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30UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: André Hemer

We’ve recently added a new work by André Hemer in the office of 30upstairs. The title New Smart Object Plus #12, gives a clue to deciphering this work which at first is arresting and uncanny. It is definitely painterly; big bold brushstrokes … Continue reading

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30UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: Anoushka Akel

A recent show at Hamish McKay Gallery, Girl’s Abstraction, included many familiar names for us.  An all female group show which demonstrated the connectedness of work from emerging to established artists – a wonderful concept. There were many highlights in … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: DON DRIVER

It has been a wee while since we have shared the new pieces in our office but we have had an influx of super special works. The jaw-dropper with panels of powerful colour is too spectacular to pass by without inviting you … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: LAURENCE ABERHART & TONY DE LAUTOUR

In the office, for a brief moment, were two new artworks from Art+Object. The auction house recently put together a catalogue which included New Collectors Art featuring 218 artworks. From Hotere to Harrison there was good slice of special sorts … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: Karen Black

We are very grateful here at 30 Upstairs to be immersed in a stream of spectacular works acquired by Mal. Like most of our visitors we try our best to attend local shows, talks and creative events, but there are … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: KUSHANA BUSH

So, we have had a spring clean of sorts. The office has been re-dressed with new artwork acquired by Mal for his collection, ready for a more colourful existence as we (apparently) enter a new blossoming season. Let us take … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: Jan van der Ploeg

Jan van der Ploeg is a dutch artist whose geometric, smooth surfaced wall installations have been impressing audiences all over the world. Remodelling and reindexing everyday shapes and symbols into clean, crisp and contrasting illusions. Jan van der Ploeg started … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: DIENA GEORGETTI

The 30 Upstairs Collection is personally picked by Mal and fundamentally comprises of New Zealand and Australian artists. The works are temporarily displayed in our office in a wonderful mixture that showcases established artists such as Tony De Lautour, Jason Greig and … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: SAM MITCHELL

Sam Mitchell’s clean, crisp, colourful compositions are incrediblly memorable. Her pop style shouts out through the painted perspex. Portraits of tattoo covered ‘cool’ kids with metallic hair- her signature look. Mitchell, based in Auckland, was acknowledged by New Zealands leading art awards, … Continue reading

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30 UPSTAIRS COLLECTION: TONY DE LAUTOUR

His enthralling work has been enriching the arts since his Bad White Art exhibition in the mid 90’s was received with critical acclaim.  De Lautour won the Visa Gold Art Award soon after graduating from Cambridge University and has since continued to have a lustrous career with … Continue reading

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