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Josh Bashford

Born in 1989, of Pakeha and Samoan decent Joshua Bashford gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honours from the University of Canterbury in 2012. He lives and works near Little River. Many of the motifs in his work – river, roads, fish, birds – are inspired by his connection to the landscape surrounding his home territory. Bashford’s work… View more

Philippa Blair

Philippa Blair is a New Zealand-born international artist who has recently returned to Auckland after two decades living and working in LA. Born in 1945, Christchurch, New Zealand, she graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Canterbury University in 1967. Blair has exhibited her work internationally over the past 35 years, with over 100 solo… View more

Wendy Bornholdt

Wendy Bornholdt is currently based in Sydney, Australia. Her practice is multidisciplinary, spanning photography, text, postal projects, installation and drawing. Born in Lower Hutt in the 60’s, it was while living in Auckland during the 80’s-90’s that she began working site specifically, utilising architectural space and audio as concrete materials for making temporary installations for encounter…. View more

Nicole Bourke

Nicole Bourke attended the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts from 2005 – 2011. Her first solo exhibition was at the CoCA in Christchurch. Since then she has exhibited in many group shows in Canterbury and Auckland, along with a show at the Switchback Gallery, Monash University in Victoria, Australia. Her work is held… View more

Joanna Braithwaite

Joanna Braithwaite was born in Halifax, England in 1962, and shortly after immigrated to New Zealand with her family. She graduated from the Ilam School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University in 1985, and has lived and worked in Sydney since 1999, receiving an MFA in 2000 from the College of Fine Arts Sydney. Since… View more

Nigel Brown

Nigel Brown (ONZM) was born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1949. He studied under Colin McCahon while at Elam School of Arts, University of Auckland, where he achieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971. Since then he has exhibited extensively in public and private galleries throughout New Zealand and has had several touring exhibitions…. View more

Nigel Buxton

Born in 1951, Nigel Buxton trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and in 1981, moved to New Zealand. He has exhibited regularly in group and solo shows and is resident in Christchurch. The most persistent theme in Nigel Buxton’s work, one that has engaged him for thirty years or more, is… View more

Hamish Coleman

Hamish Coleman is a Wellington based artist. Born in 1989, Coleman graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons), from the University of Canterbury in 2012. Since 2009 he has exhibited across New Zealand in a variety of artist-run spaces and institutional galleries. He was a finalist in the 2013 Annual Wallace Awards at the… View more

Fatu Feu’u

Fatu Akelei Feu’u is a noted Samoan Painter. He was born in 1946 in the village of Poutasi in the district of Falealili in Western Samoa. He moved to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of twenty and worked through a series of jobs in the textile industy before committing himself as a fulltime artist in 1988…. View more

Darryn George

Darryn George was born in 1970 of Ngapuhi descent. He lives and works in Christchurch. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 1993, a Diploma of Teaching at the Christchurch College of Education in 1994 and in 1998 a Master of Fine Arts at the Royal Melbourne Institute of… View more

W.D. Hammond

Born in Christchurch, 1947, William (Bill) Hammond attended the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts from 1966-68. He has exhibited extensively since then and his work is held in major public and private collections throughout New Zealand. Bill’s work was included in Distance Looks Our Way: Ten Artists from New Zealand (1991-92), a group… View more

Sam Harrison

Born in 1985, Sam Harrison is based in Christchurch. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art and Design from the School of Art and Design at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in 2006. Harrison’s first solo show was at the CoCA in Christchurch and since then he has exhibited throughout New Zealand and Australia, in… View more

Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere was born at Taikarawa, Northland, New Zealand in 1931 but lived and worked in Port Chalmers, Dunedin for much of his life. He died in 2013. Although he called himself a painter Hotere’s extensive oeuvre included sculpture, installations, drawings and prints. He often worked collaboratively. Ralph Hotere studied at the Central School of… View more

Andy Leleisi’uao

Born in 1969, Andy Leleisi’uao grew up in Mangere, South Auckland. He was awarded a scholarship to attend AUT and received a Master of Fine Arts with honours in 2002. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand and has been involved in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Rarotonga, Germany, Taiwan, and the USA. Leleisi’uao was awarded… View more

