TIKANGA MAORI VALUES
Here in Aotearoa the journey towards a deeper awareness of mātauranga Māori and Te Ao Māori is on the rise. Processes that acknowledge important cultural values require authenticity & the desire to build meaningful relationships within the creative process.
We have extensive experience working alongside Iwi in their respective rohe (regions), indigenous cultures, community leaders & arts organisations throughout the world. We have seen firsthand the impact of the arts in urban & public spaces, commercial & corporate buildings, private collections & within local communities.
The work we produce considers the people it will impact & the values we work by are an integral part of our creative process when working with our clients & collectors. Creativity is a valuable & important communication tool intended to tell a story - either ours or yours.
'Mā whero, mā pango ka oti ai te mahi'
(With red & black the work will be complete - referring to the importance of partnership & collaboration)
Media Design School, Auckland Campus
Rāta (10 Madden St, Wynyard Quarter)
Photo Jody, What the People
Understanding the complexities of large scale design & mural work requires a range of specialist skills. Our ability to navigate this unique creative space comes from years of personal experience working on community level projects all the way to large & complex commercial developments & opportunities around the world.
Careful planning & considerate professional processes keep both the artist & the client safe. Our experience extends to working within wider project teams including architects, engineers, landscape designers, urban planners & project leads for a large range of commercial clients. Our processes adhere to Health & Safety laws in Aotearoa including the ability to provide full liability & indemnity cover for a project when required while being licensed to work on EWP & in construction work sites.
With an ever-changing landscape the importance of the arts in urban design & community development is on the rise & something we are well prepared for.
ARTWORK & DESIGN
With over 25 years of experience within the contemporary urban arts scene & a long list of clients & international projects to date, our style is bold & modern inspired by ancient cultural direction.
A passion for birdlife & graphic Māori design, our style draws from these 2 sources of inspiration & expands out to include a range of artwork themes & influences.
Specialising in large scale murals, our practise includes project narrative design, multi-sector partnership facilitation, arts project management & contemporary design (painting & digital).