The Peter James Smith Collection

Thursday 31st May 2018

6.30pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Artist and academic Peter James Smith is perhaps most well-known to the New Zealand audience as a practicing artist with over 70 solo shows over a forty year exhibiting career. Since the early 1970s he has also pursued an academic career in the field of mathematics and statistics which includes a Masters Degree from Rutgers University in the United States and a PhD from the University of Western Australia. From 2002 to 2009 he was Professor of Mathematics & Art and Head of the School of Creative Media at RMIT University in Melbourne. In between all of these diverse achievements Peter has also been a regular contributor of catalogue essays to ART+OBJECT and auction houses in Australia. His depth of knowledge and passion for contemporary art comes from his role as a practitioner, writer and thinker.

Peter’s art collection, which A+O is proud to offer in May, reflects his creative and intellectual interests. His approach is both deeply researched and also intuitive, as can be imagined from someone so immersed in the art scene.

The artists represented in Peter James Smith collection include:

International artists: Joseph Beuys/Damian Hirst/Jim Lambie/Ed Ruscha/Wolfgang Tillmans/Rachel Whiteread/Jake and Dinos Chapman/Richard Prince/Tony Oursler/Gerhard Richter/Martin Creed and Rosemarie Trockel.

Australian artists: David Noonan/Tracy Moffatt/Hany Armanious/Robert Klippel/Louise Weaver/Emily Floyd/Tim Silver/Polixeni Papapetriu/Adam Cullen/David Rozetsky/Patricia Piccinini/Bill Henson/Nick Mangan/John Nixon/Ricky Swallow and Shaun Gladwell.

New Zealand artists: Simon Denny/Michael Parekowhai/Colin McCahon/Bill Culbert/Bill Hammond/Tony de Lautour/Anne Noble/Don Driver/Peter Robinson/Fiona Pardington/Heather Straka/Francis Upritchard/Shane Cotton/Laurence Aberhart/Billy Apple/Julian Dashper/John Pule/Sara Hughes/Ani O’Neill and Seraphine Pick.


Friday 25th May 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 26th May 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 27th May 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 28th May 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 29th May 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 30th May 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 31st May 09:00 - 14:00


Hamish Coney, Managing Director
021 509 550
09 354 4646
0800 80 60 01
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