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Philippa Blair

Philippa Blair is a New Zealand-born international artist who returned to Auckland in 2014 after two decades living and working in Los Angeles. Born in  Christchurch in 1945, she graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Canterbury University in 1967. Blair has exhibited her work internationally for more than forty years, with over 100… View more

Tony Bond

Christchurch born and raised, Tony Bond has been exhibiting his object-based work throughout New Zealand since the year 2000. Having initially studied at CPIT School of Art and Design in the 1980’s he later studied Fine Arts at the Wanganui School of Art, graduating in 1991. In 2004 Christchurch Art Gallery presented his exhibition Squeeze and in… View more

Roger Boyce

Roger Boyce has enjoyed one person exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and has been included in exhibitions at the Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, PS 1, The Clocktower, New York, Creative Time, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, New York,… 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 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

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

Polly Gilroy

Polly Gilroy is a Christchurch-based artist. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with first class Honours from Massey University, Wellington in 2017 and has exhibited work at PG Gallery192 (Christchurch), St Margaret’s College (Christchurch), Potocki Paterson Gallery (Wellington), Massey University (Wellington) and Wakefield Law Firm (Wellington). As an abstract minimalist artist, Gilroy’s constructions… 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

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris graduated with an MFA in painting at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in 2013 after previously completing a degree in Art and Craft Design at the Christchurch Polytechnic. She has exhibited painting and ceramic sculptural works throughout New Zealand. Her work is represented in various art collections, including the Wallace… View more

Julia Holden

Julia Holden is a graduate of Elam, School of Fine Arts and Monash University, Melbourne. Consistently experimenting with modes of representation and presentation, Holden has developed an innovative relational painting practice employing strategies focused upon encouraging public interaction, community connection and a wider social engagement. Holden has been exhibiting regularly in New Zealand and Australia… 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

Katharina Jaeger

Born in Zurich 1964, Katharina Jaeger studied art at Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich before she immigrated to New Zealand in 1986. She gained a Bachelor of Design at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Katharina has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and has recently been included as a finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize 2017. Katharina… View more

Viv Kepes

Viv Kepes is a North Canterbury based artist. Having developed a love of the outdoors from an early age, subjects from the natural world are often a focus in her work. Kepes is a current MFA candidate at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. She received a BFA with First Class Honours in… View more

Andy Leleisi’uao

Andy Leleisi’uao is one of the most significant Pacific artists working in New Zealand today. His paintings are rich in personalised mythology and tell an open-ended story. Early work was influenced by comic strips and visual narrative has remained an important aspect to Leleisi’uao’s practice. His unique iconography is fantastical and imaginative. He often incorporates… 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

Richard McWhannell

Richard McWhannell was born in Akaroa in 1952, and currently lives and works in Auckland. He studied the University of Canterbury at the School of Fine Arts in the early 1970s, where he was taught by Rudolf Gopas and influenced by friendships with Toss Woollaston and Tony Fomison. Throughout his career Richard McWhannell had painted both figurative,… 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

Donna-Marie Patterson

          Christchurch-born Donna-Marie Patterson spends her time between Kaimata on the West Coast and Christchurch. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury and graduated in 2019 with a MFA majoring in Sculpture. Her work primarily takes the form of sculpture, both site responsive and installation, and drawings on paper. Patterson… View more

Chris Pole

Christchurch based artist Chris Pole completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 2002, and was awarded the Vision Culture Residency at Shalini Ganendra Fine Arts in Kuala Lumpur in 2013. His most recent solo exhibitions are 2019’s ‘Crossover’ at Warwick Henderson Gallery in Auckland and ‘Relative Locations’ at PGgallery192 in Christchurch…. 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

John Reynolds lives and works in Auckland and over the past three decades has established a reputation as a painter, a drawer, a worker or words and an installation artist. He began his career painting large abstract colour fields, slowly evolving into structural text-based imagery. His work is rich with literary, religious, art historical and architectural… 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 born artist of Japanese and New Zealand heritage. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, NZ in 2014.  Currently she is based in Tokyo, Japan undertaking her masters at Tokyo University of the Arts on a Japanese Government funded scholarship (MEXT Scholarship). Her current practice is… View more

Terry Stringer

Born in Redruth, Cornwall, England in 1946, Stringer became a naturalised New Zealander in 1979. He received a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1967. Many New Zealand galleries and collections feature works by Stringer and he has completed a number of public commissions. His The Risen Christ, commissioned by the Anglican Church and… View more

Grant Takle

Grant Takle was born in Christchurch, 1962, and studied at Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University, completing a Diploma of Fine Arts (painting) in 1983. Through his early career he received numerous awards and much critical success. His work is held in the collections of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Aigantighe Art… 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