Gavin Chilcott (1950 -) was born in Auckland and studied at the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts from 1968 - 70. His first exhibition was at the Barry Lett Gallery in 1976 and since then he has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and Internationally. In 1992 he was the Trustbank Canterbury/Arts Council Artist in Residence at the Christchurch Arts Centre and has been a recipient of numerous QEII grants. Chilcott lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand, and although primarily a painter, Chilcott has worked in other media such as ceramics, rugs, furniture, as well as lithography and sculpture. His work is held in the collections of many public art institutions in New Zealand and Australia.
Gavin Chilcott is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1988 of 585, of which 391 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $14,908 for Memento Mori (Dead kings) sold by Webb's in September 2022. This year 8 works have been offered for sale. Works by Gavin Chilcott are held by the Museum Of New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).
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