Artist Feature

Michael Smither CNZM


Painting, screen prints

Michael Duncan Smither, born 1939, a prominent and pivotal painter, emerging in the 1960s to lead contemporary New Zealand art in new directions. Whether Smither expresses his observations through paintings, screen prints, sculptures, drawings, or music compositions, every art piece reveals, with clarity, his unique recognition of our everyday, and of his everyday observations.

With typical dedication to his everyday studies, Smither is guiding our unique cultural awareness forward, by securing it firmly amongst New Zealand contemporary art and in doing so, recording it historically for years to come. Awarded in 2004 the CNZM for services to the arts and is the Mercury Bay Art Escape Patron Artist. Join us to discuss and view Michael Smither showcased art Venue - G J Gardner Show home, 279 Kupe Drive, Whitianga. Sat 4 & Sun 5 March 2022 10am - 4pm Sat 11 & Sun 12 March 2022 10am - 4pm Meet the artist Michael Smither 1pm -2pm Sat 4 & Sat 11 March 2023.

Contact Christine Rabarts prior, to confirm Michael's attendance.

Michael Smither CNZM

Get in touch

Studio Open: 


G J Gardener Show home, 279 Kupe Drive, Whitianga

027 6297408

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