Wellington sculptress Di Conway is widely known for her ‘fat-lady’ sculptures created in her converted “shed” at her home. Di describes these mischievous, earthy figures as having the ability to convey the celebration of “the JOYS and sometimes the ‘OY’S’ of life”. It is through these quirky, humorous figures and the underlying social commentaries about life, and empowerment of women that they embody, that Di has established a cult following in Wellington.
Creating works in both bronze and clay, Di has had many successful solo exhibitions. She is an elected artist member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Art (NZAFA) and is also a foundation and active member if the Pueto bronze casting group.