Born in 1949, Murray Hedwig was educated at the University of
Canterbury School of Fine Arts, where he gained a Diploma in Fine
Arts (Honours) in 1971, before graduating Christchurch Teacher's
College in 1973 with a Diploma of Teaching (with Distinction).
Following a distinguished career as a professional photographer,
artist, filmmaker and tutor at The School of Art and Design,
Christchurch, Hedwig currently runs a photographic business in
Christchurch in partnership with his eldest son Karl.
Hedwig's body of work spans a wide range of styles from
abstraction and montage to landscape stills and images of
urban decay. Present throughout his work is an
affinity for statement and juxtaposition, resulting in a strong
sense of narrative.
He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards
including a Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council grant and CSA Gallery
Travel Award. His works are held in public and private collections
throughout New Zealand and internationally and he has held numerous
group and solo shows over his 35 year career.