opening hosted by Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board.

Night: Aroha atu, Aroha mai / I love you by Lonnie Hutchinson will be familiar to many declaring its message of unconditional love in huge neon letters.

The second part of the work, Day: Me Rongo / Walk in Rainbows was installed last week. It is a curtain of 148 prisms by Reuben Paterson and Walter Foott that casts rainbows on the concrete, using art to add a bit of wonder to the urban landscape.

To read more about this public artwork, see Samantha Smith’s article on Stuff here, and the Auckland Council’s press release here.

Elizabeth Thomson showing at Aratoi

Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean is currently on show at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History and features the work of Gallery artist, Elizabeth Thomson. Don’t miss this incredible exhibition which runs until 13 November. For more information, please see the Aratoi website here.