2 Jul 2020

Towards the end of 2019 we painted the first of 2 Starbucks projects we have been involved with.  Deciding on imagery that uses flora & fauna from coffee bean source countries, this mural celebrates the origins of coffee production taking it back to its most natural form.

Thanks to the team at Starbucks NZ who have been busy revamping their local stores including commissioned art work and pieces from creatives all over the country.  Go check it our and if you do make sure to tag us @charlesjaninewilli...

28 Jun 2020

Where did the first 6 months of 2020 disappear to?  Yes lockdown took a chunk but it seems as if time is rapidly disappearing reminding us that what we put our time towards is important.  After coming out of lockdown we have had a large number of enquiries for private commissioned pieces and maybe with the inability to travel internationally many people are deciding to invest in art that brings life to their spaces.

These recent commissions are both found in different East Auckland locations.  Wo...

9 Mar 2020

Over the past 6 months we have been working alongside Puma & Redrat Clothing on a mentorship programme.  3 creatives working in dance, music & the arts had the opportunity to mentor successful applicants through an online competition to help establish their careers & teach them tricks we've learnt along our professional journey.

We had the pleasure of working with NZ based artist Ushy Ushy who creates contemporary taniwha characters & draws from the early 90s experiences producing art that is...

6 Mar 2020

In early February we had the privilege of being 1 of 3 artists chosen to participate in the launch of 'Whale Tales 2021'.  Held at the Auckland Art Gallery, the evening consisted of the host organisations sharing their connections & purpose for the fund-raising event & the presentation of the works which were painted onto large whale tails.  Thank you to WWF, Wild in Art & ATEED for the invitation we can't wait to see everything come together, below is a little background taken from the ATEED website...

16 Feb 2020

Commission artwork for Auckland Council - all abilities playground Keith Park, Weymouth Auckland.  The key logo imagery for Talking Matters creates the basis of design influence for the space.  Bright & inviting colours using the floral imagery that appears in the design create a safe & educational toilet block that is inviting & makes kids feel safe.  Thank you to everyone who created this opportunity for us to work locally.

14 Jan 2020

We have had the privilege of being commissioned for 2 major works for the new Westfield Newmarket building (final photos coming soon).  A selection of artists throughout the country have spent the past few months working on their murals adding to the stunning architecture and design of the building.

We are awaiting final images as our last site was a hugely difficult logistics project but we ended 2019 pushing past creative boundaries that at times seemed unachievable.   Highly complex with scaffoldin...

17 Jun 2019

Te Mātahi o Te Tau

Haare Williams & Janine & Charles Williams

29 June - 17 August

Opening Saturday 29 June, 10:30am

Through painting, sculpture and poetry the artists in Te Mātahi o Te Tau speak of the freshness of a new beginning that comes with Mātariki the Māori New Year.  This intergenerational exhibition brings three artists from the Williams' whānau together to share with us their responses to the wonder of the stars and the origins (whakapapa) of the world.

Ko te kaupapa e kia nei 'Te Mātahi o...

25 Mar 2019

We've been on the road, busy with the start of year, currently in Australia working on commission works and festivals so we are definately a little behind with posts.  Our creative journey is full of surprises, adventures & projects that we sometimes ourselves find it hard to recall.

We truly are humbled to head into another year & already be involved in so many activations wether personal commissions or large corporate projects.  To everyone who constantly supports us & invites us into your space we...

23 Oct 2018

A huge part of what we do includes storytelling & taking the time to research the depth of place names & local history.  In the recent school holidays we spent the first week painting in Kaikohe presenting the origin of the town name in our signature #birdgang style.

Kaikohe’s name (northland Aotearoa & the centre of the Ngapuhi Iwi) came from an incident involving fighting between inland & Hokianga groups. The paramount chief of the Kaikohe area was Hua & the land on which Kaikohe stands was Opan...

7 Oct 2018

Phats - TMD (Lens, France)

Many don't understand the difference between street art/murals & graffiti.  Graffiti is a letter based art form using colour, flow, bits & highlights all to produce a 'piece' (abbreviation of masterpiece).

We have been painting graffiti for 20 & 25 years and over time this art form as evolved from illegal visual communication to full time careers & global design opportunities.  We are in the early stages of organising some workshops for adults who may be interested...

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