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Rory McDougall

500 Lake Kaniere Rd

Kaniere 7811

2017 Solo exhibition Min Kim Gallery, Christchurch

2016  2 ton Isle of Skye marble, Carbost Scotland

Exhibited in Kilmorack Gallery, Scotland

2015 Lions Club Hokitika commission installed on beachfront ?Table of

Rememberance 24 ton granite

Ghost Soldier public sculpture, Rotorua purchased by council after War Memorial Symposium

2014 Ashburton Stone Symposium object purchased for Public Domain

2013 Selected for Auckland Botanical Gardens summer exhibition

2 pieces purchased for Sir Richard Wallace collection

Regularly exhibited at Banks Peninsula bi-annual sculpture show

Bronze casting of Keltic disc shield series

2012 Organised international hard stone symposium FORM 1, 2 and 3

Hokitika 2012, 2014, 2016

Solo Exhibition at Left Bank Gallery Greymouth

2011 4 ton granit public sculpture Lions Club, Hoikitika

  1. 2010 Public sculpture, Caroline Bay Park, Timaru, black marble sphere

Commisioned by Kronauer Architects and Engineers, Germany for

2m serpentine stone sculpture

  1. 2009 Winner of Department of Conservation Environmental Prize, Hokitika

Commissioned by St Mary’s School, Hokitika for 5 playground sculptures

2008 5 ton polished andesite sculpture, public display, New Plymouth

7 month travels in Europe, bronze age studies in various national museums, notably Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Paris.

Work on restoration project, 11th century castle, Bordeaux, France

Work under guidance of master mason Uwe Spiekermann, realism, naturalism and casting techniques, Hannover, Germany

2007 Participant in ?Out of the Rain? exhibition, 33 Westcoast artist in

Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth and Centre of Contemporary Art, ChCh

2001-06 Organised Hokitika Beachfront Symposium, wood and stone

Worked on long term project, design and build large house ?interior, exterior carving, landscaping, glass and metal work, large mural work on ceilings.

Attended Te Kupenga, international hard stone symposia in New Plymouth 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016

Public commission  Rangiora Art Council

2000 Invited to Art in the Park International Stone Symposium, Christchurch

Commissioned by Greymouth Council for six 10m sculptures on waterfront.

1999 Moved to New Zealand permanently

Continue exhibitions in Germany through Gallery Dino Da Vinci

1996-99 Introduction to stone masonry by Master Uwe Spickermann, Hannover


Sculpture projects in steel, stone, wood, glass and ceramics

Special exhibition at the Keltic house built by Ferdinand Eichwede (1879-1911, Architect and Keltic revivalist).

Founder of annual chainsaw symposium at Langenhagen

Book illustrations, compact disc cover designs, short documentary on

German Television.

1992-94 Live in Germany.

Introduction to metal craft and blacksmithing by Master Jurgen Helmer,


1990-92 Paintings in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand

1978-89 Fine line drawing and painting of Keltic symbolism.

Posters, murals, backdrops, vehicles and tattoos.

Exhibitions in Edinburgh and Inverness.

Attended Aberdeen School of Art for 1 year and dropped out.

First clay sculptures.

1977 Formal introduction to Keltic art by secondary school teacher.

Inverness Royal Academy. Scotland

1965 Born and raised in Highlands of Scotland

Artist Exhibitions

  • 31st Jul 2018 - 18th Aug 2018: Andrew Craig – Origin of the World & Rory McDougall – Lithic Garden

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