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Martin Poppelwell


1969  Born Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Education

1996-97  Whanganui Polytechnic, Diploma in Ceramic Design and Production
1990-91  Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland
1987-89  University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic, Fine Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  the edge of the alphabet, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2018  EFG, The Central, Christchurch
2017  Index, Waikato Museum, Hamilton
2017  WHO, SPA_CE, Napier
2016  Index, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2016  Bluff, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland
2016  A Storage Problem, Objectspace, Auckland
2016  Dimensions, SPA_CE, Napier
2014  Post Hole, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland
2014  Post Hole Rug, Dilana Workshop, George St, Auckland
2014  Index, Cecil Veda Gallery, Wellington
2013  Bud, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2013  Post Wedding Grid, Cecil Veda Gallery, Wellington
2012  Kiss the Moon, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown
2012  Now What, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2012  The Artist pushed roses, Melanie Roger Gallery, Hawkes Bay
2011  New Stuff, Floor Work, Objects & Images, Herbert Gallery, Eketahuna
2010  Tree Programme, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2010  Jug Show, Piece Gallery, Matakana
2012  Apricot, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2009  Paintings and Pottery, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2009  Gingerfish, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2008  Recent Work, Banana Drawings + Pottery, Piece Gallery, Matakana
2008  Please Excuse The Mess, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2008  StudyforCraptownSalonStyle, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2008  New Work, Blackmarket, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown
2008  Skullduggery, The Skull in Contemporary Work, Rayner Brothers, Whanganui
2007  SubliterateManifesto, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2006  applediamondrubblepainting, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2006  Study for anything, BlackBarn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2006  The Memory of Paper, MIA Gallery, Napier, Hawke’s Bay
2005  Still Enthsiastic, Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2005  Study for a Red Cross, Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier
2005  The Undesirables, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2004  I’m a country member, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2004  Em Flagrante Dilitro(Caught Red Handed), Black Barn Gallery, Hawke’s Bay
2004  NZR, Red Earthenware Rail, Limited Editions. Corbans Estate Arts Centre.
2003  The Art of Portraiture, Te TuhiThe Mark, Manukau
2003  Real Estate, Civic Gallery, Napier
2003  Repitition adds up to Reputation, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2002  PIMP, Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne
2002  Fantasyland, Hawke’s Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings
2002  Hospital Suite, 2D and 3D work, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2000  Worms + Mash, Light Works on Paper. Creative, Napier
2000  Fashion Advice, Collaborative work with Marilyn Sainty, Scotties, Akl & Wgtn 
2000  You’ll Learn to Like It, Avid, Wellington
2000  The Less Said The Better, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2000  The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Window Installation, Auckland City Art Gallery
1999  Old Pictures, Oils on Canvas, The Studio Gallery, Napier
1999  Unfinished Still Life Series. Sappho and Heath, Napier
1998  Musee Décor, Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier
1998  Pipes and Jug Deals, Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth
1998  One Idea a Year If You’re Lucky, Avid, Wellington
1997  At the end of the day, its pottery, Teststrip, K Road, Auckland.
1996  Lines of Vases, Avid, Wellington
1996  Blackboard Work, Virtu Restaurant. New Gallery Auckland
1995  Candide, Teststrip, Auckland
1994  New Ceramics, Avid, Wellington
1993  New Ceramics, Avid, Wellington
1992  Like They Are Now, Electronic text installation, Auckland
1992  Zimbabwe Mobil Heritage, Selected work. National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
1992  Untitled, Gallery Delta. Exhibition of paintings and drawings. Harare, Zimbabwe

