Ronnie van Hout

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Ronnie van Hout in 2003

Ronnie van Hout (born 22 January 1962) is a New Zealand artist, living in Melbourne, Australia. He works across a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, painting, photography, embroidery, and sound recordings.


Early life and education

Born in Christchurch on 22 January 1962, [1] van Hout attended the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury between 1980 and 1982, where he majored in film. In 1999, he gained a Master of Fine Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne. [2]


Van Hout has exhibited extensively, in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, at private and public galleries.

Major solo shows

Public sculptures

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Fallen Robot
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Van Hout has also produced a number of large-scale or permanent public art works, including Fallen Robot near The Dowse Art Museum, Comin' Down for the Christchurch Art Gallery, Boy Walking installed in Potters Park in Auckland, [7] and Quasi , a hand sculpture currently at City Gallery Wellington. [8] [9] [10] [11]

Awards and recognitions


Van Hout's work is held in many public collections including the Auckland Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Public Art Gallery.

Further information

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  1. "Ronnie van Hout". Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
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  4. "Ronnie van Hout: Who Goes There". Christchurch Art Gallery. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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