Gavin Hurley

New in Town

9 September - 30 November 2016



Boutwell Draper Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair 2012

Boutwell Draper on stand A52 Melbourne Art Fair 1-5 August 2012

Life Man War

Opening Thursday 21 July 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates 21 July - 13 August 2011

Art Month Sydney Group Show

Opening Thursday 3 March 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates 3 - 19 March 2011


Exhibition dates: 11 March - 17 April 2010 Opening: Thursday, 11 March 6 - 8pm

With his parade of personae, Gavin Hurley jumps into the ring with that prim convention of Victorian society, the official portrait, all dressed up, buttoned up and respectacle. But, in a purposeful counterpoint to the pomp, he applies the down-to-earthiness of folk art and the earnest craft of the ... Read more

Multiplex - Group exhibition

Exhibition dates: 11 June - 26 July 2008
Opening: Wednesday 11 June 6 - 8 pm

Recent paintings

Exhibition dates: 7 May - 7 June 2008
Opening: Wedesday 7 May 6 - 8 pm

In April 1770, after a complete circumnavigation of New Zealand, Captain James Cook turned the Endeavour westwards and headed for Australia. Nearly two and a half centuries later Auckland-based artist Gavin Hurley has charted a similar course, although adopting a rather different angle of approach. ... Read more


Recent Works

29 August 2007 - 31 August 2007

Collage techniques of cut-and-paste are integral to Hurleys work. Collecting textures and papers from old books and second-hand haunts, his portraits have a genteel, even antique, decorum and a childlike naivety. Not portraits in the usual sense, of accurately representing a person, his works are a ... Read more