• Anthony Morris

To celebrate his 80th birthday, we’re proud to showcase the work of one of Matakana’s earliest creative pioneers in a major solo show.

Anthony Morris' journey began with a 50-year survey exhibition curated by Elizabeth McClure held at Morris & James last year. Seeing the work for the very first time, we felt it was of such significance to the history of New Zealand arts and crafts, that it deserved a place in The Vivian exhibition calendar.

The title reflects a recent birthday by Ant, who at 80-year's old, is still practicing his craft in his studio – and never seems to tire.

This exhibition offers a broad panoramic view of the creative work of one of the founders of Morris & James, and shows both the incredible depth, influential scope, and masterful technical ability of his artistry.

From his series of delightfully raw Primitive and Dinka pots inspired by his travels to Africa, to his majestically tall Cretan pots, and of course his hauntingly beautiful ‘Shades’ series, Ant has also created a new foyer installation of recent work.

Opening Hours

  • Friday - Monday 11am - 5pm


  • 39 Omaha Valley Road
  • Matakana