|Me inside Gallery 2012. We have been in
Parnell Auckland for 8 years.
2013 AUCTION $55,000
“About Time” 2006. Sold in auction at
|“Regeneration” 1997 One of two paintings accepted for 2001 ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS Summer Exhibition London. The first time ever overseas artists were invited.|
|“Maybe Tomorrow” Winner of 1974
Benson and Hedges Art Award. Bought by
Dunedin Art Gallery for record NZ price.
|“Urban Sprawl” Finalist in 1970 B&H Art Award. Bought by Attorney General Dr Martyn Finlay.||“Self Portrait” 1969 On cover of 1970 “Young Contemporaries Traveling Exhibition”.|
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Southland Museum and Art Gallery. Moving Forward Looking Back.
Whisper Gallery Matamata. Opening of Gallery featuring Alvin’s Drawings.
NEW PAINTINGS Spiritual Sounds, Spiritual Home, Heroes, Spiritual Odyssey. Plus two large commission paintings.
NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW Record price for New Zealand Artist: “Alvin Pankhurst has achieved a record price at a sale of important early and rare art in Auckland.
His 2006 oil on acrylic on canvas called About Time sold for $55,000 at auction at The International Art Centre last night” (31st July 2013).
“The painting of a carving on a West Coast beach was Mr Pankhurst’s first Maori painting. It featured Tiki, an important leader the the Ngati Whakaue people.”
New paintings: “Queenstown” featuring TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu, “Quiet Morning”, “Ninety Mile Beach”, “The Story Teller”, “Rising Spirits”, “The Journey,” “It’s About Time.”
New Drawings: Stunning drawings on gesso coated hardboard panel with beautiful Italian frames. Many coats of gesso and varnish – no glass needed – Wipe with with a damp cloth. You treat it like a painting: “Their Time,” “They Came By Sea”, “The Story Teller”, “Resurgence”, “Are We There Yet?”, “Returning Heroes.”
Joint show of Drawings at Zeus Gallery Tauranga curated by Robert Eagle.
Guest Artist for opening of new Icon Art Gallery ( part of Icon Sculpture Park) Nelson.
2012 Bought studio cottage at Pauanui in the Coromandel
Guest artist Nutpoint Centre, Christchurch.
“Free Spirits”, “Dream Time,” “Spiritual Home, “The Guardian,” “Spiritual Guardian.” Drawings.
Waitomo/Roselands Cultural Centre. Prints and paintings.
2011/12 Exhibition of old paintings at Pankhurst Gallery.
2011 “Their Time,” “A Slice of Heaven,” “Are We There Yet?”
2010 Limited Edition Giclee Prints of ”Returning Heroes”, “Tuturu Aotearoa”, “Frosty Morning”, and the iconic “Spiritual Journey”.
2010 Paintings of Moeraki Boulders, Kotuku Birds and first of European Immigrant artifacts and Maori carvings on the beach.
2009-11 “Beloved Exhibition” Dunedin Public Art gallery “Maybe Tomorrow.”
Hastings City Art Gallery Group Exhibition “Mind Games, Surrealism in Aotearoa”.
Presentation at the Rotorua Museum of Art and History.
2009 Group Exhibition of opening of Aesthete Gallery, Hamilton.
2008-12 Chosen for NZ Artfind Calendar 5 consecutive years.
2008 First of the giclee art prints and cards.
Exhibitions twice a year.
Opened Pankhurst Studio Gallery in Parnell, Auckland.
2007 Peter Rae Gallery, Dunedin “Spiritual Journeys.” Solo Exhibition of Maori Paintings.
taking as inspiration the beautiful carvings of the NZ Maori and depicting them in typical NZ settings.
2006 First of Maori paintings “About Time”, “Our Time”, “Transition”, “The Last Stand”,
Joint Exhibition with Brent Wong, Mark Cross, Craig Primrose, Graham Downs, David Woodings and Jillian Palmer.
