• Douglas Stichbury, Tia Ansell, Wayne Youle

{Suite} Gallery introduces artists Douglas Stichbury, Wayne Youle and Tia Ansell to Auckland with an exhibition of new artworks.

New York based Douglas Stichbury continues to explore his interest in speculative 1970’s science fiction. Stichbury paints in dry-brush black oil on linen, a process partly inspired by Joan Miro's raw linen paintings and brutalist abstract painting of the 1960s. The artificial depth and realism of the detailed tonal painting makes for an interesting contradiction to the colour and materiality of the unfinished fabric.

Melbourne based, New Zealand artist Tia Ansell makes handworked assemblages that combine painting on fabric with ceramic tiles and woven yarn. Every component of the work is unique and made by the artist, including the aluminium frame which is carefully designed to produce contrasts of light and shadow onto each work.

Well known mid career artist Wayne Youle is known for his unique take on identity and and race within New Zealand. New works in the gallery include his brightly coloured, meticulously painted portaits of Peter Peryer, Peggy Guggenheim and Jim Henson and a large ‘cut out’ featuring recognisable cultural symbols such as converse boots and a koru form.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, 10am-4pm


  • 189 Ponsonby Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1011