Nick Duval-Smith

In the Guardian!

well, the Motueka Guardian. 20th of September 2017, p. 13…



Parker Gallery in Nelson sold the first Toka Ngawhā / Split Apple Rock sculpture today, yay! One coming up at the Motueka Steiner School’s Spring Fair, in their Silent Auction -watch out for it šŸ™‚


Tokangawhā / Split Apple Rock

Souvenir in bronze. 88mm high x 111mm wide x 25mm deep. Weighs 673 grammes.Ā Available at Parker Gallery, Nelson, Ā Motueka I-Site, and Riverside cafe.


(some very) little paintings

Made while listening to 3 Max Gimblett interviews on Radio New Zealand.

card pimps 13-07-17

made at Wakamarina (Canvastown) today


moving mountains

An idea I’ve been working on, off and on for more than ten years now, in stone; finally realised in bronze for the first time.

This is a group of three free standing reliefs you can play with, to make landscapes.

little paintings: day and night

Made these this morning. They are 56mm high by 116 wide (ish). Acrylic ink on paper.



It’s quite fun to do very little paintings.

Down (looking up) and Up (looking down)


I had a go at a quatrefoil version of a mandala after listening to Kim Hill interview Max Gimblett. I got all excited about his work after understanding more about it (and the connections between our practices), and emailed him. He responded very kindly, and I hope to meet him later this year.