• Oliver King

Scott Lawrie Gallery is delighted to announce that they are now formally representing Oliver King – and kicking off the partnership with an outstanding show of new work.

"I’ve been a massive fan of Oliver’s practice since he graduated with a First Class MFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2018," says Scott Lawrie, Director. "Visually gripping, with cascading layers of nuance and meaning, Oliver’s work primarily explores ideas of contemporary masculinity – and asks important questions about what it means to be a white pakeha male in the context of decolonisation, privilege and consumerism."

Are these elements of awareness enough to eventually disenfranchise the power hierarchies of race and gender? Or do our personal histories as men – more often than not shaped by our fathers – offer a far more honest foundation for empathy, healing and reconciliation through individual shared experiences of what it means to ‘be a man’ today?

Oliver’s recent exhibitions include a solo installation at Sydney Contemporary with PAULNACHE (2019), New work, PAULNACHE, Gisborne (2019), and Kenny, Combs and Tribe, DEMO, Auckland (2016). He was a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D (2020), Wallace Art Awards (2017), National Contemporary Art Awards (2016) and NZ Painting and Printmaking Award (2014). He was awarded the Premier Award, Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Awards in 2013.

Opening Hours

  • Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
  • or by appointment


  • 2 Murdoch Road (Off Williamson Ave)
  • Grey Lynn, Auckland