The Judges for Rotary Newmarket Art in a Day 2017 were:
Harold is a contemporary landscape artist, exhibiting in the International Art Centre, Parnell, and in two South Island galleries.
He has been a guest contributor to International Artist Magazine, and is included in the book ”New Zealand’s Favourite Artists” by Denis Robinson. A book about his painting, “A Vision of New Zealand” was released by Saint Publishing in 2007.
His largest work is a 7 metre illuminated mural near the entrance to Auckland University’s School of Medicine, containing 1800 facets of colour.
Matthew Browne was born in London in 1959. He studied painting at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts gaining a BA (Hons) in 1982. Further studies in New Zealand at Elam School of Fine Arts led to an MFA (Hons) in 2000. Browne has exhibited his work widely throughout New Zealand and the UK. He has work represented in private collections in New Zealand (most notably in the collection of the Prime Minister, John Key), UK, Australia, Denmark, Singapore, Canada and the USA.
Public collections include the Parliamentary Collection, Wellington, The Royal Overseas League, London and The James Wallace Charitable Trust, Auckland. In 2005 he was the joint winner of the ‘Peoples Choice Award’ at The Wallace Art Awards and in 2008 was awarded a ‘Merit’ at the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards in Hamilton. In 2016 He was awarded the First Runner’s Up Award at the Wallace Art Awards. Matthew Browne says of his work “I see my painting and sculpture as a way to encourage and make visible those metaphorical images and sensations that normally reside deep in the unconscious. I like to believe that I am embracing Rudolf Arnheim’s statement that “Truly productive thinking takes place in the realms of imagery”
Auckland sculptor Ray Haydon works in carbon fibre, mahogany, stainless steel, aluminium, bronze and corten steel. Haydon uses the form of sculpture with its multiple vantage points to create his drawings in space.