6 Sep 2015

Cast iron horses to delicate, fading-light artworks – Max Patte

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 6 September 2015

A Wellington sculptor and his former workmates from Weta Workshop have come up with new technology for light-works that can fade and change colour so slowly, it's imperceptible to the eye. British-born sculptor Max Patte was Head of Sculpture at Weta for almost a decade before branching out on his own. If you've walked along Wellington's waterfront you've probably seen his bronze figure leaning into the wind, or perhaps you've seen pictures of the giant cast iron horses he created for Michael Hill's golf course sculpture garden in Queenstown. These days Max is working with light rather than metal, creating works for two solo exhibitions at Shed 11 in Wellington, and in October as part of Auckland Art Week at the Allpress Gallery.

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