Lynden Over is a highly regarded and award-winning New Zealand glass artist.

His style is striking and unusual. His inspiration comes from the distinctive and dramatic New Zealand landscape; its geology and its light.  The work itself awakening our senses.


Lynden trained at Northland polytechnic where he completed the diploma of applied arts, majoring in glass and jewellery. His extensive training in glass blowing, jewellery making and sculpture brings a unique quality and form to his work. He uses a technique of trailing coloured glass over each piece to create a rich painterly look where each piece is totally unique.

He was a finalist in the 2006 Norsewear, and winner of Aoteroa Award for Excellence in Glass and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2007.

Exhibition history

1998 – 3rd Year Graduate Exhibition – Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei,

1999 – North Power Exhibition – New Millennium and Beyond, Whangarei

2000 – Wanganui Summer School Exhibition, Wanganui, NZ

2000 – New Works by Lynden Over – Heritage Gallery, Cambridge, NZ.

2000 – Emergence Exhibition – Tamarillo Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2000 – National Glass Exhibition – Compendium, Auckland, NZ

2001 – Black, White and Bright – Solo exhibition by Lynden Over at Burning Issues Gallery, Whangarei

2001 – Norsewear Exhibition – Hawkes Bay, NZ

2003 – Blown Away – Tamarillo Gallery, Wellington.

2004 – Glimpse – Tamarillo Gallery, Wellington

2004 –Translucence – Taupo Museum

2005 – Norsewear – (FINALIST) .Hawkes Bay NZ

2006 – Solo Exhibition. Art of this World Gallery, Auckland



2006 – Mairangi Bay Arts Centre Exhibition

2006 – Lumminous – Mazda Art Awards. Hilton Hotel ,Auckland

2006 – Red.EA Gallery- Auckland( Part of SAG 2006 conference)

2007 – Norsewear – selected. 1 of only 2 glass pieces selected for the 3D section

2007 – Molly Morpeth Canaday – RECIPIENT OF AOTEAROA AWARD, Whakatane Museum

2007 – Luminous – Mazda Art Awards Hilton Hotel, Auckland

2008 – New Works by Lynden Over- Form Christchurch- Solo Exhibition

2009 – 20 New Zealand Glass Artist- Exhibition in conjunction with Taupo Erupt festival. Curated and exhibited in.

2009 – NZSAG- conference exhibition – WINNER OF USE OF COLOUR AWARD.

2010 – Cloak of Tia – Accepted by Taupo Sculpture Trust to create a 3m by 1.5m glass sculpture beside the Great Lake Centre.

2011 – Air NZ trophies

2011 – Rugby World Cup – Exhibition in The Cloud, Auckland, NZ (only glass artist exhibited inside The Cloud)

2012 – Lynden Over – Solo exhbition Cable Bay Winery Waiheke Island

2013 – Ashburton society of Art – Guest exhibitor