29 Oct 2015

 

Painted at Graffiato Street Art Festival Taupo - the theme of this mural is to honor the people of the Tūwharetoa Iwi. The Kahu is their kaitiaki (guardian), the 3 maunga (Tongariro, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe) are represented using the kaokao pattern. The sacred maunga/mountains (grey), lake Taupo (dark blue), Iwi (greens) & the people (red/black) are a graphic interpretation. Charles' grandfather is from this region & it was a privilege to paint this mural on the whenua.  A huge thanks to Ross Liew, Sarah...

17 Oct 2015

On Friday 4th of December we officially will be presenting BIRDGANG - not only an art exhibition but an experience of who we are & what we do.  The past 20 years has been a journey of self discovery as artists' & more recently the last 5 focussed on who we are as Māori.  As we drove to Hastings over the Christmas holidays a few years back, three seperate Kereru flew over us as we talked about the direction we wanted to go painting birds & they were a sign to us that the journey we were travelling on...

8 Oct 2015

 

Spray paint, acrylic & gloss on laser cut aluminium 1.2 x 2m - the Touhou (Silvereye) watches carefully over those who sit there or walk past.  1 of 11 works created for our show 'Messengers' at Allpress Gallery this week we were so stoked with the turn out & response.  Only 1 more day until it comes own go check it out or head to our Facebook page 'Charles & Janine Williams' for photos we are really proud of our work & also the amazing Miss Lolo collection launch her furniture is beautiful! #artlif...

2 Oct 2015

 

4 days until the show & we are on time can you believe it!  Miraculous I know but creatives do somehow have the ability to pull off the impossible sometimes & actually be running to plan - thats probably because we have the most amazing guy Glenn Taylor from Artrite Screen Printing helping us out & directing our work at times.  It has been busy but fun, working together every day is an amazing balance of support & insight into both of our art practises.  We chat about everything, look over each othe...

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