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Max Patte

Max Patte

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  • Thu 15 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 16 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 17 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Mon 19 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 20 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 21 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 22 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 23 Oct ’15, 9:30am – 2:30pm
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Allpress Gallery, 8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Max Patte

Welcome to the 2015 Max Patte Experience.

Let there be light.

The inspiration behind Max Patte’s latest works is part of the artist’s personal journey – in every sense.

From his home in Island Bay, Max regularly travels along Wellington’s distinctive southern coastline; where the constant changes in colour and light can be both subtle and dramatic.

His evocative lightworks replicate this landscape. Max has employed a unique ‘micro-controller’ which adjust the colour over 4 to 5 hours, creating a slow fade that is imperceptible to the eye. As the colour morphs, so the does the mood of the room.

Max began experimenting with the light genre in 2014, and describes these latest pieces as the “next generation” of lightworks.

The exhibition also showcases an exciting new direction for Max’s sculpture, the medium he is most well-known for. (His iconic Solace in the Wind has become an indelible feature of the Wellington waterfront).

In collaboration with Kiwi company Zenith Tecnica – which reputedly has the world’s biggest 3D titanium printer - Max has created a ground-breaking series of 3D - printed titanium sculptures.

British born Max Patté burst onto the New Zealand art scene when he unveiled ‘Solace in the Wind’, his first public work on the Wellington water front. Originally installed as a temporary loan to the city, it was purchased by the council after winning as People's Choice for favourite sculpture at the Wellington Civic Trust Awards.

Since then, Max’s works have been collected privately by prominent patrons such as Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Michael Hill, and Charles Saatchi. Max will be exhibiting his works, both sculptural and his new series of light works.

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