• Cat Fooks
  • Catherine Clayton-Smith
  • Hamish Coleman
  • Helen Calder
  • Marie Le Lievre
  • Miranda Parkes
  • Monique Lacey
  • Rebecca Wallis
  • Stacey Turner

In this exhibition, paint itself is the star. Paint - material makes meaning. Narrative may exist but, in stark contrast to figurative painting, it’s not the primary driver for any of these artists. These artists are interested in exploring and pushing at the boundaries of what paint, and painting, can do. Paint itself is allowed to perform – its physicality is foregrounded - even though the artist is in the driver’s seat and underpinning that physicality with an intellectual engagement with art history that takes the work beyond the purely visual. There’s a sense of playing, having fun.

Of course, in the 21st century, the strict mid-century rules of abstraction’s heyday –beliefs about the flatness and two-dimensionality of painting and truth to materials - no longer apply. This exhibition Paint presents a set of ideas around the materiality of painting and its links to the world via suggestion rather than representation - ideas around three-dimensionality, in-betweeness, transparency, edges, slipperiness, mobility.

We are delighted to showcase nine artists working in this way and to include and introduce four artists who have not previously shown with the gallery.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday – Friday, 11am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday, 11am - 4pm


  • Level 2/22 Garrett Street
  • Te Aro
  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington 6011