Garry Nash

Garry NasH, Large Purple Platter

Thirty-five years after he started, Garry Nash still talks about the magic of glass-blowing. It is the molten state that captives him, the process of creating a form and retaining it—that brief period when a team wrestles with the hot liquid mass that collapses so easily under gravity. Once the work has cooled he no longer feels the same attachment to it, and this allows him to sell the work.

There is a pleasure for Nash in working with a permanent material. He is driven by wanting to leave artifacts that record the experience of living in our time for future generations. When it comes to recording history, he sees objects as much more eloquent than words. Nash enjoys working both on a large and small scale. For Nash, glass blowing stays fresh by experimentation and pushing the limits of the material.

Garry Nash exhibits internationally and has been featured in many prestigious collections and exhibitions, including the Auckland Museum; the Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia; the Glass Museum in Ebeltof, Denmark; and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. He is an honorary life member and the current President of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass. In 2001 Garry was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Glass Art.

“Colour is the corner stone of the studio glass movement. I combine colour and form in my work to evoke an emotional response.”

~ Garry Nash


Selected Solo Shows

2014  ‘Neon Sign 2’ Pataka Museum of Art and Design, Pataka, NZ
2014  ‘Cultivate’ Form Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

2013 ‘Neon Sign’ The Pah Homestead/The Wallace Arts Trust, NZ

2011 ‘New Work’ Solo Showcase at Te Papa Store, Wellington, NZ

2010 ‘Janus’ Real Aotearoa, Wellington, NZ
2010  ‘New Work’ Form Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

2006  Selected Objects in Sequence’, Milford Galleries Dunedin, NZ

2005  ‘Private Collection’ Milford Galleries Dunedin, NZ

Koru. Page One. Taipei, Taiwan

2004  Form Gallery Christchurch, NZ

2002  Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2002  Gallery V.C., Queenstown, NZ 2001  Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2001  Avid Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2000  Form Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

Group Shows

2015  White Night, Remuera, own installation of ‘From Chaos to Order’ and also as part of ‘The Neon Collective’

2014  Art in the Dark, as part of ‘The Neon Collective’, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
2014  ‘Sprout 2’ Remuera Gallery, Auckland, NZ 2013  Art in the Dark, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
2013  ‘Sprout’ Guest MANZ artist, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland, NZ

2012  ‘Electric Glass’ The Pah Homestead/The Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland NZ

2011  ‘Laisee’ Koru HK, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, NZ

2010  NZSAG Members Show, Essenze, Auckland, NZ
2010  ‘New Work’ Waiheke Island Art Gallery, NZ

2009  ‘Masterworks’ Milford Galleries Dunedin, NZ

2008  ‘Shape Shifter’, Wellington NZ
2008  ‘Sculpture OnShore’ Fort Takapuna, NZ

2007  ‘Masterworks’ Milford Galleries Dunedin, NZ

2006  ‘Sculpture OnShore’ Fort Takapuna, NZ
2006  ‘Masterworks’ Milford Galleries NZ

2005  ‘Glass Invitational’ Milford Galleries Dunedin, toured to Auckland Museum, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch and Pataka Museum of Art & Culture, Porirua, Wellington

2004  ‘3-Dimensional Sculpture – Glasss/Ceramics’ Milford House Galleries Dunedin
2004  ‘Southern Exposure’, Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft, Denmark
2004  ‘NZ Garden Sculpture and Outdoor Art’ Auckland NZ.

‘Shape Shifter’ Wellington, NZ

2003  Bark Modern Art Gallery, Hong Kong “Art Out There” Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, Ellerslie Auckland The Touch House of Art & Design, Singapore “Seaview” Singapore

2002  Glass Invitational NZ, touring Milford House Galleries, NZ ‘NZ Garden Sculpture and Outdoor Art’, Auckland, NZ
2002  ‘Five Sydney Years’ Australian Art Resources, Sydney Australia

2000  ‘NZ Garden Sculpture and Outdoor Art’, Auckland, NZ


Auckland Museum
The Dowse
Glass Museum, Ebeltof, Denmark
Hawkes Bay Art Gallery, NZ
Ishikawa, Design Collection, Ishikawa, Japan
Manawatu Art Gallery, NZ
Manly Art Gallery, Australia
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand
The Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, NZ
Whangarei City Art Gallery, NZ PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
ANZ Bank Collection, N
BNZ Bank Collection, NZ
Connections, Borowsky Collection, USA
Glaxo Collection, NZ
Kensington Swan Collection, NZ
Leaders Gifts APEC, Auckland, NZ
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Collection, NZ
New Zealand Insurance, NZ
David and Barbara Thomas, Australia



2013  Craft/Object Fellowship towards writing
2013  ‘The Glass Makers Palette’ from Creative New Zealand

2011  Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship

2001  Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit



2015  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ

2013  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ
2013  Guest Instructor, Wanganui regional polytechnic

2011  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ

2009  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ

2007  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ
2007  Guest Instructor, Wanganui Regional Polytechnic, NZ

2005  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ

2004  Guest Instructor, Wanganui regional polytechnic

2003  Guest Artist, CollaborationNZ, Whangarei, NZ

2001  Guest Artist, CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ
2001  Guest Instructor, Wanganui Regional Polytechnic, NZ

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