Category Archives: Latest News

New Exhibtions!

Check out ‘Heading Home- The Navigator’ a limited edition digital print on archival paper. I hear it mentioned that it should have been hung landscape format but….. no it’s the right way up.. or down…. The image is captured from approx. 2,500 ft looking straight down at the Navigator, the ferry that services the island.

This is part of a new body of work exploring the journey to and from Aotea Great Barrier Island.

Winter is coming…

Starting to get colder, time for quiet creativity. The studio is coming along amongst all the other busyness!

I can actually see the floor now!

There are new exhibitions up at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Anomalous and around the motu now the seasons beckon more indoor activities and contemplation.

As always check out the Waiheke Art Map and check out what everyone is up to – have a great Autumn everyone!

New Waiheke astrophotography postcards available here and at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery – watch this space!

Oneroa Beach - Matariki, Taumata - kuku, Puanga, Tautoro

New website on it’s way!

Time for this old website to get a shoosh up and an online shop, so watch this space!

Summers nearly here as is the Waiheke Art Map 2024 (being printed as I write!)

They will be available at the upcoming Jostle – Waiheke Small Things exhibition showing at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery from 15 December, see you there!

Studio hours: Sun / Mon / Tues 11 – 5 but feel free to ring anytime on 021 887819

Have a great creative week everyone!

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!