ABOUT US

 

ALVIN PANKHURST OWNER/DIRECTOR

alvin@pankhurst.co.nz

Alvin is the owner/director of his fine art galleries in Parnell and Pauanui. He has a Diploma in Graphic Design with Honours from Massey University (Wellington campus). He started this when he had just turned 16 and finished it when he was 19. He has worked as an artist for nearly five decades, selling in New Zealand and in the global market. He has a prodigious knowledge of art and techniques, as well as of the great contemporary and classical artists through the centuries. It is rare for an artist to successfully run his or her own gallery in the heart of a major city. Alvin has been in beautiful Parnell, the primary art street in New Zealand, for ten years. In the Parnell and Pauanui galleries Alvin sells his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints and hand signed giclee prints. He personally ensures that everything is to his high standards of excellence. In the summer he is based at his Pauanui gallery where he paints. In the winter Alvin is in Parnell once a week. He is available for viewing of paintings on request.

  EPHRA PANKHURST OWNER/DIRECTOR

alvin@pankhurst.co.nz

Alvin’s wife Ephra manages every aspect of the galleries: financial accounting, marketing, managing the database, and front of gallery. Ephra has been involved in the art world with Alvin for nearly five decades. She knows the art world both in New Zealand and globally. Ephra is usually in the Parnell gallery and is assisted by her sister Dara. Ephra, like Alvin, is available for viewing of paintings on request.

   

MATTHEW PANKHURST LLB/BA DIRECTOR

alvin@pankhurst.co.nz

Matthew has a law degree and is an arts graduate in art history, classics and languages. He is an essential innovative and creative member of the team, with an innate appreciation and understanding of fine art. Matthew works on all aspects of the business to maintain Alvin’s and his own high standards of excellence. He manages the business Facebook page with Ephra. In the summer he is usually based in The Pauanui Gallery with Alvin. He is in Parnell once a week in the winter. Matthew is the eldest son of Alvin and Ephra.

   

ANDRE PANKHURST EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE

alvin@pankhurst.co.nz

Andre, the second son of Alvin and Ephra is a goldsmith/jeweller and works at Gaudys in Sweden.
He lives in Stockholm with his partner Anna. Andre has created jewellery for prestigious European families.

   

DARA MCNAUGHT BA BUSINESS ASSISTANT/WRITER

alvin@pankhurst.co.nz

Dara assists and promotes many aspects of the business. She is a writer and assists Ephra in front of house in Parnell. See the website where she gives the Maori history background of the paintings and shows how Alvin’s paintings blend into the historical context and culture of New Zealand. Dara has a significant personal collection of Alvin’s paintings. She is Ephra’s sister.

   

GRANT LEVARRE-WATERS  WEB DESIGNER

www.virtualeyes.co.nz

I have been in business since 1996 with my own company VIRTUALeyes. I am a graphic designer with a strong love for computing and creativity. If it has flashy lights and goes “ding” I want to play with it. My career covers design, electronics, networks, software, robotics, digital printing, and signwriting.
From 2011 I have enjoyed helping the Alvin Pankhurst Gallery with their web site and general branding. It’s a colourful journey, filled with fantastic imagery and warm stories.