Forthcoming Exhibitions

It’s Personal: The Howard Greive and Gabrielle McKone Photography Collection

Wellington Exhibition | 10 – 21 August
Wellington Preview Evening | Tuesday 9 August, 6pm – 8pm
Howard Greive and Robert Leonard in Conversation | Sunday 21 August, 11am – 1pm

Former ad man Howard Greive and photographer Gabrielle McKone began collecting New Zealand art in the 1980s, but fifteen years ago they decided to focus exclusively on photography. Greive says, ‘Maybe it’s years in advertising but a sharp, single-minded proposition always works. And, for us, that SMP was photography.’ Their home is packed to the gills with photographs ranging from expressive to conceptual, documentary to directorial, but they don’t spread their bets, preferring to collect key figures in depth. This show samples their collection, featuring works by Edith Amituanai, Janet Bayly, L. Budd, Joyce Campbell, Gavin Hipkins, Jae Hoon Lee, Anne Noble, Peter Peryer, and Yvonne Todd. There’s also a cluster of gems from earlier figures: Theo Schoon, Ans Westra, and Gary Baigent. Curated by Robert Leonard. None of the works are for sale.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am – 3pm
Sunday 21 August, 11am –1pm

Robert Leonard
+64 27 424 2100

Karen Rigby
Business Manager
+64 21 368 348

Wellington Representative

Karen Rigby – Business Manager

Karen Rigby is the Business Manager of Webb’s Wellington. Before her appointment at Webb’s, Karen was the General Manager for Partridge Jewellers, where she had been an instrumental part of their team for over 20 years. Her experience lies in management, customer experience, marketing, events and operations. Karen brings corporate industry expertise to Webb’s with key problem-solving and business expansion strengths.

Karen Rigby
Business Manager
Phone: +64 4 555 6001
Mobile: +64 22 344 5620

Mark Hutchins-Pond – Specialist, Art

Mark Hutchins-Pond joins Webb’s, Wellington, as an Art Specialist after nine and a half years as the lead curator, contemporary art, at the Pātaka Art+Museum in Porirua. Mark’s extensive art sector expertise has been acquired over three decades of studying, writing, presenting, critiquing, and championing the best contemporary fine art in Aotearoa New Zealand. Before leading Pātaka’s curatorial team, Mark established and successfully directed his own dealer gallery for nine years in Upper Willis Street, where he represented several senior artists who continue to achieve record prices in the secondary market. He has written for and edited various art publications, both independently and as a part of his lead curator role within the museum sector, and is a popular and respected speaker on our most exceptional art and artists.

Mark Hutchins-Pond
Specialist, Art
Phone:+64 4 555 6001
Mobile: +64 22 095 5610