Proudly 100% New Zealand made
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 Email: email@example.com
Art by the Sea is a gallery that specialises in fine and contemporary affordable 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.
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.
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NZ Herald News www.nzherald.co.nz
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.
Mike Geers Gallery Co-Director
Art by the Sea gallery enters the Buy New Zealand Made debate: Watch Here (image courtesy of TVNZ)
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)
|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