1991, 890 x 970mm, Acrylic on recycled kauri
William D. Hammond attended the University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts from 1966 to 1968. Between 1971 and 1981, he designed and manufactured wooden toys. He devoted himself to painting full time from 1982, when he held his first exhibition at the Brooke Gifford Gallery. He has exhibited throughout Aotearoa. In 1987, he received a QEII Arts Council Grant to build a studio at Lyttelton, where he lived until his death.