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Bill Hammond

Cave Painting 4, Bone Yard Open Home
Bill Hammond, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
Cave Music Quadriptych
Bill Hammond, 2012
Acrylic on linen, 182 x 54cm
Cave Painting 8
Bill Hammond, 2008
Acrylic on metal, 95 x 37.5cm
Cornwall Road Cave
Bill Hammond, 2011
Acrylic on linen, 160 x 80cm
Mountain Music
Bill Hammond, 2012
Acrylic on linen
Permanent Maroon
Bill Hammond, 2012
Acrylic on linen, 55 x 79cm
Proto 1–3
Bill Hammond
Lithographs in edition of 22
Singer Songwriter I
Bill Hammond, 2001
Etching, 76 x 66cm
Truth Is Marching In
Bill Hammond, 1986
Oil on metal, 59.5 x 90cm
Wat Is Sul
Bill Hammond, 1991
Eleven Lithographs
Bill Hammond, 1981
Lithographs in edition of 15

About Bill Hammond

W D (Bill) Hammond is a Lyttleton artist, born in 1947. He attended Canterbury University School of Fine Arts. His work tackles social and environmental issues, conveying messages about humanity and its status as an endangered species.

He has a strong interest in music, which can be seen in much of his early work. A shift in Hammond’s practice came in the early 1990s after he returned from a trip to the remote Auckland Islands, where there are no people and birds still rule the roost. Hammond imagined himself in old New Zealand, before even Māori had arrived. His work includes themes of environments under threat, and the vulnerability of life in a precarious world.

Bill Hammond’s first solo exhibition at the Peter McLeavey Gallery was in March of 1987 (exhibition #214). Since that time he has had more than 20 exhibitions at the gallery.

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