Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1972 to ’77  New Zealand (Wellington) Elva Bett Gallery. [five exhibitions] 

1967 Netherlands (Amsterdam) Gallery Rood Wit Blauw.

Exhibition Mahara Art Gallery Waikenae 2002 720 pdi.
Exhibition Mahara Art Gallery Waikenae 2002
Exhibition Luck Fun gallery Auckland 1998
Exhibition Luck Fun gallery Auckland 1998

Exhibition Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland 1999..
Exhibition Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland 1999
Exhibition Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland 1999...
Exhibition Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland 1999
Exhibition Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland 1999....
Exhibition Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland 1999
Exhibition Expressions City Art Gallery Upper hutt 057
Exhibition Expressions City Art Gallery Upper hutt

1972 to ’90  New Zealand (Auckland) New Vision Gallery. [three exhibitions] 

1977  New Zealand (Hastings) Hawkes Bay Art Gallery. 

1977  New Zealand (Christchurch) CSA Gallery. 

1978  Japan           (Tokyo) Nippon Gallery. 

1979  New Zealand (Wellington) Gallery Legard. THE MANY FACES OF MY CLOUDS 

1980  New Zealand (Wellington) Gallery Legard. 

1980  New Zealand (Auckland) New Vision Gallery. 

1981  New Zealand (Wellington) Gallery Legard. TABLES TO CONJURE UP FAKE ANGELS [Pencil drawings, and watercolours.] 

1982  Switzerland   (Berne) Gallery Loeb. 

1983  New Zealand (Masterton) Wairarapa Arts Centre A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF MY PRIVATE WORLD 

1983  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. MY JOURNEY ACROSS THE STYX [Watercolours and glass engravings] 

1984  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. [Oils, pastels, and tapestries.] 

1986  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. IN OUT WITHIN WITHOUT. 

1986  Japan           (Tokyo) Nippon Gallery.

1986  New Zealand (Auckland) New Vision Gallery. 

1986  New Zealand (Inglewood) Glass Plant. 

1987  New Zealand (Motueka) Janne Land Gallery. 

1987  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. 

1988 to ’89  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. 

1990  New Zealand (Auckland) RKS Art Auckland. [Pastels on paper.] 

1990  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. [Pastels on paper.] 

1991  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery. [New works on paper.] 

1991  Japan           (Tokyo)) Nippon Gallery. [Works on textile “banners” and works on paper “pastels”.] 

1992  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Gallery, [Glass engravings and works on paper.] 

1998  New Zealand (Auckland) Lopdell Art Gallery. 

1999  New Zealand (Waikanae) Mahara Art Gallery ON THE RIM OF FIRE. Pataka Museum Art Gallery, Porirua 

1999  New Zealand (Porirua) Pataka Museum Art Gallery. 

2002  New Zealand (Waikanae) Mahara Art Gallery 

2014 Walrus Gallery (Wellington ) Spirit trees 

2015 Walrus Gallery (Wellington) 

2016 Walrus Gallery(Wellington) essence of an Owl 
Selected Group Exhibitions   

1967  Netherlands   (De Hague) Gallery de Sphinx. 

1967  Netherlands   (De Hague) Lyceum Voorburg. 

1969  New Zealand (Wellington) Display Centre. 

1970  New Zealand (Wellington) Display Centre. 

1971  New Zealand (Wellington) Display Centre. 

1971  New Zealand (Auckland) New Vision Gallery. 

1972  Austrailia      (Sydney) Bonython Art Gallery. 

1974  New Zealand (Wellington) NZ Academy of Fine Arts,[Young Artists’ Exhibition] 

1974  New Zealand (Lower Hutt) Dowse Art Museum. 

1976  New Zealand (Auckland) Auckland City Art Gallery. 

1977  New Zealand (Auckland) Peter Webb Gallery. 

1978  Netherlands  (Leidschendam) Gallery de Sluis. 

1990  Switzerland  (Basle) Biennale International. 

1982  New Zealand (Wellington) National Art Gallery. ME BY MYSELF 

1983  New Zealand (Wellington) Janne Land Art Gallery. 

1989  New Zealand (Auckland) Compendium Art Gallery. [Guest Artist] 

1990  New Zealand (Nelson) Suter Biennale Art Gallery. 

1990  New Zealand (Wellington) NZ Academy of Fine Arts.[Guest Artist] 

1991  New Zealand (Wellington) NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wgtn City Art Gallery. [Guest Artist] 

1992  New Zealand (Wellington) NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wgtn City Art Gallery. [Guest Artist] SACRED PLACES 

