Latest news

Sep 4 2014
For Artweek 2014 we are presenting a single work by Tony Lane in our main room. At nearly 10 metres long, In Time Like Glass is a good fit for the category of 'very large New Zealand paintings' and only just fits in the gallery.
Jul 29 2014
PQ Blackwell and Black Asterisk are delighted to collaborate with award-winning photographer Emma Bass on Imperfect, the first example of the new photographer monograph format developed by photography publisher PQ Blackwell.
Jul 2 2014
We’ve had some fun snapping Jane Simcock’s models as they’ve come by. While the main ideas to Jane Simcock's paintings are transposed from all sorts of places, Jane always uses models to help with characteristics, like faces, hands and pose. We love how this process brings a cohesion to her show, a real warmth and soul.
Jun 14 2014
Our cameras have arrived. Or rather, YOUR cameras. We’re looking to make our opening snaps even more interesting. Next Friday, for Laura William’s opening and Friday Drinks on Friday June 20, you’re taking the photos. We’ll be handing out a bunch of film cameras and processing the results. Please keep the silly faces to a minimum.
May 31 2014
Miriam Cameron's show 'Where Is My Home" is now on until 4 June. In the words of art writer Denys Trussell "her work is a moral construction that identifies the powerless, the dispossessed, the alienated, both in New Zealand and her ancestral Scotland.
Apr 30 2014
Black Asterisk is pleased to announce that Ewan McDougall’s ‘Self with Stoma and PCA’ will be part of the travelling show for the 2014 Adam Portraiture Awards.
Mar 29 2014
Slake your thirst, engage, or disengage - the return of Friday Drinks is a pleasantly social way to visit the gallery. Ushering in Autumn, Black Asterisk will be hosting our next round of fine art and refreshments on Friday April 11th.
Mar 1 2014
As the summer season reluctantly packs up its bucket and spade, the season for art begins in earnest and, hopefully, excitement. Black Asterisk certainly has an exciting year ahead with new artists, new projects with our select group of regular artists and new plans.
Feb 20 2014
During March, St Luke’s Community Centre is hosting three talks around the theme of Spirituality and Art. Black Asterisk artist Tony Lane will be presenting one of these talks, posing the question ‘Is Art Inherently Religious?’.
Dec 20 2013
'Tis the season to be jolly, and also a time to check out some great artwork. Black Asterisk is breaking out some favourites - old, new and upcoming - to cheer about. Work from our regular artists and others will be on show here from Tuesday 17 December until our official closing on Saturday 21 December, and then by appointment for the remaining days of December.