Artists Lisa Roet

Lisa Roet

27 November 2020

Lisa Roet Interview with The Sunday Morning Herald

Lisa Roet Interview with The Sunday Morning Herald
Roet, Red Monkey, 2020. Image credit: Tobias Kraus

Lisa Roet sat down via. Zoom with Kerrie O'Brien of The Sunday Morning Herald to talk about her practice and the importance of her works to help with animal awareness and conservation.

"She is interested in how art "can unite with other worlds" to make change, which has been a challenge. "Even from an art perspective, when I would mention the word environment or conservation to a reporter, the pen would go down … I always had to skirt around it, it was uncool," she says. "I'm in my own zone, often called an outsider artist.""

Read the full interview online here.

06 November 2020

Lisa Roet's Giant Golden Monkey Installed at Inverleith House

Lisa Roet's Giant Golden Monkey Installed at Inverleith House
Image courtesy of Neil Hanna Photography

A 13m tall inflatable Golden Monkey sculpture by Lisa Roet has been installed on the exterior of Inverleith House at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as part of its transformation into Climate House, a three-year programme of visual art, drawing attention to our global climate crisis, in partnership with the Serpentine Galleries and funded by Outset Contemporary Art Fund. 

Read more about this installation and project here.

18 March 2020

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms
Judy Millar, Untitled, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2100 x 1550mm

Gow Langsford Gallery is delighted to announce our participation in Art Basel’s first iteration of Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world.

Viewing Rooms launches on March 20 and remains live until March 25, with VIP preview days March 18 to March 20.

Our Online Viewing Room will feature works by contemporary New Zealand painter Judy Millar alongside a group exhibition by Oceanic artists including Colin McCahon, Dale Frank, John Pule and Lisa Roet; together with European sculptors Tony Cragg, Henry Moore and Ugo Rondinone.

To access Online Viewing Rooms, create an Art Basel user profile here, or find more information here.

18 March 2020

Lisa Roet's Giant Chimpanzee Pops Up in Melbourne

Lisa Roet's Giant Chimpanzee Pops Up in Melbourne
Image: Davidgreybeardtour/Lisa Roet

Lisa Roet's 9m tall sculpture of David Greybeard (the iconic chimpanzee studied by Jane Goodall) has been installed on the side of Hamer Hall Arts Centre in Melbourne for the next 20 days.

Read more about this work and installation here.

13 February 2019

Lisa Roet in Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019

Lisa Roet in Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019
Lisa Roet, No. 2 Golden Ore, Bust, 2015

Australian artist Lisa Roet has been named as one of 44 chosen, who will be creating a unique table design for Art of Dining: Best of the Best held at the National Gallery of Victoria this May. The line up includes Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers, where they are tasked with creating avant-garde table settings and experiences. The tables will be open to the public to view on Thursday 2 May and Friday 3 May. For further information, see here.

19 July 2018

Lisa Roet at Britomart Project Space

Lisa Roet at Britomart Project Space
 Installation view

Works by Australian artist Lisa Roet have recently been installed in the Britomart Project Space at 26-28 Customs Street East, Auckland. These works feature Roet's main protagonist, the ape, depicted in a variety of forms through sculpture and photography. 

Please contact us for further details on the works or the artist.

20 April 2018

Lisa Roet's Skywalker Gibbon in Beijing

Lisa Roet's Skywalker Gibbon in Beijing
Skywalker Gibbon installed at The Opposite House, Beijing

Gallery artist Lisa Roet has just finished installing her second large-scale installation work atop of the Opposite House Hotel, Beijing, China as the focal point for the month-long festival to discuss global issues around sustainability and Beijing Earth Hour. Skywalker features the newly discovered Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon found predominately in China. The inflatable sculpture has a 20m arm span and is constructed from solar sensitive materials with sound and lighting components included. 

For further details, see here and to view a video of the work being installed, visit our Facebook page.

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


10 October 2016

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing

Lisa Roet's Golden Monkey in Beijing
Golden Monkey installed on The Opposite Building, Beijing

To coincide with the Year of The Monkey, Beijing Design Week 2016 and China's Golden Week, Australian artist Lisa Roet presents a selection of her sculptural works at The Opposite House Hotel in Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping hub in the Chaoyang District.

Along with her famous chimp busts in marble, bronze and gold, Roet also has a selection of custom designed 'Skin Jewellery' inspired by primates and their skin texture and features. The largest of the exhibition is the 10 metre tall inflatable 'Golden Monkey' that sits aloft the side of the building.

The exhibition runs from 22nd September - 31st October 2016. More information can be found here.


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

18 November 2013

New Works by Australian sculptor Lisa Roet

New Works by Australian sculptor Lisa Roet
Lisa Roet, Marble Chimp Bust

We have recently received this new work by Australian sculptor Lisa Roet. Marble Chimp Bust, No 4, is made from Carrara marble and can be viewed at our Lorne St gallery.