Marte Szirmay

Hungary / Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1946

Sculpture 1971

  • Purchased with assistance from The Group and other donors, 1972
  • Aluminium
  • 72/01
  • 1971

Marté Szirmay, along with Carl Sydow and John Panting, were part of a new generation of New Zealand sculptors working with abstract forms in the early 1970s. Based in Auckland, Szirmay held a solo exhibition at the Canterbury Society of Arts in December 1971. This work was acquired from the exhibition with the assistance of members of artists’ collective The Group and the fundraising activities of the Sculptor’s Group. This generosity enabled Muir to secure the sculpture for the collection, as he held insufficient funds in the Gallery’s annual budget for acquisitions at the time.

(1969 Comeback Special 27 August – 6 November 2016)