Gavin Hipkins

“The Deep is a solo presentation of new work by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Gavin Hipkins. Found images are co-opted into installation, digital video and printed matter. These artworks realise suggestive dreamscapes, forming an industrial sublime in order to evoke yearning and disquietude.”

Heather Hunt

Time Piece’ series

“The Time Piece series is a response to materials and process. As I worked on these drawings I thought about the immense age of the swamp kauri, the delicate nature of our tenure here on this planet and our capacity to work together across hemisphere and cultures.”

These prints have been on show Giants Orchestra exhibition stand at International Design Fair Munich 2022.

Heather Hunt Illustrator

Editions printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm in two sizes,740x800mm and 500x540mm.

Marie Shannon

Sleeping Near the River + New Works

20 April – 11 June 2022

Arising out of the Tylee Cottage Residency in 2019, the photographs and videos of Sleeping Near the River were first seen in late 2021 at Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery, and in this 2022 presentation they are accompanied by four new photographic works.” Trish Clark Gallery

A selection of the images printed on Ilford Fibre Gloss 310gsm.

Greta Anderson

The Transcenders

3 June – 2 July 2022

“The Transcenders by Greta Anderson is a series of photographs which pays tribute to female band members from the independent music scene the artist grew up in.” – Two Rooms

A selection of the images printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm.

Birgit Krippner

Brigit Krippner |{Suite} Wellington


13 – 30 October 2021

“Sun and moon risings are powerful experiences. First,ocean and sky are one. You could not tell them apart. Slowly a fine line appeared in the distance – the horizon.”

In 2016 Birgit Krippner travelled on the ‘Spirit of Auckland’ from Wellington to the Panama Canal en-route to Columbia and finally Philadelphia where she disembarked. The images on display in this exhibition were made during Krippner’s time spent aboard the ‘Spirit of Auckland’ container ship. –  {Suite}


UV laminated pigment inks print on Ilford Smooth Gloss 310gsm paper, mounted to Kapamount 900 x 600 mm. Edition of 10

Andrea Gardner

Pattillo Project: Andrea Gardner

This is the Rabbit Hole

19 February – 8 May, 2022

In 2021 Andrea Gardner was the third recipient of the Pattillo Project. Her photographic work Now I Have Your Attention won the Open Award of the Sarjeant’s annual Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review. This is the Rabbit Hole features a new collection of works that explore self-portraiture through staged photography. –  Sarjeant Gallery.


Tia Ranginui

Tia Ranginui: Tua o Tāwauwau

28 May – 21 August, 2022

“An exhibition of photographic work by Whanganui artist Tia Ranginui (Ngāti Hine Oneone). In the series Tua o Tāwauwau/Away with the Fairies (2020–1) she captures patupaiarehe; who in Maori folklore were the fairy people of Aotearoa New Zealand. With their delicate features, red hair and fair complexions they lived in forests and mountains and built their homes from the swirling mists. Ranginui’s theatrical photographs show these mercurial fairy people out and about, living their lives in the Whanganui suburbs of Gonville and Castlecliff. Myth and legend echo through each image that were first seen in Ranginui’s debut public gallery show Gonville Gothic at City Gallery Wellington in 2021. The Sarjeant is delighted to be showing these works in Ranginui’s home town, alongside new work that expands the series.” – Sarjeant Gallery

Pati Solomona Tyrell “Oracles” – City Gallery Wellington

“Pati Solomona Tyrell is a founding member of Auckland’s Fafswag collective, whose members proudly celebrate their LGBTQ Pacific-Islander identities. Photographing himself and his circle in their performance guises, his work traverses the documentary and the directorial.”

Opticmix had the pleasure of printing work for Pati for the “Orcales” Exhibtion at Wellington City Gallery.

These exhibited works are all large format (900mm x 600mm) photographic prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth (305gsm).

“Oracles” is a current exhibition running until the 6th of September 2020.

For more information: City Gallery Wellington – Oracles