Born in 1962 Venrooy has, over the past two decades, compiled a unique vocabulary of flora and fauna, defined by the use of found objects and the small scale of his work to create these magic-realist visions of the natural world. As Wellington art critic Mark Amery writes, “Venrooy revels in creating elegant rhythms, symmetries and visual melodies”. Certainly there is restraint here – the artist barely whispers – but the results are jewel-like in their detail, something to peer into and wonder at like small talismen or portals into an imagined world.

Read more about Dean Venrooy’s work in his 2020 body of work as part of our group show Microcosms.


26th Mar 2024 - 15th Apr 2024

Cold Comfort – Dean Venrooy

23rd Nov 2021 - 17th Dec 2021

Showcase 2021 – Group Exhibition

5th Dec 2017 - 2nd Feb 2018

Showdown – Xmas showcase

9th Jul 2019 - 29th Jul 2019

Showcase – Group Exhibition

15th Apr 2016 - 13th May 2016

Gully and Grove – Dean Venrooy

5th Jun 2015 - 3rd Jul 2015

Outcrop – Dean Venrooy

30th May 2014 - 20th Jun 2014

Paintings and Drawings – Dean Venrooy

15th Apr 2013 - 4th May 2013

wood glass stone – Dean Venrooy