Jeff completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam in 1981. In 1995 he was awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago, and in 2000 he was the Tylee Cottage Artist in Residence at Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery.
His work is held in collections around the world. One of his more well known sculptures is the corrugated iron clad HQ Holden Station Wagon in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, Wellington. He also has a number of sculptures at Gibbs Farm on the Kaipara Harbour.
Evan has his MFA (1st Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and a proven exhibition and award history. These include; The 2011 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award and the 2003 Becroft Premier Award. He has works in significant collections, such as the Wallace Art Trust and was recently a finalist in the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards. He is represented by Paul Nache.
Peata graduated with a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, at the University of Auckland in 2004, and then achieved a Masters in Fine Art from RMIT (Melbourne) in 2009. Some of her accolades include; the prestigious Molly Morpeth Canaday Award and the Mazda Emerging Artists Award. In 2013, Peata completed a significant large-scale commission, Piki Ake – Rise Up, for the ANZ Tower in Auckland’s CBD.
Her work features in international collections and she is represented in the permanent collection of the Memphis Museum of Fine Art in the United States. In Auckland, Peata is represented by Two Rooms: Contemporary Art Gallery.
Anna Leyland is a contemporary New Zealand Artist. She graduated from Unitec, Auckland in 1999 with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and has been working as a full-time Artist since 2012.
The primary focus of her work has shifted from Portraiture in the last 6 years to a contemporary conversation about Aotearoa, utilising pattern making and symbolism. She has successfully exhibited in over 30 exhibitions since 2001 and is represented in 15 Galleries throughout New Zealand and has now begun to move internationally.
Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia
Contemporary artists Lipika Sen & Prabhjyot Majithia work across a range of mediums including sculpture, acrylic on canvas, digital drawings, words, sound, music & film and have won several awards for their virals/ animation films. Their 6 meter tall landmark public art: The Firkee Wala – In My Heart Of Eternal Childhood spins and swooshes with the winds at New Plymouth. Recently featured at the India Art Fair 2017, New Delhi, they were commissioned for the 4,5 meter high experiential sculpture: Tricky Box Tree of Giving by Tauranga’s Christmas in the Park Dec 2016. Their interactive sculpture Jugalbandi in the Park, showed at the NZ Sculpture on Shore 2016, Devonport, where in 2014 the artists had shown their multi-media sculpture Tricky Box 5 – The Curious Indian Water Well, now acquired by Tauranga Sculpture Park. Featured at Ted X Tauranga 2015, they have shown at events and galleries across New Zealand, including the Whakatane Museum 2015, the National Fieldays No. 8 Wire Art Awards 2014 - Waikato Museum, the Tauranga Arts Festival 2015 & Hamilton Garden Arts Festival 2016 and The City – a poetry mural commissioned by Tauranga City Council. Found in collections around the world, their works can be viewed on www.inhalingthespirit.com
Adrian JackmanAdrian Jackman graduated in 1997 with an MFA from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts and has exhibited widely thought New Zealand since. His recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Sarjeant Gallery, from the Tylee Cottage Artist in Residence programmed and a Solo exhibition at Bath Street. His work is held in public, private and corporate collections across New Zealand & Overseas, including: TSB Wallace Arts Trust, The Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, Citibank Art Collection, Perpetual Guardian Trust, Auckland City Council.
Abdelkhalik El Fatlawi
"My name is Abdelkhalik El Fatlawi (Abdel), I am an artist, I born in Iraq in 1964, I began painting in the early age, my drawing commenced when I was 12 years old later I graduate from the Institute of Arts of Babylon in Iraq and until this day of my life I love painting.
I was forced to leave Iraq in 2003, before the fall of the Sadam regime and went to Syria for a period of 20 days and then to Lebanon, and thru all this I was enjoying my hobby painting.
I faced very difficult time in Iraq and in Lebanon, I was jailed for 18 days for just to say "now I'm busy" when they wanted me to draw a picture of the President "Saddam Hussein". Also in Lebanon, I was jailed for seven months and 25 days because I was a refugee who lives there unofficially. Thank God that I was lucky to be supported by United Nations for my release and accepted by New Zealand Immigration to come under Quota Refugee Category.
I came to NZ Jan 2016 and I am so grateful for this nation who welcomed me to exercise my freedom and right and for NZ Red Cross who supported me a lot and still I am getting all the support I need. Now my life in New Zealand is safe and I am encouraged to keep my art work without any fear.
Before I came to New Zealand I read and heard about this beautiful country and the peoples are very friendly. My dream and goal is to learn, adapt grow, participate and contribute in this country and I will do my best for this to happen with the available support of the society."
Alvin XiongHaving received a bachelor’s degree from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts specialising in oil painting and completed his Master of Fine Arts at Elam school of Fine Arts in New Zealand, Alvin’s currently working on his commissioned permanent project in China at the moment. Alvin’s works are exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. He has received many art awards both in New Zealand and China, including Corban Estate’s Tertiary Award (2014) and NZ Art Show’s Emerging Artist Award (2014).
Anita LeveringAnita Levering holds a MFA from Elam Auckland University and explores issues connected to chance and intentionality, examining the unpredictability of external forces and chance procedures in the creation of abstract paintings. In her practice, Levering investigates the materiality of paint using addition, dissolution, accumulation, and subtraction or un-doing. This methodology allows freedom but also creates vulnerability, as the artist broaches issues of chance and intentionality to disperse and disrupt predictable patterns, behaviours, and knowledge. This is achieved through semi-controlled experiments with paint on canvas, utilising variables such as gesture and exposure to weather conditions. Levering surrenders her control and allows fate to enact each transformation, reclaiming and intervening as an act of collaboration; navigating the territory between intended and unintended outcomes. http://www.levering.co.nz/
Audrey BoyleAudrey Boyle was born in Rotorua, and pursued various self-directed creative projects before undertaking extensive travel throughout Europe, and has exhibited in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She returned to New Zealand to complete an Honours degree in Sculpture at Unitec School of Architecture and Design, Auckland in 2001, and most recently completed Masters of Design by Project with distinction in Sculpture. She currently practices in the Waitakere Ranges working intuitively with various materials, installation / sculpture and printmaking.
