February 10, 2019
Welcome to New Zealand Dog Trumpet

Reg Mombassa aka Chris O’Doherty and his brother Peter O’Doherty together head the Australian band Dog Trumpet . Come along to the Eastern Southern Galley and enjoy their music while they are in New Zealand, on the evening of Saturday 16th February.

 


Recent Works by Gregory O’Brien

The Wading Birds Of Drybread is a body of work that Gregory O’Brien produced during the last 12 months as he took up the artist-in-residence programme in Alexandra’s elegant Ernst Plischke designed Henderson House. The exhibition will be showing at Eastern Southland Gallery from the 16 February - 5 April 2019.
Join Greg at the Eastern Southern Gallery for an exhibition preview on Friday the 15th February at 6:30pm

 


August 31, 2018
Euan Macleod Painter at Pātaka

Euan Macleod Painter on at Pātaka art and museum from 2nd September to 2nd December. Pātaka is the final venue for the survey show painter curated by Gregory O’Brien for the Tauranga Art Gallery in 2014. Since then it has been toured by Exhibition Services to many regional public galleries.

 


February 23, 2018
New artists in residence at Henderson House

Greg O’brien and Jenny Bornholdt are currently artists in residence at the Henderson House, Alexandra, the first to do so since it was newly renovated. Previously an artists in residence for writers, the house is now open to visual artists too. Jen and Greg have had a constant stream of visitors during their first few months there, and recently during a visit from Robin White, Greg, Robin and Grahame Sydney visited St Bathans hall (made famous by Laurence Aberhart).

 


December 19, 2017
Midway: a Collectif Génération collaboration by John Yau and Kathy Barry exhibited at Objectspace, October 2017.

Midway is one of twelve handmade books produced in collaboration between Ameriacn poet John Yau and New Zealand visual artist Kathy Barry. It was commissioned by Gervais Jassaud for his ongoing Collectif Génération project.

Reviewed in Eye Contact by John Hurrell

 


Sam Duckor-Jones Poetry

Turbine/Kapohau, a New Zealand journal of new writing has two of Sam Duckor-Jones’s poems in the latest issue online. Sam also has recently completed the MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2017.

 


October 9, 2017
Euan Macleod Painter

Island
2012
oil on canvas
1000 x 5320 (7 panels)
Private collection

Euan Macleod Painter, curated by Gregory O’Brien, and toured by Exhibition Services opened Friday August 18 and will run until Sunday November 19, 2017 at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North . It is open everyday from 10am-5pm.

The next Venue for the Exhibition at Pah Homestead , opens Wednesday 21 March 2017 and going until the 20 May 2018.

 


July 6, 2017
Gregory O’Brien awarded an honorary doctorate

Gregory O’Brien was awarded an honorary doctorate on May 18, 2017 for his contribution to New Zealand artistic life.

To read an excerpt from his acceptance speech, have a look at this stuff article.


Photograph by Ashley Cox

 


March 20, 2017
Jeff Thomson’s Kauri Tree

Jeff Thomson’s Kauri Tree goes from our courtyard to a new home in Eastbourne

 


Terry Stringer’s exhibition Love in Bloom

Terry Stringer’s exhibition Love in Bloom opened in Jane Grocott’s garden on Thursday evening, a perfect Wellington night.

The exhibition is open each day from 12-6pm until Saturday 26th of March, closing at 6pm.


 


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