Barry Hughes

Date of birth
10 Jan 1963
1987 Napier artist a Primary school teacher. "Original, innovative, and there's a wonderful sense of fun in his work". Influenced by Art Deco painter Clarice Cliff. Has won first, second and third places in the New Zealand National Ceramic Artist Association's National Show. Signs his work B Hughes within a sunflower. Notes taken from article: 'Leisure Shopping with Valerie Scott', 1987.

Secondary School education at Gisborne's Lytton High School, art teacher Darryl File. Chose art as his school certificate subject and continued art studies at high school, working at oil painting.

In 1981 Barry went to Palmerston North Teachers' College, majored in art, tutored by Paul Dibble, met Dibble's wife who was working in ceramics, which piqued Barry's interest. Using ceramic as a different form of canvas. Notes taken from newspaper article 'Pots are his canvas' by Laurie Swindell, 1986.

Participated in the Gisborne Printmakers group in 1980.

Barry Hughes exhibited at the Gisborne Museum & Arts Centre in a group exhibition entitled 'Bizarre Beauty' along with Phyllis Underdown and Simon (Wes) Fieldhouse, Wed 24 Feb - Sun 13 March 1988.

Parents Mr and Mrs Hughes resided at 1013 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne ph. 85992 (1988).


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