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~ Dean Smith

~ Dean Smith

Brisbane, Australia., (b. 1971)

Dean Smith is a ceramic artist ~ working with special effect high fire glazes ~ combined with low fire enamels and ~ precious metal lustres.

Dean was born in Brisbane in 1971. In that same year his family moved (back) to New Zealand, having lived in Australia for only 3 months. Smith has Māori ancestry through his father. His Great, great, great grandmother was Raiha Raiha Tamaihana, a member of the Ngati Toa tribe of the South Island. Through his ancestry Dean Smith is a member of the Ngati Toa tribe, the Marae of which is situated in Kaikoura in the South Island.

Dean Smith is Represented by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

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'Ta Tarata (The Tattooed Rock)' , 2017

Hand Built Stoneware, Porcelain, Feldspathic Glaze, Gloss Pigment, Enamel, Gold Leaf (AK21700). Courtesy of Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.
500 x 680 x 120mm

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Barry Lett

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~ One of the most colourful characters on the New Zealand art scene ~ Barry Lett (1940-2017) was a strong supporter of The Vivian ~ This delightful small show is a treasure box of visual gems.

11 Jan – 2 Feb, 2020

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