Bluff portrait - Photographer Mire Moschella

Charles (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi) 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.  Accolades pertaining to 'street art' include:

Janine (Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara, Ngāti Pāoa) is one of Aotearoas first female street artists & member of TMD having spent the past 20 years developing community art activations & corporate engagement projects utilising visual arts as a communication & development tool. As a Mana Whenua endorsed spacial artist for her Tāmaki based Iwi her passion lies in creating commissioned works that reflect local narrative & stories.  With a range of projects currently at different stages of development, previous works include:

  • GridAKL building - external glass canopy, timber ceiling, lintel & gobo lighting designs

  • BHive building meeting pod designs & commission vinyl artwork

  • 132 Halsey Street - sculptural work 'Taunekeneke' (interaction/relationship)

  • Media Design School building - external concrete panel work 'Rātā, external concrete plinth designs & internal murals

  • Precinct Properties, Warren & Mahoney, Panuku, Auckland Council

Together they have exhibited in galleries, shows, festivals & produced large scale mural commissions around the world including:

 

French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea),  France (Paris, Lens), Switzerland, Germany, Dubai, Guam, Hong Kong, U.S (Modesto, Los Angeles,

New York, Miami), Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Mooree), Tonga, Samoa & Rarotonga & throughout Aotearoa.  Festival

of Pacific Arts 2016 Aotearoa Delegation, Street Prints Festivals 2016-2020, Paradox Tauranga, Boon Street Art Festival, Auckland Arts Festival, Artweek Auckland, Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival, Ono'u Festival Tahiti 2014-2019, Bradley Lane Festival & numerous small community events.

 

Married with 4 children, whanau (family) & hapori (community) are an integral & important part of their full time artistic journey.  They 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.

 

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CHARLES     JANINE