2005 Opened The Real Gallery Newmarket, Auckland with Brent Wong.
2004 Commission for 16 Paintings for The Fox Glacier Hotel, Westland
2002-05 Handmade Silkscreen Prints. Bought by NZ Parliament Wellington and Southland Museum.
2002-3 Joint Exhibitions in Spiral Gallery with Brent Wong, Mark Cross and Tom Mutch.
2002 Anderton Park Gallery, Southland bought “Silent Echoes” for permanent collection.
2002-04 Pankhurst Gallery in Masterton, Directors; Douglas and Allisson Whitcombe.
2001 Christchurch City Art gallery Robert McDougall, “Images of Home and Garden” “Maybe Tomorrow”.
“Regeneration” which was hung and “Silent Echoes”.
2001 Two paintings accepted for THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION, LONDON.
Gave Art Classes and painted NZ Landscapes.
Studio Gallery in Queen Street, Auckland.
2000 Opened The Spiral Gallery with retrospective show 1969-2000
Painted ceiling Fresco (Baroque Style) at Monterey Gallery, Auckland.
1999 Group Exhibition Monterey Gallery Auckland.
1999 One man show International Art Centre, Auckland
Group Exhibition Monterey Gallery, Auckland.
1998 One man show Portfolio Gallery, Auckland.
One man show Dobson Bashford Gallery, Christchurch.
1997 Group Exhibition “Modern NZ Art” Milford Gallery, Dunedin.
Works with International Art Centre, Auckland.
One man show, Milford Gallery, Dunedin “Painted Tapestries.”
1996 Group Exhibition “NZ Real”, Milford Gallery, Dunedin.
1993-94 Christchurch City Art Gallery, Robert McDougall “Real Vision Exhibition” “The Immigrant.”
1993 Warwick Brown Gallery “Painted Tapestries” Auckland.
1992 Begins work on the “Hounds” and new tapestry work.
1992 Group Exhibition “Apunto Gallery” Amsterdam. “ New Real Exhibition” with Wainer Vaccari and Jan Worst.
Amsterdam Work in Art Fairs included in Amsterdam and Brussels.
1991-92 Worked and exhibited in Amsterdam “Apunto Gallery”
1991 Group show Yanna Lund Gallery, Wellington.
1990 Group show Charlotte H. Gallery, Auckland.
1990 Works on large paintings of Ebony Elephants Washed Up on Beach.
1989-90 Works on Orchids Washed on Beach Series.
1989 (May) Series exhibited at RKS Art Auckland.
1987-89 Worked on the “Immigrants” series.
1984 “From The Real World”. A Trusteebank Southland Art Foundation Exhibition. Southland Museum and Art Gallery bought “Morning Tide”.
1982-4 Experiments with many new forms. “Bug Art”paintings being the only works kept but never shown.
1981 Group show John Leach Gallery Auckland. Limited Edition Prints of “I Remember” made by John Leach Gallery.
1980 Works on Tapestry and Flower Paintings
1977 Works on Seascapes.
1976 Group Exhibition Rotorua “Sea Swirl” bought by National Art Gallery, now Te Papa Wellington.
1976 Works on large Seascapes
1975 Group show Bett Duncan Gallery, Wellington
“Something To Hide” bought by Todd Motors Collection, Wellington
1975 Group Exhibition for opening of Barrington Art Gallery, Auckland
Work is bought by Dunedin Public Art Gallery, for NZ record price.
1974 Completed “Maybe Tomorrow” entered and won 1974 Benson and Hedges Art Award
Began 2 years work on illustrations for “New Zealand’s Heritage; The Making of A Nation” magazine.
1971 Began work on “Maybe Tomorrow”.
1970 NZ Young Contemporaries Exhibition.
1970 Completed “Urban Sprawl”, finalist in that year’s Benson and Hedges Art Award.
1969 “Self Portrait Bust With Tendrils”. First painting done after fire.
1969 (June) All work done up to that time lost in house fire in Wellington. Spent 5 months recovering from burns.
1969 Completed Diploma course at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design with Honours.
1966 Attended Wellington Polytechnic School of Design (4 year course).
1965 Won National Competition for Air New Zealand poster design.