Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Mark Rayner greeting card, just in time for Christmas!

Greeting Cards: $6 each or 4 for $20

Original Artwork: New Zealand Gothic, photograph, ed/10, $350

T J McNamara review - Rebecca Thomson & Stafford Allpress

Saturday, November 5, 2011. Weekend Herald (page B18)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Seed's 6th annual Christmas Show is nearly upon us

The exhibition will open on the evening of 24 November; remember to save the date!
A small selection of works from the 300 to feature is below.

Stafford Allpress, Recording 7
Kylie Rusk, One Tree Hill 2

Rebecca Thomson,
Preserve 3
Kristin Perrett, Girl Siamese Twins
Annie Sandano, Tiger

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Newmarket Late Night

Seed was a proud participant in the Newmarket Late Night on 18 October, a special event in association with Art Week Auckland (13-23 October)

Early in the evening, we were joined by the enthusiastic Newmarket Tour of Art group led by David Haigh. The tour took in four public sculptures and four gallery exhibitions, including Menagerie at Seed, an exhibition showcasing a wild and fantastic array of over 100 original prints, drawings, sculptures and paintings by some of New Zealand’s most promising contemporary artists.

Later that evening we had a visit from a group of cyclists taking in Art Week by cycle under the direction of Craig Neilson - a novel approach which is bound to grow in popularity in the coming years.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Late Night for Art Week

Art Week is a 10 day celebration of visual arts in Auckland, from 13-23 October. We'll be open late on the 18th till 8pm as part of the Newmarket Late Night. You can also take a guided tour of Newmarket's galleries and public sculpture on the night.

Heavenly first work arrives for Alter Piece

Ben Reid's work for the upcoming Alter Piece Christmas show has arrived, and his treatment of the templates is exquisite. Here's a sneaky peak...

Alter Piece runs from November 25 to December 10, with the big opening night November 24

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pusateri For Posterity

How many people can say they've had an insect named after them?
John Pusateri can.
Oplitis Pusaterii is a mite that he collected as part of a research project that led to the body of artwork in his 2007 Fallen show at Seed.

John Pusateri, Week Fourteen, archival digital print on cotton rag paper, 378x457mm

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Central Otago Art Awards

Congratulations to Stafford Allpress, Rebecca Thomson and Louise McRae; all finalists in the inaugural Central Otago Art Awards. The awards will be presented at the Russell Henderson Art Gallery, Alexandra on 8 September. In the event that you can’t make it to Alexandra to see the show, you can view the work and vote for the peoples’ choice award online, visit:

Rebecca Thomson, Wrapping - Box II, collagraph

Stafford Allpress, Inorganic, mixed media

Louise McRae, Muster, oil on kauri

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Bonnie Baby Girl!

We are delighted to introduce Emma’s brand new baby girl Bonnie. She was born 9 August, weighing a robust 10 pounds. Mother and daughter are both very well.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Wallace Art Awards finalists

Congratulations to Stafford Allpress, Louise McRae, Natasha Cantwell, Ryuzo Nishida, Mark Rayner and Sarah Williams - all finalists in this year's Wallace Art Awards. Their works will be on show from 6th September at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre at Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough.

Stafford Allpress, entry form, wood, plastic, foam, paper, enamel, 40x40x49mm

Louise McRae, Inhale, charred kauri, oil and silver leaf on kauri, 800x1050mm

Natasha Cantwell, Sean and Sparrow, unique c-type photograph, 508x660mm

Ryuzo Nishida, Pink Elephant, aluminium, acrylic & oil on steel and modelling clay

Mark Rayner, Her Mummy's Voice Moneybox (Susan Boyle and 'Pebbles'), glazed ceramic, 200x380x140mm

Sarah Williams, a monument somewhere in Europe, oil on board, 310x310mm

Monday, August 1, 2011

Congratulations to Belinda Griffiths

Belinda Griffiths has won the Wine Label Award and as a result, her work Breathe will feature on 10,000 bottles of Marlborough sauvignon blanc and Martinborough pinot noir. The “Griffiths Series” wines are due out before Christmas. Watch out for Belinda’s contribution to Seed’s annual Christmas show in November.

above:'s general Manager Michael Mebus and Breathe by Belinda Griffiths
image courtesy of

Friday, July 29, 2011

Janna van Hasselt in Avenues magazine

Janna's solo exhibition 'playlist' is at seed gallery from 14 September - 1 October 2011

Eden Arts Art Schools Award

The Eden Arts Trust announced the winners of the inaugural Eden Arts Art Schools Award on Thursday 28 July 2011. The Overall Winner received $5,000 in prize money and the three Highly Commended students each received $1,000. Kate Mullins from Seed had the privilege of being on the judging panel for the awards.

Award recipients from L to R: Dominic Oldrey, Chelsea Rothbart, Donna Summers (Overall winner) and Loretta Walton.

The Eden Arts Art Schools Award brought together for the first time Central Auckland's four major art institutions: Elam School of Fine Arts, Unitec, AUT and Whitecliffe. Six undergraduate students were selected from each school. The award exhibition, hosted this year by Elam, is open for public viewing at projectspace B431 (20 Whitaker Place) and the George Fraser Gallery (25a Princes Street) from Friday 29 July to Saturday 6 August, 11am - 4pm (closed Sunday).

