Mr Philip Trusttum, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to art
Philip Trusttum is a leading painter of large-scale impressionist works. He is represented in the collections of all major public galleries in New Zealand.
He has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Taiwan and New York. He was the first New Zealand artist to be reviewed in the New York Times and the second New Zealand recipient of the PollockKrasner Foundation Scholarship.
He has completed several public commissions, including ‘Passport to the New Millennium’ for the Christchurch Convention Centre. He gifted 14 major paintings and a large drawing to the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwheto.
He has donated paintings for fundraising to St Andrews College and Christchurch Hagley Tennis Club. Mr Trusttum is an honorary patron of Friends of the Christchurch Art Gallery and the Oxford Art Gallery.