• Tony Lane

Tony Lane’s latest work explores the themes of the landscape as divine, of nature as omnipresent, and how the light both directs and affects us.

Tony Lane’s work draws inspiration from art history through the ages: Italian frescoes, Renaissance landscapes, 17th century Spanish still-life, and the New Zealand landscape from Charles Heaphy to Colin McCahon. Early New Zealand topographic painters drew on the ideas of 17th century French painter Claude Lorraine, using overlapping planes, a golden glow, distant blue horizons and darker foregrounds often featuring trees.

Lane explores these themes and concepts: the landscape as divine, nature as omnipresent, how the light both directs and affects us. His hand-gilded gold frames strike a delicate balance between ritual and revelation. His is the contemplative world, the strands of dotted lines create a pathway from one realm to the other, day, evening, night, places to go, to recover, to heal.

Tony Lane has held more than 100 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand, and exhibited in galleries in New York, London, Barcelona, Seville, and Gstaad. His work is represented in major public collections in New Zealand: Auckland Art Gallery, Dowse Art Museum, Dunedin Art Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongarewa.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday to Friday, 11am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday, 11am – 4pm
  • or by appointment


  • 221 Ponsonby Road
  • Ponsonby
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 1011