Above, the judges: National Business Review arts writer John Daly-Peoples, new Artspace Director, Caterina Riva and Kate Mullins.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Congratulations to Bold Horizon finalists, Aaron McConchie & Maree Wilson

Lapse Loss by Maree Wilson (below) and the digital drawing, by Aaron McConchie will be on show at the Waikato Museum from 6th August - 6th November 2011.

2011 Christmas exhibition announced!

To celebrate the holiday season, Seed Gallery has invited thirty different artists, working across various disciplines and media to work with a set template: a 100 x 80mm hinged wooden altarpiece. The resulting exhibition will showcase 300 miniature artworks reflecting each artist’s exploration of the limitations and possibilities of this form. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to acquire works by some of our most promising artists for only $80 a piece.
Alter Piece, 30 artists, 300 artworks, $80 each.
25 November - 10 December 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Louise McRae - WHAT I DO, Sunday Star Times

Louise McRae featured in the latest Sunday Star Times.
12th June 2011, page 13 of the Sunday magazine.

Friday, May 27, 2011

In Box - features in artnews Winter 2011 (page 120)

If you haven’t yet made it to the show, don’t despair; it’s not too late to secure a set. Only $750 for three prints plus an archival box! IN BOX: 25 May – 11 June 2011

Mark Rayner feature in Weekend Gardner - issue 315

A few of the quirky characters from Mark Rayner’s exhibition, bad, grace the pages of the latest edition of Weekend Gardener. When he is not sculpting ceramics, Mark is an avid gardener and is a regular contributor to the magazine.

(Image courtesy of Weekend Gardener magazine)

clockwise: Pink Devil $215, Shy Demon $195, Red Devil $235, Blue Devil $135 - all hand crafted ceramics.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

No.8 Wire award - Waikato Museum 10 June - 18th July

Congratulations to Aaron McConchie who is a finalist in this year’s Waikato No.8 Wire award!

Dinner for Two - on show at Waikato Museum 10 June - 18th July.
Aaron will also be exhibiting three new works at Seed Gallery in 'Taking Space' on show: 6-23 July 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Maree Wilson - in her studio

Maree's new body of work will be exhibited in a show with Holly Shepheard: 24 August - 10 September 2011
A few works in progress...

Little Blue, oil and baked automotive paint on wood

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our IN BOX is now full - John Pusateri's piece arrives!

These custom made archival acid & lignin free boxes are complimentary with any 3 or more prints from the In Box range. The white inner passes the A.N.S.I photographic activity test and the card is buffered with calcium carbonate to neutralise acidic vapours

Set of the seven In Box prints. Each print is 350x500mm and the archival box is 375 x 525 x 30mm

John Pusateri, dead blue roller, 8 colour stone lithograph, 500x350mm

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Taking Space is Taking Shape...

A few photos of new sculpture by Aaron McConchie and Andrea du Chatenier for Taking Space: 6 - 23 July. More details coming soon.

Aaron McConchie

Andrea du Chatenier

Andrea du Chatenier

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Richard Freestone and Aroha Lewin's prints have arrived for IN BOX

Don't miss out on your set of IN BOX prints. Each print is a limited edition of only 20!

A set of any three prints and an scid free storage box is only $750 - split one with friends. Additional prints from the set are available for $250, but after the exhibition any remaining individual prints will be priced between $280 - $600.

Richard Freestone, British Overseas Airways Corporation, 350x500mm ed/20

Aroha Lewin,
Miss Tiki, 350x500mm ed/20

Friday, April 15, 2011

Don't forget to visit John Appleton's exhibition - the scale of his new work is amazing!

These are the largest pieces we have had from John to date. They are beautifully and meticulously painted - a must see in the flesh.

John's exhibition Stagnation is on until April 30th.

John Pusateri's 'blue roller' work is nearly finished for IN BOX...

John's finished work will be a multiple colour lithograph - his most colourful stone lithograph to date!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First look at Mark Rayner's new baddies...

Killer Clown Moneybox, glazed ceramic, 430 x 210 x 180mm (hxwxd)

Helter Skelter Candleholder, glazed ceramic, 525 x 160 x 100mm (hxwxd)

Her Mummy's Voice Moneybox, glazed ceramic, 380 x 200 x 140mm (hxwxd)

Janna van Hasselt In Box work arrives from Christchurch

Janna van Hasselt's work for
In Box is a variable edition, so get in quick to secure your favourite!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rebecca Thomson - In Box preview

IN BOX opens next month!

Choose any three prints from the IN BOX range for only $750. Private previews and pre-sales available.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New John Appleton work arrives

Study Actaeon's Ascent, oil and acrylic on linen, 700 x 1100mm

Stubbs, oil and acrylic on linen, 760 x 760mm

Black Dog, oil and acrylic on linen, 1200 x 1700mm

John's show 'Stagnation' opens on 12 April 2011