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Artist Biography




Gareth Brighton is an artist from Christchurch. Graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from The University of Canterbury (2016). He works in paint and printmaking, primarily using found materials.

Brighton creates painted objects with the intention of making the viewer slow down to examine the materials and visual structure of pictorial communication. His work marries references to written and pictorial language; drawn and painterly picture making.

The resulting work often seems abstract: while still holding reference to things such as calligraphy or icon painting. These references are given a different accent through spray paint, pastels and oil sticks. Brighton’s casual line work is offset by dense patches of colours allowing vague forms to appear.


  • Natural Selection. 2013, Hackthorne Gardens. Gareth Brighton, Sam Clauge, Ella Duncan, Liv Worsnop.

  • FIGG-ER-AY-SUN. 2015, Chambers Art Gallery. Gareth Brighton, Sam Clauge, Thomas Hancock, Stephanie McEwin.

  • Colloquy. 2015. Ilam Campus Gallery, University of Canterbury. Gareth Brighton, Josh Harris, Kaela Marshall, Aimee Shaw.

  • Temporal. 2015. Chambers Art Gallery. Gareth Brighton.

  • (Untitled group exhibition). 2016. PG Gallery 192. Gareth Brighton, Hamish Coleman, Chris Pole and Andrew Ross.

It, going on. 2016. Log Recordings. Gareth Brighton, Sam Clague, Tjalling de Vries and Thomas Hancock with performances from Markdown, Master Blaster and Saturnian Noise Collective.

  • Lie to me. 2016. QB Studios. Gareth Brighton, Janie Bruce, Olivia Chamberlain, Sam Clague, Tyne Gordon and Thomas Hancock.

  • [Sic]. 2017. Chambers Gallery. Gareth Brighton and Sam Clague.

  • (Featured artist). 2018. Iron Bridge Fine Art. Gareth Brighton. Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England.

  • Considerably Less Stressful. 2018. Chambers Art Gallery. Gareth Brighton and Thomas Hancock.

  • Until Your Room is Ready. 2019 Chamber Art Gallery.

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