Max Patté studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in London (1997-2000) and was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2008. British-born Max has been based in Wellington, New Zealand for the past 10 years creating a body of work that includes both sculpture and light works. Max is well known for his iconic sculpture Solace in the Wind located on the Wellington waterfront and his larger than life cast iron horses The Frolic and the Fancy found at the Hills Golf Club & Sculpture Park in Queenstown. Having acquired corporate patrons and collectors throughout the world, including Sir Ian McKellen, Charles Saatchi, Stephen Fry, Sir Richard Taylor, and Sir Michael Hill; Max is quickly becoming one of New Zealand's most successful artists. 


  • Wimbledon School of Art: First Class Honours Degree

  • Associate Royal Society Of British Sculptors


  • Southland Art Award, NZ. Supreme winner 2017 (see Judges comments included in LIGHTWORKS section)

  • Wellington Civic Trust Awards, Peoples choice awards. Best Sculpture 2008/09/10 for Solace in the Wind


  • British High Commission. Anzac Memorial Park New Zealand

  • Auckland International Airport. Concept for Departures Lounge. Competition Winner.

  • Wellington City Council. Rugby World Cup Sculpture.

  • Sir Michael Hill, The Hill Sculpture Park ’The Frolic & The Fancy’

  • Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson. Commissioned sculpture for their private collection.

Major Projects

  • Anzac Memorial Park, New Zealand for The British High Commission - Lead designer and project supervisor. Included giving a presentation at the Foreign Commonwealth Office in Westminster to fifty international delegates including the Prime minister

  • ‘The Scale Of Our War’ Gallipoli Experience for Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand - Project supervisor



  • 2018, Auckland Art Week (October), installation on the Viaduct Auckland, NZ

  • 2017, Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, US

  • 2017, Group Exhibition, Wellington Lux Light Festival, NZ

  • 2017, Solo exhibition, Wrestler Space, Wellington, NZ

  • 2017, Group Exhibition, Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf, London, UK

  • 2016, Solo exhibition, Ian McKellen residence, Limehouse, London, UK

  • 2016, Solo exhibition, De Haan residence, Queenstown, NZ

  • 2015, Solo exhibition, Allpress Gallery, Auckland, NZ

  • 2015, Solo exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington Waterfront, NZ

  • 2015, Solo exhibition, Bashford residence, Auckland, NZ

  • 2014, Solo exhibition, Westpac Building, Newmarket, Auckland, NZ


  • Rize magazine (UK)

  • Urbis (NZ)

  • Capital Magazine (NZ)

  • North and South (NZ)

  • Denizen (NZ)

  • Life and Leisure (NZ)

  • The Guardian (UK)

  • Air New Zealand Magazine

  • The Herald On Sunday (NZ)

  • Dominion Post (NZ)

  • Newshub (NZ online)

  • Radio New Zealand