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Scott Lawrie Gallery

Join Scott Lawrie Gallery on Saturday 9 April from 11am-5pm for the exhibition opening of SENSATION_22. Scott will introduce you to some of the stories behind the work, and you can meet some of the artists. There is plenty of parking outside the gallery.

I’ll never forget it as long as I live. Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection at the Royal Academy in 1988 was a tour de force for an impressionable young lad from the housing estates of Edinburgh. It introduced me, and the world, to a whole new generation of artists, some of whom became household names (Tracy Emin, Rachel Whiteread, and Damien Hirst) but all of whom showed brilliant, spine-tinglingly good work.

It's an emotive benchmark I’ve tried to channel while curating this show, albeit a little more modestly. With 28 artists – from international superstars Patricia Piccinini and UK-based James Collins, to our very own senior modernist megastar Roy Good, and a host of newer, younger artists such as Marcus Hipa (whose magnificent ‘Petals Adrift’ painting I have used for this invite), it packs a fervent visual punch and in-your-face raw intellect at every turn.

I’m proud of everything I show at the gallery. But this all-encompassing energy-inducing visual snapshot is one of our biggest and best yet.

-Scott Lawrie, Director


  • Sat 09 Apr


  • 11:00 am — 5:00 pm


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