Art by the sea gallery, nz contemporary art gallery, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

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Kia Ora Koutou E nga Manuhiri. Nau mai, haere mai, haere mai. Hello welcome to our gallery of emerging and established artists from Aotearoa, New Zealand. Please enjoy our website and artists. We look forward to serving you. Hei kona mai. Linda and Mike Geers
162 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078

Art by the Sea Takapuna, NZ fine and contemporary art

New Address:
162 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna (Just down from the Bruce Mason Theatre)

Art by the Sea is a gallery that specialises in fine and contemporary affordable art.
All our work is New Zealand made with aroha (love) and integrity. On a typical day in our gallery you might find a boat rudder painted with sailing scenes in the entranceway, an oil painting of the Arrowtown river walk at the back, dichroic glass pendants and miniature metal lighthouses in the cabinets, a large wooden sculpture with Maori carvings gazing down upon you and a life-size metal sheep in the corner.
We share a special relationship with our artists, as caretakers of their work.
We recognise our responsibility to their livelihoods and to the stories they express through their art.

Customers come for the art but they also come to share the experience of art with us. We usually learn a lot about our clients' lives and backgrounds, in conversation, and we have formed lifelong friendships with many of our regular clients and all of our artists. Every day we look for connections, that moment when a client shares an understanding with an artist through the experience of their art. The gallery is a business but it is also a communal space that draws in residents and travellers alike seeking a little time-out and inspiration away from the chaos of today. We are kaitiaki (guardians) of this space. And this space provides manaakitanga (respect, support and hospitality) to all who visit it.

We are regular curators of charity events for NGOs, with the contribution and support of our artists.
Over the last eighteen years, we have held exhibitions to raise awareness and funds for The Blind Foundation NZ, War Child UK, Amnesty International and Mike King's Key to Life Trust. We are especially known for our sculptural artists and will be curating an exhibition for Milford shopping mall during Art Week in October 2020. This will be in support of the Key to Life Trust.

We have a stack of diaries detailing the stories we hear from our clients and artists every day. We feel privileged to be a part of these stories. We love what we do.

Art by the sea gallery Takapuna, nz fine and contemporary art
Art by the sea gallery Takapuna, nz fine and contemporary art

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Mike and Linda Geers, owners of
Art by The Sea Gallery in Devonport talk to Gill South about the financial sacrifices they have made while
running their business.

New Exhibition by Andrew Bond October 2nd 2011
His new collection, ‘The Inheritance Of Loss’, looks at the spaces left behind, each piece a specific location where a building has been lost.
The exhibition’s title comes from the celebrated novel by author Kiran Desai. Andrew believes that, “collectively, the Christchurch of the future will have inherited an incredible loss. It’s the nature of grief that we want to close ourselves away. But everyone has to deal with it eventually”.
The artist hopes his latest work will help people, “claim at least some small sense of control and ownership over what is happening on our streets.”
Instead of a traditional title each painting is simply given an address. “You’ll only be able to find this address at the exhibition,” says Andrew. “It’s then up to you if you want to go away and track down the bigger story.”
While there are a couple of significant buildings many, “may appear as simply a dot on the map to many people”. The seemingly random nature of each location does not diminish the importance of the stories behind the places. Amongst the raw emotion of the work distinct concepts appear to highlight specific ideas.
“I’ve recorded my thoughts on the absence of these buildings,” says Andrew, “but I’ve also looked at a greater perspective of the cityscape.” This approach has allowed for reflection on the city’s red light district, youth culture, religious background and inner city businesses, among others.
Andrew hopes the extra energy and time invested in the collection will soon become apparent to those studying the paintings. “It has involved a healthy mix of research and contemplation, and a long time spent creating a unique visual balance with each.”
Andrew Bond “The Inheritance of Loss” Oct 2 to 30 at the Oxford Community Art Centre

21st Annual Wallace Art Awards 2012
Congratulations to Christian Nicolson whose work has been selected for the
Salon de Refuse section of the 2012 Wallace Arts Trust Awards.

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It occurs to me that patriotism is something ingrained within every New Zealander and that it should be encouraged and supported rather than replicated by a foreign country with little or no concept of the essence of our identity.
As a gallery and retailer of quality New Zealand art and craft we notice that our clients and customers look out for that one unique item that says something about their experience in Aotearoa. This cannot be replicated or copied. Maori call it Maoritanga (knowing who we are) or Mauri (life energy or force). When another country tries to copy this they only get the one dimensional aspect of the visual item and this then cheapens the experience for them. For example New Zealand Pounamu is not only different to Jade in colour and appearance but also in the Mana that Maori people have attributed to it. It is deemed Tapu or sacred as are the different artifacts and pendants that are carved out of it such as a Mere, Koru, Manaia or Hei Tiki.
The same concept applies to paintings and 3d artworks etc produced by artists who put something of themselves into the works they create. This is not something that you can photograph, copy and re-distribute. This is the difference between mass-production and one-off original art forms.
What needs to be conveyed to visitors and tourists alike is this uniqueness can come only from the country of origin and the people of that country who have a special connection with the land and the living of it.

Mike Geers Gallery Co-Director

Art by the Sea gallery enters the Buy New Zealand Made debate: Watch Here (image courtesy of TVNZ)

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Breaking Gallery News! April 2008

Two of our artists Jayne Thomas and Christian Nicolson will be appearing in the soon to be released updated second issue of New Zealand's Favourite Artists. New Zealand's Favourite Artists Volume 2, by Denis Robinson, published by Saint Publishing in 2008. Price: $50.00 (plus packing and postage for overseas orders).This is a visual feast of contemporary New Zealand Art. We are thrilled that our artists will appear in this edition (Jaynes work will be on the cover). Due out in April you can order a copy from us here

Gallery News March 2006

Art by the Sea is off to a great start for 2006 Linda, Erica and Mike are pleased to annouce that the National Business Review has voted our gallery 4th behind Weta Workshop as one of the top 10 exciting businesses for 2006. Read on (published The National Business Review 10 March 2006)

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We would like to thank the National Business Review and Roger Parker at New River for this honour and to the people who voted for us we extend our heartfelt thanks. We are indeed grateful for the acknowledgement and will continue to provide an extensive and eclectic range of proudly "Kiwi" made artwork for your pleasure and enjoyment.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm

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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078