Waihorotiu Mandala - Ea Festival

The Waihorotiu Mandala acknowledged Queens Wharf's history of being once part of the ancient stream, Waihorotiu. As with the process of pouring earth onto water to create reclaimed land, as well as mirroring the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of sand mandalas, people were invited to pour sand onto the installation. This installation changed shape throughout the day. 

SciGlow: The Art of Bioluminescent Bacteria

Painted by Xandolino (Alexandre Freitas). Photo by Chris Proud via Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Painted by Xandolino (Alexandre Freitas). Photo by Chris Proud via Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Be wowed by the eerie glow of bioluminescent bacteria as art and science unite for SciGlow at Silo Park Auckland, 3-4 December.

Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles has teamed up with artists, schoolchildren and bioluminescent bugs to create the unique bacterial paintings in giant petri dishes. View intriguing artworks by professional artists or try your own hand at creating a living, glowing masterpiece.

Proudly sponsored by the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, Te Pūnaha Matatini and the University of Auckland.

Work in Progress

It's as busy as ever here in my studio with new works & wedding plans, as well as at my other home Curative despite cocooning myself from events.

This is my latest work-in-progress, thinking about the balance of the masculine & the feminine in terms of energy (not gender). In Eastern philosophy such as in Taoism and Buddhism, the masculine represents action, doing, fire, progress, linear movement, pushing, hardness. The feminine principle on the other hand, represents being, stillness, grounding, water, depth, connectedness, drawing in & softness. Have been thinking about the rising feminine principle in society, after centuries of our planet favouring patriarchal ideals and values.

Auckland Fair

First time to sell out my mini prints! Ran out of postcards too. Thank you so much to everyone who braved the rain and to Auckland Fair for setting up a fab event.

That's it for me for this year as I hibernate to focus on wedding + a new body of work, but as always my prints are available on my website and watch out for a new, bigger, wider range next year! x

General Collective – Designer Edition

This Saturday is the special edition of General Collective Market Day at Ponsonby Central!

This will be my 2nd to last event this year before diving fully into wedding planning so come say hi and check out some NZ handmade goodness! 10am-2pm, free entry!

Life Forms

Latest #painting, "Life Forms."

This was a fun challenging piece for me, going back to a technique I used to love – glazing. Shadows + light.

Fundamentals 2.0 Exhibit

A collection of drawings and works on paper by modern and contemporary artists. Fundamentals 2.0 celebrates the raw expression of the first encounter between artist and paper.

Featuring works by masters Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Angelito Antonio, Raul Lebajo, and Juvenal Sanso; Don Bryan Bunag, Vincent Paolo de Pio, Kara de Dios, JC Galag, Meghan Geliza, Francis Nacion, Carlo Ongchangco, Katrina Pallon, Marvin Quizon, Kevin Roque, Brent Sabas, Migs Villanueva, and Rom Villaseran. Featuring also the works of Indonesian artists Roby Dwi Antono and Anton Subiyanto; and Syrian artist Noor Bahjat Al-Masri.

General Collective – This Saturday

I'm bringing several of these goodies this Saturday at General Collective Market Day. If you have no plans yet this Saturday come along for 100s of great designed things and artisan food. 9am-3pm, it's gonna be a great day! 

Imago Mundi Exhibit in Treviso, Italy

"The Splendour of Recognition"

Latest piece and smallest canvas ever! A lot of fun to paint with mostly toothpicks. For the Imago Mundi NZ collection to be exhibited this year in Treviso, Italy. 

Aroha for 2015 Kia Ora 2016

2016 is shaping up to be a big year of transition and expansion for me personally, and sharing more of what I really stand for in my creations. I've always left the interpretation of my art to others pretty open ended, but slowly seeing that in this day and age, our voice matters..especially when it comes to expanding our minds, so we can rise for our planet.

Lots of new creations brewing for the year, as well as transitioning to eventual married life – my boyfriend has proposed early this year, while we were on an island getaway. These changes are exciting, scary and equally amazing!

Love and life is rad, hoping this first month of 2016 has lit up your soul too x