Ronnie van Hout

Ronnie van Hout (born Christchurch, 22 January 1962[1]) is a New Zealand artist, living in Melbourne, Australia. He works across a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, painting, photography, embroidery, and sound recordings.


Van Hout attended the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury between 1980 and 1982, where he majored in film. In 1999, he gained a Master of Fine Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne.[2]


Van Hout has exhibited extensively, in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, at private and public galleries.

Major solo shows

Public sculptures

Van Hout has also produced a number of large-scale or permanent public art works, including Fallen Robot near The Dowse Art Museum and Comin' Down for the Christchurch Art Gallery and Quasi, a hand sculpture currently at City Gallery Wellington.[7][8][9]

Awards and recognitions


Van Hout's work is held in many public collections including the Auckland Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Public Art Gallery.

Further information


  1. "Ronnie van Hout". Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  2. "Ronnie van Hout - Visual Artist". The Arts Foundation. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. "Ronnie van Hout: I've Seen Things". The Dowse Art Museum. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. "Ronnie van Hout: Who Goes There". Christchurch Art Gallery. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. "Ronnie van Hout: I've Abandoned Me". City Gallery Wellington. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  6. "Ronnie van Hout: No Exit Part 2". The Physics Room. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  7. "Fallen Robot". The Dowse Art Museum. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  8. "Ronnie van Hout's Comin' Down". Christchurch Art Gallery. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  9. "'Nightmare' hand statue looms over New Zealand city". BBC News. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  10. "Walters Prize 2004". Auckland Art Gallery. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  11. "Alicia Frankovich awarded Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency 2010/11". NZEmbassy. com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  12. "Ronnie van Hout". K├╝nstlerhaus Bethanien. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  13. "The artist residing - Exiting: Ronnie van Hout - Artist in Residence". Massey University. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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