Basia Smolnicki is a Wellington artist born to Polish parents. Her mother Eugenia is one of the original 733 Polish refugee children who came to New Zealand during World War II and settled into the Polish Children’s Camp at Pahiatua, north of Wellington. In 1944 the Polish children of Pahiatua were New Zealand’s first intake of refugees.
Basia completed a diploma in Visual Communication at the Wellington School of Design specialising in printmaking processes. She uses traditional hand cut techniques and contemporary digital cutting technology to apply her designs to a variety of industrial materials combining fine art with functional design. Her unique etched designs feature on many windows, mirrors, doors and glass walls in New Zealand homes and workplaces. Her works on paper - woodcuts and etchings, are represented by Solander Gallery in Wellington. Basia’s imagery is influenced by the Polish folk art tradition of paper-cut design. She uses decorative motifs symbolising everyday life and ritual and refines her imagery to the simplest of shapes, colour and form.
"Ben Pearce completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003, majoring in sculpture at Whanganui Quay School of Fine Arts and has exhibited regularly in New Zealand and Australia since. His work has featured in shows discussing sculpture in New Zealand at City Art Gallery, Sergeant Gallery, Suter Gallery and Whakatāne Gallery. He has work held in the public and private collections.
His work ‘Great Grand father Clock’ won the 2009 Waikato youth award, his work Mergar won the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award in 2014, and in 2016 Stone Age Eight Gauge won the Number 8 Wire Award. He was selected by Warwick Brown for his collectors guide ‘Seen this Century’, which features 100 contem porary New Zealand artists.
Ben is represented by Sanderson Contemporary in Auckland and Paul Nache in Gisborne. http://benpearce.nz/"
Bev GoodwinBev Goodwin is a multi-media artist who enjoys working with wire, low tech and recycled materials. She is interested in recycling all manner of materials and transforming them into unusual art forms. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the artificial and the natural, and this is what draws her to create artworks where one thing is the other and vice versa; where there can be a question between the “real and the natural”. Bev has had numerous solo exhibitions in New Zealand and Italy. She has recently exhibited at Sculpture in the Gardens - Auckland Botanic Gardens, Harbourview Sculpture Trail, NZ Sculpture onShore, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013 and Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013.
"Carolyn Lawrence is a visual artist whose passion is exploring ideas by means of conversations in varied media. She believes that the choice of material and discipline creates a tone revealing a train of thought and often leads to unexpected juxtapositions.
Carolyn was born in Thames, lives and works in Devonport, New Zealand. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Visual Art and a Master of Art and Design (First Class) from AUT. She is a member of the Dust Art Collective."
Cathy CarterCathy Carter is an artist, working primarily with photography and installation, based in Grey Lynn, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is a graduate of AUT University with a Master of Art and Design (Hons) 2013. Carter is a two-times finalist in the Wallace Art Awards (2016 and 2014), and the international HeadOn portrait prize (2016 and 2015). She was a finalist in the 2016 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Prize. Carter’s work has been exhibited in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Paris and New York. She has work in upcoming exhibitions in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia and Poland.
Cheryl & James WrightA full time sculptor for the past 20 years, and mainly working on large commission works, James is starting to gain some recognition with several large works now in public places. 2016 saw his large body of 7 works, 'Ratiti Mya', purchased by the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Cheryl works in many mediums but currently prefers ceramic, copper and corten steel in the form of indoor/outdoor wall sculptures. She also owns and runs Art Industry an artists' space/gallery in Clevedon Village which has a wide variety of work by mid career and emerging artists, and of course their own work.
Chris MooreChris has over 15 years experience with metalwork. Starting in general engineering and furniture making, he later developed a passion for forge work and moved to the United Kingdom where he trained in traditional blacksmithing with some of the country's top ironwork restoration companies and artist blacksmiths while working with these companies Chris was involved in the design and manufacture of ironwork for a number of well known places throughout the United Kingdom including Buckingham Palace, the Ritz Hotel and St Paul's cathedral in London. After returning to New Zealand in 2004 he established Artistic Ironwork. Chris is also a sculptor and painter and exhibits his work frequently throughout the country. You can view his work at: www.chrismoore.net.nz
Christian NicolsonAlways drawn to create, Christian Nicolson completed a Diploma in Design in 1992 and for many years worked as a graphic designer both in New Zealand and London. However, he soon learnt that this was not really what he wanted to do for the rest of his life and so left to pursue a career as a full-time artist. This resulted in many public exhibitions of his work including many solo exhibitions. Christian has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2001, 2012 and 2013.
Christine CathieCast glass artist Christine Cathie’s work is included in many private and public collections including Te Papa Tongarewa, Sir Elton John, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark and in embassies worldwide as part of the collection of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has been a finalist seven times in the Ranamok Glass Awards, has received many awards and every year creates the awards for the New Generation artists selected by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Cathie is represented by galleries in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.
Claudia JowittClaudia Jowitt is a painter based in Tāmaki Makaurau, who is of Pākeha and Fijian heritage. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts and before that studied both at AUT University in Auckland and the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last year she was the Tautai Trust & Dunedin School of Art artist in residence and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is represented by Melanie Roger Gallery in Auckland and Bartley & Company Art Gallery in Wellington.
Darryl FagenceDarryl’s interest in glass design began after working as an engineer. Taking the technical skills he acquired in the industry, he developed an artistic practice that explores the creative possibilities of glass and metal sculpture. Adept with sculptural mediums, Darryl has produced an extensive body of work including interior and exterior wall sculptures, domestic scale pieces, kinetic outdoor sculptures and large installations. Much of his work finds its inspiration in the motifs of our pacific region. Darryl’s artwork has can be found in a number of private collections in New Zealand and overseas. As of late he's been creating a sculpture garden in the bush which is a part of his home and studio property on the edge of Kauri Glen on the North Shore, to be opened in 2017.
