Sunday, May 15, 2016
Joshua Olley Born in New Plymouth 1972, Joshua Olley moved to Wanaka in 1995, drawn by the beauty of the South Island. In 1997 he felt compelled to teach himself to carve, marking high quality pendants with attention to detail and finish. He has sold work to Te Papa in Wellington, Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, Statements Gallery in Napier, and several other galleries.
Olley’s passion for larger stone sculpture developed naturally as his carving skill evolved and he discovered the quality of Southern stone. Over the years, his work has transitioned to bigger pieces. The sculptor exhibits works at Gallery 33 in Wanaka, The Artist’s Room Of Fine Art Dunedin, Parnell Gallery and NKB Gallery, Auckland. He also sells private commissions.