• 26 international and local artists including:
  • Patricia Piccinini (AUS)
  • James Collins (UK)
  • Roy Good (NZ)
  • Marcus Hipa (NZ)

I’ll never forget it as long as I live. Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection at the Royal Academy in 1988 was a tour de force for an impressionable young lad from the housing estates of Edinburgh. It introduced me, and the world, to a whole new generation of artists, some of whom became household names (Tracy Emin, Rachel Whiteread, and Damien Hirst) but all of whom showed brilliant, spine-tinglingly good work.

It's an emotive benchmark I’ve tried to channel while curating this show, albeit a little more modestly. With 28 artists – from international superstars Patricia Piccinini and UK-based James Collins, to our very own senior modernist megastar Roy Good, and a host of newer, younger artists such as Marcus Hipa (whose magnificent ‘Petals Adrift’ painting I have used for this invite), it packs a fervent visual punch and in-your-face raw intellect at every turn.

I’m proud of everything I show at the gallery. But this all-encompassing energy-inducing visual snapshot is one of our biggest and best yet.

-Scott Lawrie, Director

Opening Hours

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


  • Shed 10
  • 13 Coles Avenue
  • Mt Eden, Auckland