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Artist Works

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    Matt Akehurst

    MA Towards 6/10

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    Matt Akehurst

    MA Man and a Boat

Artist Biography


Matt Akehurst observes that his arts practice, looks at the contextual frame work of the art world. Since graduating from the University of Canterbury (2010), his projects have included the Rejected Art Award, (responding to the Wallace Art Award) and in 2012, You Are Here, a public sculpture now in the Christchurch Art Gallerys collection that highlighted the absence of art in Christchurch in AA road signs, pointing the frustrated visitor to international attractions like the Sistine Chapel. Akehursts current work creates fictional history of unseen artworks by artists like Henry Moore, using mundane materials that includes polystyrene and plaster.


Artist Exhibitions

  • 07th Dec 2022 - 23rd Dec 2022: A Christmas Wish 2022

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  • 19th Jun 2018 - 7th Jul 2018: Richard Adams – Weathered Lines & Matt Akehurst – Mostly Small Works

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  • 12th Dec 2017 - 22nd Dec 2017: CHRISTMAS SEVENTEEN

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  • 03rd Nov 2015 - 21st Nov 2015: Works

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