4th BCA Catalogue Auction

The 4th BCA Catalogue scheduled for Monday Auction 31 @ 6pm features artists
Mahiriki Tangaroa, Varu Samuel, Sylvia Marsters, Yun Zu Carlaw, Loretta Reynolds,
Reuben Paterson, Tim Buchanan & Wolfgang Losacker. Auctioneer: John Kenning.

 
BCA July Group show new dates

BCA group show new dates 15 July - August 8th

Loretta Reynolds, Kay George, Ian George, Mahiriki Tangaroa, Andy Leleisiúao, Sylvia Marsters.
Paintings

Above: Ian George, Taking Flight, Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 2014.



 
Andy Leleisiu'ao new works

Andy Leleisiúao
The Checkmate of Wild Rainbows
Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street
Building hours Monday - Friday 7.00am - 6.00pm
www.pierrepeetersgallery.com
 
The latest works from Andy Leleisiúao went on display Monday 20th April @ The Vero 
Building, Shortland St, Auckland CBD and can be viewed for the next 5 weeks.

The artists ufological universe has expanded to take in a strong conservation angle, the
erroding habitat of the african diaspora at the forefront as the viewer is
greeted by a large Lion, Rhinoceros, Giraffe and Elephant. Labouriously exemplified by
thousands of hand painted multicoloured squares, the wild animals take on a serene quality,
unaware of the oblivion they face at the hands of those who walk past them on an executive 
staircase.


 
 
Chicken Magic

Sam  Thomas
Chicken Magic
May 11 - 29

Opening Monday May 11th, BCA Gallery

 

The first image from the upcoming show by Sam  Thomas. The artist will continue his Rarotongan themed works, 
in his second solo presentation with BCA Gallery.
Pictured above:
Chicken Magic #2
Oil on Aluminium, 2015
900x700mm

 
Atiu Fibre Arts Studio Opening @ BCA Gallery

L-R: Sonya Kamana, David Gragg, Joan Gragg, Trish Thompson  & BCA Director Ben Bergman.

 

L-R: Rob Young, Linda Wichman & Dawn Baudinet.

L-R: Mark Boyd, Mousie Skews & Peter French.

 

L-R: BCA Director Ben Bergman & Dawn Baudinet.

The Grand Finale of the Atiu Firbe Arts Studio was attended by a great crowd this past
Monday night (March 30) at BCA Gallery with most pieces sold. Speeches by past Tivaivai Assoc.
President Dawn Baudinet and Atiu Fibre Arts founding partner Joan Gragg paid tribute
to the history of the Atiu Fibre Arts Studio and the Tivaivai artform.

Photographs courtesy Brian Baudinet.

 

 

 
Atiu Fibre Arts Studio Grand Finale @ BCA Gallery

Grand Finale, The Atiu Fibre Arts Studio
Andrea Eimke
BCA Gallery
March 30 - April 10
Opening Monday March 30, 6pm
 
Since its foundation in 1986, Atiu Fibre Arts Studio has dedicated its time and effort to the promotion and manufacture of Cook Islands traditional and contemporary textile art. Tivaivai has been the company's main focal point throughout these years. Founding member and director Andrea Eimke, who designed all of the Studio's artworks, curated many national and international exhibitions most of which included other Cook Islands textile artists' works alongside the company's Tivaivai. The National Museum, the Rarotongan Hotel, The Edgewater Resort, and many private collectors own Atiu Fibre Arts Studio Tivaivai. They can also be found in the collections of Australia's Victoria Gallery, New Zealand's Te Papa Museum, and numerous private homes throughout the world. In a book, published in 2009 by the British Museum, London and in 2010 by Te Papa Museum, which Andrea co-authored with German anthropologist Susanne Kuechler, she told the story of Tivaivai as she lived it in the company of Tivaivai makers on Atiu since 1983. 
 
Andrea would have loved to celebrate the Atiu Fibre Art Studio's thirthieth anniversary, even though all active shareholders in the company have long passed on; however family matters don't allow her that choice. After 28 years, this exhibition at Beachcomber Contemporary Art (BCA) is the Grand Finale of Atiu Fibre Arts Studio and Andrea's active contribution to Cook Islands textile art. All bed and wall Tivaivai and some smaller items are available for sale.

