NEW gallery is a gallery of contemporary art. We show works from our collections, and the work of artists we like.
NEW gallery is an artist run space. The shape of the gallery creates a unique acoustic space; we play music and make sounds.
We have established an on-line photography archive with the goal of preserving and sharing images related to the Quarry and the people connected to it.
Built by Yvonne Rust and a community of people working on PEP schemes in the 1980s from recycled materials, the gallery and it’s associated buildings are an example of vernacular architecture. The scallop-shaped roof is formed from a number of load bearing timbers (recycled telephone poles) that radiate from a central point. A layer of burlap cloth was then laid over these, drooping in between, forming the distinctive curves. Concrete was then poured over the burlap form.
The gallery is part of a complex of buildings, sharing the same architectural style; the nearby Scallop Room develops the same structural ideas on a larger scale.
As a centre for ceramics in the region, the Quarry provides excellent facilities including, electric, gas and wood-fired kilns.
Also on site is the Te Kowhai Print Trust, featuring a fully equipped studio for lithography, screen-printing and a range of other print processes.