31 Mar 2018

We had the honour of collaborating with local artist Mike Tupaea (carvings) on the mural art work for the Hatea Loop pocket park in Whangārei starting 2016 and completed in 2017.  A series of visits & planning meetings resulted in a creative narrative that was rich in local stories & significant historical events. Each wall became a story board, an outdoor gallery invitation into the depth of the area known as Whangārei. Thank you to Tracey Moore for co-ordinating such a great project, to mana whenua...

23 Mar 2018

With the recent opening of the new Pak n Save in Clendon the community have once again found themselves with new alterations to their ‘Home’.  The Clendon Pride community trust approached Progressive NZ to suggest that the large blank wall left exposed after the old New World building demolition would be a great place for a mural.

After approaching us & getting the go ahead we worked with the WhatHope youth group to wananga about possible ideas & narrative to paint & we came away with key iconic space...

19 Mar 2018

Whānui-Tūhono for Auckland Arts Festival was a month long multi-generational visual arts collaboration project. We partnered with Upper Harbour Primary School on the north shore of Auckland & designed a project that aimed to tūhono (connect, link & bond) the people of the local community together through creativity.

Stories of immigration to Aotearoa & how they arrived to the local area were shared by teachers, parents & a great-grandmother whose passion is rescuing injured birds. Their experien...

3 Mar 2018

We have the honour of being 1 of 40 different artists to be chosen to paint a giant owl for the Big Hoot campaign in Auckland.  A multi organization project the purpose is to fundraiser to support the Child Cancer Foundation here in NZ.  The result is an owl trail throughout the city that you can follow for the next few months.

Each owl was funded by a local company so thank you to the Kingsland Business Association for ours & those artists were invited to paint them in their own style.  Our work titl...

9 Nov 2017

It’s not often you get to paint a bus stop but we had the privilege of doing so recently in the cool little suburb of Mangere Bridge.

Although we live a while a way we frequently visit for an allpress coffee and the fresh bread from Hong Kong Bakery.  But despite the yummy food the local town management have been exploring the idea of using art to bring life to their part of town and so they touched base with us.

Maungakiekie to the north & Te Pane o Mataoho to the south, the 2 mountains knows as One T...

28 Sep 2017

Busy is probably an understatement.  The past few months and in fact the rest of the year is booked out and full of amazing opportunities to spread some creative love around the country and globe.  We recently travelled to Rotorua Primary School to paint a giant mural.

'Mohio' - to know or to understand
Rotorua Primary School

The Tīeke are known to have a very spiritual understanding of their natural environment. Ngatoroirangi the great ancestor & priestly tohunga of the Te Arawa tribe had 2 pet Tīeke...

17 Jul 2017

'Manawanui'
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

 

Commissioned by Tauranga City Council this mural is a message to the students & an acknowledgement of the rich cultural history of the area. The Kūaka (bar-tailed Godwit) stands proudly as a symbol of perseverance & persistence, this migrating bird arrives in Tauranga each year to feed while travelling on one of the longest migration flights in the world. It is a tohu (sign) for the students to continue to persevere & persist in their journey towards a...

17 Jul 2017

Birds & foxes, definitely not a harmonious pair at times but for the upcoming release of the Swedish electronic dance music production, songwriting and DJ duo Galantis somehow it was the perfect fit!

Seafox is a character created within the storyline of their albums & songs.  Approached by Atlantic Records & the team at StreetArtGlobe to create our own unique spin on the image we came up with our TuiSeaFox and worked in our graphic Māori design concepts to represent their country & ours (our 2 places)...

5 Jul 2017

Up until the 29th of July, our show 'Huia Come Home' will be on display alongside a collaboration encounter piece Te Ōhanga with Mike Tupaea, video work filmed/edited by Dr Olivia Laita & original music composed by Jay Lucas.

This has been a labour of love, it has come with many challenges & with greater triumphs.  Thank you to Raymond Sagapolutele for capturing these images & for shooting the wall for our second large fine art print that is available throughout our store.  To Annie & Reina at Fresh G...

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