Jonathan Smart Gallery has been showcasing contemporary New Zealand art since 1988. The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of top drawer contemporary visual art, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture, installation art and moving-image work.

Represented artists include senior practitioners such as Michael Parekowhai, Anne Noble, et al, Neil Dawson & Julia Morison; those in their mid-career including Neil Pardington, Saskia Leek, Nathan Pohio, Heather Straka and John Pule; with more recently established artists such as Emily Hartley-Skudder, Oliver Perkins, Marie Le Lievre, Tjalling de Vries and Zina Swanson.

Committed to its original vision to show art the encourages discussion and debate, the gallery continues to enjoy the reputation of providing a welcoming place for the contemplation and conversation around the practise of contemporary NZ art and its artists.