Auckland Art Fair May 25-29, 2016
Mahiriki Tangaroa, Sylvia Marsters, Andy Leleisi’uao with Mark Cross.
Bergman Gallery presents new works by Mahiriki Tangaroa, Sylvia Marsters, Andy Leleisiúao and Mark Cross for the 2016 Auckland Art Fair. Bergman Gallery (formerly BCA Gallery) is based in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Tangaroa’s large expressive canvases will be on display together with a collection of smaller works. Marsters hypnotic flower works have recently increased in scale and will further evolve her new dimensional technique. Leleisiúao will present a new ufological diptych and an enthralling installation. This will be a first for all artists to offer a combined presentation.
Marsters’ flowers will provide an impressive contrast to the works’ of both Tangaroa & Leleisiúao, with Mark Cross contributing two new small water paintings.
AAF Quick Report: The Auckland Art Fair is done and our profound thanks to the organisers North Port Events for allowing Bergman Gallery to exhibit. Five days of intense art activity in a great atmosphere showcased Bergman Gallery and exhibiting artists Mahiriki Tangaroa, Sylvia Marsters, Andy Leleisiúao & Mark Cross to a new audience and collector base. Joining the Bergman Gallery booth were Turama Photography directors Julian and Brie Zeman who documented our stand. Art Fair visitors were intrigued by the fact that Bergman Gallery had travelled from Rarotonga to join the art fair and many questions about the Cook Islands were asked. It was indeed an honour to represent the destination and the broader pacific. Rarotonga visitors to the stand included Mike Mitchel, Ross & Janet Holmes, Jolene Bosanquet, Christine Hurley, Mangakahia Family, Robert Skews, Maria Henderson, Puai Wichman & Tai Ngari.
Our profound appreciation to Bergman Gallery Patrons Air New Zealand, Palm Grove, Bank South Pacific (BSP), CITC Liquor, Turama Photography and TOA Gas for providing the level of support that allows these projects to exist.