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‘Down The Hall on Saturday Night’ Exhibition by Ken Kendall

‘Down the Hall on Saturday Night’ Exhibition by ken Kendall The Down The Hall on Saturday Night exhibition by Ken Kendall was displayed in Jonathan …

‘Frances Hodgkins and Her Circle’ – Exhibition at Jonathan Grant Gallery

‘Frances Hodgkins and Her Circle’ – Exhibition at Jonathan Grant Gallery A monumental exhibition that took three years to complete was on display at Jonathan Grant Gallery, from the 12th …

King George V’s Britannia and The Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

Britannia was ordered in 1892 by the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and designed by George Lennox Watson

Britannia was launched on 20 April 1893 and joined a fleet of first class cutters that was growing fast as others followed the royal lead. In a highly competitive fleet, Britannia soon set about achieving the race results which would eventually establish her as the most successful racing yacht of all time.

By the end of her first year’s racing, Britannia had scored thirty-three wins from forty-three starts. In her second season, she won all seven races for the first class yachts on the French Riviera, and then beat the 1893 America’s Cup defender Vigilant in home waters

Rediscovered McIntyre

Peter McIntyre is best known as a landscape artist. His career as one of New Zealand’s leading war artists is one that is shrouded in mystery, myth and adventure. The works completed during his tenure as official war artist are compelling pieces that capture New Zealand’s involvement in the North African campaign and give viewers a rare insight into the fierce battles…

Missing Painting Discovered

A missing painting by New Zealand expatriate artist Douglas MacDiarmid has been located by Gallery Director Jonathan Gooderham.

Painted in 1976, inspired by a trip to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, (the birthplace of MacDiarmid’s partner Patrick Andre Stefane) the painting…

Frances Hodgkins Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington is currently holding a large-scale exhibition of works by Frances Hodgkins.

Aesop’s Outback Fables

Ray Ching’s highly anticipated book, Aesop’s Outback Fables, was launched at the opening of the artist’s exhibition at ARTIS Gallery.

Colours of a Life

Douglas MacDiarmid Colours of a Life The book, set to be published in July 2018, is a biography of the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid. The biography explores the …

Grahame Sydney in NZ Listener

Grahame Sydney Interviewed Has Grahame Sydney fallen out of favour with New Zealand’s art establishment? His paintings are highly sought after by collectors at home and abroad, but Grahame Sydney hasn’t …

The Earth Remembers

Remembering the Fallen in Arras, France A memorial sculpture by ARTIS Gallery artist Marian Fountain was unveiled this month at the Carrière Wellington, Arras during the Centennial ceremony to commemorate …

Award-winning sculptor exhibits

Award-winning sculptor exhibits Three months ago the award-winning sculptor Margaret Lovell moved from England to Puketotara. She brought her husband and 69 of her sculptures. Since then she has attracted …

Review of Zarahn Southon’s Exhibition

Review by TJ McNamara Arts commentator and critic TJ McNamara reviewed Zarahn Southon’s exhibition at Jonathan Grant Gallery – in the Weekend Herald.  At home with Dutch masters Zarahn Southon’s still and …

New Sculpture by Terry Stringer

New Sculpture by Terry Stringer The Model with the Sculptor’s Hands is a group of works made by the artist while reflecting on a long practice of sculpture making; hence …

Review by TJ McNamara

Review by TJ McNamara Arts commentator and critic TJ McNamara reviewed Frances Hodgkins: A Singular Artist – exhibited at Jonathan Grant Gallery – in the Weekend Herald.  Hodgkins comes home for …

Chenonceau Castle

Chenonceau Castle Chenonceau Castle is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and decorations, and history of female ownership – it is …

Spotlight on Peter Waddell

Spotlight on Peter Waddell Travelling to the US in 1992 to study the works of the Old Masters at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Peter Waddell became …

C F Goldie Sells for Record Price

C F Goldie sells for Record Price An auction of Important & Rare Contemporary & Historical New Zealand Art held at the International Art Centre on Wednesday 6 April saw …

White Night at Jonathan Grant Gallery

White Night at Jonathan Grant Gallery Auckland Arts Festival’s one-night arts extravaganza White Night is back! All across town, inside and outside at over 100 venues and locations, artists, performers, …

Iconic war painting on display in Waiouru

Iconic war painting on display in Waiouru An “iconic” painting is now on display at the National Army Museum in Waiouru. The original watercolour of The Man with the Donkey …

Michael Smither Artist Talk

Michael Smither Artist Talk Michael Smither is known as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and musician. His artworks have come to sit alongside our notion of identity as New Zealanders and …

Piera McArthur in Hello!

Piera McArthur in Hello! Piera McArthur is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary artists. Her work is known for its joie-de-vivre and for its optimistic energy. One of Piera’s iconic paintings …

Ray Ching at Tauranga Art Gallery

Ray Ching at Tauranga Art Gallery World-renowned artist Ray Ching has created a truly unique celebration of New Zealand’s birds and landscapes in his latest collection of works – Dawn Chorus. Magical, …

Gallipoli 100

Gallipoli Work Fetches Record Price Legendary war art travels from Gallipoli to Parnell They were sketched amid the hell of Gallipoli, drew the complements of the World War 1 campaign’s …

Auckland Heritage Festival

The Auckland Heritage Festival in Parnell As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, Jonathan Grant Gallery is celebrating Parnell’s heritage by exhibiting a selection of paintings depicting the area and …

Gallipoli Work Fetches Record Price

Gallipoli Work Fetches Record Price A painting that symbolises the pain and tragedy of the failed  World War I Gallipoli campaign was sold yesterday to an undisclosed bidder. Simpson and …

End to the Squandering of Beauty

End to the Squandering of Beauty This painting is an allegory depicting the arrival of the Birds of Paradise into European culture. These birds came as skins, prepared by New …

Mystery Gallipoli artist finally acknowledged

Mystery Gallipoli Artist It didn’t take a historian to know the golden brown hills in the painting were those of Gallipoli, but it did take a gallery director turned art …

Ken Kendall 1928 – 2012

Ken Kendall 1928 – 2012 We are very sad to hear of the death of Ken Kendall. Ken exhibited at Jonathan Grant Galleries for over 20 years and during that …

The Solitude of Self

The Solitude of Self Michael Dunn discusses the highly acclaimed exhibition Frances Hodgkins: The Expatriate Years 1901-1947, in the latest edition of Art New Zealand (Issue 143, Spring 2012). The exhibition was curated …

Artwork Saved From Rubbish Tip

artwork saved from rubbish tip From a fine art gallery on London’s Bond St to a cupboard door in a student flat – a valuable piece of New Zealand artwork has …

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