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Trish Clark Gallery

  • 142 Great North Road
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Trish Clark Gallery is a long-established art gallery presenting projects by renowned and emerging artists from both Hemispheres. Opening her original gallery in Auckland’s High Street in 1984, Trish Clark represented such luminaries of New Zealand’s art history as Gordon Walters, Milan Mrkusich, Billy Apple, Max Gimblett, Stephen Bambury, Julia Morison and Christine Webster. Having later occupied a Category A heritage building at 1 Bowen Avenue, on the northern edge of Albert Park in Auckland’s CBD, the gallery is now located at 142 Great North Road on the Grey Lynn ridge.

The gallery represents in Australasia twenty one artists with diverse practices and spread across three generations: a number of renowned international artists, including Kimsooja, Alfredo Jaar and Anthony McCall, and several senior New Zealand figures sit alongside some emerging talents. Trish Clark’s demonstrable extensive specialist knowledge, international experience and networks, and proven long-term qualitative judgements have assisted many artists and clients, large and small. She established the New Zealand Moet & Chandon Art Foundation in 1988 and directed it for 9 years; consulted to and grew significant private and corporate collections; chaired Auckland Council’s Advisory Panel for Public Art 2009-2013; and continues to offer full-service expert independent art consultancy.

Her presentation at Auckland Art Fair 2020 will draw together works from artists noted for their consistent adherence to, and exploration of, painting – that medium that some, wrongly, consider to be captive to the past. Trish Clark Gallery’s AAF20 presentation will address this assumption through diverse examples of the medium and different approaches to practice.