Artists Gregor Kregar

Gregor Kregar

31 May 2022

Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar in AA Directions Autumn 2022

Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar in AA Directions Autumn 2022
Credit: Jessie Casson

Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar feature in the Autumn issue of the AA Directions magazines with their two sons Luka and Niko talking about how they found the silver lining during Auckland's lockdown last year and started making ceramics together.

"Gregor has a studio about 20 minutes’ walk from their home, which is where the boys went to spend their lockdown afternoons. It was a chance for the children to learn techniques of preparing clay and throwing on the pottery wheel.

It’s the sort of craft that needs practice and, being able to spend time on it, they both got the hang of it. “They really enjoyed the challenge,” Sara says."

Read the full article here.

18 June 2019

Gregor Kregar Double Twist - Public Opening

Gregor Kregar Double Twist - Public Opening

Join us on Sunday 30 June from 11am - 1pm to celebrate the completion of Gregor Kregar’s sculpture Double Twist, commissioned by Todd Property for the entrance of the seaside development, Long Bay Village.

Illuminated at night, Double Twist is comprised of two geometric archways. Each arch is made up of thousands of triangles of stainless steel, which have been delicately welded together to form multi-faceted, reflective surfaces.

Artist Gregor Kregar comments “The sculptures represent a focal point and create a sense of entrance to the heart of the Long Bay development.”

The artist will be present and refreshments will be served. Please join us to celebrate this momentous work.

Long Bay Village Plaza
Glenvar Ridge Road, Long Bay, Auckland

RSVP to by Tuesday 25 June 2019.

16 January 2019

Gregor Kregar's 'Thinker' Gnome Returned

Gregor Kregar's 'Thinker' Gnome Returned
Gregor Kregar's Thinker as discovered at the Salvation Army, Glen Eden

After three weeks since Gregor Kregar's Thinker (2018) was stolen from outside the gallery on Christmas Eve, it was returned safely on Tuesday 15 January. The sculpture was left outside the Salvation Army Church in Glen Eden with a note that read 'Please return to Gow Langsford Art Gallery Auckland'. Kregar and the Gallery staff are thrilled that the work has been returned with very little damage. Read the full article with comments from director's John Gow and Anna Jackson on the NZ Herald.

14 January 2019

Gregor Kregar Sculpture Stolen from Gallery on Christmas Day

Gregor Kregar Sculpture Stolen from Gallery on Christmas Day
Director John Gow with Gregor Kregar's Thinker

In the small hours of Christmas Day, a bronze sculpture was stolen from outside the Gallery. “Thinker” by renowned artist Gregor Kregar is a bronze 2m tall gnome that retails for $55,000. The work was only installed the week before Christmas.

The brazen thieves, in high visibility vests, spent a whole hour removing the work from its footing on the plinth situated on the corner of Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, before loading him into a vehicle parked outside the Gallery’s Kitchener St entrance. For twenty years Gow Langsford has exhibited works on this plinth for the public to see, this is the first time there has been an incident. 

02 October 2018

Gregor Kregar in Te Papa's Curious Creatures and Marvellous Monsters

Gregor Kregar in Te Papa's Curious Creatures and Marvellous Monsters
Gregor Kregar with his installation. Photo: Mark Mitchell

Gregor Kregar's latest installation features an immersive Anthropocene Shelter made of recycled timber, tinfoil and neon, and stainless steel dinosaurs atop of folded aluminium rocks as part of Te Papa's Curious Creatures and Marvellous Monsters exhibition. The exhibition is on until 4 November 2018 as part of the new Toi Art spaces. Read the full review and interview with Gregor on NZ Herald here, and view further details about the exhibition here.

Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street
Open daily 10-6pm

20 October 2017

Gregor Kregar in SCAPE Public Art 2017 Season

Gregor Kregar in SCAPE Public Art 2017 Season
Kregar, The Glass Pavilion, 2017, handmade glass bricks, recycled wood and repurposed neon. Credit: Heather Milne.

The 2017 SCAPE Public Art Season has begun and Gallery artist Gregor Kregar has a big presence in this year's line up. The most significant work is The Glass Pavilion made from handmade glass bricks, recycled wood and repurposed neon, building upon previous site-specific sculptures of a similar nature. Four works from his 2015 Lost World series can be found outside of the Christchurch Casino, as well as a more recent work Terminator T-Rex, 2017 situated near the Arts Centre. These works and more can be viewed until 18 November, and more information can be found on their website here.

