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.

‘Max Gimblett – 50 Years of Drawing’ Publication

Max Gimblett - 50 Years of Drawing

Marcia Page and James Blackie are proud to present the new publication Max Gimblett – 50 Years of Drawing, celebrating fifty years of the Master’s drawing practice.

Please contact the Gallery if you would like to order a copy of the book.

Reuben Paterson and WOW 2016

WOW Announcement

World of WearableArt has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW Awards which includes gallery artist Reuben Paterson. The artistic directors Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams have announced that Reuben’s artwork will serve as the inspiration for this year’s theatrical showcase. Reuben will work alongside an immensely talented team of creatives in order to create a visual and audio feast for Wellington audiences.

To coincide with this occasion, Page Blackie Gallery will host a solo exhibition of Reuben’s artwork which will relate in style and subject matter with his creative contribution to WOW 2016. The show will run from 13 September until 7 October.

For more information about what the creative team of World of WearableArt 2016 has in store for this year’s awards, please see their website here.

John Walsh at Pataka Art + Museum


Matakite, a solo exhibition by John Walsh, currently on display at Pataka Art + Museum until 18 September. Matakite is a title Māori give to a visionary; one with second sight who perceives life in translucent overlapping layers of time and space, both physical and metaphysical. John Walsh’s paintings of monumental primordial landscapes populated by mysterious human-like creatures are beyond the realm of what most of us can imagine. These are the revelations of a Matakite; prophetic visions of a place between the physical world and the after-life that Walsh reveals to us by trailing his brush through paint.

The show will bring together the most outstanding large scale landscape paintings Walsh has produced over the last two decades. For more information about the exhibition, as well as preview of the catalogue, please visit Pataka’s website here.

Stuart Robertson and AUCKLAND ART FAIR


Page Blackie Gallery will be attending the Auckland Art Fair from 25-29 May. Make sure you visit us at Stand D8 to view works by Stuart Robertson from his project ‘Peace in 10,000 Hands’.

To read more about Stuart’s work you can read the recent article in STAND: ‘STAND feature on ‘Peace in 10000 Hands

Elizabeth Thomson at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Artwork by Page Blackie Gallery artist, Elizabeth Thomson, is currently on display at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts as part of the exhibition ‘Kermadec: Discoveries and Connections’. The show presents artwork by some of the country’s most well known artists which celebrates the unique marine environment of the Kermadec Islands. For more information visit the NZAFA website here.

Max Gimblett at Te Papa

Max Gimblett‘s ‘The Art of Remembrance’ will be on display in the entrance of Nga Toi | Arts Te Papa from 16 March to 22 May. In 2015  Gimblett made seven thousand brass quatrefoils to hang on the exterior of St David’s soldiers’ Memorial Church in Auckland. Each quatrefoil represents a New Zealander who served in World War 1, and is intended as a public message of peace and hope. Several hundred of these quatrefoils will form the installation which is timed to coincide with ANZAC Day 2016. You can read more about the exhibition on Te Papa’s website here.

Reuben Paterson at Christchurch Art Gallery

Page Blackie Gallery artist, Reuben Paterson, is included in Christchurch Art Gallery’s current exhibition ‘Op + Pop’ on until 19 June. The show examines the continued influence of two major international twentieth-century art movements—Op Art and Pop Art—on New Zealand art. Op, born in Britain in the early 1960s, and Pop, which started in the United States in the late 1950s, opened up dynamic new possibilities for making art.

Reuben’s work, Te Putahitanga o Rehua (2005) is included in the group show and involves a continuous animation being projected onto a billboard-sized glitter screen.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Christchurch Art Gallery’s website here.