David TrubridgeDavid Trubridge’s work came to prominence in 2001 when the Italian design house Cappellini bought the rights for Body Raft. The Coral light followed in 2004 for DTL, establishing a blueprint for kit-set products that minimised environmental footprint. The company is proud to hold Life Cycle Assessments (LCA’s) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). David's designs have featured in countless international publications including the most influential, as an instigator of the trend of 'raw sophistication' and as an exemplar of environmentally responsible design. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection.
Delicia SamperoAuckland based painter Delicia Sampero has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1993 in dealer galleries as well as public galleries. Her paintings are held in private and public collections. Her installations and sculptural works were part of the Sculpture on the Gulf Biennale in Waiheke, the Sculpture on the Shore Biennale in Devonport, Lopdell House / the Uru in Titirangi, the Hastings City Gallery and at the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition. She is currently doing a Masters at AUT university. Collaborative exhibitions such as 'I Am' and 'The Mirror Mama Project', deal with issues of identity, migration and refugees and offer documentation of, and insights into, a wider creative community of Aotearoa.
"Denise Batchelor is a visual artist based in the Hokianga working primarily in digital media, both still and moving image.
Denise’s work reflects personal encounters within nature; quiet moments of reflection within which deeper connections can be experienced.
Denise has exhibited in galleries, art centers and festivals, both nationally and internationally. The recipient of artist residencies and art awards, Denise graduated MFA (Hons) from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design 2010.
"Diane Scott graduated in 2012 with an MFA(first class) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland.
In 2012 she received the Elam Prize for Painting, and was the winner of The Glaister Ennor Masters
Graduate Art Award. Prior to Elam Scott's practice was primarily sculptural. Sculpture continues to
inform the current works through shared concerns of space, illusion, materiality and light.
Scott is represented by Antoinette Godkin Art House. www.antoinettegodkin.co.nz"
Dominique BakerBorn and raised on the North Shore of Auckland, NZ, Dominique is half Japanese, part NZ Maori and part European. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from AUT. Dominique's practice is informed by exploring methods of making visually interesting paintings, with international and local urban street art being her underlying influence.
Donna Turtle Sarten
"Donna Sarten is a Masters graduate from Elam School of Fine Art.
Donna’s work investigates various contemporary power relations including psychological, social and geo-political. Projects have engaged with topics ranging from war to child abuse, to anxiety and depression, and child poverty, and ways of addressing situations that are endemic to our social situation while at the same time that sit outside society’s comfort zone. Donna’s work asks us to think about things that are often pushed aside and not talked about. Donna has won numerous awards including the joint winner of the Waikato Contemporary Art Award. Winner of Field days No.8 Wire National Art award.
Ema FrostEma Frost is an Auckland based graphic artist, illustrator, and ceramic designer. Ema burst onto the Auckland art scene back in 2010 and has been captivating her fans ever since. In her own unique style, Ema uses bright colours to give life to beautiful images. Her inspiration comes from her fascination and deep respect for the mystery and magic surrounding Maori and Japanese folklore. The delicate and delightful characters Ema creates are the perfect marriage of these mythical cultures, blended with clean lines and vibrant colours, hallmarks of her work. More recently, Ema’s work has been influenced by several visit to India. Ema’s work can be found in galleries, homes, hotels and schools all over New Zealand, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and the USA.
Renaissance man Fane Flaws has done it all: since joining travelling band Blerta in the early 70s, he has been a musician, painter, and author, as well as director of award-winning music videos, short films and commercials. In August 2002, Flaws relocated to Hawkes Bay to concentrate on his artwork; two years later he had his first major solo exhibition in 12 years. Fane has since done screen-printing, still lifes, paintings inspired by songs, and abstracts and portraits using found objects. In 2004, the Christchurch Press named his solo show one of its two Exhibitions of the Year: “provocative, in your face, sharp contemporary painting that stapled assorted cultural sacred cows firmly to the canvas”. In 2009 Fane co-designed bestselling book Dick Frizzell — The Painter, with Frizzell. He was inducted into The Massey University Design Hall Of Fame in 2010 and continues to exhibit in both solo and group shows.
Fiona Kerr GedsonFiona works from her home near Ōpōtiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, within the boundaries of the Whakatōhea Iwi. Having also grown up in Tāneatua & Rūātoki, within the presence of the Tūhoe people, she acknowledges that these relationships have contributed to her perspective on life. She shares her home with her two daughters and has two sons that have recently left home. Fiona’s meticulously crafted feather pieces have been described by Curators as “meditative and encompassing of many cultures”; that they are “an expression of her family, life-stages & spirituality”. She counts herself fortunate that she is well represented throughout New Zealand and has had the opportunity to participate in international group exhibitions. Her art awards are many and Fiona’s work is now recognised worldwide with it being held in many overseas collections; Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Canada, Scotland, China, Britain, U.S.A, Australia.
An aerosol and stencil artist with a fine art degree, Flox first made her mark on the inner cityscape of Auckland in 2003. Her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers magically transformed grey walls into vibrant depictions of the natural world. Flox swiftly expanded her practice into prints, publications, murals, graphic design, live painting, projects, workshops for both school and the wider public, collaborations, charity work and both group and solo exhibitions. With broad appeal, Flox is one of New Zealand’s most recognised contemporary artists. Since 2015 Flox has focused on honing new ideas, exploring other cultures and pushing her own artistic boundaries, resulting in a three month Artist Residency in Taiwan in 2015, and in 2016 a journey to Udaipur in India, to again expand her international audiences. Seen everywhere from Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Taiwan and now India, Flox is certainly spreading her wings.
