August 31, 2018
Euan Macleod Painter at Pātaka

Euan Macleod Painter on at Pātaka art and museum from 2nd September to 2nd December. Pātaka is the final venue for the survey show painter curated by Gregory O’Brien for the Tauranga Art Gallery in 2014. Since then it has been toured by Exhibition Services to many regional public galleries.


February 23, 2018
New artists in residence at Henderson House

Greg O’brien and Jenny Bornholdt are currently artists in residence at the Henderson House, Alexandra, the first to do so since it was newly renovated. Previously an artists in residence for writers, the house is now open to visual artists too. Jen and Greg have had a constant stream of visitors during their first few months there, and recently during a visit from Robin White, Greg, Robin and Grahame Sydney visited St Bathans hall (made famous by Laurence Aberhart).


December 19, 2017
Midway: a Collectif Génération collaboration by John Yau and Kathy Barry exhibited at Objectspace, October 2017.

Midway is one of twelve handmade books produced in collaboration between Ameriacn poet John Yau and New Zealand visual artist Kathy Barry. It was commissioned by Gervais Jassaud for his ongoing Collectif Génération project.

Reviewed in Eye Contact by John Hurrell


Sam Duckor-Jones Poetry

Turbine/Kapohau, a New Zealand journal of new writing has two of Sam Duckor-Jones’s poems in the latest issue online. Sam also has recently completed the MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2017.


October 9, 2017
Euan Macleod Painter

oil on canvas
1000 x 5320 (7 panels)
Private collection

Euan Macleod Painter, curated by Gregory O’Brien, and toured by Exhibition Services opened Friday August 18 and will run until Sunday November 19, 2017 at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North . It is open everyday from 10am-5pm.

The next Venue for the Exhibition at Pah Homestead , opens Wednesday 21 March 2017 and going until the 20 May 2018.


July 6, 2017
Gregory O’Brien awarded an honorary doctorate

Gregory O’Brien was awarded an honorary doctorate on May 18, 2017 for his contribution to New Zealand artistic life.

To read an excerpt from his acceptance speech, have a look at this stuff article.

Photograph by Ashley Cox


March 20, 2017
Jeff Thomson’s Kauri Tree

Jeff Thomson’s Kauri Tree goes from our courtyard to a new home in Eastbourne


Terry Stringer’s exhibition Love in Bloom

Terry Stringer’s exhibition Love in Bloom opened in Jane Grocott’s garden on Thursday evening, a perfect Wellington night.

The exhibition is open each day from 12-6pm until Saturday 26th of March, closing at 6pm.


September 18, 2016
Stout Memorial Lecture 2016 Greg O’Brien

‘Always song in the water’
Some recent whale sightings in New Zealand art and literature.
Wednesday 21 September 2016 from 4.10pm to 5.30pm at Maclaurin Lecture Theater 102


September 15, 2016
Kathy Barry in the São Paulo Biennial

Kathy Barry has been curated into the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. Entitled Incerteza Viva [Live Uncertainty] it will run from 10 Sept – 11 Dec 2016, and is curated by Jochen Volz, Gabi Ngcobo, Julia Reboucas, Sofia Olascoaga and Lars Bang Larsen.  Lars was first made aware of Kathy’s practice working with her for a show at Monash University’s MUMA in Melbourne. And on the strength of her Homeworld series, the body of work she produced for exhibition at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Lars invited her to produce a related body of work for the Biennial


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