Tony Johnston


Born Cambridge NZ July 15 1945


 Papakura High School

Auckland University

Ardmore Teachers College

 Teacher (primary) Hokianga Whangarei Sth Auckland 1967-70

 Retuned to Papakura

 Self employed 1970-74

Started painting/pottery


Various Short term teaching and other jobs to support my art

From Papakura

Moved to Kuratau Lake Taupo 1989-90


Ohakune 1995-96

Whakatiwai (Kaiaua) 1996 -2015

(with small breaks relieving teaching and working in Auckland)



 First Show Nathan Homestead1970

Various one man and group shows Manukau City Community galleries

Murals produced for Manukau City Council Chamber and Manurewa Library

Exhibitions Warwick Brown Gallery  Portfolio Gallery 1997-2001

Large Bird Sculpture Kaiaua Foreshore 2002-2005

Generally pottering around  on old age pension until workshop fire March 2015 which combined with family circumstances has made me get very serious about being a real artist.



 Parliament Building Collection

Aucland City (via Manukau City)

Private collections in England, France, America, Australia and New Zealand.