Garry Dunn


Garry is a full time builder and lives in the beautiful wine country of Waimauku Valley, Auckland, New Zealand.

Married for over 30 years to Rose, Garry has always had a passion for building beautiful things.  10 years ago Garry was asked to remove a copper hot water cylinder in an old home and rather than discard what he describes as a beautiful material - he pondered what he could do with it...and so the artist within was born.  This first piece was a Praying Mantis created from the original textures and aging process of the copper and influenced by the coastal environment.  Garry particularly admired the way the Mantis aged naturally in his garden  and this piece now resides on Waiheke Island in Aucklands Hauraki Gulf.

Garry currently works in recycled and new copper, ferro cement and has recently started working with steel, creating a wide range of quirky pieces that have movement from either Wind or Water.  
He has successfully exhibited at the Mazda Artworks, Kings Fine Art Sale, Garden Art at Eden Gardens and was a silver award winner at the Garden Art Awards of the International Ellerslie Flower Show. 

Examples of his work are currently exhibited at the Flame Tree Gallery in Coatesville.   Other works can be seen throughout the newly refurbished 'The Riverhead' in Auckland.  The refurbishment of the historic Tavern was also completed by Garry and the recycled materials from the original Tavern were used to create the numerous works on display in the Tavern.