My name is Shahla and I am a member artist of the Upstairs Gallery. I have been creating all my adult life fristly teaching photography, moving to artisan cooking, hair design and fashion. I finally came to the realisation that painting is the best medium for my artistic-self to speak out. This is how I best express myself.Read More
Our Emerging Artists after the Emerging Artist AwardsRead More
Kids Holiday Workshops with Steven Cascalheira.
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Help support your local community gallery and emerging artists!
Tickets available from the gallery everyday from 10am to 4pm.Read More
Come in and vote for your favourite youth photographer!Read More
Louise Allen presents new works in her first solo exhibition The Art of Imagination.
This body of new work explores how messages from the unconscious mind surface through imagery, and how remembering is activated through associative means.Read More
田园梦想 Pastoral Dreams
The Chinese New Year is celebrated on 5th February 2019 and it is the Year of Pig. It is an occasion for Chinese families to gather together and celebrate with a reunion dinner. LiLi will be celebrating with his 86 year old mother in China. We are honoured that his daughter Amanda will be in the gallery for his opening to represent her father and his work.Read More
My name is Kate Simpson and I love to create jewellery and funky cutlery with polymer clay. I am completely self taught and have been creating and exploring with polymer clay ever since. It is a fantastic medium with so may possibilities and techniques to explore and create with.Read More
Marlyne Jackson was born in the U.K. and now lives and works in Auckland. She has had solo shows at Te Tuhi, Lopdell House Gallery, and Artstation as well as a window installation at Objectspace and also works with various groups to produce community-based projects.Read More
Suzie Horne is Creative Designer and Owner of Curlicue NZ. Curlicue NZ produces sustainably elegant 100% recycled Sterling Silver & Copper handcrafted wire work eco-jewellery. All items are made from my home in Titirangi, Auckland. Semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals are all incorporated within delicate and timeless designs that include all types of jewellery and accessories for women, men & kids.Read More
Kairava Gullatz + Julia Marin
Clay - "Soft clay is the material I love and it offers never ending possibilities of shapes and surfaces.”
Metal - “I love the design process as much as the making of each piece, every step involved in the development of an idea to the actual finished object is what makes this journey a very joyful one!”Read More
Its our very popular Summer Art Show and we NEED YOUR WORK!
Our popular Summer Art Show invites artists of ALL AGES in ALL MEDIA to exhibit up to two works of art. We need paintings, we need jewellery, sculptures, ceramics, drawings carvings WE NEED YOUR WORK!Read More
The highlight for the visual arts at Oaklynn Special School this year is the opportunity to exhibit a collection of unique student created art works.
At Oaklynn art is taught as a way of knowing and understanding the world. Purposeful visual art activities expand our children's ways of exploring, expressing and coming to terms with the world they inhabit in a structured and enjoyable way.Read More
Lukasz Ograbek is not afraid to say it how he feels;
“The idea for this series was born when I saw a three colour veneer panel installation costing a small fortune a while back, coated with “hand ground gesso, rabbit skin glue, unicorns horn oil” and more otherworldly mixtures. It was so soulless, numbing and generic, mainstream orientated, not forgetting to mention that Mondrian did it and so much better.
The whole thing created a revolt in my brain and heart!
As the universe unravelled itself by pure chance, within a week I came across a set of 20 or so veneer doors from a 1940s kitchen. I had to take this opportunity to prove a few points.”Read More
Emerging Artist Award 2019 - Listen!
With a new theme of Listen, we once again connect with mental health and invite emerging artists to enter for 2019.
Details will be published soon!Read More
As part of the 10th Annual Emerging Artist Awards, The Upstairs Gallery together with Flicks, will present a day of free film screenings in the Seminar Room.Read More
As part of the 10th Annual Emerging Artist Awards, The Upstairs Gallery together with Flicks, will present Days of Heaven.
A cinematic gem and enjoyable movie with captivating visuals.
Please join us in the Seminar Room - Level 1 in Lopdell House on Wednesday 15th August at 7.40pm. Tickets are $10 and available from inside The Upstairs Gallery.Read More
As part of the 10th Annual Emerging Artist Awards, John Scott, Chairman of the The Upstairs Gallery BOT will lead a discussion on empathy.
John has a special interest in the area of empathy and will lead an interactive, open discussion.
John completed his accreditation with GENOS in Emotional Intelligence and will explore the concept of empathy in a world where it is becoming a lost quality, introducing ways to increase our empathy for others in our day to day and work lives.