17 Jun 2019

Te Mātahi o Te Tau

Haare Williams & Janine & Charles Williams

29 June - 17 August

Opening Saturday 29 June, 10:30am

Through painting, sculpture and poetry the artists in Te Mātahi o Te Tau speak of the freshness of a new beginning that comes with Mātariki the Māori New Year.  This intergenerational exhibition brings three artists from the Williams' whānau together to share with us their responses to the wonder of the stars and the origins (whakapapa) of the world.

Ko te kaupapa e kia nei 'Te Mātahi o...

25 Mar 2019

We've been on the road, busy with the start of year, currently in Australia working on commission works and festivals so we are definately a little behind with posts.  Our creative journey is full of surprises, adventures & projects that we sometimes ourselves find it hard to recall.

We truly are humbled to head into another year & already be involved in so many activations wether personal commissions or large corporate projects.  To everyone who constantly supports us & invites us into your space we...

23 Oct 2018

A huge part of what we do includes storytelling & taking the time to research the depth of place names & local history.  In the recent school holidays we spent the first week painting in Kaikohe presenting the origin of the town name in our signature #birdgang style.

Kaikohe’s name (northland Aotearoa & the centre of the Ngapuhi Iwi) came from an incident involving fighting between inland & Hokianga groups. The paramount chief of the Kaikohe area was Hua & the land on which Kaikohe stands was Opan...

7 Oct 2018

Phats - TMD (Lens, France)

Many don't understand the difference between street art/murals & graffiti.  Graffiti is a letter based art form using colour, flow, bits & highlights all to produce a 'piece' (abbreviation of masterpiece).

We have been painting graffiti for 20 & 25 years and over time this art form as evolved from illegal visual communication to full time careers & global design opportunities.  We are in the early stages of organising some workshops for adults who may be interested...

20 Aug 2018

We had the privilege of being invited as 2 of 12 guest artists to come and customise a PODSystem Adidas sneaker as part of their global branding & launch activations.  Held at Loaded on High Street Auckland, the night consisted of some great music, food, drinks & of course sneakers.

They captured a whole bunch of great shots of the work, its definitely a challenge when you have only 60 minutes to complete your piece but we got there in time using all of the crazy materials they had.  Thank yo...

17 Aug 2018

Commissioned by Auckland Council, 'Te po, me te ra' is a work acknowledging the importance of the natural landscape in the Weymouth area.  The pillars are geographically located to acknowledge the rising & setting of the sun while the corresponding posts connect the night sky & waterways below.  Movement is symbolised through graphic contemporary shapes & Māori niho taniwha designs that speak of community & connection.

The Te Ākitai Waiohua tribe of the area once thrived along th...

16 Jul 2018

Sometimes you participate in projects that pull you right back down to earth. Real people, tough issues, divided communities & limited opportunities. Within that are organizations, family members & community workers who have tirelessly fought for the rights of those who are marginalized or through circumstances over time have found themselves in some difficult living situations.

Nexus project run by Beyond Empathy www.be.org.au (a charity organisation that delivers art projects within First Nati...

14 Jun 2018

We are currently in Bora Bora painting at the middle point of our trip to the Ono’ street art festival.  Traveling to Raiatea, Bora Bora & Moorea we are painting alongside a crew of amazing artists from around the globe. Head to the official social media pages to check out the journey so far!

1 Jun 2018

We had the privilege of attending a 4 day festival in the city of Lens, France alongside a group of international artists.  The local council initiative to bring vitality & colour to their town was an effort to battle some of the issues that result from the closure of large mine companies resulting in a 70% unemployment rate in the area.

Understanding the impact of art & the effects it has on humans they prepared large canvases under bridges and on public walls & gave the artists involved the opportun...

13 May 2018

#Edconvo18 was a 2 day summit at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland CBD facilitated by the Ministry of Education.  Over 2 days ministers, educators & those who were invited came to have conversations about the next 30 years of our NZ education system & what needs to change.

We had the honour of working alongside 5 other amazing artists painting pou that hung from the ceiling. Each of us responded to the conversations & thoughts surrounding us, they were our visual statements to the 700 peop...

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