About Ferner Galleries
Ferner Galleries was founded by Peter Jarvis, well known Auckland businessman and art collector. The first Ferner Gallery opened in Auckland’s Eden Crescent in 1985, and relocated to Parnell in 1988 where it remained until 2007. A second Gallery was established in Wellington’s Glenmore Rd in 1992, moved to Featherston St in 1998, and closed in June 2006 following the expiry of its lease. The Ferner Group also included the Portfolio Gallery (later renamed Ferner Galleries City) which was located in Lorne Street until redevelopment of the area forced is closure in June 2007.
The new FERNER GALLERIES SALON situated in the historic Victoria Quarter (behind Victoria Park Market) in downtown Auckland is an architecturally-designed contemporary space which brings Ferner Galleries back to its roots - offering a fully operational European style gallery on an appointment-only basis.
Ferner Galleries are specialists in the resale of high quality original New Zealand art of the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, also exhibiting new art works by a select number of established contemporary artists whom they represent.
One of New Zealand's leading art dealers, Ferner Galleries have a nationwide reputation for professional excellence, customer care, and the outstanding quality of the art they sell.
The most recent addition to the Ferner Galleries display of art is the Taupo home of its Directors, Peter Jarvis and Helene Phillips, which was first opened to the public in Janaury 2007. Two acres of garden filled with sculpture and a contemporary home filled with art to be enjoyed on request.