Bergman Gallery is an international commercial art gallery with an original gallery in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and a second gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.[1] The gallery was first established in 2016 by Ben Bergman in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Bergman Gallery represents and has represented many significant international artists from New Zealand, Cook Islands and Australia, including Fatu Feu'u, Luise Fong, Andy Leleisi'uao, Reuben Paterson, Michel Tuffery, Billy Apple, Mahiriki Tangaroa, Sylvia Marsters, Benjamin Work, Lucas Grogan, Luke Thurgate and Telly Tuita.[2][3][4]

Bergman Gallery | Auckland
General information
TypeCommercial dealer gallery
Address3/582 Karangahape Road

(Entrance via 2 Newton Road) Grey Lynn, Auckland 1010

New Zealand
Coordinates36°51′35″S 174°45′11″E / 36.85982°S 174.753029°E / -36.85982; 174.753029
Other information
ParkingFree parking on Abbey Street carpark behind the building
Bergman Gallery | Rarotonga
Former namesBCA Gallery
General information
TypeCommercial dealer gallery
AddressBeachcomber Courtyard, Taputapuatea Rd, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Coordinates21°12′17″S 159°46′22″W / 21.20486°S 159.77275°W / -21.20486; -159.77275

History edit

Bergman Gallery was previously known as BCA Gallery in Rarotonga, Cook Islands between 2001-2015, and during 2016 it was rebranded into Bergman Gallery under director Ben Bergman.[5] After participated in the past five Auckland Art Fairs, Bergman Gallery director felt there was a niche in the market for Contemporary Pacific art and decided to open a second gallery in Auckland, New Zealand in 2022.[3] Bergman Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand is situated on Karangahape Road,[6] and was officially opened by Caren Rangi ONZM, Chair of Arts Council of New Zealand.[7] There was also a delegation from the Cook Islands attended the official opening with the Minister of Cultural Development, George Maggie Angene, Cultural Development Secretary, Anthony Turua and Cook Islands Consular Officer, Keu Mataroa.[8]

Present edit

Bergman Gallery represents both emerging and established artists, and has since expanded to show New Zealand Asian art and art by LGBTI+ artists from Australia and New Zealand.[9][10]

Through their constant and varied exhibitions in both Rarotonga, Cook Islands and Auckland, New Zealand, Bergman Gallery also provides a forum for contemporary art on both the local and international scene and regularly participates in Auckland Art Fair (now Aotearoa Art Fair),[11] as well as VOLTA New York,[12] Tokyo International Art Fair,[13] and European Cultural Centre Italy, Personal Structures, coinciding Venice Biennale. [14]

Bergman Gallery's recent exhibitions included works by notable artists: Billy Apple,[15] Reuben Paterson,[16] Tungane Broadbent,[16] and Luise Fong.[17]

Represented artists edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Bergman Gallery opens in Auckland". Cook Islands News. 2022-06-28. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  2. ^ "Bergman Gallery". Ponsonby News. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  3. ^ a b NZ, Home (2022-06-22). "A new gallery for modern Pacific art opens in Auckland this Matariki". HOME Magazine. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  4. ^ "The More Things Change... part 1". Auckland Pride Festival. 2023-02-18. Retrieved 2023-11-22.
  5. ^ "Bergman Gallery Rarotonga". Artnow. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  6. ^ Places, Nicole Mudgway from Neat (2023-07-18). "Your guide to one of Auckland's most diverse areas: Karangahape Road". Stuff. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  7. ^ "Gallery director cautious as global market 'fairly immune so far' . . ". Cook Islands News. 2023-02-22. Retrieved 2023-09-28.
  8. ^ Vano, Kendall (2022-07-13). "Bergman Gallery Exhibition: Te Atuitanga - Between our Cloak of Stars". TP+. Retrieved 2023-09-28.
  9. ^ "Finding Home". 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  10. ^ Mudgway, Nicole (2023-09-26). "Bergman Gallery". Neat Places.
  11. ^ "Auckland Art Fair back with a bang". NZ Herald. 2023-09-27. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  12. ^ Mudgway, Nicole (2023-09-26). "Bergman Gallery". Neat Places.
  13. ^ "Tokyo International Art Fair 2021 Official Catalogue". Issuu. 2023-09-26.
  14. ^ "Mahiriki Tangaroa in Personal Structures | Contemporary Hum". Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  15. ^ "Recreating Billy Apple's groundbreaking show". Cook Islands News. 2022-08-20. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  16. ^ a b "Reuben Paterson - Overview". The Central. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  17. ^ "Finding Home". 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-09-26.

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