'Tangled Up in Blue, Black, White and Grey'

Our newest Back Gallery exhibition will be open for viewing on Tuesday, July, 28.

"With no option to visit the warmer parts of the earth this winter because of Covid travel bans we might find ourselves turning to the austere beauty of our islands coated in winter snows. For our Back Gallery show we have selected a number of photos and paintings that celebrate the blues, blacks, whites and greys of a time when even the warmer summer sun shuts down somewhat. There can be a meditative beauty in this time of austerity."
- Craig Potton

The Back Gallery Exhibition is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 2pm on Saturday.
Free entry.
Craig recently spoke at a sold out lecture entitled, 'Finding the Wild', as part of the Nga Manu Winter Lecture 2020 series held at Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Wellington. Organiser Jean Fleming says the event was a huge success with a packed house and attendees treated to a kiwi encounter afterwards. Photo: Bottom right; Craig Potton and his daughter Bella with two of Sir Charles Flemings daughters, Mary McEwen (middle) and Jean Fleming (right). Sir Charles was a conservationist colleague of Craigs in the fight to save our native forests. Craig later published a book that Mary had written on her father entitled, 'Environmental Patriot: A Biography of Sir Charles Fleming'.
Nga Manu Nature Reserve
'Blue Lake II'

Become a ‘Supporter’ of the West Coast Penguin Trust and you will be in with a chance to win one of Craigs stunning, “Blue Lake II” framed prints. Craig is a Patron of the Trust and has donated the stunning image to help raise support for the organisation.

The West Coast Penguin Trust invite you to become a supporter and commit to an annual donation to ensure they can carry on with the important job of penguin conservation. "Here is a way you could help ensure our work to understand and manage threats to penguins continues here on the West Coast. Your donation will help maintain cameras and analyse data to better manage threats to Fiordland crested penguins, it will help keep our blue penguin fence secure and protect penguins from being killed on the Coast road, it will help us develop new research projects and practical solutions to protect penguins and it will make sure we continue and extend our education programme so that children grow up valuing penguins and nature and sharing those values with their families and communities."

Become a ‘Supporter’ now by following the links provided:…/…/invitation-to-b…/
West Coast Penguin Trust
- Behind The Scenes -
From camera to gallery- and the bits in between - we couldn't do what we do without the expert handling and magic touch of the teams at PCL Imaging and Nelson City Framers. 

To the left we have the lovely Sheridan from PCL Imaging in Auckland expertly handling Craigs image 'Mouth of the Awaroa' after printing it on Cotton Rag paper and getting it ready for sending. And to the right we have Luke Dell from Nelson City Framers in Halifax Street, Nelson, putting the finishing touches to his framing and getting the image ready for the gallery to pick up and for you to view!

Both of these businesses are an integral part of the process here at Craig Potton Gallery and if you wish to get in contact with them you can follow the links provided:
09 309 8090

03 539 1233
A Sense of Place

Craig frequently walks the family dogs in his local Branford Park. It was here he saw a plaque on this tree stating that it was planted in 1952 - the same year Craig was born - putting him firmly in his place!
Spring Workshop
Registration of Interest
We are currently working on a Spring Workshop session with Craig Potton - details yet to be confirmed.

Numbers will be limited. If you would like to register your interest please contact us at or by calling 03 5489554.
New Stock
We have just received delicious new stock from some extremely talented creators; Hannah Sheehan, Nick Von K, Sandi Reefman and Lucy Gauntlett. You can find out more on our website or by emailing the gallery at or phoning 03 5489554
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