Award-winning US-born artist Brit Bunkley has enjoyed a stellar international career having shown at major institutions around the world, including New York, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Paris, Moscow, Taipei, Venice and more. So we’re proud to be able to show him in his adopted home of Aotearoa New Zealand with a major solo exhibition at the Mount Eden gallery.

You may well have seen Brit’s work before. Together with his partner Andrea Gardner, their work has been exhibited at numerous venues throughout New Zealand – and proved to be a huge hit with the public.

In this exhibition, life-sized dogs leap, sit, straddle and play on random pieces of wooden furniture bringing a delightful tension into the gallery space (plus, they don't shed hair or pee anywhere – making them perfect pooches for any home). But don't mistake Brit’s work for simply being cutesy – far from it. He’s applied the same treatment to less glamorous creatures, including insects and (TikTok favourites) Water Bears!

A selection of recent digital video works will loop during his show, including his highly-acclaimed ‘Dear Hart, How they dream. How we dream’ from 2021. Plus, an installation of intriguing model works; miniature landscapes that are both spiritual and iconic, will also be on display.

This will be a delightful and powerful experience, designed for all ages to enjoy, and I look forward to welcoming you to this fascinating exhibition.

-Scott Lawrie


  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Sat 02 Jul


  • 11:00 am — 5:00 pm


  • Shed 10
  • 13 Coles Avenue
  • Mt Eden, Auckland