What a privilege to be asked by the Auckland Museum to paint a series of works depicting the origin and stories related to the naming of Manukau (translation 'Only Birds'). With the official opening next Tuesday 1st March at the Manukau Institute of Technology building, we have been busy finalising each piece while juggling a few other projects so yep admin is a little behind.
It is a labour of love when it is a subject close to your heart - your city, your community, your wildlife, your people. Taking the local stories and historical records and presenting our interpretation is a little intimidating & a lot of excitement all wrapped up in one argh! If you are in the area it will be on the ground floor, you can even catch the train & walk up the stairs then you are right there (yep love that building).