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...

9 Nov 2017

It’s not often you get to paint a bus stop but we had the privilege of doing so recently in the cool little suburb of Mangere Bridge.

Although we live a while a way we frequently visit for an allpress coffee and the fresh bread from Hong Kong Bakery.  But despite the yummy food the local town management have been exploring the idea of using art to bring life to their part of town and so they touched base with us.

Maungakiekie to the north & Te Pane o Mataoho to the south, the 2 mountains knows as One T...

17 Jul 2017

'Manawanui'
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

 

Commissioned by Tauranga City Council this mural is a message to the students & an acknowledgement of the rich cultural history of the area. The Kūaka (bar-tailed Godwit) stands proudly as a symbol of perseverance & persistence, this migrating bird arrives in Tauranga each year to feed while travelling on one of the longest migration flights in the world. It is a tohu (sign) for the students to continue to persevere & persist in their journey towards a...

5 Jul 2017

Up until the 29th of July, our show 'Huia Come Home' will be on display alongside a collaboration encounter piece Te Ōhanga with Mike Tupaea, video work filmed/edited by Dr Olivia Laita & original music composed by Jay Lucas.

This has been a labour of love, it has come with many challenges & with greater triumphs.  Thank you to Raymond Sagapolutele for capturing these images & for shooting the wall for our second large fine art print that is available throughout our store.  To Annie & Reina at Fresh G...

19 Jun 2017

Opening Thursday 22 June at Fresh Gallery Otara, 'Huia Come Home' is our first exhibition together in 11 years.  Our journey over the past decade has taken us deeper into the journey of finding who we are emotionally, spiritually & culturally & this body of work is our response to that inner homelessness.

Part of the Tāmaki Matariki Festival 2017, our show invites the viewer into encounters of the heart & the mind.  Our friends Mike Tupaea, Jay Lucas & Olivia Laita all contribute their creative gi...

4 Jun 2017

28 March - 15 June, Tauranga, New Zealand

With only a few weeks left to visit we look back at what has been a ground breaking project from the Oi You crew.  George & Shannon Shaw have worked tirelessly alongside the Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga City Council & all of their sponsors to present to Aotearoa a world class exhibition.

Bringing together three New Zealand artists & a range of international artists to compliment the work, the show incorporates a large exhibition of original Banksy works t...

20 Mar 2017

Tauranga 28 March - 15 June

We are busy painting for Paradox down in Tauranga which begins in just over a week. Stay tuned for updates on the projects we have recently wrapped up & what we will be working on over the next few months.  Head to the following websites for all updates/information regarding the project.

www.streetart.co.nz

www.taurangastreetart.co.nz

www.artgallery.org.nz

13 Dec 2016

When you paint large scale its a difficult process reducing your imagery down in size.  Spray paint is a medium that covers a large area with very large strokes & it has taken us a few years to find the process we are most comfortable using without losing the unique richness of our art form.

Our first few prints with gold award winning Artrite Screen Printing have only been of the highest quality!

Their screen printing process producing the finest work that we have come across throughout our...

20 Oct 2016

WOW is the easiest word to describe the past few weeks!  We had the amazing privilege of attending the Ono'u Tahiti Festival in Papeete for one week & then over to Ra'iātea for a further 6 days.  As Māori descendants the significance of travelling to such a special place was indescribable.  Ancestors spoke of the great navigators who courageously left the shores of the island out in the pacific towards greater opportunities.  Taputapuātea marae was the most important of these places to visit & we had...

23 Apr 2016

We were contacted by the Room 8 teacher Mrs Bedford from Bairds Mainfreight Primary (Otara) to say that we were chosen as the class art inspiration for their art week project.  Wow what a privilege to have an influence over the next generation, it is something we don't take for granted & wanted to show our appreciation so we turned up at the school to surprise the kids & to say hi!  

 

They did an amazing job referencing our style & presenting their own personal stories, we shared some of...

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