Richard Reddaway

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV


Richard Reddaway has, from the-mid 1980s, consistently exhibited sculpture and sculptural installations in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, including the Netherlands, Australia, Spain and Mexico. He recently curated the exhibition El Barroco de Aotearoa at the museum MUCA Roma in Mexico City.

Reddaway currently teaches at the Massey University School of Art in Wellington. He has received several major grants from Creative New Zealand, and his work is held in significant national collections including Te Papa Tongarewa and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu. 



Diploma of Fine Arts with Honours in Sculpture, University of Canterbury
Master of Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Curatorial projects     

2011     El Barroco de Aoteroa at MUCA Roma, Mexico City: Reweti Arapere, Joanna Langford, Jae Hoon Lee, Terry Urbahn, Catherine Bagnall
2010     El Barroco Loco / the Local Baroque, The Engine Room Wellington: Joanna Langford, Richard Reddaway, Terry Urbahn and Grant Takle
2000     Drunkard's Dream, Penthouse & Pavement, Melbourne: Judy Darragh, Catherine Bagnall, Richard Reddaway

Selected Exhibitions

2020     it does no harm to wonder (& book launch), Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2019      The Body of the Work /It does no harm to wonder, Aratoi, Wariarapa
2019      A Social Assemblage, the Engine Room, Wellington
2018      One's Own and Others' Otherness, Wichita State University, USA
2017      Tales from Elsewhere, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2016      Family, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua
2016      Monkey, pee and the mask, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Australia
2015      Ahora, vea aquí, Pulqueria Maltanzin, Puebla, Mexico
2014      Some Assembly Required, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2013      The Middle Ages, Jonathan Smart Gallery at the Auckland Art Fair
2012      El Retorno del Barroco, Embassy of Mexico in New Zealand
2009      Light, Sound: Built, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2007      Art School 125, Christchurch Art Gallery
2006      The Clouds, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland
2005      BYO Music, the Engine Room, Wellington and the Physics Room, Christchurch
2005      untitled (at STARKWHITE), Starkwhite, Auckland
2005      models for a new community, Canary Gallery, Auckland
2004      Show 1, Wellington
2004      untitled (pornography), Blue Oyster, Dunedin
2004      The Wieskirche, Hirschfeld Gallery, City Art Gallery, Wellington
2002      Open Studio, SLAK Studio, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2002      Return of the Fascist Body, Showcase, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002      Bombs Away, The Physics Room, Christchurch, & The Adam Art Gallery, Wgtn
2002      The Crystal Chain Gang, Auckland Art Gallery
2002      The Numbers Game, Adam Art Gallery, VUW, Wellington
2000      New installations, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1999      Site, RMIT University, Melbourne
1998      The Crystal World and On Growth and Form, Jonathan Smart Gallery, CHCH
1998      Leap of Faith, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
1997      ISLAS, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, The Canary Islands.
1996      Forbidden Planet, 23A Gallery, Auckland
1996      New Gallery Window Work, Auckland Art Gallery
1995      More Photomontages, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1994      Art Now, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
1994      Station To Station: The Way of The Cross, Auckland Art Gallery
1993      Sculpture, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
1993      The Deck Of My Body, McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch
1993      Distance Looks Our Way: Ten Artists From NZ, the Netherlands & Spain
1992      New Sculpture, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1992      Vogue, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
1991      Space Fictions, Catherine Scollay Gallery, Wellington
1990      Real Real Real, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, CHCH and Gregory Flint Gallery, Wgtn
1989      Nobodies, Shed 11, National Art Gallery, Wellington
1988      The Govett-Brewster Presents . . . , New Plymouth
1988      Photomontages on an Architectural Theme, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, CHCH
1988      Here and Now: 12 Young Canterbury Artists, Robert McDougall Art Annex, CHCH
1987      Guest Artist, Suter Art Society Annual Exhibition, Nelson
1987      Limited Sedition, Arts Council sponsored participant in ARX '87, Perth, Australia
1986      Sculpture and Drawing at the James-Paul Gallery, Christchurch
1985      Honours Exhibition, Centre Gallery, Christchurch Arts Centre

Public Collections

Te Papa, Wellington
Christchurch Art Gallery
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North


BrittoJinorio, Orlando (editor):
ISLAS/Islands, Exhibition catalogue
1997, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, the Canary Islands

Brown, Warrick:
Another 100 New Zealand Artists
1997 Godwit Press

Dunn, Michael:
New Zealand Sculpture: a History
2002 Auckland University Press

Jerram, Sophie:
Bombs Away, exhibition catalogue
2001 The Physics Room, Christchurch

Leonard, Robert:
Nobodies, body-building,
Exhibition catalogue 1989
National Art Gallery

McAloon, William:
Richard Reddaway,
Stepping Out: A Body Of Bodies,
Art New  Zealand 62 pp 54-57

McAloon, William:
Richard Reddaway, Building Codes and
Reproductive Systems,   
Distance Looks Our Way: 10 Artists
From New Zealand 1992 pp 71-77

McKenzie, Stuart:
Coming Up Roses: The Photomontages
of Richard Reddaway
Art New Zealand 53. pp 50-51

Pitts, Priscilla:
Contemporary New Zealand Sculpture:
Themes and Issues
1998 David Bateman

Smith, Allan:
The Crystal Chain Gang. Prismatic Geometry in Recent Art
2000 Auckland Art Gallery

Strongman, Lara:
Richard Reddaway, The Deck of My Body,
1993 Exhibition Catalogue,
Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch

Wilson, Rebecca:
New Zealand Art in Mexico
2012 EyeContact