05 May 2017

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale

Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale
A selection of works that will be available. Image courtesy of Te Tuhi.

The inaugural Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale opens this weekend with gallery artists Sara Hughes, Graham Fletcher, and Gregor Kregar all contributing original artworks that will be available to purchase, but there is a catch. The artworks are exhibited anonymously and once the sale is complete, the artist will be revealed. Each postcard sized work is priced at $80 with all the works donated by well-recognised artists, architects, and designers. The proceeds will go towards the Te Tuhi Commissioning Fund, and for a new collector, this is a great way to get your hands on some original works. For more information, see here.

Open from 11 - 4pm, Satuday 6 May and Sunday 7 May
Preview: 10 - 11am, Saturday 6 May
George Fraser Gallery, 25A Princes Street, Auckland

04 November 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up
Opening night, Thursday 3rd November, 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery has popped up in Christchurch to showcase an exciting new exhibition.

For three weeks this month, the exhibition will feature works by New Zealand and international artists, including Gregor KregarDick FrizzellSara HughesReuben Paterson, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Walters and Colin McCahon. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see the project unfold.

Visit us at the newly renovated space at The Tannery, or read more about the exhibition here.

Gow Langsford Gallery Pop Up
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Tce

Friday 4th - Sunday 20th November
Open daily 10 - 5pm


01 July 2016

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artist Annoucement

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artist Annoucement

Three of our talented artists have been selected to create sculptures for the 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf at Waiheke Island. David McCracken and Gregor Kregar return, and Alex Monteith (in collaboration with Michelle Lee) will make her SOTG debut. 

There were almost 250 proposals submitted, which were narrowed down by a group of experts to 34 selected artists based in New Zealand. It is always a highlight on the summer calendar, and draws large crowds. Next year it will run from 3rd February to 26 February. For further information, visit their website.

Images from top to bottom:
David McCrackenMassive Vessel, from the 2015 hSOTG
Gregor KregarPavilion Structure, from the 2013 hSOTG
Alex Monteith, Red Sessions (Stent Rd Taranaki), 2009, performance and video installation

16 June 2016

WORLD Art Month

WORLD Art Month

For the month of June we are partnering with WORLD to treat WORLD's patrons to further delight and wonderment, in an already engaging environment.

From the 13th - 26th June 2016, WORLD will be exhibiting a selection of works and curiosities from celebrated local and international artists.
WORLD will also be producing a run of limited edition hand signed T-Shirts, Badges and  Colouring Books (available in WORLD stores only). In the effort to bring out the artist of everyone, WORLD is offering a $1,000.00 Fashion Voucher for the best artwork posted to social media on Instagram: @WORLDBRANDinNZ #WORLDARTMONTH or Facebook: WORLD: Factory of Ideas and Experiments.

Check out the Art Works:
Reuben Paterson at WORLD Britomart
Max Gimblett at WORLD Christchurch
Gregor Kregar at WORLD Newmarket
Lisa Roet at WORLD Ponsonby
Dick Frizzell and Sara Hughes at WORLD Wellington

29 February 2016

Gregor Kregar's 'Lost world' travels to Hastings City Art Gallery

Gregor Kregar's 'Lost world' travels to Hastings City Art Gallery
Lost World installation view, Gow Langsford Gallery

Gregor Kregar's latest exhibition Lost World is now on show in the foyer of the Hastings City Art Gallery until the 1st of May.

Kregar’s interest in dinosaurs was sparked by observing his four year old’s fascination for these creatures. Intrigued by reading him dinosaur books every evening and finding plastic replica all over the house, the artist was spurred to create his own setting in which to bring these prehistoric animals to life.

Hastings City Art Gallery
27 February to 1 May
201 Eastbourne Street East
Hastings, 4122

13 November 2015

Gregor Kregar on Radio New Zealand

Gregor Kregar on Radio New Zealand

Tune in to Radio New Zealand online to hear Sculptor Gregor Kregar discuss the thinking behind his current exhibition Lost World now on at Lorne Street.

For Lost World, sculptor Gregor Kregar has created large stylized bronze dinosaurs based on cheap plastic dinosaur toys. Gregor Kregar's interest in dinosaurs was sparked by observing his four year old's fascination for these creatures. Intrigued by reading him dinosaur books before bed each night and finding plastic replicas all over the house, he decided to bring these prehistoric animals to life.


