It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the recent passing of much-loved New Zealand sculptor Warren Viscoe. Born in Auckland in 1935, Viscoe studied in New Zealand, London and Toronto where he met his wife Pierrette. Following teacher training Viscoe taught art part-time at Penrose High school, Elam School of Fine Arts, and Unitec Institute of Technology. Known for his substantial wooden sculptures and installations, Viscoe first exhibited at the Sarjeant Gallery in 1978 in ‘Five New Zealand Sculptors’. In 1985 the Sarjeant Gallery acquired our first Viscoe work for the collection; ‘Quarryman’s Dream’. Since that time Viscoe regularly engaged with the Sarjeant Gallery and, as a result, the Gallery has built up a significant collection of his work. Major exhibitions at the Sarjeant Gallery include ‘Out of the Woods’ in 1990 in conjunction with the Wanganui Wood Symposium as well as the 1996 retrospective, accompanied by his dome installation ‘Interpolation of an Icon’. In 2000 the Sarjeant Gallery published ‘Warren Viscoe. Life and Limb’, written by Justin Paton. As well as the Sarjeant Gallery and a number of private collections his work is in the collections of Te Manawa, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Peter McLeavey represented Viscoe throughout most of his career and he is currently represented by Miranda Gallery at Pokeno. Viscoe passed away on 20th January 2024.