Holding each other afloat, through art – An interview with Nuala Gregory

Nuala Gregory, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) is showing new works at a pop-up exhibition in Wellington, and can trace her art practice back to experiments with collage as a working-class kid growing up in the conflict zone of west Belfast in the 1970s, using old newspapers, and spit as glue.

Follow this link for the interview.

Face to Face: Portrait Festival

Solander Gallery is excited to share with you that we have joined together with eight other Wellington dealer galleries and five public galleries to produce a new Wellington-wide visual arts festival:

Face to Face: Portrait Festival

A dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks, studio visits and collection tours coinciding with the launch of @nzportraitgallery’s inaugural Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award will run from 27-30 May 2021.

Solander Gallery will present new works by Auckland based artists Belinda Griffiths and John Pusateri in ‘Shade’ for our festival exhibition.

Follow @portraitfestival.wlg to stay up to date.

Last NZ stop for ‘Paradise Lost’

 Paradise Lost – Daniel Solander’s Legacy is currently on exhibition  at the Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim until 28 June. This is the last opportunity to view the exhibition as it winds up a year long journey around Aotearoa.

Solander spent a substantial amount of time in Totaranui (Queen Charlotte Sound), Marlborough which has been acknowledged with the acquisition of two key artworks from the project for the Gallery’s permanent collection from artists, Michel Tuffery and John McLean.

The artists who produced work for this exhibition are: John Pusateri (Auckland), Alexis Neal (Auckland), Dagmar Dyck (Auckland), John McLean (New Plymouth), Tabatha Forbes (New Plymouth), Michel Tuffery (Wellington), Sharnae Beardsley (Christchurch), Jo Ogier (Christchurch), Lynn Taylor (Dunedin), and Jenna Packer (Dunedin).

Install image of  ‘Paradise Lost’ courtesy of  Millennium Public Art Gallery




Alert Level 1:

Solander Gallery is now reopen.

Please check our revised opening hours on our  CONTACT US page.

Paulette, Vincent and Will thank you for your support as we transition into a new way of operating.

image: Dick Frizzell Sign, 2019, screenprint 715mm x 500mm

Wallace Trust Art Awards

As part of the NZ Festival of the Arts, the Academy Galleries, Wellington is hosting the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019. Curated by Suzanne Herschell the exhibition features 48 works by the current winners and finalists including works by Solander artists Weilun Ha and John Pusateri. The Exhibition runs until 22 March 2020 and entry is free.

‘Paradise Lost’ in Piteå Sweden

Paradise Lost recently opened in Piteå, Sweden, Daniel Solander’s birth place.  On exhibition at  Piteå Museum until September 26, 2020, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Piteå Municipality and the Solander Association to honor the legacy of the first Swede to circumnavigate the globe, connecting Aotearoa and Sweden since 1769.

Image: Curator Catharina Westling and Program Coordinator Morgan Sternberg.


Visit ‘Paradise Lost’ at Puke Ariki

On show at Puke Ariki New Plymouth until 9 February means there are plenty of opportunities during the holidays to visit the award winning touring exhibition ‘Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander Legacy’ before it crosses over to the South Island.
Install image: Nicholas Setteducato| Digital Systems Curator

Paradise in the Gardens

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander’s Legacy touring art exhibition developed in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra is now open at the Auckland Botanic Gardens Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre.  Open daily until 11 October.


WATER \ WAY at Aratoi Museum of Art & History

Aratoi Museum of Art and History is currently hosting WATER \ WAY a multi-media exhibition featuring thirteen New Zealand artists including Solander Gallery artists Jacqui Colley and Jenna Packer.
There will be an opportunity to hear from the artists & curators at a public talk on Sunday 26 May 10.30am.