Tony Brown offers us all a vision of perseverance and triumph over turmoil. An enthusiasm to forge a better life is what fuels Tony’s passion to create works that inspire powerful and emotive responses: “I want to reach out to people who are stuck”.
Tony’s paintings, which are deeply inlaid with a locality and familiarity and in some cases, are intimately provocative, grapple with issues such as depression, loneliness, adoption and sobriety. Tony’s dark and raw works show an artist who interprets issues with an innate sense of compassion and individuality.
Through a process of rehabilitation, Tony rediscovered art as a form of expression from childhood and values the emotions he is able to stir within viewers of his work.
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2008 NZ Art Guild competition. [Finalist] Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
2007 ‘Matariki’ [with 2 others] Corban Estate Arts Centre
Auckland Grammar School Art Exhibition Auckland Grammar School
Art on Atkinson Atkinson Primary School Exhibition
‘Material Concerns’ Corban Estate Arts Centre
2006 Auckland Grammar School Art Exhibition Auckland Grammar School
‘Matariki’ Corban Estate Arts Centre
‘Matariki’ Lopdell house upstairs gallery
Franklin Arts Festival Pukekohe Town Hall
2005 Iris Fisher Awards Te Tui
‘Behind the Mask’ Solo Exhibition
2004 Pasifikaha ‘Te Galu Fo’ou’ Te Tuhi
Mazda Art Awards Hilton Hotel – Auckland Waterfront
2003 Mazda Art Awards Hilton Hotel – Auckland Waterfront