Awards and Exhibitions

Exhibitions in New Zealand include:

  • 2013 Upstairs Art Gallery, New Lynn, Waitakere
  • 2011 Titirangi Painters, Waitakere
  • 2011 Lopdell House Upstairs Gallery, Titirangi, Waitakere
  • 2011 Waitakere Trust


Exhibitions in the United Kingdom include:

  • Riverside Studios solo show
  • Essex group show
  • Caltex National Art Show (merit award)
  • Whitechapel Gallery group show
  • Benham Gallery solo show
  • Chapple Gallery
  • Lewisham group show


Awards include:

  • 2012 People’s Choice – TCAC Emerging Artist Awards
  • 2012 Corbans Art Awards, Waitakere
  • 2011 Corbans Art Awards, Waitakere
  • 2012 Finalist – Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Awards (Judge: Mary-Louise Browne)
  • 2011 Overall 3rd place – 25th Waitakere Trust Art Award
  • 2011 Project Twinstreams Awards


Stephen’s work has also been exhibited at Art Defined in Pt. Chevalier, Art Oasis in Titirangi, West Coast Gallery in Piha and at Bank & Olufsen, Newmarket and many of his paintings are currently leased out in Auckland.

In addition, several of Stephen’s paintings are held in private collections in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand.

“To me the canvas is a stage where I like to act and feed off the energy it creates. Music is very important to my work and it’s very rare that I paint without listening to music at the same time … one seems to flow into the other quite naturally”
Stephen J. Smith

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