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Art in Progress with Guy Howard-Smith

23 May 2018 - 27 May 2018


Wednesday 23 May 2018, 11.00am - Wednesday 23 May 2018, 1.00pm

Thursday 24 May 2018, 11.00am - Thursday 24 May 2018, 1.00pm

Friday 25 May 2018, 11.00am - Friday 25 May 2018, 1.00pm

Saturday 26 May 2018, 11.00am - Saturday 26 May 2018, 1.00pm

Sunday 27 May 2018, 11.00am - Sunday 27 May 2018, 1.00pm


The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland

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Long Gallery


Watch Guy Howard-Smith at work in the Long Gallery in association with the Auckland Art Fair.

From Wednesday to Sunday you can see an epic mural evolve and experience art in progress.

Howard-Smith began working on the 20-metre mural on paper at his studio in Dunedin and will transport it to Auckland where for the first time the mural elements will come together as one.

In this work, Howard-Smith creates an open-ended narrative exploring the theme of human interaction with the environment.

Each day you are welcome to drop in between two hours to observe how Howard-Smith adds physical elements to finalise the mural.

Guy Howard-Smith grew up in Titirangi and spent time in the Waitakere Ranges tramping and surfing at West Coast beaches.

He now lives in Dunedin and since graduating from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2003 he has been exhibiting regularly within New Zealand.

Howard-Smith’s work combines fantastic imagery with experimental painting and drawing techniques.

Howard-Smith uses painting as a tool to mirror reality with pictorial harmony.

His paintings explore the use of myth and its role in grouping human perceptions of the world.

The examination of constructed moral codes through experience and consciousness is central to his work.