During the school break, a significant sculpture titled ‘Fragmented Echo’ by artist Gregor Kregar has been installed in the Senior School precinct of Christ Church Grammar School in Perth. This new work is a mirror polished stainless steel creation reflecting the character of the School and adding to the aesthetic ambiance of the campus in a truly unique and special way.
‘Fragmented Echo’ is made out of more than 1000 components of laser cut stainless steel and measures 3.6×2.5×2.5m.
Gregor Kregar’s studio event
7G Veronica Street, New Lynn
Saturday 1 November, 5-8pm
Open Studio timed to coincide with the culmination of Transit Cloud, a new public artwork for New Lynn that Kregar has completed in collaboration with Sara Hughes and Davor Popadic.
Transit Cloud will be unveiled to the public for the first time, and Kregar’s studio will display a wide range of works.
Saturday 1 November also coincides with the re-opening of Te Uru gallery (formally Lopdell House) in Titirangi, where one of Kregar’s 2 metre gnomes will welcome guests, and an installation of his waxworks will be displayed in the window. A fantastic opportunity to come West and visit Te Uru (open to the public 10-4.30pm on Saturday 1 November).
As part of TEDx 2014, Gregor Kregar was invited by Invivo to make an installation utilizing their wine boxes. He constructed a large 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.
Corbans Estate Arts Center
Opening Thursday 6-8 pm
Fri. 1 August – Sun. 7 September | FREE
2 Fragile 2 Shoot is an installation of new artworks by Gregor Kregar. A combination of slipcast and glazed ceramic objects are installed throughout the space. Kregar utilises a familiar subject or object and represents them in a way that displaces the original meaning.
These works serve as a subversion of the Louis Sullivan design cliché that “form ever follows function… This is the law.” In this case the shape of the object is the same but the use of different materials places each of them in a completely different context.
Site specific installation called Perun was instaled as part of 8@6 exhibition at Silo Gallery Space, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. It was made out of 400 components of stainless steel and 20 neons that were suspended in the air in a way to fit across the whole diameter of one of the silo spaces.
See http://eightatsix.co.nz/gregor-kregar/ for more info.
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.
Gregor Kregar’s Fragmented Interactions at Auckland Airport’s new outdoor 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.
Image: Gregor Kregar’s Foucault’s Pendulum at Tauranga Art Gallery, 2013
Gregor Kregar has won the 2015 Southern Way McClelland Commission. His commission will be displayed on the Peninsula Link freeway in Mornington Peninsula for four years before becoming part of McClelland’s permanent collection.
This year, the judging panel consisted of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery Director Robert Lindsay, Shepparton Art Museum Director Kirsten Paisley and sculptor Robert Bridgewater. Kregar’s proposal was selected from over 100 submissions from Australian and international applicants.
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 seem them before – stuanch, 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.
Neon Cloud I and Neon Cloud 2 as well as another 6 works 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.