Thomas Mutch

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Born 1951 Sydney, Australia Moved to NZ 1971 Studied/trained under M.D.Smither in his New Plymouth Studio 1973 - 80
Worked as Education Officer, Mural Supervisor, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, 1980-1982
Began exhibiting 1973
Worked as professional artist since 1983
Received QEII art council grant 1984 for ‘Mt Messenger-Meditation’ - Installation Performance work Won TSB Art Award 1986 Member of TACO (Taranaki Arts Co-op) 1982 – 1986
Founding member of Huatoki Art Gallery, artists co-op gallery New Plymouth 1985
Has travelled to and exhibited in London 1980, New York 1985, Australia 1977, 1983, 1988, 2001 Traveled Nepal India Thailand Malaysia USA Canada Vietnam.
Now lives and works in Kuaotunu, Coromandel Peninsula (since 1991) Founded Birds Nest Studio, a gallery/sculpture garden in Kuaotunu 1996. Guest artist were, thereafter, invited to show in annual exhibitions. Describes himself as a symbolist neo-realist and a colourist by nature Produces paintings, silkscreen prints and sculptures (metal, wood, stone, bronze)
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