Chris Moore has been a full time designer and artist for over 20 years. Originally focusing on oil painting and portraiture, he later moved his attention to metalwork, completing an apprenticeship in traditional blacksmithing in Europe and then training in Bronze casting using the “lost wax” method.
After returning to New Zealand in 2003 Moore established his studio in Oratia and has since been creating and exhibiting his work in both painting, as well as forged steel, bronze, stainless steel and wrought iron. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions. His work appears throughout New Zealand and overseas, with commissions in both private and public collections, including Waitakaruru Arboretum and Sculpture Park and the Mairangi Bay town centre. Moore’s work has appeared in NZ Sculpture OnShore, Sculpture on the Peninsula and Shapeshifter.
This is Moore’s third time exhibiting in Sculpture in the Gardens.