About John Reynolds


McLeavey are excited to be hosting a one off event - The Acronym Hustle - with the one and only, John Reynolds. Join McLeavey in the gallery next Friday 16 June between 12 - 2pm for this special event.

John is a well known gallery artist (notable institutional shows include The Violet Hour at Auckland Art Gallery and The Cloud at Te Papa) fond of writing familiar yet obscure phrases on small canvases. John always has his finger firmly on the pulse of the contemporary moment and his works reflect that. According to John, the mood of the moment inspires swearing and cussing.

For this special pop up event - The Acronym Hustle - John will be in the gallery creating customised small canvases. Select a canvas, request a phrase and watch the magic happen. Any text will be considered, expletives are welcomed and encouraged!

Come along for a glass of bubbles, a chat and the chance to grab yourself a custom artwork. Perfect for a special birthday, anniversary or...just because.

Each unique, customised artwork will be sized at 100 x 100 mm and priced at $300.

Availability is limited so line up quick!


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Fri 16 Jun


  • 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm


  • 147 Cuba Street
  • Te Aro
  • Wellington