Street Prints Mauao 2020

Street Art Festival - Tauranga/Mount Maunganui 2020

Featuring narration by Charles & Janine Williams & Askew One

Street Prints Papaioea 2020

Street Art Festival Palmerston North

Walls in progress...

Moree Madness NEXUS (Beyond Empathy)

Moree, NSW

We had the honour of working with Nexus/Beyond Empathy in the small community of Moree, NSW on a project that aims to use the arts to bring a sense of community pride & to increase the awareness of & respect for the people of that land.  Check out the video for the story & heart of this great project.

Save the Manumea Campaign

Manumea - the National Bird of Samoa

Partnering with the Samoan Conservation Society, MESC & Save the Manumea campaign our vision was to use our skills to create a work that Samoa can be proud of.  Throughout the process we held a 3 day workshop with many leading visual arts teachers to share our knowledge and understanding of painting murals on scale and taking them through the entire process. Thank you to Tangata Pasifika for following our journey & documenting our progress.

Westfield Manukau commission artwork

'Rerenga'

Rerenga (flowing and journey) speaks of the journey we take as a community to embrace and celebrate the richness of our cultural identity as South Aucklanders. Different cultures are represented using a variety of flora and speak of the colour and beauty of the diverse nationalities that make up Manukau City. Joined together by a band symbolising the currents of the ocean, it flows through the blue waters of the moana (ocean) with loosely represented cultural designs used as way finders that connect our navigational history to the space and show us the way. Anchored on both ends by the endemic Tui and kōwhai flowers, this acknowledgement of mana whenua (indigenous people) as the foundational blocks of our community ground the work and complete the journey like our ancestors did here in Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Street Prints Manaia

Whangarei

Highlights from the mural festival - January 2019

Lens Style Busters 2018

Lens, France

Invited to paint in Lens, France - this video by Yoshi Travel Films captures a few highlights & the walls painted while we were there.  Thank you again Bertrand Parse & all of the Lens Council/Mayor for having us we were honoured.

Ono'u Festival 2018 - Bora Bora

Local news for the Ono'u Festival Bora Bora

Fun, sun & creativity #perfection #birdgang

Boon - Hamilton Street Art 2018

March 2018

11 artists, 9 days, 1 city

'Haere Mai'

Commissioned by Westfield Manukau Mall - 2017

Commissioned mural for Westfield Manukau - titled 'Haere Mai', this work welcomes you into the area & communal space. Acknowledging the landscape through a graphic maunga, the bird life that was once thriving in the area, the design is contemporary & modern.  The long colour band symbolises the diverse cultures that are part of the local community, all coming together to enjoy this retail space & iconic location within South Auckland.

 

 

Street Prints Mauao 2017

Mount Maunganui

Street Prints Mauao festival - Mount Maunganui 2017 

'Manawanui'

Commissioned by Tauranga City Council - July 2017

 Head to our blog for the full mural meaning

 

 

Galantis Aviary

Album release promotion

StreetArtGlobe & Galantis album release promotion video - painted by Charles & Janine Williams

 

 

 

Huia Come Home

Fresh Gallery Otara

Opening Thursday 22 June

6pm - 8:30pm

Fresh Gallery Otara

22 June - 29 July 2017

Matariki Festival 2017

 

Paradox Street Art Festival

Tauranga 2017

Thank you to George & Shannon Shaw from Oi You, Tauranga Art Gallery & Tauranga City Council

Paradox Street Art Festival

Show preview

A little look into the world that is Paradox - created & curated by the amazing George & Shannon Shaw

'Messenger'

Paradox Street Art Festival Tauranga 2017

The Ngai Tamarawaho mokai is the ruru known as Whango. It is said to have appeared as a messenger on many occasions to local Iwi & hapū. The historically significant Otamataha pa is situated along the same stretch of coastline with Whango now watching glarefully over the water watching for those who approach.

He is a reminder of the importance of the site and the respect that should be shown here. Further along the road is Paretaha Point which is known to be a landing site of the waka tapu Takitimu. The waka hoe symbolising the acknowledgement of the arrival reminds us that the great navigators brought us to new lands. Appearing like compass points they are tucked under the wings of the kaitiaki, a symbol of direction that comes from following great leaders.

Mauao is graphically represented with layers of black & white reminding us of the history of this space within both Māori & pakeha accounts. The many seasons, occupations, wars & celebrations are all layers to the history of the area, like sediment layers of a mountain they reveal the stories of the past.

Relating to the surrounding area the colour of the background is a direct link to the ocean, river, sky & also to building that is situated across the road. It is about visual balance as you travel down the street towards the wall, a unity of space & people towards the future.

A huge thank you to George & Shannon Shaw for having us, to Kaumatua Peri Kohu for the korero & insight, Bryce McQuillan for the beautiful image & to everyone who helped us make this happen.

