Welcome to the paintings of Alvin Pankhurst a leading New Zealand artist with two successful galleries in Parnell Auckland and Pauanui. Alvin is an internationally recognised leader in Maori and New Zealand fine art.




Alvin, Ephra and Matthew in the Parnell gallery.


We have been in Parnell Auckland for 10 years. Ephra with support from her sister Dara is managing our Parnell Gallery. Our son Matthew and I are in Parnell once a week in the winter.  Matthew is in the Pauanui Gallery with me weekends only from May to November and 7 days in the summer.
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“Maybe Tomorrow” 1974
The winning painting in New Zealand’s largest Biennial Art Award in 1974. It was purchased by the Dunedin Art Gallery for a New Zealand record price. The painting is painted from the viewpoint of the old man reflected in the mantelpiece mirror . The mirror above the mantelpiece reflects the back of his head, and the vandalised derelict room of the present. He is looking at the derelict room  and remembering how it used to be. The roots represent time that has passed in the same way cobwebs, dust, rust and decay represent age. 

2013 AUCTION $55,000
“About Time” 2006. Sold in auction at International Art Centre 2013 for $55,000.
Bought in our gallery for $40,000.

“Regeneration” 1997 One of two paintings accepted for 2001 ROYAL ACADEMY Summer Exhibition London. The first time ever overseas artists were invited.

We are very happy in our new gallery in Pauanui on the Coromandel Peninsular on the main road to Pauanui.  We are on the corner leading to the Lakes Resort. It is a fabulous setting for our paintings and to paint. It is dream-like. We have our cottage 200 metres away, and I have 2 paintings on the go, one at the gallery and one at home. You must come and visit both Matthew LLB BA and myself. We would really love to see you.

“Self Portrait” 1969 
The first painting I painted after the fire. My face was illuminated by candlelight (firelight) showing how I felt as a 19 year old, after having spent months in hospital recovering from my burns, and losing everything I had. The bust is supported by the back view of the skeleton of a foot in a hole (I must have felt insecure.)
The SELF PORTRAIT was on the cover of the Young Contemporaries Touring Exhibition.


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30cm 300mm 11¾in $70
70cm 750mm 27½in $330
100cm 1000mm 39⅜in $980
150cm 1500mm 59in $1,900

All giclee prints are HAND SIGNED by Alvin

Prices include GST, P & P and delivery within New Zealand.
There is a selection of prints in beautiful Italian frames.


What Are Giclée Prints?

(pronounced Zee Clay)

Giclee printing uses the latest computer controlled ink jet technology to produce the finest quality prints available. It is an advanced technique of reproducing images with the tonalities and hues of the original painting.

Giclee prints are able to display a full colour spectrum. They are outstanding reproductions, virtually indistinguishable from the original. Collectors can acquire a fine artwork at a fraction of the cost of the original. Yet it isnearly impossible to distinguish between the two.

Because Giclee prints are able to capture every nuance of an original painting, wide acceptance has been gained from several notable institutions. Two examples of these are The Louvre and The Metropolitian Museum of Art New York.

Giclee prints are so durable they can be framed without glass. They never fade.

Our prints are on strong European Canvas. They can be block mounted or framed. The surface can be cleaned with a wet cloth or sponge.