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MAX PATTÉ

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 Lightworks. 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 the likes of Sir Michael Hill, Charles Saatchi, Stephen Fry, Sir Richard Taylor, and Sir Ian McKellen. Max is quickly becoming one of New Zealand's most successful artists. 


    Credentials

    • Wimbledon School of Art: First Class Honours Degree
    • Associate Royal Society Of British Sculptors

    Awards

    • 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

    Commissions

      • 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

       

         

          Exhibitions

          • 2014, Solo exhibition, Westpac Building, Newmarket, Auckland, NZ
          • 2015, Solo exhibition, Bashford residence, Auckland, NZ
          • 2015, Solo exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington Waterfront, NZ
          • 2015, Solo exhibition, Allpress Gallery, Auckland, NZ
          • 2016, Solo exhibition, De Haan residence, Queenstown, NZ
          • 2016, Solo exhibition, Ian McKellen residence, Limehouse, London, UK
          • 2017, Group Exhibition, Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf, London, UK
          • 2017, Solo exhibition, Wrestler Space, Wellington, NZ
          • 2017, Group Exhibition, Wellington Lux Light Festival, NZ
          • 2017, Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, US 
          • 2018, Auckland Art Week (October), installation on the Viaduct Auckland, NZ

          Press

          • Rise 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