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Kings Birthday Weekend!

Well, how many Queens Birthday long weekends have been spent at the old studio celebrating the Waiheke Winter Arts Festival? – Many happy times!….now it’s the Kings Birthday Weekend..still a nice long weekend for everyone.

So as I write I’m wearing two hats, attending the RASNZ Conference excellent! and on the breaks continuing to make improvements on the studio, primarily making room to get the piano down, lining the walls, getting the storage and lighting sorted ready for a celebration opening when its all finished! I’m open tho’ so feel free to pop in and see the progress!

Keep an eye on the Studio Facebook page for more frequent updates – see you soon!

Easter Weekend 2023

Bring on the Long Easter Weekend!

Studio will be open 11 – 5 Saturday – Monday.

Can’t wait! Pop in for a visit and a coffee, have a creative, relaxed weekend everyone (…there will be chocolate……)

New Year, New Studio

The Studio gallery is now situated at 32 Mako St. in Oneroa, with a satellite studio and observatory on beautiful Aotea, Great Barrier Island.

 The studio at Trig Hill, situated high on a forested ridge on the cross-island walkway between Whakanewha Regional Park and Onetangi had been my studio for many happy years and now it’s time to share it forward to a new family of creatives to work and enjoy.

The next exciting chapter with the studio observatory on Aotea, (following on from Trig Hill) will be another base for artists, writers, stargazers, hikers, forest lovers, bird watchers, and those who want to experience and contribute to the glorious natural environment that Aotea, Great Barrier Island has to offer. Cannot wait to share the journey!

Gallery hours are Sunday – Tuesday 11 – 4 or just ring 021 887819 to arrange a visit to suit. If the sign is out, the studio is open. 

The new 2023 Art Map is due for launch in December 2022, with an exhibition at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery opening 16 December, see you there!

Night Swimming - Galactic Core from Alison Park

Winter 2022..sort of

Here we are, mid May and I’m in a T shirt! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and there’s a LOT going on. We’ve had a great summer with Sculpture on the Gulf, Sculpt Oneroa, new galleries and studio’s opening on the island (check out the 2022 Art Map) and more! The project for this winter is exploring the DARK!. It’s galactic Core season, (speaking with my astro hat on) and familiar places are magic by night, it’s amazing, beautiful and inspiring!

Check out a few initial ‘sketches’ – Watch this Space!

Check out the latest at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Facebook pages Kahui Creative Network and Waiheke Artists. Take care everyone!

Summer 2021 and into 2022!

Summer is on it’s way and the traffic light system is all go! Cant wait to get stuck in to a new group of works so overdue!

We’ve been flat out down at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery during all the various stages of lockdown so  bring on the summer shows!

The Waiheke Art Map 2022 will be available following the opening of the Art Map Artists show on  19 December, it’s getting big, and a few more studios out Onetangi way which is great! Watch this space!

Staysafe everyone and Be Kind!


Quick Catch Up!

Well, where did the time go? ….. now after another lockdown at Level 4, hopefully the team of 5 mill is getting on top of this latest outbreak ! Haven’t been posting very much as have been so busy at work, however very excited about getting back into the studio soon.

The Members Show is up at the Waiheke Community Art gallery at the moment. Locked in you could say! – however,  it is available to see online. Check out new work, Night Swimming – Galactic Core.

Also, the Artist in Residence  Bronwen Newbury has her exhibition ‘Falling Light’ online, absolutely beautiful work.

We’re getting ready to produce the next Waiheke Art Map 2022, soooo looking forward to summer!

Kia Kaha everyone, stay safe and see you soon!

Night Swimming - Galactic Core from Alison Park
Night Swimming – Galactic Core from Alison Park                                              Materials: Archival quality digital print
PRICE: $250 (framed)



News and events!

Well what a summer, intermittent lockdowns, in between the island is a flurry of events and activities engaging the domestic market to come along and visit.

I’m really looking forward to a quiet winter creating with a list a mile long from trips to the South Coast of the Wairarapa, Rakiura Stewart Island and around Waiheke.

Winter is a time to hunker down and back into the garden, always a source of inspiration and peace, and looking forward to a bit of rain!

Visit again soon for a more detailed schedule of  events and new works, until then, keep creating!

Spring at the Studio

Spring is here!

Really looking forward to working on a new suite of works and schedule of exhibitions at the studio and a quiet pop up in downtown Auckland. The 2021 Art Map is underway and exciting new shows at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery!

Visit this page again soon for more details and updates or check out more images and more on  @stellagram and facebook