New Zealand Artist Gareth McGhie - Artist Talk

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July 20, 2017
Location: Emrys Jones Theatre
Address: 183 John Mitchell Building, 118 Science Place
City: Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
Time: 7.30 p.m.

Gareth McGhie is currently a Senior Academic Staff member at the School of Creative Industries, Wellington Institute of Technology (WELTEC), Wellington, New Zealand.

Prior to his work at WELTEC, Gareth spent 10 years working for WETA WORKSHOP in Wellington, NZ. As Workshop Supervisor from 2005-2009 he oversaw the production of props, armour, costumes, weapons, miniatures, prosthetics, vehicles and specialty wardrobe props as well as public artworks. From 1999-2005 he was a Workshop Technician specializing in hair and makeup, costume and costume props, and armour and weapons for numerous films, notably "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (Prep). He was Costume Supervisor for "King Kong", Skull Island Natives; On-Set Standby for "The Lord of the Rings", Third Assistant Director for "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" and "Superfire" and On-Set Hair and Makeup for "The Lord of the Rings". Other films include Black Sheep, Daybreakers, Under the Mountain, Prince Caspian, 30 Days of Night, The Legend of Zorro, The Lovely Bones, District 9, Avatar, Mad Max: Fury Road (design) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (design). For a full list of Gareth's film credits please visit: Gareth McGhie IMDB.com

Gareth's personal art practice is focused on carving bone, horn, antler and wood within a personal adornment context. Although much of his work centers on a "jewellery" format, he also creates larger scale sculptural pieces in wood and stone. He exhibits his work regularly and sells through the Kura Gallery and Visual Culture Gallery (both in Wellington, NZ) as well as in Taupo, NZ. Commission based projects make up more than half the work he does and many of these are bound for off-shore homes. To view Gareth's work and to read the explanation of the "KAUPAPA" that he works within, please visit his website: http://garethmcghie.weebly.com/

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