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Henry Symonds is an artist and educator. He has exhibited internationally for many years and is represented in public and corporate collections in South Africa, New Zealand and the United States of America. He is represented in a number of private collections in South Africa, New Zealand, the United States of America, Australia, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Born in South Africa he has been resident in New Zealand for twenty years. He is currently Dean of Instruction and Undergraduate Studies at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Outside of his studio practice and his teaching and postgraduate supervision, his research interests include discourses around identity within the specific ambit of diasporic, immigrant and post colonial settler cultures.