Matt Williams

Matt Williams- is a Christchurch  based sculptor working in both metal and stone

Matthew’s passion for architecture and design can clearly be seen in his work. Working with a range of both natural and manmade materials he explores form in its fundamentality. Strong lines and sweeping curves create a mesmerising quality. The movement is dynamic and the expression is clear. Matthew started woodturning when he was sixteen. Within a year he had produced his own brand of wood craft. After working in London for several years as a model maker, he was offered a position in Dubai. During his time in Dubai his work was brought on to a majlis project for the crown prince of Dubai and two pieces were bought for the internal collection. In June 2008 Matthew again decided to relocate and this time he chose to move to New Zealand. Since then Matthew has been re-establishing himself as an artist and has pieces in several galleries in Auckland and has sold pieces to The Kauri Museum in the far north. He has pieces in collections in Dubai, UK, Canada and New Zealand. Matthew works in all sizes and is willing to undertake commissions.

 

2010

Matthew took part in the Low Flying Cars Symposium, the Huia Infusion and had four pieces accepted by the Kaipara Sculpture Gardens. He also showed work at Waitakere Home and Garden show.

 

2011

Matthew took part in Wood Sculpture Live in Takapuna. His piece titled “Equliburm” won second place. He exhibited at Kings Collage art sale, again at Waitakere Home and Garden show, and had works on show at Remeura Gallery, Art Of This World, and the Kaipara Sculpture Gardens.

 

2012

Matthew took part in an exhibition with Anneke Bester at the Lake House Takapuna. Exhibited for a third time at Waitakere Home and Garden show, and had works on show at Arts in Oxford and PTO Gallery in Taranaki.

 

2013

Matthew established Crucible Arts a specialist bronze casting foundry, located in Christchurch. He had works on show at Form Gallery in Christchurch.

 

2014

Matthew showed in a joint exhibition at Form Gallery called Balance, showed work at Art Fusions Carmel College and undertook two private commissions.

 

2015

Matthew took part in a group exhibition at Form Gallery. New Zealand Art Fair Wellington. Art in the garden Flaxmere, Kaipara coast sculpture exhibition.