• Gow Langsford is New Zealand’s leading art dealership. For over 35 years, the gallery has fostered and promoted the best modern and contemporary art from New Zealand and abroad, cultivating an engaged audience and collector base. With a long-term presence in central Auckland, directly opposite Auckland Art Gallery, Gow Langsford has become an integral part of the country’s cultural landscape.

    In early 2024, Gow Langsford launched its flagship premises in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga. The facility is one of the largest commercial art spaces in Australasia, and includes premium gallery spaces, studios for promising artists, and an extensive visual arts library. The building was originally commissioned in 1958 by Polish businesswoman, philanthropist, and arts patron, Helena Rubinstein. Gow Langsford has extensively refurbished the site, ensuring that its best features have been preserved while the building has been tastefully modernised.

    Gow Langsford represents more than thirty established artists. This includes many of New Zealand’s best, along with a number of leading international artists. The gallery has successfully presented over 500 exhibitions, significantly influencing the market for and discourse around contemporary art in New Zealand. It has played a significant role in shaping the careers of many of New Zealand’s most well-known artists.

    In addition to its dynamic schedule of exhibitions, Gow Langsford is central to New Zealand’s secondary art market. It is uniquely client-centred and has the networks and expertise to broker the best outcomes for buyers and sellers of high value artworks. The Gallery’s experienced staff provide comprehensive art collection advice, including acquisitions, valuations, restoration and framing advice, investment opportunities and collection management.

    The gallery was founded by John Gow and Gary Langsford in 1987. The pair started out exhibiting art in a converted garage in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn. Since then, Gow Langsford has become one of New Zealand's most distinguished dealer galleries. Both founding directors are passionate advocates for the visual arts and are committed to the career development of the artists they represent. In 2015, Anna Jackson also became a director of the gallery.

    Together, the directors have fostered the growth of contemporary art in New Zealand and enabled the careers of many of this country’s most notable artists, including Judy Millar, John Pule, Max Gimblett, Dick Frizzell and Reuben Paterson. They have actively sought to introduce local audiences to international art, and in turn, international visitors to New Zealand art. Gow Langsford has hosted one-man shows by Pablo Picasso (1998), Damien Hirst (2010), Bernar Venet (2006 and 2012), Donald Judd (2002), Tony Cragg (2005 and 2011) and Andy Warhol (2013). The gallery has enjoyed considerable success in placing works in major collections – in public institutions and private homes, locally and internationally.

    Gow Langsford is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most influential dealer gallery. It has built a reputation for excellence, consistently acting in the best interests of its artists, clients, and the general public.

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  • At The Heart of It

    New Zealand has over 50 independent art galleries which showcase the work of thousands of local and international artists each year.

    Together, we support artists with much needed income, ongoing career guidance, and hands-on support wherever possible – working with each of them to reach new audiences through shows, events, and art fairs.

    It’s hard work, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And by supporting independent galleries, you’re not only helping artists with an income – you’re doing your bit to keep the arts in Aotearoa flourishing.


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