The Whitespace relocation to Monmouth Street, Grey Lynn represents a continuation of more than 30 years working in the visual arts.
The new Monmouth Street gallery is a short walk from Ponsonby and K'Road and Link bus routes, with parking at the door.
The last decade has seen many galleries give up on a physical space and concentrate on online selling or by appointment consulting. Johnson and White choose to work in the primary art market, offering the artists they represent regular exhibitions, support with funding applications, residencies and competitions and are always looking for opportunities to present work to new audiences, both locally and internationally.
In 1998, they introduced the commercial art market to Contemporary Pacific Art at the Melbourne Art Fair, and will present Pacific Notion - 20 years on, as their first show at the new space. Some of the original group are still with the gallery; Lily Laita, Ioane Ioane and Niki Hastings-McFall, and are joined by Kenneth Merrick, Lianne Edwards and Raymond Sagapolutele. Each of the six artists has diverse practices and their work reflects individual ideas as urban Pacific artists in Aotearoa today.
The Monmouth Street gallery will also be the home of Artweek Auckland, now in its ninth year, Marlaina Key and Deborah White will be presenting a diverse and stimulating programme for October 2018.
WHITESPACE, 20 Monmouth Street, T: 09 361 6331, www.whitespace.co.nz