Bill Culbert

Bill Culbert (1935, Port Chalmers) left New Zealand in 1957 to study at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works between London and in the South of France. Culbert has had more than 100 solo exhibitions at major institutions in New Zealand, England, Europe, the USA and Australia. In 2013 Culbert was New Zealand’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale.


Desk Lamp, Crash, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington (solo)
Time Tables, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
Colour Theory, Window Mobile, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)

Poor Timing, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)

Central Station, The Return, Andata Ritorino, Geneva (solo)
The Key to the Fields (with Andrew Barber), Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (two-person)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France, (solo)
Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
National Art School Gallery (NAS), Sydney (solo)

Château des Adhémar, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Montélimar (solo)
Nada se detiene, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida (group)
Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence (group)
Doble dirección, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida (group)
Portmanteaux, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
The International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena de Indias (group)

Light Marks, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London (solo)
Hut, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Pièces montrées, Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis (group)
Hotere Culbert, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (group)
Core Purpose, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London (group)
As Many Structures as I Can, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (group)
Défilé de sculptures, Les Coopérateurs, Limoges (group)
Luminousflux: Light Works, The University of Western Australia, Crawley (group)
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London (group)
Biennale di Venezia, Venice (group)
Modern & Contemporary Paintings & Prints, The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Dorset (group)
Association Château de Servières, Galerie Martagon, Malaucène (group)

Partner Dance: Gifts from the Patrons of the Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)
Singular Companions: Sculpture from the Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (group)
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (group)
Escultura/objecte, Fundacio Suñol, Barcelona (group)

Black Light, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London (solo)
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Groups Who, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (group)
Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (group)

Par hasard, Galerie Martagon, Malaucène (solo)
Light State, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Fully Booked, Arts Project Australia, Northcote, VIC (group)
Unpacking My Library, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland (group)

State of Light, PEER, London (solo)
Flat Out, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Flat Light, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere: P.R.O.P, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (group)

Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (solo)
Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the carbon habit, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington (group)
Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (group)

Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Grey Water, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane (group)
Speculation, Artspace, Auckland (group)
Light Time and Three Dimensions, The Pace Gallery, New York (group)

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (solo)
High Tide: new currents in contemporary art from Australia and New Zealand, Fluxus Room, Vilnius (group)

Galarie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence (solo)
Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)
Fall of water, fall of light, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)

Galarie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich (solo)
Light Wine Things, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Daylight and Nightlight, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
The state of things, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo (group)
Telecom Prospect 2004, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington (group)
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch (group)

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Gestes, poses, attitudes…, Les Coopérateurs, Limoges (group)
Home Sweet Home, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (group)

SCAPE 2002, Art & Industry Biennial Trust, Christchurch (group)
Alive!: Still Life into the Twenty First Century, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington (group)

Château Sainte-Roseline, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence (solo)
Paper Graphica: Works from Paper Graphica, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington (group)
The 1st Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)
Home and away: recent acquisitions from the Chartwell collection, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington (group)

SCAPE 2000 – Art & Industry Biennial Trust, Christchurch (group)

Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich (solo)
Eclipses, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines (CEAAC), Strasbourg (group)
Toi Toi Toi, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)
TOI TOI TOI, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (group)

L’étonnante gravité des choses simples, Centre d’Art Contemporain Meymac, Meymac (group)

Lightworks, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington (solo)
…Objets?, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz (group)

Transformers: A Moving Experience, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington (group)