Michael Smither - Coral Head

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Coral Head
oil & alkyd on board
740 X 875mm
by Michael Smither, 2001

Michael Smither lives and works on Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
He does not own or use a computer.
Contact him by mail at 8 Otama Beach Road
R D 2, Whitianga.

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Michael Smither

Born in Taranaki, 1939.
Michael Smither is well known for his environmental work, his sculpture and murals, his silk screenprints and for his music as well as for his painting.
He now lives and works on Coromandel Peninsula.

Selected Exhibitions
1985 - 2002    
Exhibits frequently, at:Bread and Butter Gallery, Whitianga
Artis Gallery, Auckland
The Diversion Gallery, Picton
Real Tart Gallery, New Plymouth
End of time's chimesChristchurch Festival
Suite of figure drawingsJanne Land Gallery, Wellington
Views from Back BeachJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland
Works on paper 76-82Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
MotumahangaJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland
The NZ LandscapeManawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
T.A.C.O. The politics of exhibitionGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Four Years of CollectingJanne Land Gallery, Wellington
Michael Smither & friendsSt Josephs, New Plymouth
Back Beach TimeGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Slides, music and dance.
Harmonic shapes scratched on transparencies and printed.
Polyphonic chordstouring New Zealand
The rocks revisited and political statementsJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland
Michael Smither retrospectiveTe Awamutu Arts Festival
Stations of the CrossGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Taranaki panelsJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland
Michael Smither - retrospective drawingStudio Gallery, Hamilton
Polyphonic ChordsDowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Humour and satire in paintingCSA Gallery, Christchurch
Carnival of the animalsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Drawings in retrospectDisplay Art Gallery, Rotorua
Paintings for the revolutionDenis Cohn Gallery, Auckland
Major works from private collectionsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Purchases over 10 turbulent yearsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Rangitoto SpecialPeter Webb Galleries, Auckland
Retrospective drawingsAquarius Arts Ltd, Hamilton
You, me, usGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Eleven paintingsPeter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
New Zealand printsAuckland City Art Gallery
Painting in TaranakiGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
New Zealand drawingAuckland City Art Gallery
RetrospectiveWSA Studio Gallery, Hamilton
New PaintingsJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland
Group 75John Leech Gallery, Auckland
WatercoloursBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Back Beach SeriesJohn Leech Gallery, Auckland
Works on paperPeter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Art N.Z. '74CSA Gallery, Christchurch
New year/new worksBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Portraits by contemporary New Zealand paintersNew Vision Gallery, Auckland
6th international graphic art exhibitionIndia
New Zealand on paperPeter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Domestic paintingsManawatu Gallery, Palmerston North
John Leech Gallery, Auckland
Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Landscape - a surveyBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Watercolours, drawings & printsPeter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Drawing invitationalManawatu Gallery, Palmerston North
Michael Smither paintings prints drawingsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Work by Michael SmitherDowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
An exhibition of watercoloursPeter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Centenary collectionManawatu Gallery, Palmerston North
Earth/earthBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Figuratives NowHawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne
111 views of Mount EgmontGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
M.D.Smither, Frances Hodgkins FellowOtago Museum, Dunedin
Acquisitions '69-70Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Expo 70 ExhibitionOsaka, Japan
New Zealand art of the sixtiesQE2 Arts Council
Dolphins and loversBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Paintings and drawingsCSA Gallery, Christchurch
New Zealand modern artSmithsonian Institution, Washington
The EssentialistsBlaxland Gallery, Sydney
Religious paintings & drawingsBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Michael SmitherArgus Gallery, Melbourne
Benson & Hedges Art AwardBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
This landBarry Lett Galleries, Auckland
100 New Zealand paintersPan Pacific Arts Festival, Christchurch
The EssentialistsPinacotheca Gallery
(tours to Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney)
The GroupGloucester St Gallery, Christchurch
The GroupDurham St Art Gallery, Christchurch
Manawatu Prize for Contemporary ArtPalmerston North Art Gallery
Michael Smither paintingsArgus Gallery, Melbourne
New Zealand paintings 1966Auckland City Art Gallery
New Zealand paintingAuckland City Art Gallery
Group 60Opera House, New Plymouth
Sketches & lino-cuts by MDSGiotto Art Gallery, Auckland
Victoria ReignsTaranaki Museum, New Plymouth
Michael SmitherArtides Gallery, Wellington
Contemporary New Zealand painting and sculptureAuckland City Art Gallery
Contemporary New Zealand painting and sculptureAuckland City Art Gallery
Group 60New Plymouth Public Library

Photo credit Gian McGregor

Michael Smither lives and works on Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
He does not own or use a computer.
Contact him by mail at 8 Otama Beach Road
R D 2, Whitianga.

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Image © Michael Smither