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06 Apr, 2013

Sienna Palette

"Despite the title, Sienna Palette, the Paintings by Mark Cross at the Pierre Peeters Gallery are tightly governed by the concern for a magic reali...

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25 Oct, 2005

Sheep Country at Real Gallery by Adam Gifford

The devastation of Niue by Cyclone Heta in January last year sparked a change of course for painter Mark Cross, a long-time resident of the island. After more than a de...

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04 Sep, 2004

Wide Island: Paintings of Central Otago

Running concurrent with this exhibition, at the other end of the country at the Whangarei Art Museum, is another show of recent work, but in the medium of photograp...

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25 Mar, 2004

Tulana Mahu

The Tulana Mahu is a contemporary art installation fixed inside a 20 foot shipping container. The Tahiono Arts Collective created it in Niue in 1999...

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22 Mar, 2004

HETA: POWER AND FRAGILITY

On the afternoon of January 5, 2004 everything went horizontal. Or maybe the world outside our “Hurricane House” went vertical as...

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30 Nov, 2003

INTRODUCTION TO EXILES IN PARADISE, 14-28 NOVEMBER 2003

It was in April 2001 while viewing the masterpiece, ‘Tangaloa’ in a local private collection that I was first introduced to Mark Cross. Indeed this was an honora...

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23 Nov, 2003

Get on the Damn Plane

Mark Cross: “Get on the damn plane” Importer Brett Porter is the unsung hero of the country’s latest exhibition - by Niue-based artist Mark Cross. “Brett Porter told me...

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21 Sep, 2003

Seventeen Years Of Painting

Mark Cross is one of a select band of New Zealand painters whose works depict the landscape in a meticulous style and yet are not about the landscape – at least, not in the illustrative man...

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15 May, 2003

A View From Afar of Primeval Landscapes

At the John Leech Gallery until May 31 are paintings by Mark Cross, New Zealand art's most gifted outsider. These paintings, the result of years of patient work, are remote from any of the fashionable movements.

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