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Sanderson's popular New Collectors' Series returns for 2017. Targeted at the curious emerging collector, we’re aiming to instil confidence and demystify the process of acquiring artworks, while providing an inclusive and engaging environment to discuss contemporary art.

The series includes a programme of seminars from some of NZ’s most knowledgeable art professionals, as well as a carefully curated exhibition of work tailored to the new collector. Under 5s is an exhibition of stand-out works priced under $5,000.

Please contact us to register your interest in the series.

From 7 – 10 September 2017, Sanderson is presenting an exhibition of work at Sydney Contemporary at the historic Carriageworks building in Redfern. Featured artists include Josephine Cachemaille, Meighan Ellis, Stephen Ellis, Simon Kaan, Karyn Taylor, Kate van der Drift and Vaimaila Urale. Sydney Contemporary is Australasia’s premiere art fair, featuring the best galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim. 

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Karyn Taylor is the recipient of a Parkin Prize Merit Award for her work Arc in 3 States. The Parkin Prize is an annual award sponsored by arts patron and philanthropist Chris Parkin, in association with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Since its inception the competition has sought to promote excellence and innovation in drawing in all its forms. Karyn’s award-winning work combines static installation and shadows with animated light. 


Cruz Jimenez features in June/July edition of Homestyle magazine. Alice Lines highlight's Jimenez's West Auckland studio space and discusses his upcoming exhibition Under the Moon I Planted at Allpress Gallery, which runs during Art Week Auckland.

Jordan Davey-Emms is the winner of the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award for 2017. "Davey-Emms creates the conditions for prolonged looking, a sustained examination of not only the singular but how it might connect to other parts within the greater network." Ioana Gordon-Smith (Award Judge and Curator at Te Uru). 
Runner-up Shane Tu'ihalangingie is the winner of the Barfoot and Thompson Award. 
The Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award brings together top Honours and Masters students from Auckland’s five principal art schools. The Awards have been hosted by Sanderson Contemporary since 2014. The prizewinner receives and non-acquisitional, monetary award and will be invited to mount a solo exhibition at Sanderson in 2018. 
Pictured is Jordan's winning work, Open Set / Sponge Mass.

Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu has focused on the work of Simon Kaan for one episode of the new web series Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu. The series of eight mini art documentaries explore the practice and success of a number of talented New Zealand artists who also happen to be Ngāi Tahu.

View the documentary here

Josephine Cachemaille's highly-anticipated solo exhibition Us, Us, Us is open at The Suter Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu from Saturday 10 June to 6 August 2017.  Cachemaille has spent months engaging with The Suter collection, forging relationships with and between a vast array of artworks as well as the systems, equipment and environment in which they live. Us, Us, Us animates these interactions within the gallery walls revealing that which is so often hidden.

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In 2017 Kāryn Taylor is exhibiting as part of Personal Structures, held during the Venice Biennale 2017 at the European Cultural Centre.

Taylor’s work, in line with her broader practice, is inspired by ongoing research into quantum physics and the relationship between the nature of consciousness and reality.

Read about it here

As part of Auckland Festival of Photography the gallery proudly presents Single Channel, a group show, and Specimens by Meighan Ellis. Ellis’ exhibition is listed as a festival highlight by Denizen magazine. 

Karyn Taylor's 2017 exhibition at Sanderson, Time. Space. Existence., is reviewed by John Hurrell: “This work now has a wonderfully relaxed casualness that hides her fastidious precision, a studied (but super tight) nonchalance - and similar works will be shown in a G.A.A. Personal Structures show, a satellite Biennale exhibition soon to be held in Venice in May.”

Read the full review here

Dunedin-based artist Scott Eady is the first recipient of the Martin Tate Wallace Arts Trust Residency, which took him to Vladivostok, Russia in 2016. He shares his intriguing experiences in the Summer 2016 edition of Art News New Zealand. 

Eady's exhibition From Vladivostok with Love will be on show at The Pah Homestead from 11 July to 10 September 2017.

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As part of CoCA's summer programme of public art, artist Vaimaila Urale has transformed the building's purely functional exterior into a series of beautiful, minimalist canvases for her exhibition TYPEFACE. Urale reconfigures computer typeface symbols to create a contemporary Samoan design, repositioning Samoan culture within the context of a digital society.

The exhibition includes live tattoo sessions in collaboration with tattoo artist Penni Grigg, which translates the same forms directly onto the skin of volunteers.

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Josephine Cachemaille is the recipient of the 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Merit Award

"It might be lurking in a corner, but this is no shrinking violet. With its glistening, shifting surface, Dark Roller aggressively challenges our sense of space, tumbling towards us with a confidence that borders on menace." - Felicity Milburn Judge 2017

Emerging artist Paris Kirby has been awarded a prestigious AMP Scholarship. Kirby intends to use the scholarship to produce a solo exhibition of paintings, to be exhibited at the gallery in August 2017. Kirby’s work is inspired by the New Zealand bush and she intends to create thought-provoking work and become a role model for young artists.

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Shintaro & Yoshiko present an exhibition of new work at Papakura Art Gallery in September 2016. Collaborations features work from both the artists individually as well as pieces from their highly-regarded collaborative practice.