Charles Williams - Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngapuhi
Janine Williams - Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara
Image by Luke Shirlaw
Charles is a founding member & president of the world championship winning crew TMD (The Most Dedicated), a collective of creatives from around the world who continue to push artistic boundaries & who have been global leaders in the urban contemporary art field over the past 20 years. Charles' accolades include winning world graffiti art titles as a crew in Germany 2006 & individually in Tahiti 2016, winning the Modesto California mural competition in 2018 & participating in the Guinness Book of Records worlds largest graffiti scroll project as a sponsored artist in Dubai 2016.
Janine is one of Aotearoas first female urban artists & also a member of TMD & has spent the past 15 years developing community art activations & more recently corporate engagement projects. Recent works in the Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) region as one of a small group of mana whenua endorsed artists' include the GridAKL building external designs, the BHive building at Smales Farm internal meeting pod themes & commissioned art work & the soon to be opened 132 Halsey waterfront apartment building that will feature sculptural works.
Together we have exhibited & produced work around the world including large murals in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Guam, Los Angles, New York, Miami, Australia, the U.S, Tonga & Rarotonga, exhibited in Hong Kong, Australia & Tahiti. Chosen members of the 2016 Aotearoa delegation to the Festival of Pacific Arts we have the honour of again representing our nation at the 2020 Hawaii FestPAC festival & have been invited to numerous street art festivals throughout the years around the world.
Married with 4 children, whanau (family) & hapori (community) are an integral & important part of our full time artistic journey. We believe that a work of art is not only about the finished product but includes the relationships you build along the way with the people & communities you encounter. Working & travelling extensively throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand) & around the globe we create visual stories that connect us to people & the spaces around us.