Events and Exhibitions

Here is a list of my recent exhibitions - for more detail please email from the contact page.

“Midwinter Masterpieces”

At Ian Logan's Island Bay Art Gallery
15 High Street, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ

Something old, something new, something borrowed and of course,with Island Bay seascapes,something blue: this is the latest exhibition: Midwinter Masterpieces at Ian Logan's Island Bay Art Gallery (15 High Street, Island Bay).

On for just this weekend, 8-9th July from 11 to 4, the show will feature paintings and prints by some acknowledged New Zealand masters like Juliet Peter, Sam Cairncross and John Drawbridge as well as work from contemporary artists that fits into that special category of masterpiece. A long-time advocate for original art, encouraging creatives of all ages and providing space for their work to be seen, Midwinter Masterpieces is a nod to Ian Logan's idea of a Museum of Island Bay with many amazing artists having found their way out to the south coast or having lived in the wider Wellington region. Some work is for sale with some just for the sheer visual enjoyment of live art work.

Other artists include, Ian Logan, Jenny Hartley, Bill Allan, Douglas McArthur, Louis John Steele, Neal Palmer and more.

Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th, 2023

A Tale of Two Islands “South Coast Arts Trail 2023”

At Ian Logan's Island Bay Art Gallery
15 High Street, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
“No artist is an island“ and we are shaped by our friends and the sea that surrounds us. In this exhibition Ian Logan will again collaborate with the extraordinary sculptor Jenny Hartley as well as with several other artists who share his love of landscape and place.
For those who leave Island Bay it always remains part of who we are. Jenny Hartley has found a new home in Otaki opposite that other great sacred island, Kapiti, and has drawn fresh inspiration from the abundant nature and beauty of the coast. The form this inspiration takes is always surprising and thought-provoking whether in ceramics, bronze or multi-media.
Ian Logan has a lifetime of experience of living on the meeting place between ocean and land on the Esplanade in Island Bay. His paintings and drawings gather together a deep collage of memory, observation and imagination, finding beauty in sunshine and storm, sunrise and sunset. Both artists will show work in a wide range of sizes, media and price range.

April 15th and 16th, 2023

“South Coast Arts Trail”

At Ian Logan's Island Bay Art Gallery
15 High Street, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
For the inaugural South Coast Arts Trail I have converted my garage into a studio/gallery space where I shall be exhibiting my tribute to the great Japanese artist Hokusai who painted his "36 Views of Mount Fuji" when he was 70 years old in 1830. In my case it will be "36 views of Taputeranga" the sacred island that protects and nurtures my home of Island Bay, Wellington. Many of the works will be watercolours - started on early morning walks as drawings then completed later in the day or the day after. They range from very small to larger works with a price range to match.

February 19th and 20th, 2022


At Jean Marr Studio
296a the Parade, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
Here's my first themed one-artist exhibition at Jean Marr Studio. The title refers to those favourite places to paint that hold a special place in my heart. I have drawn together my own home town of Wellington, the dramatic mountain scenery of the southern lakes around Lake Wakatipu and Lake Wanaka and from there made a link to Lake Como in Northern Italy where I was lucky enough to visit in 2018. Paradise is actually the name of an amazing part of the world here in New Zealand. Just past Glenorchy, at the head of Lake Wakatipu is this great combination of mountain, river and forest. I had first visited there on a memorable family holiday in my teens and was stunned to discover the exact same spot where my family had stopped for lunch on the way to walk up the Rees Valley. Unlike many parts of the Queenstown area it hadn't changed a bit!

From September 16th through to October 15th 2020
for more details of opening hours etc see the
Jean Marr Studio Facebook Page

“Seas and Skies”

At Jean Marr Studio
296a the Parade, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
From 2019 I am lucky enough to be showing in the beautiful surroundings of the Jean Marr Studio, close to my home in Island Bay. Just opened in December 2019 the Studio is a real oasis of elegance and beauty and for the first exhibition it features mostly my landscape paintings alongside abstracts by Douglas McArthur and bronzes by masters of the difficult medium of bronze sculpture: Jenny Hartley and Betsy Kremer. There's also a well chosen selection of gifts, cards and beautiful objets d'art. Wonderful to be involved with a new gallery venture here in Island Bay.

From December through January 2020, closing date tbc

“For Compassion's Sake”

At the Presbyterian Centre
88 the Parade, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
What is your vision of compassion? This exhibition, part of a new festival in 2018 called COMPASSIONFEST,from Sunday 30th September to Sunday 7th October 2018,gave creators the chance to showcase their idea of its meaning.

I was happy to be involved curating this exhibition and exhibiting as well. My painting for the exhibition is featured here, An onion, some butter and half a loaf of bread.

It was inspired by a story of Suzanne Aubert visiting a family with 5 children in Wellington. The mother was sick and this was all they had to eat.

“Journey of the Eye — from Alba to Aotearoa”

At Tapu Te Ranga Gallery
139 the Parade, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
This solo show marks over 20 years combining being an artist as well as a gallery curator. The new location of the Tapu Te Ranga gallery is exactly where I started off this dual role in the 1990's! This exhibition is mostly landscapes recording my passion for the beauty of nature in New Zealand and Scotland.

It runs from August 27th until September 14th 2016.

"Double Visions"

At Tapu Te Ranga Gallery
302a the Esplanade, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
This exhibition runs until November 4th 2015 and is a collaboration with Rahul Gopinathan, my co-curator at the gallery.

"Dee Valley Visions"

At "Cults Cafe"
The Courtyard, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SD
(behind main shopping area on city side,ph:01224 862690)
This exhibition is now closed.

Paintings and Giclee Prints - mostly of Stonehaven

Mearns Art House
51 Allardice Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2AB
Telephone: 01569 766080
Ongoing exhibits, 2012.Open most days.