Ono'u Festival

Ra'iātea, French Polyneisa

In 1769 Tupaia, the Arioi (priest, artist & navigator) set off to discover what is now known as Aotearoa.  We wanted to paint a wall that connected us back to the island of Ra'iātea which is known to Māori as Rāngiatea or Hawaiki which is understood to be at the centre of the Polynesian Triangle.  A whakatouki 'He kakano ahau, ruia kai i Rāngiatea - I am a seed scattered from Ra'iātea' in english was the influence.  Consulting with Viliamu the oldest living direct descendent of Tupaia we got the Maohi translation 'E huero puehu vau no te fenua Havai'i' (the islands original name).  Unu (posts) of the migration birds & local wildlife were created & the space was treated as a wharenui adorning the entrance way & walls with the stories of our tūpuna. A blessing followed & the community gathered to celebrate this momentus occasion.  This video is that process thank you to Dr Olivia Laita for following & filming such a significant event in our lives & to Sara & Jean from Ono'u Festival for bringing us over what an honour!

 

Three Post-Graffiti Pacific artists partake in a cultural exchange in the heart of Polynesia, Raiatea, thanks to the urban contemporary festival ONO'U Tahiti. | Tolu tusiata Post-Tusitusia Pasefika taumamafa i le loto faaleaganuu fesuiaiga o Polynesia, Raiatea, faafetai ai i le tausamiga o le ONOʻU Tahiti taulaga vaitaimi.

Video/Vitio: Olivia Laita, PhD
Music/Pese: SPYCC - Midnight Groove

Tūrama Light Show

Matariki Festival 2016

3D projection mapping project onto the historical St James Theatre as a host iwi artist for Ngāti Paoa. Project technician was Daniel Davis in partnership with Auckland Libraries, Auckland Council & Matariki Festival

Real Time Web Series: Episode 5

Phat1 TMD SUK

Background & history of Charles' graffiti art career and the forming of TMD, filmed & produced by Berst TMD Crew

'Hauhake' (Harvest) - Reveal

Britomart, Auckland 2016

Rain art reveal video for the opening of Matariki Festival 2016  - Auckland Council

'Hauhake' (Harvest) - Install

Britomart, Auckland 2016

Rain art installation video for the opening of Matariki Festival 2016  - Auckland Council

Festival of Pacific Arts

Guåhån (Guam) 2016

Members of the Aotearoa delegation, we painted 2 large scale murals of the endemic Sihek & Ko'ko birds

Seawalls - Murals for Oceans

Ahuriri, Napier 2016

We were invited to paint an 'artivism' mural that was designed to bring awareness to enviornmental issues relating to the ocean.

Ono'u Graffiti Festival

Papeete, Tahiti 2014

Charles was the overall winner

Guinness Book of Records Wall

Dubai, UAE 2014

Invited by the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Charles & the Ironlak Family Team were hosted by the UAE to paint the Guiness Book of Records World's longest graffiti scroll over 7 days.

All Fresco Street Art Festival

K Road, Auckland 2014

Tīeke - Saddleback mural (Poynton Terrace).  Video created by Blake Dunlop blakedunlop.co.nz

Ono'u Graffiti Festival

Papeete, Tahiti 2014

World Graffiti Art competition, held over 5 days with 25 chosen competitiors - Charles made the top 10.

Ironlak Family Tour

China 2013

Charles travelled to China to paint murals alongside the Ironlak Family Team

Ironlak NZ Roadtrip

Askew, Berst & Phat1 2011

National tour

TMD Crew wall

Corbans Estate 2013

Featuring TMD members Phat1, Askew, Berst Haser, Kost, Deus, Vans the Omega & Saves

Keep NZ Beautiful Project

Tokoroa, New Zealand 2010

Community art activation & mural project

The Miami Dream

Part 1

In December 2010, 15 members of TMD Crew ventured out from New Zealand & Australia to attend Primary Flight.  At the time this was the world's largest street art event & was part of the inaugral Art Basel in Miami, Florida.  This 3 part video series offers a glimpse into TMD's unique perspective & experiences during the event & our role in representing Aotearoa on a world stage.

Shot by Askew, Kost & Rimoni

Cut by Selina Miles

The Miami Dream

Part 2

In December 2010, 15 members of TMD Crew ventured out from New Zealand & Australia to attend Primary Flight.  At the time this was the world's largest street art event & was part of the inaugral Art Basel in Miami, Florida.  This 3 part video series offers a glimpse into TMD's unique perspective & experiences during the event & our role in representing Aotearoa on a world stage.

Shot by Askew, Kost & Rimoni

Cut by Selina Miles

The Miami Dream

Part 3

In December 2010, 15 members of TMD Crew ventured out from New Zealand & Australia to attend Primary Flight.  At the time this was the world's largest street art event & was part of the inaugral Art Basel in Miami, Florida.  This 3 part video series offers a glimpse into TMD's unique perspective & experiences during the event & our role in representing Aotearoa on a world stage.

Shot by Askew, Kost & Rimoni

Cut by Selina Miles

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