Born in 1950, Gavin Chilcott graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, in 1970. His first exhibition was at the Barry Lett Gallery in 1976 and since then he has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and Internationally. He has been a recipient of numerous QEII grants and is represented in all major New Zealand Collections.
Gavin Chilcott has worked in a variety of media over the years and explored many art forms. As well as painting, drawing and printmaking Chilcott has been involved in designs for furniture, rugs and ceramics.