Guy Ngan

Guy Ngan

Artist

Guy Ngan is described as one of New Zealand’s most prolific artists, with many large-scale public artworks located throughout the country. His works include a wide range of media including architectural and freestanding sculpture, design, painting, drawing, interior architecture and printmaking. Examples in Wellington include the façade sculpture on the Reserve Bank, the concrete relief on the Archives Building and the Beehive tapestry.

Guy has been director of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts for ten years, a council member of the New Zealand Industrial Design Council, a council member of the National Art Gallery and vice president of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. He was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1983.

Guy has been a source of inspiration to generations of younger people, for whom he has provided wise and often transformative counsel.