• Gavin Chai & David Shennan

Gavin Chai’s practice draws upon a rich history of cultural heritage and painting techniques and to represent contemporary experiences. Chai’s current works focus’ on interior spaces and makes reference to the traditions of Dutch & Danish painting from the 17th – 19th Century. His influences are a blend of historical, as well the personal and present, making allusions to classical & biblical themes with timeless allegories

David Shennan’s monochromatic still-life paintings, set against the Sky or Universe as a backdrop (and sometimes an active participant) celebrate life and nature. Still-Life painting is often laced with metaphor and these pictures are no strangers to the notion of the microcosm and macrocosm. The placement of flowers, either implicitly or explicitly arranged in an other-worldly environment, assists in setting-up a contradictory stance to the meaning of ‘still life’.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday, 10am-4pm


  • 455 Mount Eden Road
  • Mount Eden
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland