Art from bronze and iron
Three artists who've made their names sculpting metals, but in very different ways, are putting on solo shows in the same venue for Artweek Auckland. Jeff Thomson encourages us to look at corrugated iron in an entirely new light, while Onehunga-based Phil Neary works in bronze and is showing recent works like caps - so detailed you would swear they're made from material. And Paul Dibble also works in bronze. His works range from the small and detailed to massive public art works, like the Featherston sculpture project. Lynn Freeman talks to Jeff Thomson and Phil Neary about their show at Northart Gallery - Bronze and Iron - and about all three sculptors' connection with Westlake Boy's High School.