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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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Monique Lacey

~ Bipartiss Solucius

This is Monique’s third show with us, and it's her most powerful yet. Utilising apparently destructive gestures in order to create the work, the tensions between surface and form, image and object, playfully blur the line between sculpture and painting.

5 – 24 Oct 2020

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