Euan Macleod

Sydney-based artist, Euan Macleod was born in 1956 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He gained a Diploma of Fine Arts (painting) at the Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 1979 and in 1981 moved to Australia. He has exhibited extensively in both Australia and New Zealand. Since being awarded a residency at the University… View more

Marian Maguire

Born in Christchurch 1962, Marian Maguire graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1984 and 1986 she studied at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque. During 1991 she was Artist in Residence at the Otago Polytechnic School of Art and was Artist in Residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui in 2010. She received an Award for… View more

Nic Moon

Born in 1968, Nic Moon grew up in South Auckland and graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990. She lived and worked as an artist at St Arnaud, an isolated village in the Southern Alps for ten years, exhibiting mostly in Auckland during that time. Moon completed a Master of… View more

Simon Ogden

Simon Ogden was born in 1956 in Bradford, England. He was a student in England during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, graduating from Birmingham Polytechnic in Sculpture with a first class Honours degree and, later, from the Royal College of Art with Masters in Painting. He lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand, and until recently was Associate… View more

Chris Pole

Christchurch based artist Chris Pole completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 2002. He has participated in numerous exhibitions since then, including most recently a solo show in 2015 at Warwick Henderson Gallery in Auckland, titled Sideways In reverse. Pole was awarded the Vision Culture Residency, Shalini Ganendra Fine Arts,… View more

John Pule

John Puhiatau Pule is a Niuean artist, novelist and poet. He was born in 1962 in Liku, Niue, a small nation in the Pacific, and moved with his family to Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of three. Mythology and history are of specific interest to John as he weaves fish, people and birdlike creatures… View more

John Reynolds

Born 1956, Auckland, New Zealand, John Reynolds graduated from the Auckland University School of Fine Arts in 1978. He has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions including: Distance Looks Our Way that toured Spain and the Netherlands in 1993 and a Very Peculiar Practice, City Art Gallery, Wellington 1995. He won the Montana Lindauer Award in 1988, received… View more

James Robinson

James Robinson was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1972 and currently lives in Dunedin. He completed a Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Otago School of Fine Arts in 2000, Diploma In Art And Craft, Hungry Creek School of Art and Craft, 1996 and Foundation In Fine Art, Nelson Polytechnic, 1990. Robinson has exhibited regularly in… View more

Aiko Robinson

Aiko Robinson is a Christchurch based artist of Japanese and New Zealand heritage. She is a recent graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.  Her current practice is a response to shunga (‘spring pictures’), a form of pornography that flourished in Japan during the Edo period between the 17th and 19th centuries…. View more

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross was born in Masterton in 1966.  He studied history at Victoria University in Wellington and became interested in photography in the late 1980’s. He worked as a darkroom technician at Level III from 1990-95. In 1996 he began the ongoing Wellington Views series, a constantly growing photographic archive documenting the city and its… View more

Doc Ross

Born in 1955 Eketahuna, New Zealand, Doc Ross is a self-taught photographer. Since moving to Christchurch in 1998, Ross has been one of the city’s most intimate biographers, explaining his passion as “capturing fleeting social and urban transactions with a flâneur’s eye.” Since the year 2000 Ross has made several international trips connected to his… View more

Margaret Silverwood

Margaret Silverwood was born in South Australia in 1966, migrated to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1981 and now lives in Whanganui. She has written and illustrated three children’s picture books under the name Margaret Shannon, which have been published in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S.A., Great Britain, and Korea. After completing a Bachelor of Fine… View more

Tim J. Veling

Tim J. Veling, born in 1980, lives and works in Christchurch. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts with distinction from the University of Canterbury in 2006. He is currently a lecturer in photography at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts. Veling has exhibited nationally and internationally including Pre-marital Bliss, International Photobook… View more

Grace Wright

Grace Wright studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, gaining honours in 2014. Since then she has exhibited in group and solo shows, has been a finalist in Waikato Society of Arts NZ Painting and Printmaking Award, (2015 and 2016), and was also a finalist in Arts Whakatāne Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award in 2015. Wright explains that… View more