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ABOUT US

Specialists in Large Scale Mural Painting & Urban Design

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'Te Tī Tūtahi'

Charles (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāpuhi) -  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 throughout the past 25 years.  A passion for endemic/native birdlife, his more recent work focusses on the connection of culture to the natural world with a particular focus on the narratives & indigenous stories that relate to the subject matter being used.   Accolades pertaining to 'street art' to date include:

  • Write4Gold world graffiti art championship crew titles (TMD Crew) Aotearoa, Germany 2004, Germany 2006

  • World Individual graffiti art title winner Papeete,Tahiti (Ono'u Festival Tahiti), 2016

  • Ironlak Team member of the Guinness Book of Records title for the worlds longest graffiti scroll, Dubai 2016

  • Guest judge world graffiti art competition Papeete, Tahiti (Ono'u Festival Tahiti) 2017

  • Winner of the Fasm Creative Battle mural competition Modesto, California 2018

  • Sponsored artist & signature spray can design Ironlak

Janine (Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara, Ngāti Pāoa) - one of Aotearoas first female street artists & member of TMD Crew 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 artist for my Tāmaki based Iwi my passion lies in creating commissioned works that reflect local narrative & stories that have personal connection.  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)

  • 10 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter - external concrete panel work 'Rātā, external concrete plinth designs (plaza)

  • Watercare pumpstation commission - Amee Daldy Park, Wynyard Quarter, project management & artwork painting

Exhibitions include:

  • 'Best Kept Story' - Disrupt Gallery, 2005

  • 'The Miami Dream', TMD Group Exhibition - Shed 10, Wellesley Street 2010

  • 'Chairs' exhibition Artweek - Remuera Art Gallery, 2015

  • 'Taku Tāmaki', Auckland Stories South - Auckland Museum commission & exhibit MIT Mānukau, 2016

  • 'Huia Come Home' - Fresh Gallery Ōtara 2017

  • 'Bird Song' Graffiti Museum Installation Ono'u Festival - Papeete, Tahiti 2018

  • 'Te Matahi O Te Tau' (alongside whanaunga Dr Haare Williams) - Papakura Art Gallery 2019

  • 'The Most Dedicated: An Aotearoa Graffiti Story' -  The Dowse Art Museum 2021

  • 'Life After Death' (with Benjamin Work) - Franklin Art Gallery 2021

Together we have exhibited in galleries, involved in numerous art group shows, street art festivals & produced large scale mural commissions around the world including the following countries:  throughout Aotearoa, Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Mooree, Adelaide, Port Adelaide), China, Dubai, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea), France (Paris, Lens), US (Miami, Los Angeles, New York), Pacifis (Samoa, Rarotonga, Tonga), Guam, Switzerland, Germany.