17 July 2015

Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall

Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall
Detail of Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar's Pin Wall, 2015 

Pin Wall is a collaborative public artwork by artists Sara Hughes and Gregor Kregar. Commissioned by the Napier City Council, the work is situated on the Marine Parade side of the new wing of the museum building in Napier.

The work takes the form of a brightly coloured oversized pin cushion; created from 5000 porcelain glazed balls that project out from the building on stainless steel rods. The artists spent considerable time researching the MTG collection and wanted to create a work that responded to objects within it. They were particularly influenced by a group of 19th Century pin cushion and the Avis Higgs fabric design archive.

“We have referenced a design for a textile print by Avis Higgs depicting New Zealand flora and fauna and turned it into a mosaic of colour. Each pixel of colour will be represented by a pin head; depending on how the work is viewed it can take the form of a vibrant assortment of colour and form, or from a frontal position it will make a more representational image.“ - Sara Hughes.

The work takes a pin, an everyday object but one with much history; an expensive and rare item in 19th century, an object that was a common household item in the 20th Century and an item used less and less in 21st Century homes due to the low cost and availability of readymade garments.

“A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together which we think creates a fitting metaphor for the Museum.”  -Sara Hughes.

The differing lengths of stainless steel rod give a three dimensional effect to the work. The porcelain pin heads pop out from the side of the building creating movement across its surface as the work responds to the changing weather conditions.

“We are thrilled to be creating this work for Napier and very excited that the work will soon be installed.” – Sara Hughes.

The work brings a dynamic new dimension to the landmark building and is the largest work created from porcelain in New Zealand.

For more information please visit:


17 July 2015

The Gnome has landed

The Gnome has landed
Gregor Gregar, Reflective Lullaby, 2015

If you’re driving along the highway nearing Melbourne you may have noticed a familiar sight.  Gregor Kregar has recently installed a nine meter tall metallic gnome at the Cranbourne Rd exit of Peninsula link. Reflective Lullaby is commissioned and owned by McClelland Sculpture Park. Over the next twenty five years McClelland Sculpture Park will commission artists to create large sculptures resulting in 14 major pieces displayed over the twenty five year duration.

To listen to Gregor Kregar talk with McClelland’s Director John Cunningham discuss the work, follow this link:…/programs/booksandarts/gnomes/6621942

11 March 2015

Sounds for Transit Cloud

Sounds for Transit Cloud

Visit the New Lynn Town Centre this Saturday at 7:30pm to experience Gregor Kregar, Sara Hughes and Davor Popadichs' new public sculpture enlivened by musicians from the Waitakere Brass Band.

09 February 2015

Controversy over New Lynn installation

Controversy over New Lynn installation
kregar's 'transit cloud'

Gregor Kregar’s new sculpture ‘Transit Cloud’ is causing a stir in New Lynn. Dubbed as ‘phallic’ in the media over the weekend Kregar has defended his new installation, due to be completed shortly, with the following statement to Fairfax Media: ‘People enjoy mentioning this stuff, I think. Technically anything can be phallic – a tree, a lamp post. I’ve studied art and drawing for many years and I never came across a phallus made out of thousands of triangles that was six metres long.’

23 January 2015

headland Sculpture on the Gulf

headland Sculpture on the Gulf
gregor kregar at sculpture on the gulf

Opening today - headland Sculpture on the Gulf.

View over 30 new sculptures including work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar, David McCracken and Paul Dibble at 2015's Sculpture on the Gulf.  Set in the striking setting of Waiheke's coastal walkway, visit Sculpture on the Gulf before 15 February.

04 November 2014

Gregor Kregar Studio Visit

Gregor Kregar Studio Visit
gregor kregar's studio, november 2014. photograph courtesy sait akkirman of artsdiary

Saturday night’s event at Gregor Kregar’s studio was a great success with over 200 clients exploring Kregar’s vast studio space, choosing work to acquire from a huge selection, as well as enjoying the first chance to view Kregar’s recently unveiled new public artwork, Transit Cloud, which will be installed in New Lynn early 2015. The sun shone and the BBQ and Invivo wines went down a treat, thank you to all that came along and experienced the evening.

11 August 2014

Gregor Kregar and Anthony Goicolea in Phantom City

Gregor Kregar and Anthony Goicolea in Phantom City
Installation image of Phantom City at Rotorua Museum

Don't miss the final week of Phantom City at Rotorua Museum. The exhibition includes work by gallery artists Gregor Kregar and Anthony Goicolea, as well as Gregory Bennett, Deborah Crowe, Judy Darragh, Shannon Novak, Peter Gibson Smith, Richard Stratton and Yang Yongliang.