1994  New Zealand (Wellington) Wgtn international Festival of the Arts. STRANGE NEW LANDS 

1994  New Zealand (Manawatu) Manawatu Art Gallery. THE CRANE AND THE KOTUKU 

1995  New Zealand (Porirua) Museum Art Gallery. 

1996  New Zealand (Porirua) Page 90. 1, Museum Art Gallery. 

1996  New Zealand (Wellington) Edible Books, Festival of the Arts, National Library. 

1997  New Zealand (Porirua) Painters’ Symposium, Page 90, Museum Art Galler. 

1998  New Zealand (Auckland) Luck Fun Company. 

2000  New Zealand (Wellington) Wellington Arts Festival, St James Theatre. 

2000  New Zealand (Petone) Petone Community Art Gallery. 

2001  New Zealand (Waikanae) Mahara Art Gallery.SALT WATER PEOPLE. 

2001  New Zealand (Wellington) St James Theatre.SALT WATER PEOPLE. 

2002  New Zealand (Palmerston North) Manawatu Art Gallery.BEING LIKE A LEAF ON THE BREATH OF TIME 

2003  New Zealand (Porirua) Pataka Museum. Amnesty International exhibition 

2003  New Zealand  ( St James Wellington) Sakai city Wellington exhibition

2003  Japan (Sakai city  Japan ) Wellington Artist and Japanese artists

2004 New Zealand  (Porirua)  Pataka    Contemporary New Zealand Quilts 2004

2004 New Zealand  (Wellington) St James group show Wellington Artists and Japanese Artists From Sakai city

2004 New Zealand  (Porirua)  Pataka Dutch show with artist from Holland

2005 3 exhibitions  with the Welington Artist group

2006 2 exhibitions with the Academy of fine Arts

2006 New Zealand  Expression Art Gallery  group show  Anneke Borren , Gerard Mc Cabe and Robert Franken

2007 New Zealand Group show Crab farm winery Napier

2007 New Zealand Group show W.A.G st James Wellington

2008 New Zealand Group show W.A.G st James Wellington

2009 New Zealand Group show Museum Art Gallery Taupo

2009 China Group show exchange Xiamen

2009 New Zealand Group show W.A.G St James Wellington

2009 New Zealand Group show Art Gallery Pataka Porirua

 2009  Group show Taupo art Gallery 

2009  Group show Xiamen ( China ) Guest arists Robert Franken John Walsh. Janet Andrews, Peter Coats , Ping Mabbit 

2009  Group show WAG at the st James Theatre 

2010  Group show WAG at the st James Theatre 

2011  Group show WAG at the st James Theatre 

2011  Flame tree gallery Group show “When Dreams visit Dreams’ 

2012  Group show City art Gallery Taupo “When Dreams visit Dreams’ 

2012  Group show at the Expressions City Art Gallery” When Dreams” 

2012  Group show at the st James Theatre with the tutors of the Learning Connextion 

 2009  Group show Taupo art Gallery 

2009  Group show Xiamen ( China ) Guest arists Robert Franken John Walsh. Janet Andrews, Peter Coats , Ping Mabbit 

2009  Group show WAG at the st James Theatre  Wellington Artists Group

2010  Group show WAG at the st James Theatre  Wellington Artists Group

2011  Group show WAG at the st James Theatre  Wellington Artists group

2011  Flame tree gallery Group show “When Dreams visit Dreams’  Regard McCabe Sculpture,Anneke Borren Pottery, Michael Brown Paintings, Gillian Rainer Jewellery Doreen Glover Painting , Robert Franken glass engravings, paintings 

2012  Group show City art Gallery Taupo “When Dreams visit Dreams’ 

2012  Group show at the Expressions City Art Gallery” When Dreams”  

2012  Group show at the st James Theatre with the tutors of the Learning Connextion 

2012 Te Po , exhibition at the Blue Pacific Gallery Pataka Robert Franken and 5 ex-students Michael O’Heery, Dan Wilkinson,Matty Warmington,Dan Mills

2012 Waiheke Art Gallery Te Po .Anneke Borren ,Gerard McCabe,Stephen Myrhe,Gillian Rainer,Robert Franken,Dan Wilkinson,Dan Mills,Matty Warming ton, Sandy Rogers,Mike O’Heery

2013 Aratoi  Art  Gallery  Spirit Trees  group show ,Robert Franken,Anneke Borren,David McGill,Gillian Rainer,Dan Wilkinson,Sandy Rogers,Josie O’Conner,Dan Mills

2014 Mahara Art Gallery Spirit Trees Group show

2014 Taupo City Art Gallery group show Robert Franken and ex Students

2014 Bowen Galleries , Parliament buildings , group show Robert Franken ex students and Gillian Rainer Jeweler 

2016 group show in the walrus gallery . Fundraiser for Chinese garden at the waterfront  Wellington NZ 

2017 group show Thistle Hall   “Outside the Machine”  Bodhi Vincent and Robert Franken

2017 Group show at the Walrus Gallery Wellington 

2017 Biennale Beijing three works entered China 

2017 group showXiamen and Wellington artists at the Walrus Gallery 
 2018 group show  Walrus Gallery 

2019 exhibition at the Walrus gallery by Robèrt Franken Paintings , Gillian Rainer Jewellery,

Dominique Jardine watercolours