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  Unravelled, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, Wellington
2019  Roundabout, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2017  Kubismus, SPA_CE, Napier.
2017  The Language of Ornament, NGV, National Gallery of Victoria
2017  Group Show, Melanie Roger Gallery. Gavin Hurley, Robyn Neate, Sam Mitchell
2016  Cross Purposes, SPA_CE, Napier. Group show with Gavin Hurley
2016  FRIZZPOPP, SPA_CE, Napier. Martin Poppelwell & Dick Frizzell
2016  OASIS, SPA_CE, Napier. Martin Poppelwell, Richard Lewer & Ben Pearce
2016  Stairway to Heaven, SPA_CE, Napier. 
2015  Empire of Dirt, Objectspace, Auckland
2015  Wall, Floor & Pipe, SPA_CE, Napier. Group Show with Jeff Thomson
2015  Green Room, SPA_CE, Napier
2015  Form,Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland. Curated by A.D Schierning
2015  Group Show, Melanie Roger Gallery. Max Gimblett, Gavin Hurley, Emily Wolfe
2015  Gimblett x Poppelwell. Workshop, McKelvie St, Auckland
2014  Degrees of Remberance, Sarjeant Gallery Annex, Whanganui
2013  Architecture of the Heart, MTG Opening, Napier
2011  Collecting Contemporary, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
2011  Game On, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings.
2011  Song of the Wood, Group Exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui
2010  New work, Group Show, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.
2010  New Folk, Group Show, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton
2009  Ice Melts, Artists Ideas on Contemporary Issues, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
2008  New Gallery Group Show, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2008  Serviette, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre; Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui; Te Aratoi, Masterton
2008  Hawkes Bay Invitational, Hastings Art Gallery, Hastings.
2008  3 Artists, Port Chalmers Design Store, 15 George St, Port Chalmers. Dunedin.
2008  Raising Boys, Knowledge and Change in Clay, Hawkes Bay Museum & Art Gallery
2007  Installation Mode, NY Arts, Beijing, China
2007  The 1st Beijing International Art Exhibition, Chaoyang District, Beijing
2007  No Chinatown, Group Architectural Project. Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland.
2007  Serviette, Ceramic Works 1993-2007, Suter Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson.
2007  Group Show, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.
2007  The Printmakers, Group Show, Catchment Gallery, Nelson.
2007  Printmakers, Painters, Potters, Bill Milbank Gallery, Whanganui.
2006  double d, Group Show, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2006  Birds, The Art of New Zealand Birdlife, Pataka Museum and Art Gallery, Poirua.
2005  Gulgoleth, Group Show. Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. 
2005  Study for a Red Cross, Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier.
2005  Jugs, Trash,Tikis. Group Show, George Perry Gallery, Tauranga.
2005  Martin Rossi, Group Show. Black Barn Gallery, Hawkes Bay.
2003  Group Exhibition, Black Barn Gallery: Dick Frizzell, Paul Dibble, Elizabeth Thomson
2003  Supernova, Group Show for Giovanni Intra, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
2003  The Art of Portraiture, Te Tuhi The Mark, Manukau
2003  Barking Mad, Group Show, The Suter Gallery, Nelson
2003  Under Our Noses, Group exhibition, Hastings Exhibition Centre, Hastings
2003  I’m Your Biggest Fan, Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay
2002  PIMP, Tairawhiti Museum Gisborne
2002  Landscape, Group Exhibition, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
2002  7200 Seconds, Group Show, Napier Workshop, Napier
2001  National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton
2000  Fashion Advice, Collaborative work with Marilyn Sainty, Scotties, Akl & Wgtn
1999  Black + White, Group Show, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
1998  Musee Décor, Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier
1998  One Idea a Year If You’re Lucky, Wallpaper, carpet & pottery, Avid, Wellington
1998  Icon Restaurant Commission, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
1997  Pottery Display, Student Group Show, Whanganui Polytech, Whanganui.
1995  Open Forum, Group Exhibition. Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier
1995  Candide, Teststrip, Auckland
1994  Testrip Opening, Group Exhibition, Testrip, Auckland
1994  Esperanto, Paintings and Drawings with Daniel Malone, Rosinis, Auckland
1993  Kermadec Restaurant Commissionin collaboration with Gavin Chilcott & Ralph Paine
1992  Light Sensitive, Collaboration with Joyce Campbell. Artspace, Auckland
1992  Relish, Collaborative with Daniel Malone, Artspace, Auckland
1991  Modern Show, Collaborative with Daniel Malone, Achilles House, Auckland
1991  Scheme, work with Gavin Chilcott and Ralph Paine. City Gallery Wellington

Collections

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, NZ
MTG, Hawke's Bay, NZ
Lawrence B. Benenson Collection, New York, USA
Reydan Weiss Collection, NZ/Germany
Reverand Ian Brown Collection, Australia