There is no right or wrong way to write your bio - it is after all your biography. There is however a traditional way to write an artist's biography that some seasoned galleries and art connoisseurs would expect to see. If writing it in a more informal way to let your personality shine through feels like a better way for you, then that could be more appropriate though. First figure out who it is that will be reading it and what you think they might want to read - then answer a few of these questions.Read More
Combining the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and form, Hall fuses traditional techniques of painting with the science and colour of physical light.Read More
Anna Leyland is a contemporary New Zealand artist (full-time since 2012). Utilising pattern making and symbolism, her works are a contemporary conversation about Aotearoa and the beauty of multiculturalism, which is so prevalent in the 'Land of the Long White Cloud'.Read More
By re-using under-valued resources for creating her design pieces, she's aiming to highlight the relationship with our at risk environment. Ronja is particularly passionate about re-purposing discarded items and materials, and turning them into meaningful objects of desire.Read More
My vision as an artist is to celebrate the beauty in our natural environment. I believe we have a connection with nature and I strive to tell that story through my work.Read More
Meet Jo Tricker.
Jo uses kilnforming and flameworking techniques to make a variety of beautiful glass objects- both functional and decorative. Her inspiration comes from travel, books, music, dance, her children and her family history.Read More
Meet Carlos. I found Upstairs Art Gallery on Volunteering Auckland. I made an appointment to meet Teena and apply to be a gallery assistant. I told her of my history and after checking with my Key Worker she took me on. It was probably one of the most important decisions in my life.Read More
Meet Sammy Milne - our treasured Gallery Manager and Chief Art Curator.
She's a talented painter, photographer, mum of two and wife to one. The driving force behind our community hub and who absolutely pours her heart and soul into creating a warm, welcoming space for creatives and our wider community.Read More
We're currently accepting proposals from groups or individuals who wish to exhibit at the Upstairs Art Gallery.Read More