Gareth Barlow was born and grew up in the Hutt Valley of Wellington, New Zealand.
His art reflects the love of the culture that he was surrounded by his entire life. Through family, friends, neighbours and teachers, Gareth was encouraged to follow a journey of discovery and connection, a journey now expressed through his work.
After a long, successful career in commercial art, graphic design and art directing, Gareth now works full time on his art practice, expressing his deep love of a culture that makes New Zealand as unique as it is beautiful.
Gareth’s work can be found in private collections in Europe, North America, New Zealand and
Australia. He is also an established carver with his work being on public display at various museums in New Zealand, including Te Papa, Auckland and Rotorua Museums. Today most of my carvings are commissioned privately as family taonga, which are traditional treasures representing past ancestors that are passed down from generation to generation.
2015 - FROM THE LAND: Front Room Gallery, Queenstown, NZ (Painting)
2015 - FROM THE LAND: Kura Gallery, Wellington, NZ (Painting)
2018 - Adam Portraiture Prize: New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington. (Painting)
2016 - CALLEEN ART AWARD: Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Cowra, Australia (Painting)
2016 - SUMMER SHOW: Toi o Tahuna, Queenstown, NZ (Painting)
2015 - SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY: Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia (Painting)
2010 - AOTEAROA: fhe Gallery, Auckland, NZ (Carving)
2010 - HEI: Iwi Art, Wellington, NZ (Carving)
2009 - LOCALS: Maungaraki Arts, Wellington, NZ (Carving)
2018 - Finalist: Adam Portraiture Prize (Runner-up, People’s Choice).
2016 - FINALIST: Calleen National Art Award.