Derrick Cherrie is among the leading contemporary artists in New Zealand and has exhibited his work throughout the country. His sculptural work is both imaginative and innovative in its ability to connect the built environment to the human body.
Professor Derrick Cherrie commenced with QCA in May 2015.
Prior to that, Derrick was Head of the Elam School of Fine Arts, a School of 450 students that sits within the University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) and is widely perceived to be the premier school of fine arts in New Zealand.
Derrick has served as a member of the advisory board of the Shanghai-based Institute of Public Art (IPA) since 2013. He is a member of the Brisbane Public Art Trust, and an external adviser to the Public Art Foundation, Auckland.
He was a part of the international Jury for the International Award for Public Art (2017) and hosted the award in Auckland in 2015. He is a Council member of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences.