Almost a year has passed since some of the worlds most prestigious urban street artists artwork found residency in the heart of Auckland City along Ponsonby Road, courtesy of New Zealand’s largest and leading Urban & Contemporary Art Gallery. Limn Gallery has been introducing local residents to the world as well as promoting some of Aotearoa’s biggest names.
Limn Gallery has taken on the mammoth task of obtaining and exhibiting a huge body of collectable and purchasable art. A lot of the artworks exhibited at Limn Gallery are sold out at the source, being able to walk in and walk away with something from here is a luxury and a rare opportunity.
Limn Gallery had a successful opening in late July 2021, right before the country went into hibernation. They held on and came back even stronger with the incredibly successful “Main Line” show by Ghostcat, and now they look to double down as they put forward their next big draw card, Wellington based artist Chimp.
Like a friendly ol neighbour, BurgerFuel came knocking with burgers to welcome Limn gallery to the neighbourhood on their opening night, and now we’re that friend that comes over unannounced. You’ll find us there again on the opening night of Chimps solo show “Escape Mechanism”, we were lucky to get a minute of his time to hear what he’s been up to and also where he’s heading.
We caught up with Chimp in 2020 when the world took a turn towards the unknown, like many artists, it was a dusty period, travel was cancelled and job opportunities were slim. Chimp has battled through, kept his head down and come out the other end ready to go.