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 was been director of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 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 provided wise and often transformative counsel.
Mervyn dedicated his life to being both an artist and a communicator; bringing art close to people. He was of a generation that wanted to cast off colonialism and discover a way to see the world and interpret its character from a South Pacific perspective.
Gordon’s iconic, and at times controversial, contribution to New Zealand culture is largely due to his synthesis of Māori and European symbols through geometric abstraction.
Judy Darragh’s multi-disciplined and multi-media works have transformed found, recycled, industrial, and domestic materials into new contexts and new meanings. In the process she has transported the imaginations of many New Zealanders and provided them with a new way of seeing.