Gabriel Heimler and Anna ProcHeimler and Proc’s work is inspired by German expressionism, cubist perspectives, pop-art and cartoon strips showing a love for detail. Their paintings are flamboyant, colourful and packed with concrete narrative based on literary, biblical and historical concepts. They look to underline human individuality and to show emotions. In 2010 Gabriel and Anna moved to New Zealand. Since then they have established a firm foothold in the Wellington art scene. They extended their work to include a distinctly New Zealand narrative within an international context. They produced several murals in Wellington, including The Mover on the Museum Hotel, voted the second best in Wellington in 2011. The Mover and The Wall Jumper painted in 1989 on the Berlin Wall featured as landmarks in the latest editions of Lonely Planet guides: Discover New Zealand and Pocket Berlin.
Gitte SteenBorn in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1963, Gitte Steen moved to New Zealand in 1999 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Whitecliffe College of Art & Design in Auckland in 2007. In March 2010, Gitte was awarded a Master of Fine Art, also from Whitecliffe. Coming from Scandinavia, Gitte was brought up with a passion for design: uncluttered simplicity which creates a greater sense of light, combined with clean lines and organic shapes. Her work is often very playful and questions the liminal space or ‘the third space’, the space in between cultures. Gitte has empathy for materials, and involves her viewers by using fabric and other textured materials in her work; fabric which gives associations to domestic life, narratives and reality, countering the excess of information and imagery that has subsumed everyday lives.
Helen HolmesHelen Holmes graduated from Auckland University in 1986 with a BFA specialising in Jewellery. Since then she has worked across several disciplines, including sculpture and textiles. Her work is strongly influenced by the natural environment and she likes to keep a raw handmade quality. Helen uses a lot of lost wax process Incorporating directly from nature into her designs.
Janet MazenierJanet Mazenier's artistic practice investigates how the human condition is constructed, affected and altered by its experiencing of physical space. She explores understandings of personal/psychological and collective/social experience of space and spatiality. Incorporated into this is a questioning of how memory influences our perception of space within the realms of design, architecture and aspects of mass media. Using paint, photography and sculpture, Janet is evolving her practice to a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary focus. She holds a BFA in Fine Art, and is currently a student at Elam undertaking her Masters of Fine Art. Janet's paintings and photography are represented by the Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport, New Zealand.http://www.janetmazenier.com/
Jenny McLeodJenny McLeod is a glass artist using the fusing method of layering sheet glass in an electric kiln. She has been making a range of functional glassware, sculpture and garden art for over 20 years.http://www.jmcleodglass.co.nz/
"Jessica Pearless (b. 1980) is an Auckland based painter and site responsive installation artist working with Abstraction. Jessica holds a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) degree from Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland (2011)(University Graduate Scholar). Jessica has exhibited extensively in public, private and commercial art spaces throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Jessica has received numerous accolades for her work including the Inaugural Artists Alliance Artist in Residence (2011); a prestigious AMP National Scholarship (2011); Merit Award in The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (2013 & 2014); a Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grant (2013). In 2014 she was a Finalist in the prestigious Westpac Women of Influence Awards in the Arts Category.
For further information on Jessica visit www.jessicapearless.com"
Jo BloggConceived in a lighthouse, born the daughter of creative parents, Jo has been an artist her whole life. Jo works in multiples, often 100, and uses her compulsion and obsessive nature to create utilising repetition, pattern, colour, contrast, tone and texture as a vehicle to convey ideas, thoughts and experience. Jo paints for hours at a time, listening to talking books and movies and any negative mind activity is quietened. Lately Jo has thrown away the compass of her mandala past and has begun generating a new body of singular stand-alone pieces. Jo continue with her fascination for reworking the old and mundane sourced from charity shops and other such ‘discarded treasure’ sources. Jo has firm beliefs about feminine stereotypes and wages war against all that are thrust upon women.http://www.joblogg.co.nz/
Joanna Fieldes is an artist with a uniquely surreal vision of her country and culture, unencumbered by conventional modes of representation. Successfully exhibiting in solo, joint and group shows in public and private galleries around New Zealand since her first solo show in Auckland in 2004, Joanna has developed a distinctively resonant style of her own. A dominant theme throughout Joanna’s oil paintings is the continuing impact of New Zealand’s colonial past on both its varied landscapes and the life forms, indigenous and introduced, that inhabit them.
Jo TitoJo (Taranaki, Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao, Ngāti Pikiao) is a full time artist whose work has featured at home in Aotearoa and in other countries including Turkey, USA, Indonesia, Canada and Australia. Jo's creative work is a collaboration with nature and her ongoing project Earth - Water - Light - Stone is a merging of nature with photography, paint, words and digital media to share stories of connection for the environment and for humanity.https://www.facebook.com/ARTISTinNATURE/
John NicolJohn Nicol is a painter, printmaker and teacher with over 40 years’ experience. A former senior lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts and head of its Studio 1 programme, he has a keen interest in studio based learning and particularly enjoys helping students find a personal and relevant direction in their work. John has work in many private collections both in New Zealand and overseas. He also has works in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery, Rotorua Museum and The James Wallace Trust. Currently, John is represented by Remuera Gallery, Auckland.
"Josh Lancaster is a young Auckland artist who made the move to the Hawkes Bay area in 2016 to
pursue painting full-time. His artistic endeavours are achieving similar plaudits to his reputation as one of his generation’s top advertising creatives. Lancaster’s bold lines and saturated colour make for distinctive, original artworks including those of some more
quirky local landmarks."
"Jun is from Osaka, Japan but currently lives in New Zealand. He is an Artist and Graphic Designer, whose colourful work draws its influences from Pop Art, Traditional Japanese Art, Kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese writing) and graffiti.
