Charles 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. Charles' accolades include winning world graffiti art titles as a crew in Germany 2006 & individually in Tahiti 2016, winning the Modesto California mural competition in 2018 & participating in the Guinness Book of Records worlds largest graffiti scroll project as a sponsored artist in Dubai 2016.
Janine is one of Aotearoas first female urban artists & also a member of TMD having spent the past 15 years developing community art activations & more recently corporate engagement projects. Recent works in the Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) region as one of a small group of mana whenua endorsed artists' include the GridAKL building external designs, the BHive building at Smales Farm internal meeting pod themes & commissioned art work & the 132 Halsey waterfront sculptural work.
Together we have exhibited & produced work around the world - Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Guam, Paris, Lens, Switzerland, Germany, Dubai, Los Angles, California, New York, Miami, Australia, Tonga & Rarotonga including exhibitions in Hong Kong, Australia & Tahiti. Invitations to participate in numerous street art festivals around the world also include the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts as members of the Aotearoa delegation.
Married with 4 children, whanau (family) & hapori (community) are an integral & important part of our full time artistic journey. We 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.
Charles Williams - Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngapuhi
Janine Williams - Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara