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Artist Works

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    Murray Hedwig

    MH Revenant edition of 7

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    Murray Hedwig

    MH Kereru Montage. edition of 7

Artist Biography



Born 1949. Family moved from Christchurch to live in Tahunanui, Nelson when he was aged 4. Lived in Christchurch from 1970-2011. Has been based in Golden Bay since July 2012


Nelson College 1963-67
University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts, 1968-71, Dip. F.A. Hons. Christchurch Teachers’ College, 1973. Teaching Diploma ( with distinction )


With partner Anita Peters co-curating exhibitions for Fairholme Gallery
Working full time in photgraphy/digital imaging business
Photography/digital imaging business half time with son Karl
Tutor in Photography, Diploma in Professional Photography, School of Art and Design, Christchurch

Tutor Photography and areas of graphic design, Diploma of Visual Communication Course Supervisor, Certificate in Graphic Design

Tutoring Photography, Graphic Design
Photographer, Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand
Promotional and industrial photography
Technical illustrator and photographer, Physics Department, University of Canterbury

Creative New Zealand towards on road costs for 2008 season‘Whitebaiters Never Lie’ C.S.A. Gallery/ Travel Award to study work in collections and photograph in
Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, Australia
Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council to mount and tour ‘City Seen’ exhibition

Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council grant via Robert McDougall Art Gallery for a body for the group exhibition ‘The Street Show’
Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council grant for ‘Film on Filmmaking’ 16mm documentary

Exhibitions : Solo Shows

2017 Christchurch QUAKE Fairholme Gallery, Golden Bay
2014 ‘Landscape : The Real, The Metaphor & The Ideal’, Fairholme Gallery, Golden Bay 2010 ‘Contact’ Gallery 35 , Christchurch
2007 Ng Gallery, Christchurch
2007 North Art Community Gallery, Northcote, Auckland
2007 Reflections Gallery, World of Wearable Art, Nelson
2006 Ng Gallery, Christchurch
2005 Vermont College, Virginia, USA
2005 Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
1992 C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
1986 Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland

Exposures Gallery, Wellington
Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1984 Red Metro, Dunedin
1981 Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

Real Picture Gallery, Auckland
1978 Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

Photo-Forum Gallery, Wellington

Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
1976 Snaps Gallery Auckland
1976 Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch 1973 C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
1972 Eelco Gallery, Nelson

Group Shows

‘Forest Treasures’ Fairholme Gallery, Golden Bay BayArt, Golden Bay

‘Small Print’ Monza Gallery, Takaka
Living Wood Exhibition, Fairholme Gallery, Golden Bay ‘Place Matters’ Calsberg Trust, Dunedin
‘You’ve been Framed’ Monza Gallery, Takaka
‘Shadow, Reflection & Transparency’ Artbank Gallery, Takaka ‘2D or not 2D’ Monza Gallery, Takaka

BayArt, Golden Bay
‘Doors Unhinged’, Refinery Gallery, Nelson ‘Trees’, Fairholme Gallery, Golden Bay ‘Reconstruction’ Christchurch Art Gallery ‘Treasured Land’ Great Barrier Island

Christchurch Arts Festival ‘Whitebaiters Never Lie’ ‘Save the MacKenzie’ Ng Gallery, Christchurch ‘Moving Still’ Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

PhotoForum 33 Aniversary Show, Auckland ‘Sirius’ Matakana Pictures, Matakana

Christchurch Teacher’s College Invitation Show. CoCA Gallery, Christchurch Exhibit: “GBM The Terminator”

‘Not A Book’ Exhibition, Robert McDougall Art Gallery ‘After Hours’, CSA Gallery, Christchurch

‘Chair Show’, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, United Photographic Award Exhibition. Montana-Linduar Award Exhibition, A.S.A Gallery, Auckland

‘Dreams and Illusions’, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch NZ Landscape Show, Real Pictures, Auckland

‘Illusions, Fantasies and Lies’, Photo-Forum Gallery, Wellington.
‘Street Photos’, Photo-Forum Gallery, Wellington
‘The Street Show’, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
‘New Canterbury Contemporaries’, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch ‘Six Christchurch Photographers’ C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch

Photo-Forum 1977 Exhibition, Museum, Auckland
‘NZ Landscape’, Snaps Gallery, Auckland
‘Active Eye’, Contemporary New Zealand Photography touring NZ Galleries ‘Group Show’, C.S.A Gallery, Christchurch

NZ University Arts Festival

Work in Collections


National Art Gallery, Wellington, Auckland City Art Gallery, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, Christchurch Art Gallery, Manawatu Art Galllery, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui.

Private Collections

United States of America, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia


2017 ‘Mohua Gateway’ Finalist in gateway project toTakaka Village
2003 Architectural portfolio of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiahetu
2001-2 Photographic documentation of the manufacture, installation of ‘Reasons for Voyaging’ by artist Graham Bennett 1998 3 Dimensional photograhic assemblage for ‘Bookfest’
1993 Installation of 12 works from the New Zealand Landscape into corporate head office in Wellington
1991 Photographic documentation of ‘Sea, Sky Stone’ a sculptural installation by Graham Bennett on the boulder bank, Nelson

Published Personal Work

‘New Zealand Photography Collected’ Te Papa, 2016

‘Now and Then’ Te Manawa Gallery Palmerston North, 2011
‘Whitebaiters Never Lie’, co-authored with Anita Peters, published by David Bateman, 2009 ‘PhotoForum 33’ Issue 75, 2007
‘Into the Light’ A History of New Zealand Photography 2006
‘Public Spaces/Personal Views’, Head & Heart Press, 2005
‘Takahe’ Issue 50, 2003 featured artist
‘Update / The Active Eye’ PhotoForum Issue 68 2000
‘New Zealand Photography from 1840s to the present’ William Main, John B Turner, 1993 ‘Art International’, February 1986
‘National Art Gallery Diary, 1986
‘Photo Forum’ Issue N. 53 “ The Way We Like It”, 1983
‘Zoom’ March 1978
‘Photo-Forum’ October/ November 1975
‘Photo- Forum’ August/ September 1974
‘Active Eye’ Contemporary N.Z. Photography 1975
‘Photographs’ N.Z. Universities Arts Festival 1971

Published Architectural Work

‘Urbis’ 2008
‘NZ Architecture’ January/February 2005 ‘NZ Architecture’ July/August 2004 ‘Urbis’ 21 Spring 2003
Holcim International Annual Report 2003 ‘Trends’ 2003

Published Work on Artist Projects

‘Graham Bennett’ 2020
‘Journey: The Story of the Steel’ 2003
‘Walking through Graham Bennettt’s Reasons for Voyaging’ 2003

Published writing

‘John Scarlata: Living in the Light’ 2009. Essay on John’s work for the catalogue of his retrospective exhibition in North Carolina USA.

Moving Image Productions

1987 A Sense of Commitment 25min. An educational video on Richard Misrach and the Christchurch Workshop/Lecture 1977 WRONZ Scouring System 16mm. Colour. A promotional film on a patented scouring system.
1973 Film on Filmmaking 16mm. Colour. An educational film on film making used in schools.
1971 Arts Festedville 16mm. B/W. A documentary ‘Woodstock’ style of the N.Z.University Arts Fesival 1971

Artist Exhibitions

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