Dion Hitchens considers that his sculptures function as icons on a landscape, helping to signify the ‘unseen’ and allowing access to the stories, values and philosophies that shape communities, businesses and individuals. His work engages the ‘space between’ our personal paradigms – a space informed by both culture and philosophical values. It explores the connection between all things (Whakapapa) and engages with how the past can inform the future and art can create dialogues across cultural histories.
Dion Hitchens has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland and a Postgraduate Diploma from AUT University, Auckland. Hitchens work is in the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand, Waikato Museum, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Auckland and Hamilton Councils.