Jun hopes his art will inspire others to fulfil their hopes and aspirations. Sharing his work with others gives him a sense of purpose and the drive to create more work. Jun has completed a number of art murals in NZ and Japan. He has participated in live painting events in collaboration with Red Bull, Van Arts & Co, The Big Egg Hunt 2015 & 2016 and much more. He exhibits regularly in Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Jun has collaborated with many other interesting artists including Tiki Taane on art and design projects.
Jun's work holds a universal appeal and he is ambitious for his work to be seen in all the corners of the world.
His cherished motto is "Never give up!"."
Karin BarrKarin Barr comes originally from Germany and is based in the rural Waikato. She has a background in stone carving, before she learnt the craft of glass casting at Artstation in Auckland. Her playful subtle works and installations has been shown in exhibitions including Waitakaruru Sculpture Park (Winner of the Vazey&Child award 2012), Waikato; NZ Sculpture On Shore 2010/2012/2014/2016, Harbourview Sculpture Trail Te Atatu Peninsula 2014/2016, Artspost Hamilton and Wallace Gallery Morrinsville. Karin has work in the Wallace Arts Trust and other private collections nationally and internationally.
Kenneth MerrickKenneth Merrick is an Auckland based artist whose work forms a basis for broad enquiry and eclectic ideas. Through an evolving interest in narratives, speculative forms, visual language and various media, his work orbits a myriad of influence and is arrived at through intuitive approaches, visual thought processes and DIY methods. He holds a Bachelor of Design & Visual Arts (Painting) from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, a Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Institute, Auckland and a Bachelor of Music (Composition/Electronic Music) from the University of Auckland. Kenneth has exhibited work in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Australia, England, Japan, New Zealand, and the USA, and is currently represented by Whitespace Auckland, New Zealand.http://kennethmerrick.com/
"Both a painter and a sculptor, Larisse Hall ceased her 18 year career in fashion in 2008 to pursue her art full time. Exhibiting her first light sculpture in 2014, Larisse became captivated with the colour of light and determined to infuse light and the colour of, into her painted works.
After a year’s worth of experimentation Larisse successfully produced her first light infused 'sketches'. That same year her light sculpture 'Flirt' was long listed in the Aesthetica Art Prize, York, England.
Excitedly Larisse continues to work with light from her studio in Nelson. Developing her time transformative light painting concurrently with her light sculpture, her work combines traditional techniques of painting and form with infused physical light. Influences include light artists James Turrell, Carlos Cruz Diez, Regine Schumann and artists Max Gimblett, Gretchen Albrecht and Mervyn Williams (to name a few.)"
Lucy BucknallLucy Bucknall has a BA Hons Fine Art from the Bath Academy of Art. She moved to New Zealand in 1998. Lucy has work in public and private collections around the world. She has won many awards and is a regular exhibitor around NZ primarily for sculpture fabricated bronze. Lucy teaches part time, adult classes in life drawing and painting. She is a keen supporter of good causes!www.lucy-bucknall.co.nz
Michael Kennedy (Malangeo)
"Artist & illustrator Michael Kennedy (aka Malangeo) creates wonderfully weird
portraits of “creepy-cute” critters, macabre beasties & fragile floral beings. His
work is a celebration of traditional oil painting techniques and contemporary
pop surreal style. Brought up on the irreverent humour of cartoons and
comics like The Farside and Calvin & Hobbes, his art oozes with whimsical
charm, dark humour and pop culture references.
Michael has held solo shows at The Depot Artspace & Satellite gallery, and has
been in many group shows in galleries around New Zealand, the US, UK and
Maggy JohnstonNelson based artist, Maggy Johnston’s art practice is ecologically based and is concept and process driven. Her current art practice is focused on the transformation of everyday, recycled materials in order to make commentary on our throw away society, where the fast moving development of technology is based on consumer-driven principles and little provision is being made for the disposal of obsolete materials. Her work carries a serious message about the survival of our environment, but has an aesthetic appeal and a quirky, fun edge which invites closer inspection and interaction. She has a MFA from Whitecliffe and regularly exhibits her work in exhibitions around New Zealand.
Marte Szirmay was born in Hungary. She arrived in NZ in 1957 and attended Auckland Girls Grammar School and the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts, graduating with a Dip FA (Hons), Senior Scholar. Marte attended Auckland College of Education, graduated with a Dip Teaching.
She was the Frances Hodgkins Fellow at Otago University, 1971 and 1972. Since 1970 she has staged 36 solo exhibitions, completed 17 public commissions and participated in numerous National and International group exhibitions.
Marte's work is represented in private or public collections in New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Greece and U.S.A.
Marti Wong loves to create fantastical creatures from old scrap, transforming the old into the new. Inspired by nature, science fiction and mythology, he believes nothing is impossible. Wong has been working in recycled metal sculpture for twenty years.
Martin Horspool is one of the few people lucky enough to be able to visualize personalities, hidden in disused household objects. The development of these personalities involves some grinding, drilling and riveting, until a creation is formed, from a pile of rusting parts.
Martin, a Welshman, attended Art colleges in Wrexham and Liverpool, where his passion for 1950’s and 60’s industrial design originated. Now living the dream in New Zealand, his search for objects has become an obsession for him and his collection of discarded paraphernalia becomes the catalyst for the creation process. The self confessed urban gypsy collects from kerb sides, car boots, markets, scrap yards, antique shops, auction houses and has stock piled a collection of components to make any magpie jealous.
Most Robot sculptures contain original pieces from the 50s and 60s and he finds it important for people to recognise the individual components that make up each one. He has had sell out exhibitions in New Zealand and New York with sales to collectors in London, USA, Europe and Japan.
Matt Dowman studied at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2002 and completed his Masters in Fine Arts (with Honours) at Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. Dowman's work incorporates the painterly and the street, high art and popular culture, expressionism and loose figuration in one tumultuous whirl of half-seen stencil, gestural brushstrokes, spray paint effects and often obscenely coloured and peristaltic intestinal forms that buckle and sway throughout the canvas. He has won numerous scholarships and was a finalist in the 2003 Mazda emerging Arts Award and the 2003 Wallace Trust Awards. Since2000, Dowman has held five solo exhibitions in Auckland and participated in numerous other group shows and events. His works are held in notable New Zealand collections including the Fletcher Trust and Wallace Trust and his work is increasingly gaining an international following.
