Welsh-born, New Zealand based artist Tim Gruchy has spent over thirty years engaged in creating immersive environments through the use of moving image and the experiential possibilities of his practice continue to fascinate him. Gruchy’s career is characterised by the exploration and composition of immersive and interactive multimedia installations, music and performance. He has endeavored to expand the role of ‘new media’ in society and continues to challenge the delineations between cultural sectors. Gruchy has exhibited multimedia works, photography, video, music and performance since the 1980s as well as his larger expressions in public art arenas. He has also been extensively involved in museum design and various projects at the intersection of architecture and multimedia. His works are held in private, corporate and museum collections.
Gruchy’s installations and exhibitions have featured in many international and Australasian institutions, festivals and public spaces, including the Biennale of Sydney (2012) (collaboration), Beijing 798 (2011), Shanghai Expo (2010), 2nd Asian Art Biennial Taiwan (2009), Melbourne International Arts Festival (2009), Adelaide Festival (1986-2008), Auckland Arts Festival (2009); Taranaki International Arts Festival (2007) and Sydney Festival (2004). His work has been exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, China, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Belgium, UK, US, Japan, France and Thailand.
Theatre and opera credits include Ainadamar, NZ Festival (2014) and Adelaide Festival (2008), AIDA, Sydney Opera House and touring Australia (2009-2013), and The Leningrad Symphony (2006). His visual designs have featured in works by Opera Australia, OzOpera, Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Strike Percussion and most recently Mau.
Gruchy has lectured and facilitated workshops in video art and interactive digital design at creative institutions around the world including Shanghai University (currently Guest Lecturer); Future University of Hakodate (Japan); National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney); University of Technology Sydney; Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa and Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane).
Gruchy lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.