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  • Charles
  • Janine

Janine

Charles

Specialists in Large Scale Mural Painting & Urban Design

Image Mirella Moschella

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Newmarket Westfield Commission
'Te Tī Tūtahi'

Charles Williams (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 work focusses on the connection of culture to the natural world with a particular focus on the narratives & indigenous stories.   As a world leader in graffiti art & contemporary street art his personal accolades 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 Williams (Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara) - one of Aotearoas first female street artists & member of TMD Crew.  A Mana Whenua endorsed artist for her Tāmaki Makaurau based Iwi her passion lies in creating work that reflects local narrative & stories that have a personal cultural 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 (Smales Farm) 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 Freida Barnes Plaza

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

Exhibitions include:

Waiheke Sculpture on the Gulf 2022

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

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

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

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

Huia Come Home - Fresh Gallery Ōtara 2017

Gax exhibition, FestPac Guam 2016

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

Chairs' exhibition Artweek - Remuera Art Gallery, 2015
The Miami Dream, TMD Group Exhibition - Shed 10, Wellesley Street 2010

Best Kept Story - Disrupt Gallery, 2005

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh - Mike Weston Gallery 1999

Along with a large range of smaller community exhibitions & events together they have exhibited in galleries, have been involved in numerous art group shows, street art festivals & produced large scale mural commissions around the world in countries including: 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), Pacific Islands (Samoa, Rarotonga, Tonga), Guāhān (Guam), Switzerland, Germany & throughout Aotearoa.