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Webb’s Wellington: Making Waves in the Capital

By July 26, 2022News
Goods and Services: Modern and Contemporary Art from a Private Collection, installation view in Wellington.

Centred in the thriving artistic and cultural environment of Wellington’s central city, Webb’s Wellington gallery is open six days a week. Located at 23 Marion Street, the premises features a 450 square metre state-of-the-art gallery space, private meeting and viewing rooms, and secure storage facilities. This magnificent space has been designed by award–winning interior designer Rufus Knight.

The Wellington gallery offers an extension of Webb’s services as well as a collaborative space for the company to engage with the capital’s arts and culture community. Earlier in the year, Webb’s worked with art writer and curator Robert Leonard to present his curated project, John Lethbridge: Divination Performance Photographs 1978-82.

The space is an excellent exhibition platform allowing Webb’s to showcase the latest auction catalogues to its nation- wide client base. In June, Webb’s launched Goods and Services: Modern and Contemporary Art from a Private Collection to celebrate the sites grand opening. With this event, the space came into its own as a premier Wellington venue for showcasing modern and contemporary art. Goods and Services presented a single-vendor collection of notable artworks from some of New Zealand’s most distinguished artists.

In July, the company continued its trend of championing single-vendor collections by previewing and exhibiting highlights from à la poursuite de la beauté: The Jack C. Richards Collection of Lalique Glass. The catalogue presented a range of the finest glassware by leading Art Nouveau designer, René Lalique. The remarkable 20th century glassware on display featured varied design motifs; many inspired by antiquity and Japonisme, and adorned with intricate impressions of flora and fauna. Over many decades, this exquisite selection was collected by world–renowned educator and linguist Dr. Jack C. Richards. By selecting pieces from around the world, Richards assembled one of the finest Lalique collections in the world.

à la poursuite de la beauté: The Jack C. Richards Collection of Lalique Glass, installation view in Wellington.
à la poursuite de la beauté: The Jack C. Richards Collection of Lalique Glass, installation view in Wellington.

Looking forward, the Wellington gallery is primed and ready to exhibit show-stopping pieces from upcoming auctions, including those from this catalogue and the Bank of New Zealand Art Collection catalogue. Come by and visit to see the latest exhibitions. Webb’s offer obligation-free appraisal services in Wellington across all aspects of the business. Our Wellington team would love to hear from you.

Mark Hutchins-Pond
Specialist, Art
mark@webbs.co.nz
+64 4 555 6001

Karen Rigby
Business Manager
karen@webbs.co.nz
+64 22 344 5610

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