Born in Wanganui in 1952, Northland artist Garry Currin has been painting and exhibiting his work throughout the country for over 40 years. In February 2017, he was one of 22 foreign artists from 13 countries who joined 29 Korean artists to exhibit in the PyeongChang Biennale in Gangneung, South Korea, the location for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Titled The Five Moons: Return of the Nameless and Unknown, the exhibition explored multisensory approaches to the environment, and the value of the hidden, everyday lives individuals neglected in the flow of modern history. You can read more about this experience by clicking here.

Across the Tasman, Currin has twice been a finalist for the Lloyd Rees Art Prize, an independently judged, biannual acquisitive prize with a value of AUD 20,000.

“Currin offers the landscape as a dream state. It is hard to pin down the locations he depicts; each seems to be a fusion of plausible aspects and possible glimpses.” - David Eggleton, Art New Zealand, 2011.