05 August 2014

Gregor Kregar at TEDx

Gregor Kregar at TEDx
Gregor Kregar's Invivo arch, 2014

As part of TEDx 2014, Gregor Kregar constructed a temporary arch using 424 Invivo boxes. Kregar also features in the current edition of Art NZ, pick up a copy to read about his work and practice.

27 July 2014

Gregor Kregar at Corban's Estate

Gregor Kregar at Corban's Estate
Gregor Kregar at Corban's Estate

Gregor Kregar has a new exhibition opening at Corban's Estate on 1 August, 2 Fragile 2 Shoot. A combination of slip cast and glazed ceramic objects are installed throughout the space as Kregar utilises familiar objects then represents them in a way that displaces original meaning. Visit Corban's Estate from the 1 August - 7 September to view the work. An article by Edward Hanfling on Kregar's practice is included in the upcoming Art New Zealand, due out 11 August.


14 November 2013

David McCracken and Gregor Kregar

David McCracken and Gregor Kregar
Gregor Kregar's Fragmented Interactions at Auckland Airport's new outdoor gallery, 2013

Two gallery atists, David McCracken and Gregor Kregar, have new work included in the Auckland Airport's Outdoor Gallery. The new sculpture park is free of charge and open to the public 7 days a week.

13 November 2013

Gregor Kregar at Tauranga Art Gallery

Gregor Kregar at Tauranga Art Gallery
Gregor Kregar's Foucault's Pendulum at Tauranga Art Gallery, 2013

Tauranga Art Gallery's atrium is now home to a new work by sculptor Gregor Kregar. Foucault's Pendulum is a suspended installation made from aluminium combined with recycled neon lights and is named after French physicist Leon Foucault who, in 1851, designed an experimental device to demonstrate the rotation of Earth.

03 July 2013

Gregor Kregar's Gnomes in Garden City

Gregor Kregar's Gnomes in Garden City
Gregor Kregar's The Thinker at Melbourne Art Fair

As part of Populate! Christchurch Art Gallery's 10th birthday programme of art around the city, two of Gregor Kregar's large-scale gnomes have been installed in public places. Reflective Lullaby (John) and Reflective Lullaby (Robert) are gnomes as you've never seen them before - staunch, shiny and more than 3 metres tall. As Kregar puts it: 'the gnomes are not the heroes of one event but rather the funny philosophers of everyday life.'

Please contact us for more information on Gregor's gnomes, as well as other available works.

20 May 2013

Gregor Kregar at Britomart Project Space

Gregor Kregar at Britomart Project Space
Gregor Kregor, Reflective Synthesis

Gregor Kregar's Reflective Synthesis is currently on show at Britomart Project Space. The mini gallery space hosts regularly changing exhibitions in the window facade of newly refurbished heritage building Stanbeth House. Viewed from Customs Street East, the space consists of four original 19th-century arched windows, which provide natural framing for the changing artworks within.


09 May 2013

Gregor Kregar in Doha, Qatar

Gregor Kregar in Doha, Qatar
Gregor Kregar's Neon Cloud
Neon Cloud I and Neon Cloud 2 by Gregor Kregar have recently been installed in Doha, Qatar. They are now permanently located at the VIP entrance at Lekhwiya Sports Stadium in Doha.

29 January 2013

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013
Gregor Kregar's Pavilion structure at SOTG, 2013
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf opens this week on Waiheke Island. The exhibition of outdoor contemporary sculpture is set on a spectacular coastal walkway overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Gallery artists Paul Dibble, Gregor Kregar and David McCracken are all included in the exhibition. 25 January – 17 February 2013. See their website for more information.


25 January 2013

Gregor Kregar and David McCracken - Award Winners at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Congratulations to gallery artists Gregor Kregar and David McCracken who are both recipients of awards at this year’s Headland Sculpture on the Gulf. Kregar was awarded the Premium Award for his knock out work Pavilion Structure (left), while McCracken’s Portrait of Traction and Transmission (right), was presented with a merit award. Kazu Nakagawa and Carolyn Williams were also recognised for their works.

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is a sculpture trail on Waiheke Island. It’s free to the public and runs until 17 February. See their website for more details