Special thanks to Air Rarotonga for facilitating delivery of the Tivaivai from Atiu to Rarotonga.
 
New Sam Thomas show set for May

BCA Gallery is pleased to announce a new show by Sam Thomas opening May 11th.
Thomas will showcase new aluminium paintings as well as works on canvas and a new
Vaka sculpture. Thomas last exhibited with BCA in 2013 as artist in residence.

 
VOLTA NEW YORK MARCH 5-8 2015

 

VOLTA NY
March 5-8 
2015
 
Now In its 8th Edition, VOLTA NY has relocated from SOHO to Pier 90 to be next door to its larger cousin the ARMORY SHOW.
 
90 galleries from around the globe presented dynamic solo projects for a discerning New York audience with strong sales results during a competitive week of art exhibition in New York City.
 
Results and attendance were attributed to the evolving reputation of VOLTA and its exhibiting galleries/artists and its rather useful new proximity to the crowd pulling ARMORY SHOW at Piers 92 & 94. An exceptional range of collectors, institution representatives, curators and public figures visited and purchased at the new VOLTA venue.
 
While a small blizzard affected opening day on Thursday, resolute collectors arrived during the weekend, responding well to new bodies of work that drove sales throughout the duration of the fair.
 
Painting re-emerged as the dominant form of expression, while video, photography and sculpture were present in a lesser quantity. 
 
 
 
VOLTA artistic director Amanda Coulson noted ‘"The Pier definitely raised the stakes for us as well as the exhibitors; it brought us some wonderful new collaborations, and good brands that add value for the visitor and the exhibitor — which I am sure we will be able to extend for 2016. The artists had more space and a better environment to show their work, but we learned that we must always be mindful of retaining what gave us our success in the first place and, as such, we are already super excited and planning improvements for the next edition. We definitely never rest on our laurels at VOLTA and even with the great success of this year’s show, we are already brainstorming for the coming year."
 

Attending in an observation capacity, BCA Gallery directors Ben Bergman & Luke Brown witnessed firsthand the brand new presentation of the VOLTA Fair, the new spacious venue only adding to the strength of the art on offer. Having exhibited at VOLTA in 2011, 2012 and 2014, BCA remains resolute in its undertaking to continue to exhibit its represented artists at this level.

 

For more on the VOLTA show click HERE

 

 

 

 

 
2015 Patrons Dinner at BCA Gallery Sunday 15th February

The inaugural BCA Gallery Patrons Dinner was held Sunday 15th February. BCA Gallery would like to acknowledge
sponsors Air New Zealand, Lawsons Dry Hills, CITC Liquor, Cook Islands Printing Services, Westpac Bank, Palm Grove
Cafe Salsa and Ora Fiduciary. 

Photos: Brie Zeman, Turama Photography.

 

 
Upcoming at BCA GALLERY in 2015

Shane Cotton
Stangers Perch
Acrylic on Canvas, 2001
700x1000mm

 

The 2015 BCA Calander kicks off with the February 16th Art Auction featuring important works from Colin McCahon, Shane Cotton and John Pule as well as selected works by Cook Island’s artists Mahiriki Tangaroa, Loretta Reynolds, Tim Buchanan, Sylvia Marsters & Ian George.

New Zealand artists Andy Leleisiúao, Nanette Lelaúlu, Glenn Mills, Tabatha Forbes and Sam Thomas and PNG artist Daniel was with former Cook Islands resident artist Rick Welland rounding out the catalogue.

A major group show for the 50th National celebrations dominates the season which will include artists Mahiriki Tangaroa, Ian George, Sylvia Marsters, Loretta Reynolds, Andy Leleisiúao and others. Sam Thomas will present a solo project in May while Kay George will present a solo exhibition in June. New Zealand Artist Paula Schaafhausen is this year’s Artist in Residence and will join BCA in October.

 

 
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