Australian based Matt Palmer paints New Zealand from a nostalgic distance. After attending Elam School of Art, he moved to Sydney to explore a career as film director, working extensively on short films and music videos, winning a range of awards. Palmer has been experimenting with the landscape genre, attempting to bridge the gap between his painting, printmaking and film projects. His distinctive work is painterly and at the same time cinematic, often brooding and always loaded with potential and untold narrative. Exhibitions in 2012, 2013 & 2014 were favourably reviewed and he features in a variety of private and corporate collections across Australasia, Europe and the USA.
Meghan Jackson is a visual artist from Auckland, New Zealand. Her practice is formally about union, connection and oneness, explored through her investigations of sacred geometry in nature and eastern spiritual philosophies.
In her work, she aims to convey a sense of connection in multiple ways: connection to one’s internal world, connection between human beings, and connection to one's macro environment.
Meghan has worked on exhibits & commissions within New Zealand and internationally, such as Italy, Germany, Australia, the UK and the US. Her work has manifested as large scale paintings, fine art prints, large scale outdoor murals, interactive digital art, jewellery and private commissions.
Various traditional and experimental media have allowed Merle to express his close observation of the human condition and canine behaviours. Merle finds it fascinating and can't help comparing - human with dog. He loves the way dogs bound along with others, with not a care in the world, totally accepting. They love unconditionally, have short memories and are determined to have a good time!
Mia Hamilton is a NZ based artist. She shows widely in NZ and sometimes in Australia. She is a potter, knitter and crochet-er, of mainly large, industrial, sculptural works. Mia works primarily as a ceramic and installation artist. She actively pursues creative opportunities that extend her, build her reputation and get her work into the public eye.
Mica Still grew up in a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest of America, and immigrated to New Zealand for love in the late 90's after graduating from art school. Sincer her arrival she’s showed in over 100 exhibitions, been an art mentor, curated shows and caught the eye of many NZ and Australian collectors.
The last five years her practice moved to the streets gaining recognition quickly for her bold animals that dominate the urban landscape. Mica has been interviewed for many publications, from Netherlands, New York to Japan and features in two documentaries about NZ street artists.
Mica’s work, with its radiant colour and optical punch, howling tigers, wolves and naughty bits – is alive with daring, yet refreshingly sensitive. The jolt of her work contrasts with Mica’s trademark gentle demeanour – yet this artist’s vivid, deep-sea calm gives her fearless and provocative work its rich luminescence.
Natalie Couch (Iwi: Ngāti Tūwharetoa) completed her BFA at Elam School of Fine Arts in 1998. Since then she has continued to create art work, and exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is an active member of the Māori print collective, Toi Whakataa. Her prints have been shown throughout Aotearoa as well as in exhibitions across the US, in France, Mexico, and Bulgaria. “Overall, my work looks [to] the relationship between the internal and external aspects of ourselves, our links through geneological lines to the earth, sea and skies, and how we all respond to these connections and conditions.”
With a BA Hons in Fine Art from Trent University in England, painter Neal Palmer was encouraged to experiment, his practice evolving from painting to printmaking and then installation. Working as a prop maker and scenic artist in film and television after graduating Palmer lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Australia and in 1998 settled in New Zealand.//With a consistent interest in blending colour, pattern, texture and abstract forms Palmer has consistently developed and perfected the illusion of a photographic depth of field. Allowing his work to slip in and out of pictorialism and abstract flatness; creating a tension between the painting’s surface and the illusion of space. Aspiring for his work to be relational “on as many levels as possible” and passion for quality “mark-making that lifts the painting beyond the material world” is what drives this artist.
Paul Walsh is a self-taught artist from Rotorua. He works in a range of mediums, from watercolour to spray paint. He has been selling his work via this website since December 2000, and they have been purchased by collectors in the United States, Australia, the UK, France, and throughout New Zealand.
His most recent project – painting the Chorus DSL Cabinets that you can find on the streets of Auckland – received international attention from websites such as My Modern Met, Laughing Squid, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) and the CNN-affiliated Headline News, as well as being featured on the TV3 current affairs show ‘Story‘. His artwork has also been used by bFM, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Base FM, Alt TV, ‘Sione’s Wedding 2’, the TV show ‘The Almighty Johnsons’ and noise band god bows to math.
Paul currently resides in Auckland with his wife and two children.
Penny Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995, her artworks are an expression of the artist's narratives of finding one’s cultural identity. Penny is of Maori (Te Mahurehure) Irish and Scottish descent. Her work explores memories of whanau, whakapapa and ancestral stories against the backdrop of colonisation and the Pacific Diaspora. The red thread in Penny’s work represents I Nga Wa O Mua, the Maori world view to take the past with us into the future for guidance.
Penny is represented by Whitespace Contemporary Art Gallery and her work features in many important collections in NZ, including The Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland City Council, Auckland Events Centre, Auckland University and Foundation North. Penny has been a finalist in the Wallace Trust Art Award, the Adam Portraiture Award and the Walker and Hall Art Award.
Philip Tse [ BFA , MFA (Hons), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland ], is a practising artist, curator, director and photographer. Tse is interested in ‘anthropological exploration of art and culture’. He argues that aesthetic ability is inborn in every human being and he has a collection of cross-cultural evidence to support his statement.
Philippa Bentley’s artwork is usually inspired by nature, often with a twist. Bentley exhibits regularly and has work held in both New Zealand and international collections. She produces limited edition fine art prints and paintings, and has received awards in painting, printmaking and design. She works across a range of media and is excited by the opportunities of art, science, design and technology working together. Bentley uses natural history collections as a metaphor for presenting her themes and thoughts. In this way her artwork can be simply enjoyed aesthetically yet it often functions on different levels, with both personal or social meaning: layer on layer, and often includes an image within an image. Her work celebrates our native flora and fauna, our land and sea, and often reflects on memory and identity, love and the collector.
