Graeme North

The major focus of Graeme North's creative career has been as architect specialising in natural building. However, he has also worked as a potter, sculptor, environmentalist, writer and photographer. He designed many houses using earth and other natural materials, and in his sculptural practice he also used ceramics, bronze, and mullti-media.

North has had several one-person shows of his sculptural work, as well as being represented in multiple group shows around Aotearoa, mostly in the 1970's and 1980's before he concentrated more on architecture, gaining some awards. In later years architecture took precedence but his work has appeared in magazines and photographic exhibitions.

He was living in the Whangārei District when he completed his sculpture ARFT and, in 1993, he moved to live near Warkworth. He recloated to Richmond, Tasman District in 2021.

North's work has been recognised by the NZ 1990 Commemoration Medal for Environmental Services to NZ, and in 2020 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to architecture and natural building.

~ we thank Graeme North for providing this information.

See also:

Graeme North, ‘ARFT’ (1981), Forum North, Whangārei

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021