Denys Watkins Monograph 2017

Project Name

Denys Watkins Monograph 2017

About This Project

We are thrilled to announce that the long overdue monograph on the artist Denys Watkins has now been published and launched at The Gus Fisher Gallery on 17 November alongside an exhibition of his work. This hardback, limited edition book features selected paintings from 2004 -2016 as well as essays and discussions by Anna Miles, Allan Smith and Francis McWhannell. Designed by Jonty Valentine of Index Design and photographed by Sam Hartnett Dynamo Hum is available from The Gus Fisher Gallery until 15 December and from us at Bath Street Arts Trust as well as Rim Publishing, Index Design, Pah Homestead and Ivan Anthony Gallery.


Dynamo Hum by Denys Watkins

Published in 2017 by Bath Street Arts Trust in association with Rim Books
Designed by Jonty Valentine
Photography by Sam Hartnett
Printed by Soar Print
Bound by Bookbinding Press
Edition of 500, hardcover, 96pp,
43 colour plates, 305mm x 235mm
Essays by Anna Miles, Allan Smith, Francis McWhannell and introduction by
Matt Blomeley
RRP $80


The first project announced for Bath Street Arts Trust is a long overdue monograph on the artist Denys Watkins. This will survey Watkins’ painting practice between 2003-2016, a very productive period in a career spanning more than forty years. Bath Street Arts Trust are working directly with Watkins and several well known New Zealand art writers on this project. The monograph will be published as a hard cover limited edition book in 2017.


About the artist

Denys Watkins lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. He was born in Wellington and received his art education at Wellington School of Design; Central School of Art and Design, London and Royal College of Art, London. Watkins is one of New Zealand’s most significant visual artists and has been exhibiting for over forty years. He is represented in major public and private collections around New Zealand and Australia and was a senior lecturer at Elam School of Fine Art, The University of Auckland from 1980 to 2011.


Pictured: Denys Watkins, Staghorn Atoll, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 1200 x 1200mm, private collection