Ramon studied Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art and also gained a Masters in Interior Design. He worked as an artist, designer and lecturer before moving to New Zealand in 2011. Ramon has exhibited at Kaipara Sculpture Gardens, Sculpture Onshore, Harbourview Sculpture Trail and took part in Sculpture in the Gardens 2015/16. He has work installed at The Pah Homestead for The Wallace Arts Trust and frequently exhibits at nkb Gallery.
Rebecca Rose has worked for the last twenty years as a sculptor. Rebecca’s work is centred on the cyclic nature of life and humanity’s interconnectedness. In exploring these themes she has created abstract work using metals and alloys. These sculptures are found in public and private collections in New Zealand and internationally.
Recent curated exhibitions include Sculpture by the Sea Sydney 2016, NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016, Qingdao China 2015, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe , Perth 2015.
Rebecca and her family live and work from their home studio, set in the native forest of Titirangi Auckland NZ.
Renee Boyd works from her own studio in Auckland New Zealand. Once she started working with clay, she realised straight away that it appealed not only to her fascination with materials and process, but also to her sense of independence as a designer. It’s the only medium she has worked with that she can use to make a product by doing each step in the process herself – from design to finish. It’s also very addicted to work with. The endless possibilities clay offers to explore notions of surface, scale and volume are what appeals to her aesthetic.
Her work is clean, refined, delicate and minimal. She aims for her work to tread the fine line between simple, timeless design, and unique pieces that have character and presence. The focus is on honest materiality and processes. She creates delicate vessels which combine soft colours mixed with black and white pigment markings.
Robin Ranga is a multi-media artist and considers herself to be an observer and mark maker exploring notions on how subliminal forces impact on social, cultural and environmental perspectives. She strives to express and share empathy and raise an awareness that the prospect of possibilities, probabilities and potential exist in our own landscape. Since completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology 2005 she has won local and national recognition in painting, sculpture and ceramics. Her most recent exhibition was Image and Imagination 2016 China-New Zealand International Arts Exchange, curated by Moonlight Gallery and Nongyuang International Arts Village, Chengdu, China.
Rose Petterson has a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) 2006 and a Post Grad Dip. in Design
2013. She works as a physical and digital sculptor for exhibition and for film. Rose has
been working in steel and wax until recently and has now started exploring the medium of
3D printing to fabricate delicate-looking but robust work that would be difficult to fabricate in
any other medium. She has exhibited in many sculpture shows throughout the country in
the last 10 years.
Ross Forbes is a graduate of AUT where he completed a Masters in Art and Design. He has exhibited in numerous outdoor sculptural exhibitions, has work in the Wallace Trust and has exhibited work in various city galleries. He has an abiding interest in materiality and the surreal.
His work often, though not always, takes the form of installations employing the device of suspension with weight and counterweight in arrangements where balance is critical. His day job is as a carpenter and it is this that has given him the skills to tackle the technical aspects of his practice. He lives in an isolated corner of the Waitakere Ranges along with his artist partner Audrey and their 3 cats.
Rozana Lee was born in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country. She left Indonesia during the May 1998 anti-Chinese minority riot and moved to Singapore, where she met her husband, a European New Zealander and had two children. After moving to New Zealand Lee decided to return to university to pursue a Visual Arts degree and graduated from AUT in 2015. Having lived in many countries, she embrace diverse cultural values which form my present cultural identity.
Rudi Buchanan Strewe
Rudi Buchanan was born in Auckland in 1984. He trained as a Motorcycle Technician and worked for Ken MacIntosh restoring classic motorcycles. Rudi taught himself the techniques of lost-wax bronze casting, blacksmithing and metal fabrication. Rudi has exhibited his works in numerous group shows, most recently at the Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland.
Sally Fagence is a full-time professional artist, mostly self taught, who loves to experiment
with different media. She is most interested in mixed media including compound,
fibre, stainless steel, bitumen, iridescent acrylic paint and silver leaf, onto stretched
canvas. She has successfully explored a monochromatic palette for the past few
Fagence's work is mainly abstract, with a hint of realism at times. She loves the
journey that the painting takes you on and is always excited when the destination is
appreciated by the viewer. She has work in many collections both here and
After studying chemistry at Auckland University of Technology for 3 years and working in the science industry, Sally left NZ to travel the world visiting art galleries, museums, churches and ruins; soaking up the history, abundant art forms and a variety of different cultural influences. As well as expanding her own art practice, today Sally continues to explore her interest in curating exhibitions. She became involved in establishing the sculpture trail at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens in 2008 and curates the annual Exhibitions of sculpture there. In 2012 she curated the inaugural Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Harbourview People’s Park, Te Atatu Peninsula and has curated the events there in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 she curated the Parnell street event for White Night as part of the Auckland Art Festival. Sally also works as the manager of the Art Centre Helensville. Her artwork looks at details of the world around that are often overlooked and explores ideas and thoughts that are often hidden and not talked about in our society.
Sallyann Hingston, born in 1970 in Northland, New Zealand, is a printmaker, sculptor and street artist living and working from her studio in Mt Eden. She gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2001. Her ideology is to create artwork that celebrates simple everyday things in nature and in our lives, often with historical references. In her etching process Sallyann creates small hand printed artworks with solar plate and turns them into detailed quirky dioramas with light. Her larger artworks are made with mixed media drawing and collage which she often turns into street art by printing onto billboard PVC and pasting them on walls around Auckland, making unexpected corners of the city more beautiful and interesting.
Samantha Lissette exhibits regularly throughout NZ and internationally. Her work is in public and private collections across New Zealand and China. Samantha is a member of the NZ medal makers group MANZ and exhibits regularly with FIDEM International Medal Makers Congress. She has a degree in philosophy.
