Having spent 20 years making imaginary things in his head on the train to work as an advertising creative Gary Smith arrived in Muriwai and discovered something he had always craved: space, to both live and work in and finally began making them for real. He held his first solo exhibition late in 2009 and followed with shows in successive years since with sculpture and more recently, furniture.
‘The objects I choose to make and the primary colours I often use, serve to evoke pleasant memories of more simple times in our life’s. When things aren’t so convoluted, things are more enjoyable.’
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