Our Artists

Matthew Williams

Matthew started working with timber at a young age, enjoying building furniture and exploring architectural shapes. Whilst studying and working as a model maker, he further expanded his interest in design and construction. English-born Matthew worked in London, Dubai, and Auckland before his move to Christchurch. His artwork has evolved depending on the local materials in each location, utilising regional wood and stone to create contemporary shapes for his sculptures. Learning how to ply bronze and steel has given Matthew a range of mediums with which to mould the strong abstract forms that feature in his work.


Matthew took part in the Low Flying Cars Symposium, the Huia Infusion and had four pieces accepted by the Kaipara Sculpture Gardens. He also showed work at Waitakere Home and Garden show.

Matthew took part in Wood Sculpture Live in Takapuna. His piece titled “Equliburm” won second place. He exhibited at Kings Collage art sale, again at Waitakere Home and Garden show, and had works on show at Remeura Gallery, Art Of This World, and the Kaipara Sculpture Gardens.

Matthew took part in an exhibition with Anneke Bester at the Lake House Takapuna. Exhibited for a third time at Waitakere Home and Garden show, and had works on show at Arts in Oxford and PTO Gallery in Taranaki.

Matthew established Crucible Arts, a specialist bronze casting foundry, located in Christchurch. He had works on show at Form Gallery in Christchurch.

Matthew showed in a joint exhibition at Form Gallery called Balance, showed work at Art Fusions Carmel College and undertook two private commissions.

Matthew took part in a group exhibition at Form Gallery. New Zealand Art Fair Wellington. Art in the garden Flaxmere, Kaipara coast sculpture exhibition.

Matthew took part in Whangarei Sculpture Symposium, started exhibiting with York St gallery Timaru and took part in the St Margarets Art Exhibition, Art in the Garden and NZ Onshore Auckland. Solo show ‘Limitless’ with Form gallery Christchurch.

Solo show with York St gallery Timaru, Exhibition of works at Archangel Wines Wanaka. Joint show with Anna Korver – ‘Amalgamate’ Form gallery Christchurch.Tai Tapu sculpture garden, Art in a garden, Sculpture on the Peninsular.

Solo Show Form Gallery Christchurch ‘Unbroken Line’ Solo show York St Gallery Timaru ‘Void’, Tai Tapu Sculpture garden, Art in the Garden, Riversdale Art Exhibition, St Margrets Art Exhibition.

Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden. Solo show ‘Bilateral’ York St Gallery, ‘Quadratic’ public artwork installed in Timaru, Joint show with Anna Korver ‘Occupied Space’ Form Gallery, Sculpture on the Peninsular and Sculpture North Canterbury.

Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, Solo show Form Gallery ‘Sojourn’, Sculpture North Canterbury

Tai Tapu sculpture Garden, Joint show with Tony O Grady ‘Poles Apart’ Form gallery, Sculpture on the Peninsular, Onshore Auckland.

Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, St Margret’s Art Exhibition, Christchurch Sculpture Festival