Samantha has received public and corporate commissions for her work, most notably for Auckland City Council to Guanghou, China; Auckland Botanic Gardens and Auckland University. She works extensively in all scales of the bronze medium, from the monument to the miniature.
Samantha’s work explores the relationship between ‘designed’ elements in the natural world and man’s adaptation of them – merging organic and constructed ideas, exposing an innate link between the two. There is a strong narrative quality to her sculpture, questioning aspects of the human condition; often employing humour or irony, bringing a sense of playfulness and delicacy to a medium traditionally associated with weight and substance.
Simon McIntyre was born in Wellington in 1955 and graduated from the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts in 1977. He later completed an MFA at RMIT University, Melbourne in 1999. He was included in the Young Contemporaries Exhibition at the Auckland City Art Gallery in 1977, and held his first solo show in Christchurch in the same year. Since then he has held nearly 30 solo exhibitions and has been included in group shows in NZ, Australia and Asia. Recent exhibitions include, Arrested Practice at NorthArt Gallery, A Certain Kind of Light with Elliot Collins and a The View From Here both at Tim Melville Gallery in Auckland. In 2016 he initiated, curated and participated in a large painting exhibition, Painting: a transitive space at St Paul St Gallery Three in Auckland. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at the School of Art and Design, AUT University, Auckland.
Sofia Athineou is Greek and lives in the Waitakere Ranges with my family. She is a devotee of art. A mixed media artist with an emphasis in glass, a medium with many sensual and optical qualities. She loves using glass to express herself artistically. She loves the way it looks and feels and the way it reflects and distorts light. She captures passion and emotion by refracting the vibrant colours of glass, through the forms she creates. Natural patterns interest her infinitely. Sofia works with organic forms that show elemental forces like wind, fire and water. Depicting movement particularly interest her while she makes her glass works. The constant movement of these elements is captured in her sculptures and enhanced by the play of light inside the glass. Her work has shifted in focus lately to bigger size works and installations that target different social issues from rape to refugees. These works also in cooperate other materials like metal, stone and wood. Sofia's art constantly reflects her state of mind, her Greek heritage and her surrounding nature.
Tammy Williams is a photographer and Director of Photography based in Auckland.
Her photographic work has been exhibited across New Zealand. She has had two successful solo shows, most recently ‘Stuck in the Mud’ and has a third show, ‘Transience’, in development.
Williams has an eye for the unusual, likes to contrast natural and industrial environments, and study personalities in their niche environments.
Todd Sheridan (Nga Rauru, Taranaki and Whanganui) has been a full time practicing artist for the past 6 years. His preference is sculptural work but extends to printmaking and photography. For the last 5 years he has found the alluring attraction of glass casting extremely addictive. with a grounding in Māori whakiro/carving and enthusiasm for using what is available, his works often reflect messages he is passionate about. He also graduated from Te Wananga o Aotearoa with Toi Paematua Whakairo, and TLC, Advanced Diploma of Art and Creativity.
Tracey Tawhiao (Ngai te Rangi, Whakatohea, Tuwharetoa) was born in 1967. She is a multi-skilled contemporary artist who has studied and worked in a variety of fields. She is a writer, performance poet, filmmaker, qualified lawyer and practising artist. Her artworks convey the breadth of her experience and her position as a Maori woman in a European-dominated society. She is a regular contributor to Te Ao Maori Collective and her work has been incorporated into several Contemporary Maori art group shows.
The symbols Tracey uses in her work are sourced from Maori rock art and Creation myths. She has also created her own visual language comprising of fish motifs and other symbols that relate to her Matakana Island heritage. "My painting is much bigger than any politically motivated act. It’s closer to a spiritual reaction to a very soul less system. The soul has been crushed out of existence in every western framework, including religion. So my act of engaging my soul in this work is very liberating and very powerful to experience. That experience is the Art."
While attending AUT University Herber became fully engaged in contemporary art practice. She started as a painter but unearthed a desire to work on a larger scale, discovering masking tape as a medium half way through her degree. Over two years of experimentation she fell in love with the immediacy and versatility of the material, culminating in her trademark tape fabric and large-scale outdoor sculpture works. Alongside the installations Herber also developed a quieter practice utilizing Japanese Washi tape on paper.
Upon graduating Herber was accepted in several large outdoor sculpture shows in New Zealand and Australia. In the five years since she has been included 4 times in Sculpture by the Sea (Australia), 3 Waiheke Headland on the Gulf exhibitions and created installations in Mexico and Cuba.
Her Washi tape work has also been included in several group exhibitions and has been at the center of two solo shows. Her work is now included in the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and The James Wallace Arts Trust. She received the James Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand sculptor Award, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi in 2015.
Weilun Ha is an Architecture master from the University Of Auckland and the founder of Blackbeat Designs/inc. Painting with a calligraphy brush, he aspires to become an international artist representing New Zealand's eco-friendly ideas to the world. He distinguishes artist from painter, viewing the painter's goal as creating commercially appealing art that indulges the viewers’ eyes, presenting an emotion within the captured space, without layering political meanings within their ideas and not representing a certain time in society. Whereas the artist plays a big role in the society of humanity, presenting ideas and marking history long after the person is dead, and the artwork is no longer current. He feels that global issues now affect New Zealand to a greater extent, with a need to layer information in a refinement of complexity more than making aesthetically pleasing images to the eye.
Yonel Watene is a contemporary Maori artist and the Founder/Director of alternative gallery SAVOIE de LACY located in Ravensbourne, Dunedin (www.savoiedelacy.com). Predominantly concerned with modernising Maori figuration and indigenous form in contemporary art, Yonel has recently started to explore 3-dimensional realms, photography, curation and installation - exhibiting an urge to diversify his arts practice under the assumption "there's nowhere the mind can't go," and that art is about "creative freedom."